Here’s yet another website that’s so new it’s still in beta. PUBSLUSH says it is a win-win for everyone involved: readers, writers, and children in need of books.
Authors will upload their work and readers will read a brief overview of it. If they’re still interested, they move on to reading the in-depth description. If they’re interested after that, they read the excerpt. Finally, if they’re still interested, they can “support” the book and pre-order it. A book needs 2000 supporters to be published. For every book sold, a book is donated to a needy child.
Check out the FAQ for more information. It’s always interesting to see how new sites are changing the path to publication.