Zia Paul

is creating a four book series

2

patrons

$5

per month
Hello, my name is Zia Paul and I’m writing a four part book series called “Concrete Rose.” The series follows Rose Henderson, a young teen girl, as she escapes her home life and tries to make it in the real world on her own. As she ages, eventually she begins to learn the difference between “making it” and truly living life as she juggles parenthood, relationships, and her career. On a reader level, the series examines certain issues through the lens of the black community, such as: sexual abuse, teen pregnancy, (forced) maturity, self love, identity, mental health, and so forth.

So, where does Patreon come in?


Once I decided to turn this story into a book, I thought long and hard about what I needed to do to make that possible. After some deep introspection, I realized that having a flexible work schedule would be best for me, so I can work less hour or, at least, schedule my writing blocks around the times that are the most productive for me. As a result, I’ve decided to Uber, but Patreon will serve as a supplemental income so I don’t have to drive as much and can devote more time to writing. Patreon is a subscription based service. Based off of the tier you subscribe to, you get access to whatever that tier is offering each month.


Goal 1 (Part Time Job-$800): As mentioned, Patreon will allow me to Uber as a part time job, so I can focus more on writing and completing the first book as well as subsequent books. The money I have won’t be stretched thin and also I won’t overwork myself worrying about money that I neglect the book series. Money goes to: student loans, rent, phone bill, etc.


Goal 2 (Career-$1600): I can focus on the book full time. I’ll have money to allocate to other sources that can further help me achieve publishing the book, such as: an editor, proof reader, online promotion, etc. Word of mouth is highly beneficial, but writers do need to put in the work as well beyond writing.


Goal 3 (Major Networking-$2400+): In addition to focusing on the book series full time as well as forming a network to ensure a well crafted book is created, the series has more exposure as more money is invested into the promotion and awareness of the book. I’m able to hire people to assist in said promotion and access a variety of people that I currently don’t have access to.


What You Get in Return:
$1 patrons will get access to the feed. $5 patrons can ask questions about the book, my book writing process that I will answer, and snippets of the book.  $10 patrons can discuss with me and others the various themes, ideas, and topics my book explores. $20 a special chat to discuss the series for an hour. $50 an autographed book. $100 Personal message. $1000 All four books include a personal message and autograph. As you move up a tier, each tier also includes the perks of the previous tier. 

Thank you for taking the time out of read and visit my page. Also, thank you to those who are going on this journey with me as well as believing in this series.
Tiers
Girl, Just Write the Book!
$1 or more per month
You're interested in the book series and live by the philosophy that "a little investment goes a long way." You have access to the patreon feed.
The Q&A: An Open Book
$3 or more per month
Ask me questions about the series. My creative process, where my ideas come from, and what inspires me.
The Sneak Peaker
$5 or more per month
It's not enough to just invest, you crave a glance of the process via snippets and want to see/hear my thoughts and ask questions about the passage/snippet.
Stranger than Fiction
$10 or more per month
Discussion about the ideas, themes, and topics that my book explores and ways in which I drew from real life. Includes previous tiers rewards/access.
Excuse Me, May I Pick Your Mind
$20 or more per month
A special discord chat to discuss the series for an hour. Includes previous tiers rewards/access.
Includes Discord rewards
The Peripherals: In the Margins
$35 or more per month
You have access to deleted scenes, character studies, and other items that aren't directly in the book, but are apart of the "Concrete Rose" series in one one or another. Includes previous tiers rewards/access. This is a heavy spoiler tier. Spoilers could range from the 1st book to the 4th. 
I'm a Huge Fan of Your Work
$50 or more per month
Although you get a sneak peak, discussions, and special chats, you crave more: an autographed book. With this tier, when the book (or series) is completed, I will autograph one of the books of your choosing. 
Includes Discord rewards
I Know the Author
$100 or more per month only 7 left
You aren't just a huge fan of my work, you get a personalized message in your book as well. 4 autographed books and 1 personalized message. Includes previous tiers rewards/access. 
Includes Discord rewards
The Visionary
$1,000 or more per month only 4 left
Acknowledgements in all four books, all books autographed with personalized messages, 1x1 chat, and advanced copies of the books. More than this, this tier is about ensuring that this story is told and is able to be put in the hands of readers.
Includes Discord rewards
Hello, my name is Zia Paul and I’m writing a four part book series called “Concrete Rose.” The series follows Rose Henderson, a young teen girl, as she escapes her home life and tries to make it in the real world on her own. As she ages, eventually she begins to learn the difference between “making it” and truly living life as she juggles parenthood, relationships, and her career. On a reader level, the series examines certain issues through the lens of the black community, such as: sexual abuse, teen pregnancy, (forced) maturity, self love, identity, mental health, and so forth.

So, where does Patreon come in?


Once I decided to turn this story into a book, I thought long and hard about what I needed to do to make that possible. After some deep introspection, I realized that having a flexible work schedule would be best for me, so I can work less hour or, at least, schedule my writing blocks around the times that are the most productive for me. As a result, I’ve decided to Uber, but Patreon will serve as a supplemental income so I don’t have to drive as much and can devote more time to writing. Patreon is a subscription based service. Based off of the tier you subscribe to, you get access to whatever that tier is offering each month.


Goal 1 (Part Time Job-$800): As mentioned, Patreon will allow me to Uber as a part time job, so I can focus more on writing and completing the first book as well as subsequent books. The money I have won’t be stretched thin and also I won’t overwork myself worrying about money that I neglect the book series. Money goes to: student loans, rent, phone bill, etc.


Goal 2 (Career-$1600): I can focus on the book full time. I’ll have money to allocate to other sources that can further help me achieve publishing the book, such as: an editor, proof reader, online promotion, etc. Word of mouth is highly beneficial, but writers do need to put in the work as well beyond writing.


Goal 3 (Major Networking-$2400+): In addition to focusing on the book series full time as well as forming a network to ensure a well crafted book is created, the series has more exposure as more money is invested into the promotion and awareness of the book. I’m able to hire people to assist in said promotion and access a variety of people that I currently don’t have access to.


What You Get in Return:
$1 patrons will get access to the feed. $5 patrons can ask questions about the book, my book writing process that I will answer, and snippets of the book.  $10 patrons can discuss with me and others the various themes, ideas, and topics my book explores. $20 a special chat to discuss the series for an hour. $50 an autographed book. $100 Personal message. $1000 All four books include a personal message and autograph. As you move up a tier, each tier also includes the perks of the previous tier. 

Thank you for taking the time out of read and visit my page. Also, thank you to those who are going on this journey with me as well as believing in this series.

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Tiers
Girl, Just Write the Book!
$1 or more per month
You're interested in the book series and live by the philosophy that "a little investment goes a long way." You have access to the patreon feed.
The Q&A: An Open Book
$3 or more per month
Ask me questions about the series. My creative process, where my ideas come from, and what inspires me.
The Sneak Peaker
$5 or more per month
It's not enough to just invest, you crave a glance of the process via snippets and want to see/hear my thoughts and ask questions about the passage/snippet.
Stranger than Fiction
$10 or more per month
Discussion about the ideas, themes, and topics that my book explores and ways in which I drew from real life. Includes previous tiers rewards/access.
Excuse Me, May I Pick Your Mind
$20 or more per month
A special discord chat to discuss the series for an hour. Includes previous tiers rewards/access.
Includes Discord rewards
The Peripherals: In the Margins
$35 or more per month
You have access to deleted scenes, character studies, and other items that aren't directly in the book, but are apart of the "Concrete Rose" series in one one or another. Includes previous tiers rewards/access. This is a heavy spoiler tier. Spoilers could range from the 1st book to the 4th. 
I'm a Huge Fan of Your Work
$50 or more per month
Although you get a sneak peak, discussions, and special chats, you crave more: an autographed book. With this tier, when the book (or series) is completed, I will autograph one of the books of your choosing. 
Includes Discord rewards
I Know the Author
$100 or more per month only 7 left
You aren't just a huge fan of my work, you get a personalized message in your book as well. 4 autographed books and 1 personalized message. Includes previous tiers rewards/access. 
Includes Discord rewards
The Visionary
$1,000 or more per month only 4 left
Acknowledgements in all four books, all books autographed with personalized messages, 1x1 chat, and advanced copies of the books. More than this, this tier is about ensuring that this story is told and is able to be put in the hands of readers.
Includes Discord rewards