THE CHRONICLES OF UNDERREALM
Since its inception, the world of fantasy publishing has prioritized certain voices and certain types of stories. It catered to a certain audience because its creators believed they were the only ones who understood or cared about the genre.
Legacy Books intends to prove them wrong.
We are dedicated to finding a diverse and masterful spectrum of creators to tell the stories of the world of Underrealm. They’ll bring you characters like you’ve never imagined, but won’t ever want to stop reading about.
These are people who have always loved books of magic and wonder, but who thought they could be so much more.
WHAT ARE THE CHRONICLES OF UNDERREALM?The Chronicles of Underrealm are short pieces of fantasy fiction. They will release in series of ten, like episodes of a TV show—and like a show, they will come out weekly until each series is complete.
There are two series of Chronicles planned for 2018. The first will be launching in just a few weeks. The full author list for that series will be announced soon.
The stories do NOT have to be read in order. As with shows like The Twilight Zone or Black Mirror, you can read them in any order you like, or read only the stories that seem the most interesting to you.
Each Chronicle will show you a different, never-before-seen side of an amazing fantasy world. The stories will be written by a diverse and incredibly skilled range of creators.
The world of Underrealm began when the novel Nightblade published in 2014. Since then, the Underrealm books have become an ever-expanding, massive saga with more than 100,000 readers.
And with the Chronicles, it’s ready to become the world it was always meant to be.
Some of the stories will be about your favorite characters in Underrealm. Others will introduce you to brand-new faces we know you’ll love.
THE REASON FOR THIS PATREONLegacy Books intends to find and uplift the voices of authors who thought they'd never be welcome in the fantasy genre. But in order to do that, we need to be able to show them that YOU want to hear their stories.
Pledging your support to the Chronicles allows us to find and hire more authors. They'll know there's an audience who wants to hear from them. And the Chronicles could become a platform that enables them to finally achieve their writing dreams.
At Legacy Books, we know the world wants these stories. And we want you to help us prove it.
BUT WHY PATREON?Why distribute the books here on Patreon? Why not just sell them on Amazon and other bookstores?
Because we want to support our authors as much as possible.
Every author of every Chronicle of Underrealm will receive 75% of all profits from the sale of their stories—FOREVER. 25% goes to Legacy Books for our time spent helping the author developing their story and managing the logistics of editing, cover design, and the rest of the production process.
But how do those "profits" work?
When the stories are sold on Amazon, Amazon will take 65% of every sale. If you support the stories here on Patreon, Patreon will only take about 30% of every sale (including credit card fees).
That's twice as much of your money going towards the books instead of to Amazon. And the more people who read these stories, the greater a percentage of their support will go directly to the author.
Here's an example: If we sell 10,000 copies of these stories, here's how those sales break down on Amazon versus Patreon. The GREEN section is profits—we want that section as large as possible in order to pay our authors as well as possible.
Obviously, either of these scenarios is great for our authors—but here on Patreon, their royalties will be more than twice as high as they would be on Amazon.
SUPPORT OUR AUTHORSWe're building a world as varied and intricate as the real one, peopled by characters you've never seen in this genre before.
Join us NOW. Pledge your support, and soon you'll be reading some of the best fantasy fiction in the world, told by some of the brightest minds you've never heard of.