What is the new, new thing in publishing?  This minute, it’s PubSlush.com.

I meet the founder of PubSlush Jesse Potash  at the SF Writer’s Conference.  Jesse had worked with legacy (traditional) publishers and wanted to create a different way to publish – crowd sourcing.  (You can hear more about Jesse on Episode 24 of the Newbie Writer’s Podcast  which will be recorded this afternoon).

Since I love trying new things, I put up my fifth Real Estate Diva Mystery Trash Out into the PubSlush web site.

The new model asks the authors to gather 2,000 supporters for their book.  Once that 2,000 level is reached, the book is published, those supporters buy the book, the book is sent out to them first and for every book sold, PubSlush.com will donate another book to a child in need.

This is not really a new model. During the mid-1800s most authors (like Mark Twain) were required to pre-sell, or gather subscriptions for their books before the publishers would print.

Today we are doing the same thing, only it’s called crowd sourcing.

If you want to try something new, and see how your work stands up, check out PubSlush.com. It’s free for the author, and until there is demand, the books are not created.

I have four months to get my 2,000 subscribers.  As of this writing, I have 14.  A long way to go.  I’ll report the results in June.

Oh yeah, call to action.  Buy Catharine’s Book!  Go to Pubslush.com

Thank you.

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  • PUBSLUSH Press (@PUBSLUSH)
    Posted on March 16, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Hey Catharine! It’s Erin, the Community Director at Pubslush. Good news, the support level is now 1,000! We decided to temporarily lower it while we are in the beta phase of the site. So you are now one step closer to being published! Keep up the great work!

    PS We are still taking you up on that wine tasting tour!!

  • catharinebramkamp
    Posted on March 19, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    I cannot tell you how relieved I am, but it is still daunting!

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