Unbound is unusual in the filed in that it is VERY specific and only funds publications.
A crowdfunding site for writers who fancy an ‘alternative’ way of getting together with readers who might like to fund their next book! It wants to give both authors and readers a greater say in which books get published and it functions very much like many of the current, and successful, crowdfunding sites.
Authors pitch their ideas, readers pledge money and, once the potential publication has enough supporters, the book gets written and each supporter receives either an ebook version or limited edition hard or paperback.
What is interesting is that if you cough up some support you can ‘watch’ how the creative juices flow (or dribble) in an author’s private space (their 'shed') on the site. There you can read the author’s blog, watch interviews and meet other, like-minded, supporters.
If you really fancy pushing the boat out and promise a lot of cash, then you get an invite to the book launch!!
Unsurprisingly, Unbound was founded by three writers: Dan Kieran, Justin Pollard & John Mitchinson and is both a funding platform and a publisher, fulfilling all the normal publishing functions.
Unbound - Split a book's net profit 50/50 with the author.
They keep worldwide or English language rights, but this can vary on a project by project basis which can be negotiated in the contract.
Pitch your next publication or get your wallet out and visit www.unbound.co.uk