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Fantasy Faction Writers => Self Publishing Discussion => Topic started by: Neila on August 05, 2014, 04:38:15 AM

Title: Patreon Thoughts
Post by: Neila on August 05, 2014, 04:38:15 AM
I was wondering what your thoughts on using sites like Patreon are.
I just set up a page for my book of short stories I'm putting together and would love to hear everyone's thoughts about using the site.

http://www.patreon.com/user?u=206359&rf=206359&ty=2 (http://www.patreon.com/user?u=206359&rf=206359&ty=2)

Also if you have a Patreon how do you go about promoting it? Feel free to drop a link in this thread!

Unless my posting a link to it on here is bad in which case let me know the correct location to post it!
-Neila
Title: Re: Patreon Thoughts
Post by: Jonathan Campbell on August 25, 2014, 09:18:38 PM
You promote it the same way you promote your work and everything else- you BRAG!

Leave links in every post you make; go on Twitter and Facebook and whatever else; join as many sites as possible (and get involved- don't just join sites just for the sake of talking about YOUR work, or at least find a handful of sites where you do more than just that); tell people you know and those you don't; draw attention to every good review you get....

Posting here is fine; in fact, put the link in your sig. And the link to work.
Title: Re: Patreon Thoughts
Post by: k-fish on January 16, 2016, 06:17:08 AM
I've seen this article (http://thewritelife.com/before-you-launch-a-patreon-for-your-writing-read-this/) floating around a lot in regards to Patreon. It seems hard to get them off the ground if you're starting from scratch, but that's true with anything. My thoughts on it are that there's no harm in having one, so why not?
Title: Patreon Thoughts
Post by: marshall_lamour on March 25, 2016, 08:15:01 PM
I gave patreon some consideration, but the main reason I'm not going that route is that I'm not yet prepared to write on a schedule. I found a good fit for releasing a serial and engaging readers on the publishing platform I chose. The way I see it, I can charge less for the early stages of the serial and gradually increase my minimum price as I release more parts (early bird discount, I guess). If anyone were ever inclined to give more to support the completion of the book, I would just suggest that they just buy another copy for a friend and pay extra when they do, since my platform allows that.

Where I think I would consider a patreon is if I were writing short-stories within the world of my series, but I could see maybe using it to support the completion of the series as a whole.

edit:
Sorry for the necro. Been away from forums for a while.
Title: Re: Patreon Thoughts
Post by: jjwilbourne on April 24, 2016, 12:55:47 AM
I think Patreon works best if you can write on a schedule and deliver on time.
In addition, You'll probably want to deliver once a week to make it feel worth it. So you'll most likely be doing short stories or chapters. If they're chapters, your reader may end up grossly overpaying.

Get creative and really over-deliver. And you gotta work it and make sure people know about it. Otherwise, no one will notice or care.