Yakov Merkin

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About Yakov Merkin

Who Am I?
I'm Yakov Merkin, an American-Israeli science fiction and fantasy author, IDF veteran, part-time historian, and aspiring ninja warrior (the obstacle course show type, not the assassin type.) I am best known for my Galaxy Ascendant series of space opera novels, and I also presently have my first epic fantasy novel, The Dragon Hand, out (first of the Dragon King trilogy), as well as my Master's thesis on the Horthy era in Hungary.
I'm a fairly quick writer, having released 7 novels since May 2017 (and having written yet more in that time), and I currently have multiple projects in motion, including but not limited to my two already in progress series. This year, I plan to release book 7 in the Galaxy Ascendant series, the first books in my next series, Light Unto Another World, short stories--and possibly more!

Why Patreon?

While readers have enjoyed my books, my current reliance on a day job limits my productivity and, more crucially, my ability to work on marketing my books is severely limited. Through Patreon, I hope to increase my revenue stream so that I have more flexibility to invest in new, additional marketing/advertising for the books, as well as to be able to better cover book production costs--along with supplementary material like concept art--up front. Patreon is also a great way to interact more directly with my fans, and to share sneak peaks of upcoming projects.
The goal is to build up to the point where I can make writing my full time job, and reach  ridiculous levels of production.

What's In It For You?

In exchange for your support, you'll get to be ahead of the game when it comes to new releases, new updates, and new artwork that I intend to commission. You'll get access to any short stories (except for those I sell to anthologies) before anyone else. Additionally, patrons will get exclusive behind-the-scenes looks at in progress projects. I also hope to set up direct fan interactions stuff for certain support levels, in the form of livestreams, Q&As, and the like. I'd also be more than open to suggestions on other possible donation perks.

$19.52 of $100 per month
If I can reach this monthly goal, I'll be able to regularly commission new artwork for upcoming books, and release that to patrons first, along with exclusive behind the scenes looks at in-progress projects.
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