My Patreon Page - L.S. Baird
I made a Patreon page! It’s still just the rough framework and I’m still exploring the site, but I like it better than things like kickstarter and gofundme so far. None of these things are really ideal for me—or for most writers, it seems like. For one thing, people don’t tend to pre-fund for books they might not read for a year or more from an author they don’t know. And also because honestly, these sites all push to you spend all your time thinking up (and distributing and producing) rewards for your donors, which just turns it into a transaction. I’m already doing enough on my own just publishing my books! And not every writer is going to be ace at whipping up reward stickers or other geegaws, and all they want is just a kind of a tip jar. Not for their readers to pay their rent for them, but just as an extra optional thank you. I’m not selling a new iphone attachment or looking for movie funding, I’m just trying to find a place on the sidewalk to leave my proverbial guitar case open for the people who like my stories. So we’ll see if it works.
Though the name makes me think it should involve some giant glowing stag or something.
From In Powder and Crinoline : old fairy tales retold. By Arthur Quiller-Couch; illustrated by Kay Nielsen
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