New Crowdfunding Site for Indie Authors

BookFuel, a company that provides professional self-publishing services to aspiring authors, has launched The author-friendly crowdfunding site can help authors raise funds for self-publishing services through sponsorships and support from family and friends. provides a viable option to writers who may have been intimidated by the expense of self-publishing or the amount of effort required by other crowdfunding sites.

Authors participating in should have a goal of raising a minimum at of $5,000. This amount not only covers the cost of self-publishing their book through BookFuel, but also the delivery of the printed books to people who backed the project.


BookFuel will also help promote the book through their own social media channels.– something other crowdfund sites don’t offer.

“This is giving authors who want to professionally self-publish their material another option they didn’t have before,” said Bill Van Orsdel of BookFuel. “There are stories out there that deserve to be told and shared, and we’re helping authors do that with the involvement of the people in their lives who most want to help make that happen.”

Authors can choose to run crowdfunding campaigns through sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo. But book projects will only be featured separate publishing and writing sections that are listed with a plethora of other categories. This makes it more difficult for writing projects to stand out. These other crowdfunding sources also don’t provide the social media exposure or reward fulfillment services that offers aspiring authors.

BookFuel experts can guide and assist authors through every step of the self-publishing process. Their goal is to help you maintain complete control of the process and the ownership of your work. BookFuel services include copy-editing, proofreading, substantive editing, print layout, cover design, illustrations, e-book conversions, marketing, and arrangements for worldwide distribution.

BookFuel offers a Boost Publishing package that can be paid for through a monthly installment plan.