Crystal Lake Publishing is creating paperbacks, eBooks, author support & mentoring, etc.
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patrons

$263
per month
Crystal Lake Publishing—Tales from the Darkest Depths
www.crystallakepub.com

A Patreon project supporting the growth of one of the world’s leading independent publishers of Speculative and Dark Fiction books. Growth that will allow us to entertain readers with only the best in fiction, while supporting and mentoring the careers of every author we come across. Welcome to Crystal Lake Publishing.

"Crystal Lake are good people doing fine work. Always worth watching for their latest.”Jack Ketchum

"One look at Crystal Lake's track record (as well as the stellar titles in their forthcoming lineup) and you know they're the real deal. CLP are here to stay and for the ultimate horror fan, that's a reason to rejoice!" - Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of THE TURTLE BOY, KIN, and SOUR CANDY

Our most recent release:



Crystal Lake Publishing is a multi-time Bram Stoker nominated publisher, as well as a Publisher of the Year Award recipient from This Is Horror. We’ve been representing Dark Fiction and its creators since 2012, and have worked with the likes of Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, John Connolly, Jack Ketchum, Stephen King, George A. Romero, Wes Craven, Kristi DeMeester, Joe R. Lansdale, Stephanie M. Wytovich, Graham Masterton, Kevin Lucia, Mercedes M. Yardley, Tim Waggoner, Christopher Golden, Elizabeth Massie, Adam Nevill, Lucy A. Snyder, William Meikle, Lisa Morton, Ellen Datlow, Paul Tremblay, Charlaine Harris, Jonathan Maberry, Edward Lee, Kevin J. Anderson, Ramsey Campbell, William F. Nolan, Marv Wolfman, Amber Benson, Mort Castle, Tom Holland, Jess Landry, Craig Engler, Bev Vincent, Josh Malerman, and hundreds more.


Why we need you:

Let’s be honest, running a successful small press that averages two top quality books a month takes a lot of money. And it's becoming more and more difficult these days, with so many small presses closing their doors. Since we started in 2012, a lot of hardworking folks have supported our mission for little or no money. From proofreaders to submission readers, it’s time to pay them back. I want to look well into the future and ensure that Crystal Lake Publishing remains financially strong, while also releasing at least two great fiction anthologies and one non-fiction anthology every year. We want to be here for generations to come, for our readers and authors. And in doing so, we eventually want to pay our authors a bonus on the number of books sold per month, as well as a monthly percentage bonus on their royalties. Another goal would be to continue our Writers on Writing series on our blog, paying authors professional rates. 

Every bit helps, since this will give us the steady monthly income we need to expand our borders. We’d rather not risk our current operating funds on such ventures. Too many small presses have fallen off the map for similar reasons. It used to be that small presses could take a chance on a young author, but these days it's becoming more and more of a risk. I don't know about you, but I'd like to continue looking for young talent, shaping and then publishing that talent.

With your help, Crystal Lake Publishing will be around for a very long time.

Thanks for your support,
Joe Mynhardt
Founder & CEO

"Crystal Lake Publishing have been a real pleasure to work with - professional, prompt, and with a true passion for the genre."Tim Lebbon, author of The Silence and The Rage War

What’s in it for you?

In return for your monthly patronage, you will receive amazing rewards and discounts from Crystal Lake Publishing. Rewards catered for readers and authors.

Awards include free eBooks via email, paperbacks delivered to your door, discount on all Crystal Lake eBooks, and even author mentorship - all depending on the tier you choose. Our Patreon wall will be filled with updates and behind-the-scenes info. You can interact with us, take a look at early artwork drafts for upcoming Crystal Lake titles, and take sneak peeks at upcoming books (story, poem, interior artwork, or chapter). You can even message us. About anything. I don't care. We really want to get to know you. You will also see exclusive content such as interviews and guest blogs. Further rewards include recommending which questions to ask our authors in upcoming interviews, as well as (for you authors out there) a 30 day early bird submission window for future anthologies. Sometimes we'll even need your input on our projects. Those in the author tiers also get their tweets posted on our 14k plus Twitter feed for some extra eyes. And we'll keep adding more and more rewards. There are even tiers where you receive every single release going forward.

Since we’re always planning ahead, our future goals include is to financially support authors in need, include artwork in every book, pay professional rates, and permanently open submissions for novels. We are passionate about creating amazing books for readers and informative non-fiction books for authors, and we have bigger plans that go well beyond that.

"Crystal Lake Publishing is one of the best publishing companies I ever had the privilege of working with. They're tireless, organized, and their communication is superb. Every person I've worked with, from Joe Mynhardt to line editors to proof readers are friendly and exceptionally capable. This love and care shows up in their diverse literary catalog, which ranges from short stories and novels to nonfiction. Crystal Lake is making me a better author, and that translates directly to a better experience to readers."—Mercedes M. Yardley, author of Nameless: The Darkness Comes

Expansion plans for Crystal Lake Publishing:
  • $300 a month – quarterly bonuses for our authors
  • $600 a month – larger quarterly bonuses for our authors, as well as better payment for our proofreaders
  • $1,000 a month – our Writers on Writing project relaunches via our blog, for monthly On Writing essays which pays pro rates to the authors.
  • $1,250 a month – all future anthologies will pay a minimum of 4c (USD) a word instead of a token payment
  • $1,500 a month – interior artwork in every future book we publish
  • $2,000 a month – the Indie fund for authors in need kicks in
  • $2,500 a month – an original piece of genre fiction in serial format on the Patreon wall every month
  • $3,000 a month – Indie fund for genre fiction websites, podcasts, etc. kicks in
  • $3,500 a month – we will be permanently open to novel submissions
  • $4,000 a month – all future anthologies will pay a minimum of 6c (USD) a word

Total lifetime pledge rewards:
Take note, we are not a Vanity Press. We’re not asking you to pay for things. These are rewards for your patronage only. Your contribution for aiding our growth. Having a story or manuscript edited by us as a reward, or just being a patron, does not mean your work will be considered for publication. We only consider manuscripts submitted during open sub periods, via agents, or invites we send out. Remember, you are not just paying for reward perks, you are supporting authors and the genre you love.

Every time your monthly contributions reach $100, you can choose one of the following rewards:
  • five Crystal Lake eBooks of your choice (except the latest release)
  • marketing tips for your next book launch
  • you can ask five questions (related to their work and/or craft) to any of our authors
  • receive a special thanks on our website and social media platforms – with a link to your website
Every time your monthly contributions reach $1000, you can choose one of the following rewards:
  • all $100 lifetime pledge rewards mentioned above
  • a short story edit (up to 7500 words)
  • a flash fiction story written by one of our authors (your choice of story or theme, and you can be any character you choose). The author will be paid 3c a word for the story
  • 1-on-1 time with any one of our authors, editors, or myself via email, Skype, Facetime, etc. (author’s choosing)
  • name a character in one of our upcoming anthologies or collections
  • have a character in one of our upcoming anthologies based on your likeness
  • receive a special thanks in our next anthology (eBook and paperback editions)
  • have your work promoted via our Twitter account (over 14,000 followers) – depending on the content – once a week for a month.
Every time your monthly contributions reach $5000, you can choose one of the following rewards:
  • all $1000 lifetime pledge rewards mentioned above
  • an original drawing of yourself by one of our artists (digital and signed physical copy)
  • digital cover art (eBook only)

"Crystal Lake Publishing is everything a small horror press of distinction should be: committed to quality and beauty, forward thinking, and, above all, committed to readers and horror fans of all stripes."—
Kevin Lucia, author of The Clifton Heights Saga

Patreon details:
Sign up with the "Become a Patron" button at the top of the page. Membership must be maintained for regular updates. If you join now, you'll only pay at the beginning of next month, but will already be able to see all our behind the scenes info, even previous posts. 
Credit card or PayPal can be used to pay monthly membership fees.
For questions, queries, and eBook orders, please email me (Joe Mynhardt) at [email protected].
Membership can be cancelled at any time. It's very easy.

“In a very short time, Crystal Lake has made quite a splash—establishing itself as a respected player in genre publishing. Ambitious concepts, eye-catching cover art, and a fine mix of veterans and newcomers on their list of authors ensure a high level of consistent quality.”Tom Monteleone, four time Bram Stoker Award-Winner

Who are we:
JOE MYNHARDT
Founder, Owner, Editor, Publisher
[email protected]

MONIQUE SNYMAN
Editor / Public Liaison

PAULA LIMBAUGH
Marketing Agent

GUY MEDLEY
Marketing Agent

BEN EADS
Editor / Marketing Consultant

JASPER BARK
Spokesperson

BEN BALDWIN
Artist

LORI MICHELLE
Interior formatting

AARON DRIES
Interior artist

LUKE SPOONER
Artist

With unmatched success since 2012, Crystal Lake Publishing has quickly become one of the world’s leading indie publishers of Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense books with a Dark Fiction edge.
Crystal Lake Publishing puts integrity, honor, and respect at the forefront of our operations.
We strive for each book and outreach program that’s launched to not only entertain and touch or comment on issues that affect our readers, but also to strengthen and support the Dark Fiction field and its authors.
We strive to know each and every one of our readers, while building personal relationships with our authors, reviewers, bloggers, pod-casters, bookstores and libraries.
This is what we believe in. What we stand for. This will be our legacy.

Welcome to Crystal Lake Publishing - Tales from the Darkest Depths.

Tiers
$1 a month - Support
$1 or more per month 10 patrons
Thank you for supporting Crystal Lake Publishing! 


$1 patrons will have the opportunity of sending questions to our authors before in-depth interviews and our Beneath the Lake videocast, hosted by Todd Keisling. $1 patrons also receive 10% discount on eBooks ordered directly from us via email.
Every time you reach $10 in total donations, you will receive a Crystal Lake Publishing eBook of your choice from us.
$1 patrons will not receive any other behind the scenes information from us, or the opportunity to submit short stories one month before an open sub window opens. 

$3 a month - Full Support
$3 or more per month 17 patrons
Thank you for supporting Crystal Lake Publishing!


$3 patrons will get exclusive updates via the Patreon wall, where they can also interact with us, take a look at early artwork drafts for upcoming Crystal Lake titles, and take sneak peeks at upcoming books (story, poem, interior artwork, or chapter). 

You will also see exclusive content such as interviews and guest blogs before anyone else sees it. 

All $3 patrons will have the opportunity to submit their short story submission (for anthologies) one month before the official sub window opens. 

You can also recommend which questions to ask our authors in upcoming interviews.
Patrons will also receive 20% discount on eBooks ordered directly from us via email.

$7 a month - Monthly eBook and more
$7 or more per month 4 patrons
Thank you for supporting Crystal Lake Publishing! 


Other than receiving every reward mentioned in the previous tiers, $7 patrons will also receive a free eBook every month (publisher’s choosing). Since authors will receive royalties on these sales, you're doing what every author needs from their fans: support!
Patrons also receive 20% discount on eBooks ordered directly from us via email. 

$10 a month - For Authors
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
Thank you for supporting Crystal Lake Publishing. 


This tier is geared toward authors. We will post one video lesson per month presented by one of our authors or editors, focusing on current issues with which authors are struggling. Questionnaires will go out regularly to help us better understand what you’re going through. Supporters will also receive all our non-fiction books as they are published, for as long as they support this tier. $10 patrons can also send us 1 pre-made tweet (promoting a book, blog post, interview, etc. ) that we'll share four times during that month.


$10 patrons will also receive all rewards from the lower tiers.

$12 a month - eBooks for Life!
$12 or more per month 12 patrons
Thank you for supporting Crystal Lake Publishing!


$12 patrons will not only get every reward offered in the previous tiers, but will also receive an eBook edition (Mobi or ePub) of every Crystal Lake eBook just before they are released. Authors will receive royalties on these sales. Some months we'll even publish two or three books, and you'll get them all.
$12 patrons will also be thanked by name in the 'Special Thanks' section of future anthologies.
Patrons will also receive 30% discount on previously published eBooks ordered directly from us via email.

For the speed readers
$18 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you for supporting Crystal Lake Publishing!


$18 patrons will receive every new Crystal Lake release, as well as four eBooks from our backlist (your choice). That's an average of 6 books a month. 


So $18 patrons will receive... 

* every reward offered in the previous tiers. 

* an eBook edition (Mobi or ePub) of every Crystal Lake eBook just before they are released (authors will receive royalties on these sales). Some months we'll even publish two or three books, and you'll get them all.
* four eBooks of your choice from our backlist.

* a thank you by name in the 'Special Thanks' section of future anthologies.
* 30% discount if they need any more of our previously published eBooks (ordered directly from us via email).

$25 a month (For Active Authors)
$25 or more per month 3 of 10 patrons
Thank you for supporting Crystal Lake Publishing. 


This tier is geared toward active (or should I say aggressive) authors tackling their careers head on. 

If you're on this tier, you will receive:

* We will post one video lesson per month presented by one of our authors or editors, focusing on current issues with which authors are struggling. Questionnaires will go out regularly to help us better understand what you’re going through. 

* A month's career mentoring from Crystal Lake publisher Joe Mynhardt during your 2nd month of supporting this tier. After which you'll still be welcome to pick his brain whenever you need assistance. 

* All our non-fiction eBooks as they are published, for as long as they support this tier. 

* Eight tweets a month to our 14k-plus Twitter feed on a pre-made tweet you send to us (promoting a book, blog post, interview, etc.) 

* You will also receive all the $7 tier rewards.

$25 a month - Paperback Lovers
$25 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
Thank you for supporting Crystal Lake Publishing! 


$25 patrons (limited to 10) will receive one paperback copy a month of any one of our books (authors will receive royalties on these sales). This includes free shipping to anywhere in the world.

This includes the rewards from the $12 tier, as well.
Patrons will also receive 40% discount on eBooks ordered directly from us via email.

Ad space for authors
$45 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
Thank you for supporting Crystal Lake Publishing. 


This tier exactly the same as the $25 active author tier, but patrons will also receive an ad space in our monthly newsletter, which goes out on the 15th of every month.

So if you're on this tier, you will receive:

* Ad space in our newsletter.

* We will post one video lesson per month presented by one of our authors or editors, focusing on current issues with which authors are struggling. Questionnaires will go out regularly to help us better understand what you’re going through. 

* A month's career mentoring from Crystal Lake publisher Joe Mynhardt during your 2nd month of supporting this tier. After which you'll still be welcome to pick his brain whenever you need assistance. 

* All our non-fiction eBooks as they are published, for as long as they support this tier. 

* Eight tweets a month to our 14k-plus Twitter feed on a pre-made tweet you send to us (promoting a book, blog post, interview, etc.) 

* You will also receive all the $7 tier rewards.

Paperback Believers
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Thank you for supporting Crystal Lake Publishing! 


$100 patrons (limited to 10) will receive 3 Crystal Lake paperbacks a month. This includes free shipping to anywhere in the world.

This also includes the rewards up to the $12 tier.
And if you're not too resistant to eBooks, you will also receive 40% discount on eBooks ordered directly from us via email.

Goals
$263 of $300 per month
Monthly bonuses for our authors.
1 of 10
Crystal Lake Publishing—Tales from the Darkest Depths
www.crystallakepub.com

A Patreon project supporting the growth of one of the world’s leading independent publishers of Speculative and Dark Fiction books. Growth that will allow us to entertain readers with only the best in fiction, while supporting and mentoring the careers of every author we come across. Welcome to Crystal Lake Publishing.

"Crystal Lake are good people doing fine work. Always worth watching for their latest.”Jack Ketchum

"One look at Crystal Lake's track record (as well as the stellar titles in their forthcoming lineup) and you know they're the real deal. CLP are here to stay and for the ultimate horror fan, that's a reason to rejoice!" - Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of THE TURTLE BOY, KIN, and SOUR CANDY

Our most recent release:



Crystal Lake Publishing is a multi-time Bram Stoker nominated publisher, as well as a Publisher of the Year Award recipient from This Is Horror. We’ve been representing Dark Fiction and its creators since 2012, and have worked with the likes of Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, John Connolly, Jack Ketchum, Stephen King, George A. Romero, Wes Craven, Kristi DeMeester, Joe R. Lansdale, Stephanie M. Wytovich, Graham Masterton, Kevin Lucia, Mercedes M. Yardley, Tim Waggoner, Christopher Golden, Elizabeth Massie, Adam Nevill, Lucy A. Snyder, William Meikle, Lisa Morton, Ellen Datlow, Paul Tremblay, Charlaine Harris, Jonathan Maberry, Edward Lee, Kevin J. Anderson, Ramsey Campbell, William F. Nolan, Marv Wolfman, Amber Benson, Mort Castle, Tom Holland, Jess Landry, Craig Engler, Bev Vincent, Josh Malerman, and hundreds more.


Why we need you:

Let’s be honest, running a successful small press that averages two top quality books a month takes a lot of money. And it's becoming more and more difficult these days, with so many small presses closing their doors. Since we started in 2012, a lot of hardworking folks have supported our mission for little or no money. From proofreaders to submission readers, it’s time to pay them back. I want to look well into the future and ensure that Crystal Lake Publishing remains financially strong, while also releasing at least two great fiction anthologies and one non-fiction anthology every year. We want to be here for generations to come, for our readers and authors. And in doing so, we eventually want to pay our authors a bonus on the number of books sold per month, as well as a monthly percentage bonus on their royalties. Another goal would be to continue our Writers on Writing series on our blog, paying authors professional rates. 

Every bit helps, since this will give us the steady monthly income we need to expand our borders. We’d rather not risk our current operating funds on such ventures. Too many small presses have fallen off the map for similar reasons. It used to be that small presses could take a chance on a young author, but these days it's becoming more and more of a risk. I don't know about you, but I'd like to continue looking for young talent, shaping and then publishing that talent.

With your help, Crystal Lake Publishing will be around for a very long time.

Thanks for your support,
Joe Mynhardt
Founder & CEO

"Crystal Lake Publishing have been a real pleasure to work with - professional, prompt, and with a true passion for the genre."Tim Lebbon, author of The Silence and The Rage War

What’s in it for you?

In return for your monthly patronage, you will receive amazing rewards and discounts from Crystal Lake Publishing. Rewards catered for readers and authors.

Awards include free eBooks via email, paperbacks delivered to your door, discount on all Crystal Lake eBooks, and even author mentorship - all depending on the tier you choose. Our Patreon wall will be filled with updates and behind-the-scenes info. You can interact with us, take a look at early artwork drafts for upcoming Crystal Lake titles, and take sneak peeks at upcoming books (story, poem, interior artwork, or chapter). You can even message us. About anything. I don't care. We really want to get to know you. You will also see exclusive content such as interviews and guest blogs. Further rewards include recommending which questions to ask our authors in upcoming interviews, as well as (for you authors out there) a 30 day early bird submission window for future anthologies. Sometimes we'll even need your input on our projects. Those in the author tiers also get their tweets posted on our 14k plus Twitter feed for some extra eyes. And we'll keep adding more and more rewards. There are even tiers where you receive every single release going forward.

Since we’re always planning ahead, our future goals include is to financially support authors in need, include artwork in every book, pay professional rates, and permanently open submissions for novels. We are passionate about creating amazing books for readers and informative non-fiction books for authors, and we have bigger plans that go well beyond that.

"Crystal Lake Publishing is one of the best publishing companies I ever had the privilege of working with. They're tireless, organized, and their communication is superb. Every person I've worked with, from Joe Mynhardt to line editors to proof readers are friendly and exceptionally capable. This love and care shows up in their diverse literary catalog, which ranges from short stories and novels to nonfiction. Crystal Lake is making me a better author, and that translates directly to a better experience to readers."—Mercedes M. Yardley, author of Nameless: The Darkness Comes

Expansion plans for Crystal Lake Publishing:
  • $300 a month – quarterly bonuses for our authors
  • $600 a month – larger quarterly bonuses for our authors, as well as better payment for our proofreaders
  • $1,000 a month – our Writers on Writing project relaunches via our blog, for monthly On Writing essays which pays pro rates to the authors.
  • $1,250 a month – all future anthologies will pay a minimum of 4c (USD) a word instead of a token payment
  • $1,500 a month – interior artwork in every future book we publish
  • $2,000 a month – the Indie fund for authors in need kicks in
  • $2,500 a month – an original piece of genre fiction in serial format on the Patreon wall every month
  • $3,000 a month – Indie fund for genre fiction websites, podcasts, etc. kicks in
  • $3,500 a month – we will be permanently open to novel submissions
  • $4,000 a month – all future anthologies will pay a minimum of 6c (USD) a word

Total lifetime pledge rewards:
Take note, we are not a Vanity Press. We’re not asking you to pay for things. These are rewards for your patronage only. Your contribution for aiding our growth. Having a story or manuscript edited by us as a reward, or just being a patron, does not mean your work will be considered for publication. We only consider manuscripts submitted during open sub periods, via agents, or invites we send out. Remember, you are not just paying for reward perks, you are supporting authors and the genre you love.

Every time your monthly contributions reach $100, you can choose one of the following rewards:
  • five Crystal Lake eBooks of your choice (except the latest release)
  • marketing tips for your next book launch
  • you can ask five questions (related to their work and/or craft) to any of our authors
  • receive a special thanks on our website and social media platforms – with a link to your website
Every time your monthly contributions reach $1000, you can choose one of the following rewards:
  • all $100 lifetime pledge rewards mentioned above
  • a short story edit (up to 7500 words)
  • a flash fiction story written by one of our authors (your choice of story or theme, and you can be any character you choose). The author will be paid 3c a word for the story
  • 1-on-1 time with any one of our authors, editors, or myself via email, Skype, Facetime, etc. (author’s choosing)
  • name a character in one of our upcoming anthologies or collections
  • have a character in one of our upcoming anthologies based on your likeness
  • receive a special thanks in our next anthology (eBook and paperback editions)
  • have your work promoted via our Twitter account (over 14,000 followers) – depending on the content – once a week for a month.
Every time your monthly contributions reach $5000, you can choose one of the following rewards:
  • all $1000 lifetime pledge rewards mentioned above
  • an original drawing of yourself by one of our artists (digital and signed physical copy)
  • digital cover art (eBook only)

"Crystal Lake Publishing is everything a small horror press of distinction should be: committed to quality and beauty, forward thinking, and, above all, committed to readers and horror fans of all stripes."—
Kevin Lucia, author of The Clifton Heights Saga

Patreon details:
Sign up with the "Become a Patron" button at the top of the page. Membership must be maintained for regular updates. If you join now, you'll only pay at the beginning of next month, but will already be able to see all our behind the scenes info, even previous posts. 
Credit card or PayPal can be used to pay monthly membership fees.
For questions, queries, and eBook orders, please email me (Joe Mynhardt) at [email protected].
Membership can be cancelled at any time. It's very easy.

“In a very short time, Crystal Lake has made quite a splash—establishing itself as a respected player in genre publishing. Ambitious concepts, eye-catching cover art, and a fine mix of veterans and newcomers on their list of authors ensure a high level of consistent quality.”Tom Monteleone, four time Bram Stoker Award-Winner

Who are we:
JOE MYNHARDT
Founder, Owner, Editor, Publisher
[email protected]

MONIQUE SNYMAN
Editor / Public Liaison

PAULA LIMBAUGH
Marketing Agent

GUY MEDLEY
Marketing Agent

BEN EADS
Editor / Marketing Consultant

JASPER BARK
Spokesperson

BEN BALDWIN
Artist

LORI MICHELLE
Interior formatting

AARON DRIES
Interior artist

LUKE SPOONER
Artist

With unmatched success since 2012, Crystal Lake Publishing has quickly become one of the world’s leading indie publishers of Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense books with a Dark Fiction edge.
Crystal Lake Publishing puts integrity, honor, and respect at the forefront of our operations.
We strive for each book and outreach program that’s launched to not only entertain and touch or comment on issues that affect our readers, but also to strengthen and support the Dark Fiction field and its authors.
We strive to know each and every one of our readers, while building personal relationships with our authors, reviewers, bloggers, pod-casters, bookstores and libraries.
This is what we believe in. What we stand for. This will be our legacy.

Welcome to Crystal Lake Publishing - Tales from the Darkest Depths.

Recent posts by Crystal Lake Publishing

Tiers
$1 a month - Support
$1 or more per month 10 patrons
Thank you for supporting Crystal Lake Publishing! 


$1 patrons will have the opportunity of sending questions to our authors before in-depth interviews and our Beneath the Lake videocast, hosted by Todd Keisling. $1 patrons also receive 10% discount on eBooks ordered directly from us via email.
Every time you reach $10 in total donations, you will receive a Crystal Lake Publishing eBook of your choice from us.
$1 patrons will not receive any other behind the scenes information from us, or the opportunity to submit short stories one month before an open sub window opens. 

$3 a month - Full Support
$3 or more per month 17 patrons
Thank you for supporting Crystal Lake Publishing!


$3 patrons will get exclusive updates via the Patreon wall, where they can also interact with us, take a look at early artwork drafts for upcoming Crystal Lake titles, and take sneak peeks at upcoming books (story, poem, interior artwork, or chapter). 

You will also see exclusive content such as interviews and guest blogs before anyone else sees it. 

All $3 patrons will have the opportunity to submit their short story submission (for anthologies) one month before the official sub window opens. 

You can also recommend which questions to ask our authors in upcoming interviews.
Patrons will also receive 20% discount on eBooks ordered directly from us via email.

$7 a month - Monthly eBook and more
$7 or more per month 4 patrons
Thank you for supporting Crystal Lake Publishing! 


Other than receiving every reward mentioned in the previous tiers, $7 patrons will also receive a free eBook every month (publisher’s choosing). Since authors will receive royalties on these sales, you're doing what every author needs from their fans: support!
Patrons also receive 20% discount on eBooks ordered directly from us via email. 

$10 a month - For Authors
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
Thank you for supporting Crystal Lake Publishing. 


This tier is geared toward authors. We will post one video lesson per month presented by one of our authors or editors, focusing on current issues with which authors are struggling. Questionnaires will go out regularly to help us better understand what you’re going through. Supporters will also receive all our non-fiction books as they are published, for as long as they support this tier. $10 patrons can also send us 1 pre-made tweet (promoting a book, blog post, interview, etc. ) that we'll share four times during that month.


$10 patrons will also receive all rewards from the lower tiers.

$12 a month - eBooks for Life!
$12 or more per month 12 patrons
Thank you for supporting Crystal Lake Publishing!


$12 patrons will not only get every reward offered in the previous tiers, but will also receive an eBook edition (Mobi or ePub) of every Crystal Lake eBook just before they are released. Authors will receive royalties on these sales. Some months we'll even publish two or three books, and you'll get them all.
$12 patrons will also be thanked by name in the 'Special Thanks' section of future anthologies.
Patrons will also receive 30% discount on previously published eBooks ordered directly from us via email.

For the speed readers
$18 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you for supporting Crystal Lake Publishing!


$18 patrons will receive every new Crystal Lake release, as well as four eBooks from our backlist (your choice). That's an average of 6 books a month. 


So $18 patrons will receive... 

* every reward offered in the previous tiers. 

* an eBook edition (Mobi or ePub) of every Crystal Lake eBook just before they are released (authors will receive royalties on these sales). Some months we'll even publish two or three books, and you'll get them all.
* four eBooks of your choice from our backlist.

* a thank you by name in the 'Special Thanks' section of future anthologies.
* 30% discount if they need any more of our previously published eBooks (ordered directly from us via email).

$25 a month (For Active Authors)
$25 or more per month 3 of 10 patrons
Thank you for supporting Crystal Lake Publishing. 


This tier is geared toward active (or should I say aggressive) authors tackling their careers head on. 

If you're on this tier, you will receive:

* We will post one video lesson per month presented by one of our authors or editors, focusing on current issues with which authors are struggling. Questionnaires will go out regularly to help us better understand what you’re going through. 

* A month's career mentoring from Crystal Lake publisher Joe Mynhardt during your 2nd month of supporting this tier. After which you'll still be welcome to pick his brain whenever you need assistance. 

* All our non-fiction eBooks as they are published, for as long as they support this tier. 

* Eight tweets a month to our 14k-plus Twitter feed on a pre-made tweet you send to us (promoting a book, blog post, interview, etc.) 

* You will also receive all the $7 tier rewards.

$25 a month - Paperback Lovers
$25 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
Thank you for supporting Crystal Lake Publishing! 


$25 patrons (limited to 10) will receive one paperback copy a month of any one of our books (authors will receive royalties on these sales). This includes free shipping to anywhere in the world.

This includes the rewards from the $12 tier, as well.
Patrons will also receive 40% discount on eBooks ordered directly from us via email.

Ad space for authors
$45 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
Thank you for supporting Crystal Lake Publishing. 


This tier exactly the same as the $25 active author tier, but patrons will also receive an ad space in our monthly newsletter, which goes out on the 15th of every month.

So if you're on this tier, you will receive:

* Ad space in our newsletter.

* We will post one video lesson per month presented by one of our authors or editors, focusing on current issues with which authors are struggling. Questionnaires will go out regularly to help us better understand what you’re going through. 

* A month's career mentoring from Crystal Lake publisher Joe Mynhardt during your 2nd month of supporting this tier. After which you'll still be welcome to pick his brain whenever you need assistance. 

* All our non-fiction eBooks as they are published, for as long as they support this tier. 

* Eight tweets a month to our 14k-plus Twitter feed on a pre-made tweet you send to us (promoting a book, blog post, interview, etc.) 

* You will also receive all the $7 tier rewards.

Paperback Believers
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Thank you for supporting Crystal Lake Publishing! 


$100 patrons (limited to 10) will receive 3 Crystal Lake paperbacks a month. This includes free shipping to anywhere in the world.

This also includes the rewards up to the $12 tier.
And if you're not too resistant to eBooks, you will also receive 40% discount on eBooks ordered directly from us via email.