Publishing photobooks is a separate profession. And covering the costs can be quite challenging. At crowdbooks they have another approach: first the buyers then publishing. Depending on your contribution, you will be offered some extra's. And when there are not enough buyers, there will be no book...
We think this is a sympathetic approach to encourage the publishing of photobooks!
You'll find communities and competitions here. Both are motiviting and inspiring. In some way participants form communities too ;)