tRaum Books

is creating books, art, mindcandy.

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Coffee Tier

$1
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Follow this tier to gain access to updates on the press, and to see some behind the scenes stuff, videos and random rambles. And thank you for supporting the gay arts!

  • Patron-only posts and messages

Paper and Ink Tier

$20
per month
You want to be a part of the process. Why, thank you!! <3 Patrons in this tier will get access to layout drafts and recording snippets for audiobooks. They will be able to participate in font and/or cover art votes when I can't make the creative call myself. Patrons who subscribe to this tier can also suggest or vote amongst topics for videos. If there are multiple suggestions, each month, I will pick one topic to make a video about--we can talk about writing tips, the creative process, layout--anything, really!
Subscribe for three months or more and you also get: 
  • Your name (or internet handle) in our upcoming two books as a thank you.
  • Choice of one of our upcoming books, signed and mailed to your residence. 
  • Access to early drafts
  • Livestreams and video of readings
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ISBN Tier

$50
per month
Ooof, you ever try to buy an ISBN number? Those lil suckers aren't cheap. Patrons of this tier will be supporting the more cost-heavy parts of quality indie publishing. Buying ISBN numbers and paying copy-editors and making sure our books are looking tip top and ready to go. Besides the previous perks and ability to suggest video topics or livestream topics every month a patron subscribes to this tier, they will also get:
  • their name (or internet handle) printed in our two upcoming books as a thank you.
  • Choice of one physical book / month of subscription (either upcoming ones, mailed once they are done, or a previously published one.)
  • A writer looking for critique in this tier is welcome to submit up to 10,000 words per month, for constructive feedback. I am capable of both light and encouraging and/or brutal honesty---simply 'this is my impression' all the way down to 'let's discuss why you used this word on page four paragraph two sentence three.' I am also open to editing/critiquing query letters, possible book blurbs etc. You let me know what kind of feedback and what level of critique you expect. Please expect one two two weeks turnaround for submitted works. <3
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About tRaum Books

Hi all! And welcome to tRaum Books, a micro press dedicated to publishing unconventional stories, in pretty formats. Our niche is no niche; we are drawn to books that are impossible to classify; and our aim is to make books that are not just fun to read, but fun to look at, listen to, and hold. You can check out our official website here (it's really pretty! <3) and join our mailing list, if you just want random updates. If you want to be part of the creative process, or contribute your emotional (and or financial) support to a tiny press, please keep reading!! 




Me: I am a traditionally published author who is disillusioned with trad publishing, so this is my experiment in doing things my way-- I am an artist, writer, book-designer, editorish and half-assed cartoonist. When you support this page, you help me feel less stressed about everything, especially spending money on ISBNs and printers. You also get first-dibs on our specially printed books, and printed dedications in copies! <3

As for the press: full disclosure: we're not the superduper ultra slick cosplay porn content here. We're the rough and dirty off the cuff fly by the seat of your pants novelized camshows. Think late 00s hot mess before everyone got a ringlight aesthetic. That means, sometimes I ghost. Sometimes, I'm under my covers crying--consistency? I won't promise it. But when I'm good, I'm good. Still here? Beautiful <3 

What you can expect if you subscribe here: behind the scenes and intimate access to my meltdowns as I try to reach my goal this year. Which is, what exactly? (Will strike-out goals as we reach them.)

  • To lay out, design covers for, and publish two physical novels (one is my own. one is another writer's.) Both books are on some axis of trans and queer. My book (a sexual ((mis))adventures picaresque trash novel) is already completely laid out and ready to go. The other (a magical boylove Shakespearean YA period novel) is getting laid out as we speak.  UPDATE: AIRY NOTHING IS OFFICIALY OUT, AND WE ARE NOW HAMMERING OUT THE AUDIO BOOK DETAILS.
  • To make these books also available through eBook formats
  • To publish audiobooks of the above novels (reader will be moi! yes, believe it or not, some people say they like the sound of my dopey voice? And I've been reading books out loud for a LONG time, so you know, I put the cocoa on it >.>)
  • To get all three versions (physical, Kindle, audio) onto Amazon, but also create my own print on demand website. 
  • Eventual goal: to additionally release four novellas published in Japanese standard A6 pocket book format: two genderqueer, one wlw and one mlmlw. (One of these is already completely laid out.)
When all of this is done (timeline--a year? I will consider myself done.)

My health (mental and physical) is garbage and I tend to work in bursts. So I ask that anyone who pledges pledge only what they can part with <3 I am happy to share everything I do, so ALL tiers will see everything and participate in everything <3 (However, more expensive tiers will contribute to press expenses, get printed thank you's in future books, and the chance to get exclusive signed copies before anyone else.) One buck is the entry to the kingdom of heaven (and I am grateful to every pledger and also to anyone who pledges more than the one buck! <3)

Are you interested in critique? Woo, you're in luck, because I seem to be unable to read anything without having at least 5K words to say about how it made me feel; why I think it's great, and how it could be better. And I am told that good critique these days is hard to find. If that is something you would like, that can also be arranged through certain pledges, depending on the length of your work and the depth of critique you would require! 



By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 22 exclusive posts
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Audio releases
16
Images
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Polls
5
Writings
4
Videos
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 22 exclusive posts
2
Audio releases
16
Images
4
Polls
5
Writings
4
Videos

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