Sea Lion Press is creating alternate history fiction
28

patrons

$149
per month
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.
Tiers
Short story
$2 or more per month 12 patrons
  • 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 or more per month 5 patrons
  • 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 or more per month 11 patrons
  • 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
Bestseller
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Free books – every time we release a new wave of titles, you can choose up to three of them to receive in ebook form
  • Signed copy – want a physical copy of your favourite book signed by the author? When you sign up, select one of our available print titles and you'll receive a signed copy of it, including a personal message
  • Plus all previous rewards
Great Novel
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
  • Wow – it goes without saying that this level of support will transform the way we work, with faster proofing now possible and more books coming out all the time. 
  • As thanks for your incredible support, your name will appear in every single book published by Sea Lion Press on a special page of thanks. (You may of course choose to remain anonymous.)
  • You'll also be immortalised as a character in one of our future releases. Get in touch to let us know which author's work you would most like to appear in, and subject to their plans and approval, a character with your name – or a name of your choosing – will appear in their next book
  • Plus all previous rewards
Literary Masterpiece
$250 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
  • With such a generous level of support, we will be able to radically increase our output, pay more proofers and voice artists to prepare books and audiobooks, and move on to plans previously considered long-term, such as foreign translations of titles and high-street availability
  • The Complete Collection – you'll receive immediate free access to all of our ebook titles, and get two of our print titles (of your choice) every month free of charge
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$149 of $150 per month
If we get to $150 a month, we will be able to cover more proofing and illustration and thus release books more quickly, and all the costs of supporting our forum and blog will be substantially subsidised.
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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.

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Tiers
Short story
$2 or more per month 12 patrons
  • 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 or more per month 5 patrons
  • 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 or more per month 11 patrons
  • 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
Bestseller
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Free books – every time we release a new wave of titles, you can choose up to three of them to receive in ebook form
  • Signed copy – want a physical copy of your favourite book signed by the author? When you sign up, select one of our available print titles and you'll receive a signed copy of it, including a personal message
  • Plus all previous rewards
Great Novel
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
  • Wow – it goes without saying that this level of support will transform the way we work, with faster proofing now possible and more books coming out all the time. 
  • As thanks for your incredible support, your name will appear in every single book published by Sea Lion Press on a special page of thanks. (You may of course choose to remain anonymous.)
  • You'll also be immortalised as a character in one of our future releases. Get in touch to let us know which author's work you would most like to appear in, and subject to their plans and approval, a character with your name – or a name of your choosing – will appear in their next book
  • Plus all previous rewards
Literary Masterpiece
$250 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
  • With such a generous level of support, we will be able to radically increase our output, pay more proofers and voice artists to prepare books and audiobooks, and move on to plans previously considered long-term, such as foreign translations of titles and high-street availability
  • The Complete Collection – you'll receive immediate free access to all of our ebook titles, and get two of our print titles (of your choice) every month free of charge
  • Plus all previous rewards