J. Daniel Sawyer is creating Podcasts
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patrons

$36
per Per Story Episode
I've been creating full-cast audiobooks for several years now. In the past, my actors have all worked as volunteers or for favor-trades, and I've put the podcasts out on an as-I-have-the-time basis.

Last year, I produced Gail Carriger's Crudrat, which was an opportunity to throw some paid work to the actors and composer and support team that have worked with me all these years. Now, it's time to get back to podcasting again, and I want to be able to pay my team and justify the time these productions take away from my writing and other obligations.

Since those of you who love my audio stories also love the other books I write, I've hit upon a cunning plan. I'm writing a lot these days--I have several novels due out this year, and a number of short stories coming off contract that I'll be releasing as well (see current publication schedule here). I want to incentivize the regular production of my podcasts and give you all an easy way to get my new stories.

If enough of you sign up that this little operation turns a profit, I'm going to roll that profit into producing more audiobooks. If/when we get to that point, those audiobooks will become part of the regular rewards that accrue to you, the patrons, and I will modify the rewards levels to reflect that.

You have all been with me through thick and thin, through times of regular releases and long silences. I want to get back to giving you all content every two weeks or more. Because, in the past, my deliveries have been irregular, I'm setting this campaign up on a per-episode basis, with the plan to drop one story episode every other week. In turn, I am assuming that, for those of you on a budget, you will set your contribution limit so that if I drop extra story episodes, you won't be charged extra.

Sign up with me for two episodes a month, and help me fund the creation of the current book (Free Will) and of many, many future books to come.

Thank you!
Rewards
Pledge $2 or more per Per Story Episode
5 patrons
At this level, you get blooper reels and selected isolated music tracks for each novel that podcasts while you are subscribed, plus an ebook copy of whichever novel is currently podcasting (currently: Free Will).
Pledge $5 or more per Per Story Episode
2 patrons
You get the blooper reels and books from the $2 level, you get a pre-release ebook of every new novel I write as long as you are subscribed.
Pledge $8 or more per Per Story Episode
0 patrons
You get all of the above, plus ebooks of all new short stories and nonfiction books I release, before they hit the general market, for as long as you stay subscribed.
Pledge $20 or more per Per Story Episode
1 patron
You get all that, plus a producer's credit. Those of you who support the cast at this level for ten episodes or more will get a limited edition signed and numbered hardcover of whatever book is currently podcasting (currently, Free Will)
Goals
$36 of $50 per Per Story Episode
At this level, I can pay the actors as we go instead of offering them deferred pay.
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I've been creating full-cast audiobooks for several years now. In the past, my actors have all worked as volunteers or for favor-trades, and I've put the podcasts out on an as-I-have-the-time basis.

Last year, I produced Gail Carriger's Crudrat, which was an opportunity to throw some paid work to the actors and composer and support team that have worked with me all these years. Now, it's time to get back to podcasting again, and I want to be able to pay my team and justify the time these productions take away from my writing and other obligations.

Since those of you who love my audio stories also love the other books I write, I've hit upon a cunning plan. I'm writing a lot these days--I have several novels due out this year, and a number of short stories coming off contract that I'll be releasing as well (see current publication schedule here). I want to incentivize the regular production of my podcasts and give you all an easy way to get my new stories.

If enough of you sign up that this little operation turns a profit, I'm going to roll that profit into producing more audiobooks. If/when we get to that point, those audiobooks will become part of the regular rewards that accrue to you, the patrons, and I will modify the rewards levels to reflect that.

You have all been with me through thick and thin, through times of regular releases and long silences. I want to get back to giving you all content every two weeks or more. Because, in the past, my deliveries have been irregular, I'm setting this campaign up on a per-episode basis, with the plan to drop one story episode every other week. In turn, I am assuming that, for those of you on a budget, you will set your contribution limit so that if I drop extra story episodes, you won't be charged extra.

Sign up with me for two episodes a month, and help me fund the creation of the current book (Free Will) and of many, many future books to come.

Thank you!

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Rewards
Pledge $2 or more per Per Story Episode
5 patrons
At this level, you get blooper reels and selected isolated music tracks for each novel that podcasts while you are subscribed, plus an ebook copy of whichever novel is currently podcasting (currently: Free Will).
Pledge $5 or more per Per Story Episode
2 patrons
You get the blooper reels and books from the $2 level, you get a pre-release ebook of every new novel I write as long as you are subscribed.
Pledge $8 or more per Per Story Episode
0 patrons
You get all of the above, plus ebooks of all new short stories and nonfiction books I release, before they hit the general market, for as long as you stay subscribed.
Pledge $20 or more per Per Story Episode
1 patron
You get all that, plus a producer's credit. Those of you who support the cast at this level for ten episodes or more will get a limited edition signed and numbered hardcover of whatever book is currently podcasting (currently, Free Will)