Mrs Magpie Writes is creating handy little reference books
5

patrons

$31
per month
This is a brand new project, where I'm going to finally write the books I've been avoiding for approximately thirty-five years. 

They're going to be small reference books, 5.25 x 8" in size and quite thin, on a whole series of different subjects that will all group together nicely to form a handy reference library. 

Your much-appreciated contributions will go towards buying reference books, paying the membership fee to my local University library, train fares for visiting libraries and archives, and covering the costs of creating the artwork for the books. This includes tools and materials for producing illustrations, and it also pays for my annual subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud software.

I'm going to start by blogging once a week, to keep you up to date with what I've been up to - whether that's research, writing, or designing the books. 

I'm hoping to release the first book in November, with a view to having one ready to go about every three months after that. That might be a bit too ambitious... but I guess we'll find out along the way!

(Don't forget that Patreon may add 20% to your pledge, in order to pay taxes on my behalf.)
Tiers
A sneaky peek behind the scenes
$1 or more per month
Peep behind the scenes as I share photos and write about my current works in progress. 
  • A blog post roughly once a week 
  • A free PDF version of each e-book, on release
  • advance notice of each book launch
A printed copy of each book
$3 or more per month

As above, plus 

  • a printed copy of each book, mailed out to you 
    (UK only from 2019 onwards, due to shipping costs)
Book & bookplate
$5 or more per month

As above, plus 

  • your copy of the book will include a personalised hand-stamped bookplate
Postcard-sized illustrations
$10 or more per month
As above, plus 
  • a set of four postcard-sized digital prints of illustrations from the current book
Hand-coloured postcard-sized print
$15 or more per month
As above, plus 
  • an additional postcard-sized digital print of a different illustration from the current book, with hand-coloured and embellished details
Goals
$31 of $66 per month
$66 a month (about £50) pays for my subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud, which provides all the software I need to make these books
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This is a brand new project, where I'm going to finally write the books I've been avoiding for approximately thirty-five years. 

They're going to be small reference books, 5.25 x 8" in size and quite thin, on a whole series of different subjects that will all group together nicely to form a handy reference library. 

Your much-appreciated contributions will go towards buying reference books, paying the membership fee to my local University library, train fares for visiting libraries and archives, and covering the costs of creating the artwork for the books. This includes tools and materials for producing illustrations, and it also pays for my annual subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud software.

I'm going to start by blogging once a week, to keep you up to date with what I've been up to - whether that's research, writing, or designing the books. 

I'm hoping to release the first book in November, with a view to having one ready to go about every three months after that. That might be a bit too ambitious... but I guess we'll find out along the way!

(Don't forget that Patreon may add 20% to your pledge, in order to pay taxes on my behalf.)

Recent posts by Mrs Magpie Writes

Tiers
A sneaky peek behind the scenes
$1 or more per month
Peep behind the scenes as I share photos and write about my current works in progress. 
  • A blog post roughly once a week 
  • A free PDF version of each e-book, on release
  • advance notice of each book launch
A printed copy of each book
$3 or more per month

As above, plus 

  • a printed copy of each book, mailed out to you 
    (UK only from 2019 onwards, due to shipping costs)
Book & bookplate
$5 or more per month

As above, plus 

  • your copy of the book will include a personalised hand-stamped bookplate
Postcard-sized illustrations
$10 or more per month
As above, plus 
  • a set of four postcard-sized digital prints of illustrations from the current book
Hand-coloured postcard-sized print
$15 or more per month
As above, plus 
  • an additional postcard-sized digital print of a different illustration from the current book, with hand-coloured and embellished details