I'm starting a new adventure in the publishing world and have launched a pre-order campaign on Publishizer.
This sites gives readers and writers more control over the books. If writers choose to self-publish, they can use the funds raised from pre-orders to pay for editing, marketing and design so they can successfully launch their book. However, writers can also get offers from traditional publishers if enough readers express interest.
I'm trying it for a YA science fantasy novel called Earth Reclaimed, where 17-year-old Serena, reluctant magician, must convince people to live in harmony with the Earth.
And be sure to check out the bonuses! They include signed copies, seaglass jewelry, and feedback on your writing!