Mark Binder

is creating tales, storied comedy, and excellent books

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patrons

Hi, I'm Mark Binder* 

I write and tell
—delightful stories for children and families
—and edgy stories for adults
        in print, audio and live in-person

*No, it's not a pen name!

Why Patreon?

Great question! Patreon is a crowd-funding platform that allows me to release my newest videos, stories essays, and books directly to supporters who contribute $1 or more. 

Patrons also get to influence the work…
 As a patron, you can suggest topics and themes. You can also be a listener or reader for early drafts and works-in-progress.

If you like the stories I make and want to support me in creating more, Patreon is the place. Just click the big orange "Become A Patron Button" up there to the right to get started!

What I Release On Patreon:

written stories, audio stories, videos, essays, books in progress, exclusive updates from the road and/or recording studio and more!

I like what you do, but what if I don't want "Kids" stories?

You can pick the kind of stories I send you by choosing the "tier". Family stories won't have the dark edges. Adult stories aren't pornographic, they're for grown-ups with challenging topics and language. (Too much explanation? But in today's politically correct world…)

Can I just buy your stories or books?

Oh heck yeah! Please do. And then please consider becoming a Patron!
My books and audios are all over the place - Audible, Amazon, GooglePlayBooks, GooglePlayMusic, iTunes, Deezer, Pandora and Spotify. If you've got a platform we haven't hit, let me know.

Who are you, and why do you do this?

My work ranges from live spoken-word storytelling and comedy to written and audio books.
I'm nearly always either on tour or in the studio writing and recording.
After two decades of focusing mainly on young people, I've begun to break out with material for grown-ups.
  • For families with children, my goal is to transmit joy with story—for diverse audiences of all ages.
  • For adults, I try to push the envelope while telling great stories with vivid characters.
I've written more than 20 books and audio books, won lots of awards. (Check out the full bio)
Your Patronage will make you part of my ongoing process of creation, production and postproduction of a huge variety of projects. For instance, I'm currently "performing" a novel on the adult side, and planning a serialization on the family side.

As a Patron, you'll get exclusive first looks at everything I create, plus access to my back catalog, advance stories, and be able to read secret excerpts, give feedback, get secret stuff and more. Funds will go toward writing, office expenses, professional editors, and designers as well as audio engineers and more.

Again, when you become a patron, you can choose which kinds of stories you'd like to get:

  • Family friendly (G Rated)
    --> Check out this sample Family post -  The Boy With Bad Manners
  • Adult-oriented (i.e "Literature", some with explicit language.)
    --> Check out this sample Adult post —  Old Scratch Nickels
  • Everything — both Family and Adult
Thank you so much for your time. Most of all, I appreciate your listening and reading.
— Mark Binder
Tiers
Transmit Joy! (Family Fan)
$1 or more per month
You're a Transmit Joy Family Fan. Thanks! 
  • You'll get digital access to all of my new stories for families as they're posted. Everything will be rated from G to PG.
  • You'll be the first to hear news and get exclusive stories from time to time. 
Bark Minder Project / Adult Patron
$1 or more per month
The Bark Minder Project includes stories that are NOT for young people. Sometimes these are edgy. Sometimes there are expletives. Always they are interesting, and often funny.
You'll get all of my digital work for adults
  • Comedy, serialized novels, one-offs and more. (No kids stuff)
  • Plus news and exclusive stories from time to time. 
  • And you'll get exclusive Patreon-only discounts on published works!

Instant Gratification BONUS: As soon as you become my Patron, you'll get a coupon worth 50% off the purchase of any book!

Everything Patron
$2 or more per month
You want everything? You'll get it!
  • You'll get access to all of my new stories as they're posted!
  • You'll get the ones for families
  • You'll get the ones for adults.
  • You'll be the first to hear news about all my projects! 
  • I'll also be sending you exclusive stories from time to time. 
  • And you'll get exclusive Patreon-only discounts on published works!

Instant Gratification BONUS: As soon as you become my Patron, you'll get a coupon worth 50% off the purchase of any book!

Superlative Patron
$10 or more per month
You are a major partner. I truly appreciate it.


Every so often, I have need for a "listener" for a story in progress. You'll become one of the people I call (you can opt out of this).

After one year of membership, you'll get a limited edition signed book or audio.


Plus everything else…

  • You'll get digital access to all of my new stories as they're posted!
  • You'll get the stuff for families
  • You'll get the ones for adults.
  • You'll be the first to hear news and get exclusive stories from time to time. 

Instant Gratification BONUS: As soon as you become my Patron, you'll get a coupon worth 50% off the purchase of any book!

Paranormal Patron!
$100 or more per month
 We can't believe that you're contributing at this level. That said, if you're contributing here, you're beyond phenomenal. 

- Your name (or the name of a friend) will be worked into a story. 

- If you have an idea for a piece, you can send it and we'll put it into the "consideration" hopper.

- If ever this stuff is released in solid form, you'll get one without even having to pay shipping or handling*.

And of course…

- You'll be added to a list of advance listeners -- you'll be part of the process, able to hear tracks and cuts BEFORE they're even recorded. (Note, we'll need a phone number for this)

- You'll get the texts as they're released

- You'll get all the audio as soon as it's ready for release — before the general public.

*Note: Our lawyer said we need to require at least 2 months commitment for this premium.

EDIT

Royal Patron
$1,000 or more per month
You're clearly an amazing human being. 

You'll get a personal performance for you and as many people as you like at your home*.

You'll also get all the other perqs.

*Requires a 12 month commitment for each home show.

Goals
7 of 50 patrons
At 50 Patrons, I'll ask all you guys for suggestions, and write a story from one (or more) of them. That lucky patron will get a signed copy. Everybody else will get to listen or read it.
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Hi, I'm Mark Binder* 

I write and tell
—delightful stories for children and families
—and edgy stories for adults
        in print, audio and live in-person

*No, it's not a pen name!

Why Patreon?

Great question! Patreon is a crowd-funding platform that allows me to release my newest videos, stories essays, and books directly to supporters who contribute $1 or more. 

Patrons also get to influence the work…
 As a patron, you can suggest topics and themes. You can also be a listener or reader for early drafts and works-in-progress.

If you like the stories I make and want to support me in creating more, Patreon is the place. Just click the big orange "Become A Patron Button" up there to the right to get started!

What I Release On Patreon:

written stories, audio stories, videos, essays, books in progress, exclusive updates from the road and/or recording studio and more!

I like what you do, but what if I don't want "Kids" stories?

You can pick the kind of stories I send you by choosing the "tier". Family stories won't have the dark edges. Adult stories aren't pornographic, they're for grown-ups with challenging topics and language. (Too much explanation? But in today's politically correct world…)

Can I just buy your stories or books?

Oh heck yeah! Please do. And then please consider becoming a Patron!
My books and audios are all over the place - Audible, Amazon, GooglePlayBooks, GooglePlayMusic, iTunes, Deezer, Pandora and Spotify. If you've got a platform we haven't hit, let me know.

Who are you, and why do you do this?

My work ranges from live spoken-word storytelling and comedy to written and audio books.
I'm nearly always either on tour or in the studio writing and recording.
After two decades of focusing mainly on young people, I've begun to break out with material for grown-ups.
  • For families with children, my goal is to transmit joy with story—for diverse audiences of all ages.
  • For adults, I try to push the envelope while telling great stories with vivid characters.
I've written more than 20 books and audio books, won lots of awards. (Check out the full bio)
Your Patronage will make you part of my ongoing process of creation, production and postproduction of a huge variety of projects. For instance, I'm currently "performing" a novel on the adult side, and planning a serialization on the family side.

As a Patron, you'll get exclusive first looks at everything I create, plus access to my back catalog, advance stories, and be able to read secret excerpts, give feedback, get secret stuff and more. Funds will go toward writing, office expenses, professional editors, and designers as well as audio engineers and more.

Again, when you become a patron, you can choose which kinds of stories you'd like to get:

  • Family friendly (G Rated)
    --> Check out this sample Family post -  The Boy With Bad Manners
  • Adult-oriented (i.e "Literature", some with explicit language.)
    --> Check out this sample Adult post —  Old Scratch Nickels
  • Everything — both Family and Adult
Thank you so much for your time. Most of all, I appreciate your listening and reading.
— Mark Binder

Recent posts by Mark Binder

Tiers
Transmit Joy! (Family Fan)
$1 or more per month
You're a Transmit Joy Family Fan. Thanks! 
  • You'll get digital access to all of my new stories for families as they're posted. Everything will be rated from G to PG.
  • You'll be the first to hear news and get exclusive stories from time to time. 
Bark Minder Project / Adult Patron
$1 or more per month
The Bark Minder Project includes stories that are NOT for young people. Sometimes these are edgy. Sometimes there are expletives. Always they are interesting, and often funny.
You'll get all of my digital work for adults
  • Comedy, serialized novels, one-offs and more. (No kids stuff)
  • Plus news and exclusive stories from time to time. 
  • And you'll get exclusive Patreon-only discounts on published works!

Instant Gratification BONUS: As soon as you become my Patron, you'll get a coupon worth 50% off the purchase of any book!

Everything Patron
$2 or more per month
You want everything? You'll get it!
  • You'll get access to all of my new stories as they're posted!
  • You'll get the ones for families
  • You'll get the ones for adults.
  • You'll be the first to hear news about all my projects! 
  • I'll also be sending you exclusive stories from time to time. 
  • And you'll get exclusive Patreon-only discounts on published works!

Instant Gratification BONUS: As soon as you become my Patron, you'll get a coupon worth 50% off the purchase of any book!

Superlative Patron
$10 or more per month
You are a major partner. I truly appreciate it.


Every so often, I have need for a "listener" for a story in progress. You'll become one of the people I call (you can opt out of this).

After one year of membership, you'll get a limited edition signed book or audio.


Plus everything else…

  • You'll get digital access to all of my new stories as they're posted!
  • You'll get the stuff for families
  • You'll get the ones for adults.
  • You'll be the first to hear news and get exclusive stories from time to time. 

Instant Gratification BONUS: As soon as you become my Patron, you'll get a coupon worth 50% off the purchase of any book!

Paranormal Patron!
$100 or more per month
 We can't believe that you're contributing at this level. That said, if you're contributing here, you're beyond phenomenal. 

- Your name (or the name of a friend) will be worked into a story. 

- If you have an idea for a piece, you can send it and we'll put it into the "consideration" hopper.

- If ever this stuff is released in solid form, you'll get one without even having to pay shipping or handling*.

And of course…

- You'll be added to a list of advance listeners -- you'll be part of the process, able to hear tracks and cuts BEFORE they're even recorded. (Note, we'll need a phone number for this)

- You'll get the texts as they're released

- You'll get all the audio as soon as it's ready for release — before the general public.

*Note: Our lawyer said we need to require at least 2 months commitment for this premium.

EDIT

Royal Patron
$1,000 or more per month
You're clearly an amazing human being. 

You'll get a personal performance for you and as many people as you like at your home*.

You'll also get all the other perqs.

*Requires a 12 month commitment for each home show.