Nicole Brinkley is creating educational essays on books and publishing.
42

patrons

$70
per month

Hello, you beautiful monsters. My name is Nicole. You might know me from the independent bookstore where I work. You might follow me on Twitter, where I routinely talk about books and publishing. You might know me from one of the websites I contribute to: YA Interrobang, a YA news website I founded several years ago; the Barnes & Noble Teen blog, where I make lists for days; and soon, LGBTQ Reads, where I'll be hosting a column talking to queer sci-fi and fantasy authors. You might enjoy my Instagram, where I take photos of books I'm reading and am excited for in nature settings.

I'm an anxious girl somewhere on the queer spectrum who loves dragons and has short hair. The rest changes without notice. Welcome to my Patreon!

What is Patreon? Patreon is a monthly subscription service that allows you to support creators that you love. Money pledged will be automatically charged to you on the first of each month. This allows creators to focus on making things you love and allowing you to become their patron and support system. Creators couldn't do it without you!

Why support me? Becoming one of my Patrons will ensure that I can spend more time doing what I love: talking about books. Booksellers notoriously don't make a lot of money, and I'd like to continue to educate authors and other booksellers, readers and bloggers on how publishing works and how to best make use of your digital space to promote the books you love—while, of course, shamelessly recommending the books I love. I don't think information and education about publishing should be restricted to those who can afford to attend publishing programs in New York City or who can worm their way into the right crowd, and this will allow me to continue to share knowledge without draining my own resources to do so. (Like how Barnes & Noble is important to the publishing industry.) Everybody wins!

But what will you do with the money? Almost everything I make here on Patreon will go towards paying my bills and buying groceries—ensuring that I have the energy and time to continue to share my knowledge for free on the Internet. Covering the overhead of Internet, web hosting, and things I need to buy to keep everything functional will take an immense weight off my shoulders. (And I thank you for that in advance!) Eventually, it will allow me to freelance less and invest more time in projects, including my own writing and official classes to help authors or bloggers. I'll also be able to support other people on Patreon I really admire. It's a never-ending chain of support!

What perks do Patrons have? I'm trying a grand experiment where Patrons who enjoy what I do around the Internet can continue to support what I do without any additional content—we'll see if you like it! Patrons will get an additional short essay every month that isn't elsewhere, likely about how publishing works or could be improved in some capacity. Patrons will also get the first shot to ask me to talk about or research a topic they're interested in to write and learn about. (Like how book subscription boxes work.)

Anything else I should know? Thank you so much for your support. You're one rad human.
Tiers
Ghosties & Ghouls
$1 or more per month 43 patrons
You may notice that this is the only rewards tier currently available. All support is appreciated, and if you want to pledge $5 or can only afford to pledge $1, you will receive the same content. Supporting me on Patreon includes:


  • A BIG OL' THANK YOU
  • BLOG POST ROUND-UPS
  • PATRON EXCLUSIVE ESSAYS & UPDATES which include an... 
  • ASK ME ANYTHING in which I will answer questions about publishing, bookselling, book recommendations, writing and blogging. 


You may occasionally receive unsolicited updates on my plants and positive, encouraging messages.

Goals
42 of 60 patrons
Great barrier reef! You are collectively covering the overhead of Internet costs and hosting fees that allow me to share publishing information for free. Now I can create content without the added burden of financial stress.
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Hello, you beautiful monsters. My name is Nicole. You might know me from the independent bookstore where I work. You might follow me on Twitter, where I routinely talk about books and publishing. You might know me from one of the websites I contribute to: YA Interrobang, a YA news website I founded several years ago; the Barnes & Noble Teen blog, where I make lists for days; and soon, LGBTQ Reads, where I'll be hosting a column talking to queer sci-fi and fantasy authors. You might enjoy my Instagram, where I take photos of books I'm reading and am excited for in nature settings.

I'm an anxious girl somewhere on the queer spectrum who loves dragons and has short hair. The rest changes without notice. Welcome to my Patreon!

What is Patreon? Patreon is a monthly subscription service that allows you to support creators that you love. Money pledged will be automatically charged to you on the first of each month. This allows creators to focus on making things you love and allowing you to become their patron and support system. Creators couldn't do it without you!

Why support me? Becoming one of my Patrons will ensure that I can spend more time doing what I love: talking about books. Booksellers notoriously don't make a lot of money, and I'd like to continue to educate authors and other booksellers, readers and bloggers on how publishing works and how to best make use of your digital space to promote the books you love—while, of course, shamelessly recommending the books I love. I don't think information and education about publishing should be restricted to those who can afford to attend publishing programs in New York City or who can worm their way into the right crowd, and this will allow me to continue to share knowledge without draining my own resources to do so. (Like how Barnes & Noble is important to the publishing industry.) Everybody wins!

But what will you do with the money? Almost everything I make here on Patreon will go towards paying my bills and buying groceries—ensuring that I have the energy and time to continue to share my knowledge for free on the Internet. Covering the overhead of Internet, web hosting, and things I need to buy to keep everything functional will take an immense weight off my shoulders. (And I thank you for that in advance!) Eventually, it will allow me to freelance less and invest more time in projects, including my own writing and official classes to help authors or bloggers. I'll also be able to support other people on Patreon I really admire. It's a never-ending chain of support!

What perks do Patrons have? I'm trying a grand experiment where Patrons who enjoy what I do around the Internet can continue to support what I do without any additional content—we'll see if you like it! Patrons will get an additional short essay every month that isn't elsewhere, likely about how publishing works or could be improved in some capacity. Patrons will also get the first shot to ask me to talk about or research a topic they're interested in to write and learn about. (Like how book subscription boxes work.)

Anything else I should know? Thank you so much for your support. You're one rad human.

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Tiers
Ghosties & Ghouls
$1 or more per month 43 patrons
You may notice that this is the only rewards tier currently available. All support is appreciated, and if you want to pledge $5 or can only afford to pledge $1, you will receive the same content. Supporting me on Patreon includes:


  • A BIG OL' THANK YOU
  • BLOG POST ROUND-UPS
  • PATRON EXCLUSIVE ESSAYS & UPDATES which include an... 
  • ASK ME ANYTHING in which I will answer questions about publishing, bookselling, book recommendations, writing and blogging. 


You may occasionally receive unsolicited updates on my plants and positive, encouraging messages.