Catholic Reads

is creating a place for Good Literature that Asks Big Questions

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Bookworm

$1
per month
No reward, just want to help out

Bibliophile

$5
per month
 Access to the group book club with the staff and other supporters 
Includes Discord benefits

Bibliomaniac

$30
per month
 Access to the Group Book Club & Meet the Author events where you get to ask your questions and get to know the authors personally.
Includes Discord benefits

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patrons

$38

per month

About Catholic Reads

There are a lot of worthy artists you can support.
With us, you can support a whole movement of them!

We are readers who got fed up with how hard it is to find good Catholic fiction that features authentic Church teaching, themes, and characters. When we did manage to find a good story, it was usually something written many years ago or in a genre that wasn’t always our favorite.

But we love books and we love reading. So we kept searching.
To our surprise, we found dozens of hidden worlds created by indie authors, published by small presses, and printed in magazines. Despite the lack of advertising, imagination and art are alive and well in our parishes. We started Catholic Reads with the aim of putting authentic Catholic fiction into people’s hands. We want the world to have the chance to see what the Church’s imagination has to offer.

By supporting us, you are supporting a whole host of Catholic authors, helping them to get free marketing and support to find readers truly interested in the worlds they create. There are lots of ways for an author to get published these days, but even when they get a nice deal with a major publishing company, it is rare that they are given marketing support. Even award winning authors often pay for their own marketing out of pocket. By supporting us, you are not just helping one or two artists but a whole literary revival movement that spans diverse genres, authors and topics.

CatholicReads.com has grown to over 700 subscribers and worked to support over 100 indie authors and small presses. We are ready to take the next step and you can join us.

We keep our costs low, but we are currently all doing this on the side with full time jobs and at a personal deficit of a little over $1000 a year.
If we can make at least $100 a month, we can keep the doors open and the website up (as well as stop charging authors!)

If we can get at least $350 a month, we can actually start getting paid for this work and devote more of our time and resources to give talented authors the support they deserve.
Goals
$37.50 of $100 per month
If we can get at least $100 a month we can keep the website up and running. Even better we will STOP charging authors for our reviews so that we can be devoted even more so to quality literature and make our aid accessible to all Catholic writers out there.
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