How you can patronize me without insulting me. 🙂
I’ve had a lot of readers ask for a subscription model that lets them read all my new releases, and other readers who wanted the same for print editions. Plus a whole slew of other wishes. Including a wish to know exactly what I’m about to release in the near future.
You got it.
I’ve started a Patreon page, where you can get all of the above, and more, including exclusive content.
There’s eight different tiers with increasing benefits at each level, all the way up to signed print editions for every release.
I’m a member of a couple of other authors’ Patreon accounts, and I like the sense of community that the subscriptions impart. For that reason, most of the tiers on my page include access to an exclusive Discord channel just for readers.
As I like hanging out on Discord a whole lot more than Facebook, I will be removing the Readers’ Hangout on Facebook, and moving solely to Discord. If you’re a member of the (very quiet!) Hangouts page on Facebook, you’ll have seen the notice there.
This just the start. As I get the hang of running a Patreon page, I’ll tweak and refine and add more cool benefits. For example, I’m thinking that audio books might feature somewhere in the near future–but I’m not sure how, as I’m still noodling around with audio ideas (more about that one, later), and getting to know Patreon from the author side.
Check out my page. If you’re already a member of other authors’ pages, and like a feature or benefit that they offer, let me know about it (an URL to their page would be useful, too!). I’ll check it out, and see if it’s something I can manage, too.
Let me know what you think!