Engen Booksis creating writing & publishing great fiction.
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It might be hard for you to understand how big an impact the little things you do have on the world, but your $5.00 a month is collectively helping me live the dream of being a full-time author. In exchange for your donation you'll get to take part in monthly Q+A sessions that will help you be a better, more industry savvy writer.
Also: 1 "Engen Dollar" a month!
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At this point you should know you are, collectively, helping to fund a small-press publishing company dedicated to making sure indie and genre authors have a voice. You're making sure the great authors we publish and will continue to publish have a platform: and you should be recognized! As such, at this level your name will appear in the description text accompanying our writing podcast, The Write Project, as a supporter! :)
As a Special Bonus: Once a month, you can request any Engen Book be sent to you in eBook format. :)
Also: 4 "Engen Dollars" a month!
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Okay here's the deal with who we are and why we're starting a Patreon account:
We're not looking for hand outs, and we firmly believe that if you like our books the best way to support us is to buy them... but if you want a little extra, this is how you can get it, and please let us know if there's another service we could be offering to better serve you! :)
What will the funds be used for? Bringing new, original, good fiction written by new talent in the industry to publication in a way that attracts national attention! In addition, we're going to be arranging manuscript editing for up-and-coming authors, organizing author signings and book tours for new talent, pairing new authors with amazing local cover artists, and much more! :)
Who we are:
Engen Books is an independent publishing company based out of Newfoundland, Canada. It was started in 2007 by Matthew LeDrew and is currently run by LeDrew and partner Ellen Curtis.
Our mission is to promote literary expression and the medium of literature, regardless of genre, setting, or style. We believe that when you limit an author by geography or genre you are also limiting that author’s imagination, and thus limiting what you believe that author is capable of imagining. We believe that independent authors from Atlantic Canada and the world over offer some of the best, most imaginative, most exciting, and transcendent fiction available on the market.
As one of the few publishers in the region not limited by genre, our library currently is largely made up of titles and genres that are not available anywhere else: adventure, thriller, science-fiction, and fantasy. Despite this, we are dedicated to publishing good fiction from any genre.
Our Current Situation / Why Patreon?:
After 10 years of building, founder Matthew LeDrew has made the choice to go full-time writing and publishing to try and give Engen the time it needs, as it has grown into one of Atlantic Canada's most prolific fiction publishers.
We want to continue to grow and add more authors and titles to our library, and help authors bring their unique talents to fruition, and to do that properly we need a stable backing, a knowledge of a certain amount of money coming in every month separate from the whims of book distributors and Amazon policy changes.
But also: we wanted a way to give extra services to people who have asked for them repeatedly over the years but that we haven't had a venue to provide. Services like personal one-on-one writing help, manuscript evaluations, industry advice... services that before Patreon there was no easy way to offer! <3
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