In other news, I'm considering trying out a Patreon instead of Kickstarter going forward. The main issue is figuring out rewards. The obvious one, I think, is an e-book subscription--some small donation per month that gets you every e-book I release during your subscription period, which would be 2-3 a year. Some higher number to get print books, I guess?
Other than that, I dunno, I have some ideas on subscriber exclusives I could offer:
- Early access to posts. Normally I write posts anywhere from a week in advance to mere minutes before it's due, sometimes after, but for Near Apocalypse the realities of a true psychochronography mean that I'm going to have to be at least a couple of weeks ahead, and I'm going to try for months.
- Commentaries? I dunno if there'd be any interest in this, but I could record commentary tracks for shows the Patreon backers vote on, or something?
- Extra essays. This wouldn't be a reward for individual backers, but rather something I'd do for the backers collectively reaching particular monthly goals, namely that Near Apocalypse would go twice-weekly, or I'd add other features.