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Free e-books and exclusives
In addition, you'll receive access to monthly exclusive fiction or bonus material at Many Words, and to fast facts at the Soapbox which don't rate a full-on post.
Includes all lower tiers.
Free physical books and extra access
You'll also get a special thank you on the website and a mention on the first podcast after you become a patron, and we'll take your suggestions for podcast and post topics seriously.
Includes all lower tiers.
About Many Words
At the main website, Many Words, I produce serial fiction twice a week and e-books on an occasional basis, with a focus on action-packed adventure all across the speculative fiction spectrum. Viking-flavored fantasy? We've got it. 1930s zeppelins-and-skypirates? Yup. Naval war in space? That too.
At the Soapbox, John writes articles on defense affairs, with a focus toward deep analysis of military equipment, its history and development, and its modern use and deployment. I jump in with occasional game reviews and narrative-style let's plays. We also record a monthly podcast which covers some of the same ground, in addition to topics in gaming, technology, firearms, and more.
Like most writers, we have day jobs; like most writers, we dream of not needing them. In the near term, however, that is not a realistic dream. What we're looking to do with Patreon is a little more down to earth. First off, we're hoping to cover our hosting expenses. The $20-per-month goal to the left explains in a little more detail.
After that, our plans are a little more up in the air. Some of the things we're considering include further improvements to our podcasting setup at the Soapbox, cover art and marketing at Many Words in an effort to make the fiction arm self-sustaining, and some various Soapbox-related expenditures which you can read about in the $40-per-month goal.
For another, we prefer the community interaction. Although our first concern is writing things we find interesting, coming in just behind it is writing things our readers find interesting. As we grow Many Words Press, we want to bring you along for the journey. If that sounds good to you, we invite you to take a look at the reward tiers to the right and do what you can. We look forward to your patronage!
- The web server, which should suffice for the foreseeable future. We'll run out of bandwidth long before we run out of server processing power.
- Podcast and image hosting. We consider the latter especially important for the Soapbox. Many of the pictures John posts are unavailable elsewhere, and we're committed to keeping them up for future military hardware geeks to enjoy.
- Domain names.