Shane Lochlann Black is creating Electronic Books and Digital Publishing Tools
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My name is Shane Lochlann Black. I'm a full-time science fiction and fantasy author. I run my own bookstore and develop cloud services for authors, readers and students. I've been developing a series called LadyStar since 1999. My characters appeared in the first browser-based commercial video game. They've also appeared in other PC and mobile games, comics, novels, audiocasts, animated television and their own line of officially licensed apparel.
I'm also the author of the Starships at War military science-fiction series and the Kings and Conquests LitRPG series. When you contribute to my Patreon, you are helping me develop new and better services for both authors and readers.

I wrote the Jericho™ Interactive Electronic Book Builder, which I now make available to students to create free electronic books out of Wikipedia articles, and to authors to build validated EPUB3 digital books from their manuscripts and cover art.   My book builder can do in seconds what would normally take hours or days.  Hiring someone to format a book can be very expensive, especially for new authors. I run a service called Enchanted Airship for middle grade and YA authors to help them promote their newest titles and literacy among elementary, junior high and high school readers.  I'm also currently designing a book search engine.

I run a Digital Bookshelf for customers of my bookstore where they can get a complete downloadable list of all the books they've purchased along with our EPUB3 newsletters and free offers, and automatically import them into compatible e-readers on any mobile device. I have to pay for storage, network bandwidth and CPU on my server. Some of my expenses are monthly, others are one-time expenses. While my book sales cover my cloud services for now, the more popular they get, the higher those expenses will become.

When you contribute to my Patreon, you're making it possible for me to continue offering these free services to everyone. If you become a Literacy Champion, for example, I will regularly donate e-books in your name produced by my software to the Gutenberg Project, archive.org, Wikipedia, local schools, school librarians and city libraries all over the country. We have hundreds of titles waiting for patrons. Each donated book can optionally have a page inside the book listing you as the patron who made the donation possible.

Contributors can also support one or more of my fiction series, and get special offers on my new titles every month. It really helps if you share my campaign on your social media accounts. Get your friends to join and tell them this is a chance to help us make something unique and fun!

Don't miss out on joining my mailing list to get the LadyStar newsletter, follow Jessie and Teko on Twitter and Facebook and visit my author site The Committee to Ban Shane Lochlann Black.

I'll let Jessica and her friends take over from here.  
Tiers
Literacy Champion
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Every month, I will donate one or more premium quality EPUB3 compatible educational books in your name to the Gutenberg Project, archive.org, Wikipedia, a local school library or a municipal library. You can optionally include a page listing you as the patron who made the donation possible!
Team Update
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Become a member of the legendary Team Update to support the LadyStar Series! You get access to custom art and Featured Creatures™ and every month, you get a special LadyStar-themed surprise exclusive from the Palace in the Sky Bookstore! 
Goals
1 of 100 patrons
Unlocks the Ajan Warrior $10 reward tier and its mysterious and magical rewards!
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My name is Shane Lochlann Black. I'm a full-time science fiction and fantasy author. I run my own bookstore and develop cloud services for authors, readers and students. I've been developing a series called LadyStar since 1999. My characters appeared in the first browser-based commercial video game. They've also appeared in other PC and mobile games, comics, novels, audiocasts, animated television and their own line of officially licensed apparel.
I'm also the author of the Starships at War military science-fiction series and the Kings and Conquests LitRPG series. When you contribute to my Patreon, you are helping me develop new and better services for both authors and readers.

I wrote the Jericho™ Interactive Electronic Book Builder, which I now make available to students to create free electronic books out of Wikipedia articles, and to authors to build validated EPUB3 digital books from their manuscripts and cover art.   My book builder can do in seconds what would normally take hours or days.  Hiring someone to format a book can be very expensive, especially for new authors. I run a service called Enchanted Airship for middle grade and YA authors to help them promote their newest titles and literacy among elementary, junior high and high school readers.  I'm also currently designing a book search engine.

I run a Digital Bookshelf for customers of my bookstore where they can get a complete downloadable list of all the books they've purchased along with our EPUB3 newsletters and free offers, and automatically import them into compatible e-readers on any mobile device. I have to pay for storage, network bandwidth and CPU on my server. Some of my expenses are monthly, others are one-time expenses. While my book sales cover my cloud services for now, the more popular they get, the higher those expenses will become.

When you contribute to my Patreon, you're making it possible for me to continue offering these free services to everyone. If you become a Literacy Champion, for example, I will regularly donate e-books in your name produced by my software to the Gutenberg Project, archive.org, Wikipedia, local schools, school librarians and city libraries all over the country. We have hundreds of titles waiting for patrons. Each donated book can optionally have a page inside the book listing you as the patron who made the donation possible.

Contributors can also support one or more of my fiction series, and get special offers on my new titles every month. It really helps if you share my campaign on your social media accounts. Get your friends to join and tell them this is a chance to help us make something unique and fun!

Don't miss out on joining my mailing list to get the LadyStar newsletter, follow Jessie and Teko on Twitter and Facebook and visit my author site The Committee to Ban Shane Lochlann Black.

I'll let Jessica and her friends take over from here.  

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Tiers
Literacy Champion
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Every month, I will donate one or more premium quality EPUB3 compatible educational books in your name to the Gutenberg Project, archive.org, Wikipedia, a local school library or a municipal library. You can optionally include a page listing you as the patron who made the donation possible!
Team Update
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Become a member of the legendary Team Update to support the LadyStar Series! You get access to custom art and Featured Creatures™ and every month, you get a special LadyStar-themed surprise exclusive from the Palace in the Sky Bookstore!