I’m going to be writing my next book via a Patreon campaign and I want you to join me!
If you aren’t familiar with Patreon, it is a kind of crowd-funding service for creative folks, similar in some ways to Kickstarter. But where Kickstarter asks funders to help make a one time pledge to get a big roject completed, Patreon is more of an ongoing means of supporting an artist or singer or writer (like yours truly.) Backers pledge a certain amount each month and get charged when the creator delivers something to them.
This little video is terrific at explaining Patreon quickly and easily – take a look!
I’m going to be writing and delivering Darkness Reigns in what I’m calling chapter packs. Each pack will contain three chapters from the novel. You can get these packs for as low as a single dollar ($1.00). Doing so will also entitle you to the ebook edition when the project is complete. The final book will be about 30 chapters and 300 pages in length (similar to all the other Templar books) so you end up paying around $10 in the end if you chose the $1.00 pledge level. But you’ll get to read the book before anyone else and you won’t have to wait until I’m done to get your Templar fix!
There are other pledge levels beyond that. $5.00 a chapter pack gets you a signed paperback when the project is complete. $10 a chapter pack lets you see behind-the-scenes, where I’ll be sharing all the materials that go into producing the book, from my initial scene list to my chapter outline, all the way through the rough draft and to the final edited manuscript. At this level I’ll also record a video each month, explaining background information and the reasons behind the various choices I’m making as I write the book. If you’re serious about a writing career of your own, the $25 and $100 pledge levels give you group and one-on-one coaching to discuss your own projects.
Backers don’t get charged anything until I send each chapter pack, so if something happens during a particular month you won’t spend a dime.
In addition to the pledge levels there are various milestones that unlock additional elements for the project – commissioned cover art, professional editing, an exclusive Templar short story that won’t be available anywhere else for at least a year, etc. The very first milestone ($300) is the most important one, because that’s the point when I sit down and start writing!
I understand that not everyone will want to be my patron, so rest assured that the book will be available in all the usual formats from all the usual vendors once it is complete. The Patreon campaign is for those who want to read it sooner than everyone else – and who want a glimpse behind the scenes to see how it all comes together!
The campaign is now live and you can find it at http://www.patreon.com/jnassise.
The sooner we hit that first milestone, the sooner I start writing, sp please support the project if you can.