I’m finishing up edits on my upcoming book, and I’ve been busy developing something cool. It’s a new way to get my books out into the world that allows me to reward my readers for being awesome.
- Have you ever wished that you could get a signed copy of one of my books?
- Do you ever wish that there was more story at the end of a series?
- Have you gone to buy one of my books from Nook or Apple and been disappointed that it wasn’t there?
If any of this sounds like you, keep reading!
I just started a Patreon page, which allows readers like you to subscribe to my books. Yep, you heard that right: You can now become a patron and get my books before they’re released.
For the cost of one of my e-books (just $4), you can get each new release about a week early, along with exclusive Patreon bonuses such as short stories and deleted scenes. When you sign up, you’ll get the e-book via BookFunnel in whichever format you choose. Whether you read on Kindle, Apple, Nook, Android, etc., you can get it in a way that works for you.
So what is Patreon?
Patreon is a website that makes it easy to pay authors for their work. It also allows authors to give their readers more cool stuff. It’s basically a subscription content service, but instead of paying every month, you just pay when I release a book.
If you REALLY like me, you can sign up as a Super Fan and get a SIGNED PAPERBACK COPY with each new release. You’d still get the digital version early and all the cool bonuses — I’ll just mail you a signed copy when the print book comes out.
If you want to buy the books on Amazon after they come out or read with Kindle Unlimited, you can still show your love with just $1 per book release. This will get you the bonus content — you just won’t get an e-book.
Sound good? Sign up here.
So why am I doing this?
Well, for one thing, Patreon puts more money in my pocket. Instead of earning 35 to 70 percent of the list price, I get to keep about 90 percent.
Patreon also means that I can serve my readers on Nook, Kobo, and Apple — not just Amazon Kindle. Being part of Kindle Unlimited means I MUST be exclusive to Amazon, and I don’t like that. I feel as though I’m leaving readers behind, and it also means that 93 to 99 percent of my income comes from one source each month.
If Amazon ever changed the rules, I’d face serious financial trouble. Patreon allows me to develop a more direct line to my readers.
You can also email me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope to see you on Patreon soon!