CB's Patreon and entertainment for you!
primesuspect Beepin n' BoopinDetroit, MI Icrontian
edited March 2016 in Community
I know CB would never post this here so I'll do it for him. If you like CB's books, poetry, short stories, and all the entertainment he has created for the community over the years, please consider supporting his Patreon.
"For as little as $1 a month" like one of those "less than the cost of a cup of coffee..." commercials.
This community does so much to support and encourage me. I'm perpetually grateful to all of you.
To clarify the deal is this:
Supporting me on Patreon is kind of like a subscription to Manawaker Studio. The basic 1$/month tier gets you my weekly short short fiction pieces, which show up in the Patreon feed. You may have seen snippets of these show up on Facebook, if you're my facebook friend. All last year, I was posting these free to everyone, but that was causing problems when I tried to get them published later, so I've switched to this 'tiny pay-wall' system for those stories.
Supporting at a higher tier will get you a subscription to all Manawaker books, as eBooks or as physical books, depending on which tier you choose.
In addition, there are milestones that will be hit when the patronage reaches certain levels, and that unlocks things either for everyone or just for the supporters, depending on the milestone. One of them has been hit just yesterday after Brian posted this, and that means I'm going to make t-shirts available soon. The next Milestone will mean a new weekly fiction project on the blog for everyone.
TL;DR: The main reason you would want to be my patron is the classic one: You like what I'm making, and you want to help me make it, but there are other neat things that can go along with that, if you like.
Thanks everyone for considering it.
Thanks to a few more sweet patrons, my Patreon has hit its second goal! There will be a new free, weekly feature on the Manawaker blog starting very soon.
Also: The podcast is now on YouTube, making it a lot easier to share episodes around without making people go to another website.
Thanks to the Patrons, there is a new weekly feature at Manawaker: Recycled Comics, in which I take old comics, and give them new words. The first page of the first book went up today.
I've altered the patron levels a bit, mostly to make it easier (less expensive) for my patrons to support me. If you feel so inclined, please check out the page and share it with friends who might be interested in what I'm doing.
Take note! My Patreon Patrons are getting excerpts from my new novel as I work on it.
Thanks for that perk CB
What's going on over on Manawaker's Patreon these days? I'm glad you asked.
Recycled Comics has ended, but I'm putting that time into working on a new multi-path, sci-fi novel Escape from Spincity XX and patrons are getting a sneak peek at the entire creative process behind it, including outlines and drafts and conceptual updates. It's a long-term project and Patrons are getting a close-up view of the whole process.
The Podcast: Manawaker Studio's Flash Fiction Podcast is still going strong (though it's currently between seasons) (and it's not on YouTube anymore. That turned out to be useless.) and Patrons get every episode a couple days early. If you haven't heard of it: I buy great stories from authors around the world, and read one each week. The stories range widely in flavor, but tend toward sci-fi, and are often chosen for being particularly good read-aloud stories. Season Six begins in February.
Also: Manawaker has a public Discord server now, since I find it easier to post updates there instead of on the Patreon page all the time (which I reserve mostly for actual content, rather than news or updates), and there is a special section there which is only open to Patrons, though anyone can join for general discussion: https://discord.gg/c5Ee4kXSpB
Finally, and perhaps most exciting presently: I'm going to be giving my patrons a Xmas present this year: a new flash fiction story every day for twelve days starting on Xmas. They won't all be holiday themed, but they will all be fresh and new flash stories.
If you'd like to read those stories, or take advantage of the other benefits of membership, or if you just would like to support my creative endeavors, please check out the Patreon page here.
It's still only a dollar a month to subscribe to Manawaker on Patreon, and after losing a lot of support during pandemic time, I would really appreciate if you would at least consider becoming one of my patrons. If not, that's okay, it would also really help if you mentioned it to others, or recommended the podcast to people. It can be found anywhere you find podcasts, including over on Spotify.
If you still feel generous after that, you could leave me some reviews! It's free and it's very helpful, as none of the recommendation algorithms will recommend my stuff unless it's being reviewed by other users. Spotify doesn't have a review system, but you can review the podcast on Apple Podcasts or in your podcast app. You could also submit a review for one of my books that you've read over on Amazon. That would be sweet.
Thanks, Icrontic, for all the support over the years. The more encouragement I get from friends and fans, the more I want to create, and the more money I get for my art, the better I can make it.