I read this article about writer Tao Lin in my local newspaper today: True stories invented: author Tao Lin at work. I know nothing about Tao Lin or his work, but he did come up with a rather innovative way of raising money to support the writing of the book - he sold shares in it in exchange for the percentage of the profits. Rather than patron(s), he had investors. It is an intriguing idea.
Would you sell shares in your book in order to raise funds?