Ackerly Green Publishing is creating an interactive world of fantasy fiction
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patrons

WHO ARE WE?
Hey! I'm CJ Bernstein. I was a professional screenwriter for ten years. Even though I was doing what I thought was my dream job, I was pretty unhappy and creatively unfulfilled. What people don't tell you is that much of screenwriting is trying to sell creative ideas to people who aren't creative. 

During those ten years in LA I had an idea for a book in the back of my mind. An idea that turned into a world of books.

And that world of books turned into Ackerly Green Publishing, which is a creator-owned company and an outlet for my wildest ideas.

WHAT IS THE MONARCH PAPERS?



The Monarch Papers is the first in a series of interconnected novels that tell a sprawling story about dark magic, lost books, secret societies, and the altered history of the world.

It's being written as you read it. And you not only read the book, you become a part of it.  You can email characters, solve mysteries with other readers, change the outcome of the story, and even the ending.

Brave readers who joined The Monarch Papers experience when it all started in August of 2016 were greeted with nothing more than a strange site about a book called Ackerly Green's Guide to MAGIQ and a cryptic assessment of their "magimystic" powers. 

But now, almost six months into the story, I've built a brand new site that will help catch new readers up to speed and give you a taste of what's waiting for you inside--

The Monarch Papers


WHAT IS PATREON?
It's a way for you to help support the artists you love, and a place to find new things to love! It's easy to contribute, just choose the tier of contribution you'd like to make every month on the right and click! 

AND THE REWARDS?
Yes! For your contribution I've put together a set of rewards I think you'll love, like:

  • Access to an exclusive patron-only feed with behind-the-scenes content.
  • Digitally signed e-book collections
  • Monthly Google Hangouts
  • High-end Merchandise
  • Secret Experiences!
Tiers
Beloved Patron
$1 or more per month
By joining this tier you'll get:


  • Access to the patron-only Patreon feed with weekly behind-the-scenes blog posts by Devin, our AGP assistant.
  • The chance to receive content from the higher tiers every month.
  • A unique badge with an exclusive title on the community forum.
The Desk of The Publisher
$5 or more per month
By joining this tier you'll get:
  • All above rewards.
  • Access to the patron-only AGP forum category The Publisher's Diary with regular posts and updates by CJ Bernstein.
  • A unique badge with an exclusive title on the community forum.
  • As well as all above rewards.
The Round Table
$10 or more per month
With this tier you'll receive:
  • All above rewards.
  • Early access to AGP podcasts and videocasts, including The Making of The Monarch Papers series.
  • Access to The Ackerly Green Round Table, the patron-only Discord channel, where we'll host discussions and voice chats that help shape the MAGIQverse. We may ask for feedback and opinions, talk about your interests, or discuss elements of the MAGIQverse narrative in a more focused, and preplanned environment. 
  • A unique badge with an exclusive title on the community forum.
Includes Discord rewards
Company Insider
$20 or more per month
With this tier:
  • Early Monthly Hangout Entry and/or After Party.
  • A monthly 15% Book Shop Discount.
  • A unique badge with an exclusive title on the community forum.
  • All above rewards.
Includes Discord rewards
Ackerly Green Employee
$50 or more per month
This is the big one. With this tier:


  • All above rewards.
  • Watch select AGP Podcasts recorded live - and participate in a post-podcast Q&A/Discussion.
  • A unique badge with an exclusive title on the community forum.
  • All above rewards.
Includes Discord rewards
The Merchmaker's Club
$100 or more per month
  • Every month you'll vote on and receive an exclusive piece of top shelf merchandise that isn't available in the book shop. It could be a limited shirt, mug set, framed print, or even limited, tier-only book editions! 
  • A unique badge with an exclusive title on the community forum.
  • All above rewards.
Includes Discord rewards
Benefactor
$101 or more per month
Don't want swag but want to help out? Contribute to this tier. You'll still receive digital rewards from all other tiers, but no monthly merchandise.

(You can also contribute at any above level as a benefactor, and choose to not receive rewards. You'll see that option once you click the button to choose a tier.)
Includes Discord rewards
WHO ARE WE?
Hey! I'm CJ Bernstein. I was a professional screenwriter for ten years. Even though I was doing what I thought was my dream job, I was pretty unhappy and creatively unfulfilled. What people don't tell you is that much of screenwriting is trying to sell creative ideas to people who aren't creative. 

During those ten years in LA I had an idea for a book in the back of my mind. An idea that turned into a world of books.

And that world of books turned into Ackerly Green Publishing, which is a creator-owned company and an outlet for my wildest ideas.

WHAT IS THE MONARCH PAPERS?



The Monarch Papers is the first in a series of interconnected novels that tell a sprawling story about dark magic, lost books, secret societies, and the altered history of the world.

It's being written as you read it. And you not only read the book, you become a part of it.  You can email characters, solve mysteries with other readers, change the outcome of the story, and even the ending.

Brave readers who joined The Monarch Papers experience when it all started in August of 2016 were greeted with nothing more than a strange site about a book called Ackerly Green's Guide to MAGIQ and a cryptic assessment of their "magimystic" powers. 

But now, almost six months into the story, I've built a brand new site that will help catch new readers up to speed and give you a taste of what's waiting for you inside--

The Monarch Papers


WHAT IS PATREON?
It's a way for you to help support the artists you love, and a place to find new things to love! It's easy to contribute, just choose the tier of contribution you'd like to make every month on the right and click! 

AND THE REWARDS?
Yes! For your contribution I've put together a set of rewards I think you'll love, like:

  • Access to an exclusive patron-only feed with behind-the-scenes content.
  • Digitally signed e-book collections
  • Monthly Google Hangouts
  • High-end Merchandise
  • Secret Experiences!

Recent posts by Ackerly Green Publishing

Tiers
Beloved Patron
$1 or more per month
By joining this tier you'll get:


  • Access to the patron-only Patreon feed with weekly behind-the-scenes blog posts by Devin, our AGP assistant.
  • The chance to receive content from the higher tiers every month.
  • A unique badge with an exclusive title on the community forum.
The Desk of The Publisher
$5 or more per month
By joining this tier you'll get:
  • All above rewards.
  • Access to the patron-only AGP forum category The Publisher's Diary with regular posts and updates by CJ Bernstein.
  • A unique badge with an exclusive title on the community forum.
  • As well as all above rewards.
The Round Table
$10 or more per month
With this tier you'll receive:
  • All above rewards.
  • Early access to AGP podcasts and videocasts, including The Making of The Monarch Papers series.
  • Access to The Ackerly Green Round Table, the patron-only Discord channel, where we'll host discussions and voice chats that help shape the MAGIQverse. We may ask for feedback and opinions, talk about your interests, or discuss elements of the MAGIQverse narrative in a more focused, and preplanned environment. 
  • A unique badge with an exclusive title on the community forum.
Includes Discord rewards
Company Insider
$20 or more per month
With this tier:
  • Early Monthly Hangout Entry and/or After Party.
  • A monthly 15% Book Shop Discount.
  • A unique badge with an exclusive title on the community forum.
  • All above rewards.
Includes Discord rewards
Ackerly Green Employee
$50 or more per month
This is the big one. With this tier:


  • All above rewards.
  • Watch select AGP Podcasts recorded live - and participate in a post-podcast Q&A/Discussion.
  • A unique badge with an exclusive title on the community forum.
  • All above rewards.
Includes Discord rewards
The Merchmaker's Club
$100 or more per month
  • Every month you'll vote on and receive an exclusive piece of top shelf merchandise that isn't available in the book shop. It could be a limited shirt, mug set, framed print, or even limited, tier-only book editions! 
  • A unique badge with an exclusive title on the community forum.
  • All above rewards.
Includes Discord rewards
Benefactor
$101 or more per month
Don't want swag but want to help out? Contribute to this tier. You'll still receive digital rewards from all other tiers, but no monthly merchandise.

(You can also contribute at any above level as a benefactor, and choose to not receive rewards. You'll see that option once you click the button to choose a tier.)
Includes Discord rewards