Kickstarter is an online platform that exists to help bring all sorts of creative projects to life through the help of pledges, projects in film, music, art, theater, games, comics, design, photography, and more. These projects are funded by pledges that come from you and others who believe in an artist and want to help bring their creative dream to life.
Tom M. Franklin wrote a wonderful fantasy story called THE PTERRIBLE PTERANODON. A book he had been working on for some time and tried to get published until he was approached by a small publishing house, Pocket Moon Press. They suggested that he use Kickstarter to get it out into the world. So, he did with rousing success!