Publishizer is a crowdfunding platform that queries publishers for authors, their overall aim is to match authors to suitable publishers. Authors submit a proposal and launch a 30-day crowdfunding campaign. At the end of the campaign, Publishizer queries a targeted list of potential publishers, who can contact authors and offer contracts. The author then selects the best deal and it seems to be working. Authors have raised more than $1 million on the publishing platform, with Publishizer authors having been matched with hundreds of publishers, including Big Five imprints from Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Hachette.
Authors who have landed traditional publishing deals include Stu Krieger, the screenwriter of The Land Before Time; Derek Loudermilk, the scientist, pro athlete, and The Art of Adventure podcaster; and Cecilia Perez-Matos, openly gay daughter of the former President of Venezuela.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.