I have discovered Patreon. For those of you who don’t know, Patreon is essentially a crowdfunding site for artists.
I’ve decided to give it a try because there is so much that I would like to do. I would love to hire professional people to do some of the work for me and give me a more professional product; professional editor, book cover artist, and website designer. I want to pay for a website hosting that would allow me to remove the company’s ads from my site. Consult with a marketing professional, or maybe hire a promotional agent. I have ideas for trinkets and bobbles (jewelry, bookmarks, shirts, notebooks, etc.). Set up a fan club and post box. Have book promotional trailers created. Official art for the books and characters. Expand the versions of my books to include a variety of sizes and hard cover. Go on a book tour.
With Patreon I can make one of those things come true simultaneously, while crowdfunding for the other items I wish to do. So, I am pleased to announce that I now have a fan club up and running. Access to which, depending on amount invested, will get you exclusive access to behind the scenes information, read chapters as I finish writing them, copies of my ebooks, or care packages including signed book copies and swag.