There was a lot of talk online after Kickstarter released that Less Than 32% of Kickstarter Publishing Projects Get Funded.
In reality, it seems to me that an author might have far better chances at 32% going to Kickstarter as opposed to the even slimmer chances of going the route of a traditional publishing house. I think the slush piles at publishing houses are far deeper than those projects waiting for funding at Kickstarter. But really it all depends on the project and what the author wants to accomplish with the distribution of their art. Sometimes a publishing house is the best route and sometimes self publishing.
And what is this ridiculous stat that more than 7,000 projects have never received a single pledge? Really? Not even the support of $1 from a single friend? That’s just poor marketing.