What this means for you as a patron:
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- If you bought books from Samhain and want to download them (as in, if you bought them from them or a third party site), you best to do soon. You technically have until the end of the month, but I wouldn't waste time.
- If you want one of my books from Samhain, you can still download them, but you can also wait becuase they will all be coming through the pipe as re-released patron books as fast as I can pump them back out. How and when exactly that will happen is a tough call, and yikes are you guys going to have my back through this (the up front is going to cost me $5k at the cheapest, but I'm guessing more like 10).
- There will definitely be some kind of extra patron rewards coming and a shift in levels, because there will be months of more than one paperback coming out and no way no how can I ship three books to Australia for $20 in one month. Or anywhere. Also I'm just going to have to think of how this happens because this feels like publishing calculus and I suck at math. Because I had a busy year planned and thirteen more releases just got thrown in. THIRTEEN.
- THIRTEEN MORE RELEASES, JFC
- ACTUALLY I HAVEN'T EVEN HAD TIME TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THE BOOKS FROM WILDE CITY THAT HAVE COME BACK BECAUSE I'VE BEEN TOO BUSY, SO IT'S TECHNICALLY 17
- Anyway. It's a good fucking time to be a patron. You literally will be getting 21 books this year. For possibly no more than $24. GOOD FUCKING DEAL. TELL YOUR FRIENDS.
- Jesusgod twenty-one books, I'm going to die, I'm literally going to be dead. I swear to all that's holy I'm going to Japan when this is all done, straight up.
- Anyway, back to the show. So, what you need to know is YOU WILL BE GETTING THE BOOKS. You do not need to adjust your TV set. Or your pledge level, yet. I'll tell you when I know more. Shelter the Sea is still coming out as planned. But the Samhain books are going to start vanishing. Yes they will reappear. No I don't know about covers yet. Stay tuned.
- If you're seriously married to a Samhain edition and didn't get one, now is the time. But again, there's gonna be a new one, and you get first dibs, signed and mailed to you, if you're at that level. Which I have to examine, so give me a sec.
- And yes, this means they took my money for the audio buyout knowing they were about to close. Well, fine. I have those rights now and can start working on them now. I don't care. I honestly don't even care. I'm just so glad this is starting to be over. And now when Rebel Heart comes out I can do price things with the first books and play with Love Lessons on KU if I want or not or ANYTHING I want because it'll be mine.
- Third party rights which have been sold like audio and foreign editions have their own terms and expire in their own time, so don't think your audio will be going anywhere or your German Special Delivery etc. But eventually, yes, unless those guys negotiate with me.
- Family Man is a special case because it's cowritten, so stay tuned for more news on that.
I think that's it. I'll write a proper newsletter tomorrow and will share that here also. Again, this is a public post, you can share it as you like. But again, I repeat: this is the fucking best time ever to become a patron both for you and for me, because this shit is going to be insane to produce in a short amount of time, AND then it will all flow like bounty, right into your lap. And you know I take care of you.
Right, I'm gonna go watch me some anime. Well, as soon as one of my kids give me one of my chairs back in my office so I can sit in front of my TV. More soon, guys.
*cries* twenty-one books *cries*