Andrew Hickey is creating Writing and Podcasts
58

patrons

$263
per month
I've been writing for several years, and many people have told me they enjoy my writing. I've published more than twenty books, with more on the way, on all kinds of subjects.

I'm also running a new podcast -- A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs, which can be found at 500songs.com , and will soon be starting a second podcast of my short fiction.

I guarantee that my podcasts will always be available for free (except for possible Patreon bonus episodes), will be short (around half an hour), will always have text versions for those who prefer to read, and will never have a load of waffle about what I've been up to before I get to the point. I gather this is rare in podcasting. Also I will never pivot to video.

(I will also try to keep the podcasts ad-free, but I reserve the right to start doing ads if I don't get enough backers for it to be viable).

If you fund me, I  will blog as regularly as I am able, put out an episode of A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs every week, and guarantee to publish at least three books a year, in both paper and ebook format. All Patreon backers over $5 a month will get these for free. I may also publish additional work that is not covered directly by this Patreon, though I will attempt to ensure that Patreon backers have access to that work at discounted or otherwise special rates (though this will depend on publishers being willing).

Those blog posts and books will vary in topic between comics, vintage TV, fiction, music, and politics. I am very willing to take the opinions of my Patreon backers into account when deciding on the proper balance of these and other topics.

I plan also to publish book versions of A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs in installments every two years. But I will also give Patreon backers serialised versions of those books in advance -- in ebook form every three months and in paperback form every six months.
Tiers
Thanks and Bonus Podcasts
$1 or more per month 25 patrons
All $1 per month backers get my sincere thanks. They will also, once this Patreon hits $500/month, get access to bonus podcasts every month
Ebooks and Bonus Podcasts
$5 or more per month 18 patrons
All $5 or more backers will receive free ebook copies of any new self-published books I put out, expected to be at least three per year, as well as special advance content. They will get also get serialised ebooks of the book versions of the 500 Songs podcast every few months, long before the book versions go on general sale. And once this Patreon hits $500/month, they will get access to bonus podcasts every month.
Paperbacks
$10 or more per month 8 patrons
All $10 backers will free paperback copies of any new  self-published books I put out, expected to be at least three per year. They will get also get serialised ebooks of the book versions of the 500 Songs podcast every few months, long before the book versions go on general sale -- and every six months they will get a special paperback copy of those books (the book versions proper will only be released every two years). And once this Patreon hits $500/month, they will get access to bonus podcasts every month.
Hardbacks
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
All $15 backers will receive free hardback copies  of any new self-published books I put out, expected to be at least three  per year.
They will get also get serialised ebooks of the book versions of the 500 Songs podcast every few months, long before the book versions go on general sale -- and every six months they will get a special paperback copy of those books (the book versions proper will only be released every two years, and hardback backers will obviously get the hardbacks of those books too). And once this Patreon hits $500/month, they will get access to bonus podcasts every month.
Goals
$263 of $500 per month
If this gets to $500 a month, I will start doing extra bonus episodes of my podcasts every month, only available to Patreon backers. For A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs these will be on aspects of rock music history not about a specific song -- so on DJs or rock music films or music journalists or pieces of pop culture that had an influence. For the fiction podcast, these will be short stories that won't be heard anywhere else.
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I've been writing for several years, and many people have told me they enjoy my writing. I've published more than twenty books, with more on the way, on all kinds of subjects.

I'm also running a new podcast -- A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs, which can be found at 500songs.com , and will soon be starting a second podcast of my short fiction.

I guarantee that my podcasts will always be available for free (except for possible Patreon bonus episodes), will be short (around half an hour), will always have text versions for those who prefer to read, and will never have a load of waffle about what I've been up to before I get to the point. I gather this is rare in podcasting. Also I will never pivot to video.

(I will also try to keep the podcasts ad-free, but I reserve the right to start doing ads if I don't get enough backers for it to be viable).

If you fund me, I  will blog as regularly as I am able, put out an episode of A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs every week, and guarantee to publish at least three books a year, in both paper and ebook format. All Patreon backers over $5 a month will get these for free. I may also publish additional work that is not covered directly by this Patreon, though I will attempt to ensure that Patreon backers have access to that work at discounted or otherwise special rates (though this will depend on publishers being willing).

Those blog posts and books will vary in topic between comics, vintage TV, fiction, music, and politics. I am very willing to take the opinions of my Patreon backers into account when deciding on the proper balance of these and other topics.

I plan also to publish book versions of A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs in installments every two years. But I will also give Patreon backers serialised versions of those books in advance -- in ebook form every three months and in paperback form every six months.

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Tiers
Thanks and Bonus Podcasts
$1 or more per month 25 patrons
All $1 per month backers get my sincere thanks. They will also, once this Patreon hits $500/month, get access to bonus podcasts every month
Ebooks and Bonus Podcasts
$5 or more per month 18 patrons
All $5 or more backers will receive free ebook copies of any new self-published books I put out, expected to be at least three per year, as well as special advance content. They will get also get serialised ebooks of the book versions of the 500 Songs podcast every few months, long before the book versions go on general sale. And once this Patreon hits $500/month, they will get access to bonus podcasts every month.
Paperbacks
$10 or more per month 8 patrons
All $10 backers will free paperback copies of any new  self-published books I put out, expected to be at least three per year. They will get also get serialised ebooks of the book versions of the 500 Songs podcast every few months, long before the book versions go on general sale -- and every six months they will get a special paperback copy of those books (the book versions proper will only be released every two years). And once this Patreon hits $500/month, they will get access to bonus podcasts every month.
Hardbacks
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
All $15 backers will receive free hardback copies  of any new self-published books I put out, expected to be at least three  per year.
They will get also get serialised ebooks of the book versions of the 500 Songs podcast every few months, long before the book versions go on general sale -- and every six months they will get a special paperback copy of those books (the book versions proper will only be released every two years, and hardback backers will obviously get the hardbacks of those books too). And once this Patreon hits $500/month, they will get access to bonus podcasts every month.