Sea Lion Press

is creating alternate history fiction

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Short story
$2
per month
  • For $2, you'll help us bring you more alternate history fiction and receive our utmost thanks. Thank you for your support!
  • If you're a user of the Sea Lion Press Forum, you can choose to receive a custom user badge displaying your status as a Patreon supporter
Novella
$5
per month
  • An exclusive email with one week's advance notice on each new wave of books from Sea Lion Press – find out what's coming next!
  • Plus all previous rewards
Page-turner
$10
per month
  • One free book every time Sea Lion Press releases a new wave of titles. Select one of the new titles and request it from us and it's yours, in ebook format.
  • Plus all previous rewards

30

patrons

$176

per month

About

What we do

Sea Lion Press was established in 2015 as the world’s first publishing label dedicated to alternate history. We have since published some of the best examples of this amazing and endlessly varied genre, ranging from short interest pieces, to novellas, to fully-fledged world-building exercises and epic novels. Our books are available in ebook format, with the first paperback versions rolling out for Christmas 2016 and more to follow. To explore our catalogue, visit our website.

In 2018, Sea Lion Press also launched a forum and blog, to promote discussion of alternate history and wider topics. Money from our Patreon will be used to reduce the impact of the forum's costs on our regular budget, and, depending on the sums raised, to pay for forum upgrades.

Who we are

Sea Lion Press is a small team of passionate alternate history fans from various walks of life. Our founder, Tom, runs the publishing house day-to-day, while chief illustrator Jack is responsible for all our branding and front covers. Head proofreader Ed makes sure every one of our titles is ready for publication. Read more about our whole team here.

What the money is for

It's never been easier to set up a professional publishing outfit. But there's always more to do, and we pay a much higher royalty to our authors than most publishing companies do. With no salaried members of staff, production from Sea Lion Press will inevitably slow and stagnate. We don't want that to happen, and so we're asking our fans to support us to expand the publishing house's output into new areas like audiobooks, posters, and more. Money will also be spent on bread-and-butter matters, like being able to pay more proofreaders and thus turn around more books more quickly. 

Running a high-capacity and well-operating forum also costs money, and Sea Lion Press currently pays for the SLP Forum out of its operating budget. Your support here will enable us to spend more of that money on publishing more books.

Who to thank

Everyone who's bought a Sea Lion Press book has helped us get this far. If you'd like to go the extra mile to help us bring you more stories from other worlds quicker and more professionally than ever, please consider giving us your support.
Goals
$176 of $250 per month
At $250/month, our forum costs would be taken care of altogether, on top of the subsidy of our publishing activities. This would also enable us to focus on audiobooks of our most popular titles. A complex process that involves paying talented people to do impressive things, we need the budget to experiment and get this one right. All Patrons will be consulted on which titles to put on sale as audiobooks first.
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