As I have mentioned before, Neoread is a website/app that is being developed in hopes of making it more viable for authors to self-publish their own works. Their payment model is quite generous towards the authors, and could potentially support popular authors entirely. They also have protections built in to make sure that the authors remain the sole owner of their own works.
Today they launched a Kickstarter, and I hope many of you will consider supporting it and/or sharing it around. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thibaud-okroglic/neovel-your-daily-novels I really want to see this website kick-off, as I think that having a platform like this will give a lot of people that currently don’t think of being an author as a viable career a platform.