As of June 1st Schreyer Ink will be on Patreon. For those not familiar with Patreon here’s the low down on how it works.
Like Kickstarter, Patreon is a crowdfunding site, but with some BIG differences. Instead of a single, one-time, large (or medium, or whatever) payment in exchange for a finished book, movie, or product, you are making small (or medium, or whatever) monthly payments. And we do mean small. Even $1 per month is a big help.
So, you head over to Patreon and make a free Supporter account. Then you head over to Schreyer Ink’s page, which will be made public on June 1st, and click the big orange button that says you want to support us. Then choose the tier that suits your budget. We have tiers set at $1, $2, $5, $10, and even a Super Fan tier at $20.
At each tier you have access to some pretty cool rewards and perks including:
- sneak peeks at all our published and upcoming material, including anthologies
- discounts and free e-books, and even the chance at some free paperbacks
- interactive creative content, like polls to help us decide on anthology themes, character names, etc.
- the chance to name characters, or even become the face of a character in a graphic novel
- early cover reveals
- early access to pre-orders and submission calls
- exclusive interviews with our content creators, and you get to ask the questions
- public recognition on our blog and in our books (ever wanted a book dedicated to you?)
- and more!
But why support us in this way? You already submit stories to our anthologies, follow our blog or Facebook page, and purchase books. So why Patreon?
Publishing books can be expensive and as a small press we don’t have a lot of capital yet to foot the bill. And that’s just simple honesty. Our goal at Schreyer Ink is to get interesting books into the hands of as many readers as possible – and that means keeping the cost of those books reasonable. Unfortunately for us that means we’re making pennies per copy, once we’ve paid out-of-house contributors their share. With a steady monthly income from Patreon we can pay our artists and editors a proper wage, upgrade our software, pay our anthology writers upfront for their stories, and more – all without raising the price of our books.
It boils down to this: a little support each month from some dedicated fans (who we will thank and reward and thank some more) means we can support our staff, our contributors, and our readers MORE.
If you’d like to support us you can join our mailing list using the form in the Contact Us tab and we’ll send the Patreon link to your inbox on June 1st. Or, head over to the Open Minds launch event (a 12 hour long, FREE, virtual party) where we will be posting the Patreon link on June 1st. As a bonus you’ll also have the chance to win some cool prizes from some awesome authors.
As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, drop us a comment or hit the Contact Us button and shoot us an email. We are eager to see what creative doors this next step unlocks.