Newly Upgraded PUBSLUSH Makes Discovering the Next Bestselling Book Even Easier, Announces New Partnerships

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PUBSLUSH launches new partnerships and functionality to benefit authors. Plus readers can now discover new authors more easily and with added incentives.



Are you trying to get published? The newly upgraded ( offers a comprehensive author resource center, increased social and user interaction, and a more usable interface to help aspiring authors get published. Users can see which books their fellow readers are supporting, engage in discussions, and benefit from increased incentives such as winning an all expense paid trip to Kenya with PUBSLUSH.

Jesse Potash, founder of PUBSLUSH, recently visited NPR’s Brian Lehrer and O’Reilly’s Tools of Change Conference co-chair, Joe Wikert to discuss how the company is changing the rules of the game. Potash pointed out that the concept is quite unheard of in the industry, panning comparisons to self publishing. “Our process involves strict quality control as determined by readers instead of acquisition editors, and authors never incur a single cost. We provide complete financial support and a team of professionals, including an editor, designer, publicist, and sales rep, to ensure the highest quality product and best chance for success,” said Potash.

Just two months since PUBSLUSH’s beta launch, these updates will make supporting new writing talent even more accessible and incentivized to millions of literary enthusiasts.

Highlights of the upgraded PUBSLUSH:

  •     Goodreads log in allows Goodreads users to access the PUBSLUSH community through their existing account.
  •     Enhanced user interaction includes full profiles for all users, comments, and top users.
  •     Living Social-style incentives: if a user’s three friends also support a book, the user receives their support for free!
  •     Author resource center provides an in depth overview of PUBSLUSH in comparison to other publishing routes as well as detailed information about the PUBSLUSH process and how to succeed as an author on the site.
  •     Site redesign drives faster performance and increased usability.

The company has been growing primarily by word of mouth but is preparing to a launch a nationwide outreach campaign focused on universities. In addition, PUBSLUSH is currently working with the New York Writer’s Coalition, New York University, Writer’s Digest, and, which has an active literary community of over 7 million users. “We are excited to collaborate with these like-minded organizations and currently have many partnership developments in the pipeline,” added community manager, Erin Eber.

PUBSLUSH’s model uses crowdsourcing as the first step in the publication process to discover promising, unrepresented writing talent and gauge market viability of new book ideas. The company continues to pioneer a new space in the publishing industry and is thrilled to offer a completely new option to authors, somewhere between traditional publishing and self publishing.

About PUBSLUSH Press
PUBSLUSH Press ( is a full service, social publisher for aspiring authors. Readers decide what books get published, and for every book sold, a book is donated to a child in need. The process is simple: writers submit the best ten pages and a summary of their manuscript. Users read, share, and support (aka preorder) their favorite submissions. They’re only charged if a book is selected for publication. Once a book reaches 2,000 supporters, we publish it (ensuring only the best books get published), providing all the services and support of a legacy publisher. PUBSLUSH is entirely about giving: giving a voice to aspiring authors, giving the power to decide what books get published to readers, and giving books to children without access to literature.


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