Investment for publication of a novel. Novel will be submitted to be edited / promoted by a known author and also to be published by a known publishing company.
Funds are needed for compensation of the known author, hiring artists for front and back cover creations and art inserts, and for publications and advertisement.
Why not go through free publishers? The profit is very low if through free publishers who charge a percentage and sale fees. It is better off to invest in publication with a known publisher, get own ISBNs, and sell / submit for sale on own. With the funds received, the novel will be published with the potential for a maximum profit!