Nicole Brinkleyis creating essays on bookselling and publishing.
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You may notice that this is the only rewards tier available. Supporting me on Patreon includes:
- A BIG OL' THANK YOU
- THREE MONTHLY POSTS
- EXCLUSIVE FIRST-LOOKS AT THE BOOKSELLING NEWSLETTER MISSHELVED
- EXCLUSIVE HOW-TO ESSAYS
- EXCLUSIVE LINK ROUND-UPS
- ABILITY TO REQUEST ESSAY TOPICS
- ... AND MORE!
Like what I do? You can pay the amount per month that you think my essays and content are worth. If you find me helpful, and can spare the change, maybe click that button and raise it to $2 a month. Or $5 a month. Every dollar is appreciated!
MARCH ESSAY: How do you work in an empty bookstore?
FEBRUARY ESSAY: How do you handsell a book?
JANUARY ESSAY: What is bookselling, anyway?
We all love books. But what does being a bookseller entail—and how can we improve the bookselling industry? How can authors maximize their impact with the resources available to them? How can publishers improve—and how can readers help?
They’re not easy questions, but I think it’s about time we discuss the answers. I’m award-winning bookseller Nicole Brinkley. 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!
WHAT DO YOU GET?
- One educational essay on bookselling, publishing, digital promotion, and more;
- One link round-up featuring into indie bookstore links, general bookish links, and other interesting things, with occasional months of themed link round-ups;
- One personal update complete with monthly book rec, updates on my projects, and photos of my bearded dragon
Educational essays will rotate between Misshelved, my newsletter series on bookselling, and instructional how-tos on topics requested by y’all.
WHY SUPPORT ME?
I don't think information and education about publishing should be restricted to those who can afford to attend expensive publishing programs in New York City. This Patreon helps me educate those interested on the bookselling industry, how publishing and bookselling could improve, and how to best make use of your digital space to promote the books we love.
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THE MONEY?
You wonderful ghosts and ghouls help cover the overhead of Internet, web hosting, and things I need to buy to keep all my free-and-cheap resources functional—like Notebook Not Included, a free organizational class for authors.
OKAY, BUT WHO AM I, REALLY?
Oh! My name is Nicole. You might know me from the independent bookstore where I work. Publishing professionals might recognize me as a Star Watch 2019 finalist or from my interviews in Publisher's Weekly and Bustle. Booksellers might recognize me as the co-chair of the New England Children's Bookselling Advisory Council and as a member of the New England Independent Booksellers Association, where I won an award for my work as a bookseller. Readers might know me as the founder of YA Interrobang or as a contributor to the Barnes & Noble Teen blog and the Barnes & Noble Kids blog or from my Tor.com piece on bookselling.
I'm an anxious girl somewhere on the queer spectrum who loves dragons and plants. The rest changes without notice. Welcome to my Patreon!
ANYTHING ELSE TO KNOW?
Thank you so much for your support. You're one rad human.