Brandon Sanderson was able to raise $15.4 million to self-publish his latest books because he’s Brandon Sanderson. Not many other fantasy or science fiction authors can do what he does.
Fantasy Author Raises $15.4 Million in 24 Hours to Self-Publish
Brandon Sanderson set out to raise $1 million on Kickstarter in 30 days to fund four new books. He blew past it in about 35 minutes.