Remember the big news I mentioned before? Here it is:
- All my new books will now be serialized on Patreon before release for all patrons starting at $2. Book production is a long process, and this way, you can read my first/second drafts weeks or even months before release. From now on, I won't start writing until I have a detailed outline, and that's the main reason I decided to do this. It's up to you if you want to read chapters that might be changed later, or if you want to reread the final manuscript which might contain new scenes/twists. But I'd love to be able to share what I write right away and get more feedback on every chapter. I plan to post 2 chapters a week and keep a little ahead (as I like to go back and revise the previous chapter before I continue). We'll start with the next SG novella in just a few weeks, and my next series won't be published until I have first 3 books (short novels), but they will be available here along with artwork.
- There will be short stories/novelettes published exclusively on Patreon (again, starting at $2). The first one is Sky Ghosts: The Night Before, which I don't plan to publish again on Amazon for now. So new readers will only be able to read it here. If and when I come up with new stories, I will publish them on Patreon for early access. (Please excuse the email spam you might receive as I publish all SGTNB chapters :)
- Patrons ($5 and above) will be able to participate in my writing process. While SG is pretty much figured out, the new series will need a lot of names/places/creatures, and I'd love to create it all together with my readers. I might not be able to use your names in books, because it's epic fantasy, but I could use names YOU suggest. So there will be polls, discussions, and name suggestion posts. Everyone will be able to contribute to the story, even if indirectly (by giving me an idea instead of something concrete).
- Most active patrons will be acknowledged, along with their contributions, on the Acknowledgement page + all patrons starting at $10 and above.
- There's a special tier for aspiring authors, which now offers much more than before.
Please check the updated tiers and rewards to see the changes I've made.
SG has taken a lot more time than it should've because I needed to learn a lot, but now the process will be more streamlined. Although I still have to work and I can't be one of those indies who crank out a book a month, serialization on Patreon should make it more fun for all of us, especially as I start working on the new series.
! One reward that I had to remove altogether is paperback copies of new books, because Amazon has bought CreateSpace and changed the rules. Unfortunately, authors have no control over this, and I also have to think about the future and what will happen if more people join different tiers. Sending copies directly from KDP to a number of different addresses is no longer a (safe) option. But I hope everything I've added will compensate for this, and I'm glad I had the chance to send at least a few print copies this way so some of you have copies of SGAFO (old edition) and SGM. Those are not available for sale anywhere anymore.
If anyone was looking forward to this reward though, do let me know, and we'll figure something out ;)
Now, back to prepping SGR for release!