Here’s a unique approach to self-publishing that you may find interesting. In 2009 M. Amanuensis Sharkchild (who goes by Sharkchild) self-published his first 26 story collection of fiction, which he titled Dark Verse. (You can read “From the Passages of Revenants” from that volume here.)
The collection was well received so Sharkchild has turned to Kick Starter, looking to fund the publication of the next two volumes in the collection … In the Blood of Sylphs (The Dark Verse, Volume II) and Upon the Relics of Undines (The Dark Verse, Volume III).
Let him tell you about it: Dark Verse Video
Through Kick Starter, Sharkchild is looking for $15,000 in funding. If you’re a little curious or would like to pledge to the project, you can check it out here: The Dark Verse