Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a fee to sign up?
Nope! The site is free for everyone to sign up.
What are your platform fees?
We charge 5% of total funds raised plus credit card processing fees, which are managed by Stripe (2.9% + 30c).
Who can sign up as a supplier on PubLaunch?
We're looking for any kind of publishing industry professional: editors, proofreaders, ghostwriters, writing coaches, cover designers, book designers, illustrators, marketing and publicity professionals, and hybrid publishers.
When are you launching?
Our official site will be launching in 2017.
What is a beta site?
A beta site is a testing site used prior to official launch. Right now we're testing out our writer-dedicated crowdfunding platform with a limited number of campaigns. After that, we'll be launching the rest of our site to the general public.
Can I get a notification from you when the site launches?
Absolutely. If you sign up, we'll make sure to send you an email when the final site goes live.
I have a book that I want to crowdfund. Can I create my campaign now?
Yes, we’re keeping our beta platform open to the public for a limited time while we work on the final version. All you have to do is sign up and start a fund.
What new features will be added to the site when it launches?
We'll be adding a marketplace feature which will be integrated with the crowdfunding site. The marketplace will allow writers to upload their manuscript, choose how they'd like to get it published, choose a team of suppliers, and receive an estimate.
Writers will be able to pay for the estimate directly or use our crowdfunding platform.
Once funds have been processed, writers will be able to use our site tools to manage their publishing project.
Will I have to use the marketplace tool to crowdfund?
No, if all you'd like to do is crowdfund your book, then you'll be free to do that! PubLaunch is designed so that you can use as much or as little of it as you like.
What projects are eligible for crowdfunding on PubLaunch?
We welcome any and all book-related projects.