Mark Binder is creating delightful tales, comedy, and maybe even literature
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patrons

Why am I looking for patrons?

I write and tell awesome stories for children and families—and edgy stories for adults.

I've written more than 20 books and audio books, won lots of awards, and given hundreds of performances, most of which is family-friendly. In the past two years alone, I've written three books, produced two audio books, and gone on a short world tour around the USA, England, France and Ireland. Recently I've also begun to return to my roots as writer of comedy and literature with "The Bark Minder Project". That's a huge variety of work for differing "demographics". I want to keep doing all this, and connect with my readers and listeners.
It's that simple.
  • As a writer and storyteller for families with children, my goal is to transmit joy with story—for diverse audiences of all ages.
  • As a writer and podcaster for adults, I try to push the envelope while telling great stories with vivid characters.
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.

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. Thank you!
— Mark Binder
Tiers
Family Fan
$1 or more per month
You're a Family Fan. Thanks! 
  • You'll get 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. 

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

Edgy / Adult Patron
$1.01 or more per month
You'll get all of my 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 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 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
6 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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Why am I looking for patrons?

I write and tell awesome stories for children and families—and edgy stories for adults.

I've written more than 20 books and audio books, won lots of awards, and given hundreds of performances, most of which is family-friendly. In the past two years alone, I've written three books, produced two audio books, and gone on a short world tour around the USA, England, France and Ireland. Recently I've also begun to return to my roots as writer of comedy and literature with "The Bark Minder Project". That's a huge variety of work for differing "demographics". I want to keep doing all this, and connect with my readers and listeners.
It's that simple.
  • As a writer and storyteller for families with children, my goal is to transmit joy with story—for diverse audiences of all ages.
  • As a writer and podcaster for adults, I try to push the envelope while telling great stories with vivid characters.
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.

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. Thank you!
— Mark Binder

Recent posts by Mark Binder

Tiers
Family Fan
$1 or more per month
You're a Family Fan. Thanks! 
  • You'll get 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. 

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

Edgy / Adult Patron
$1.01 or more per month
You'll get all of my 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 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 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.