Kickstarter is a fantastic site that brings together consumers, creators and investors to realise creative projects.
It’s like a social network investment platform and is always putting together and publishing great books that might otherwise have never existed.
We’ve made a pledge to help fund a book called Gateway: The Book of Wizards. We can’t wait for our copy to arrive!
From the project page:
The Book of Wizards is an illustrated “field guide” to various famous practitioners of magic in a fantasy world called “Gateway”. When printed, it will be about 100 pages long, and will have about 65 illustrations or more in it, mostly color, some black and white.
[EDIT] This project was successfully funded in under a week!