While my urban fantasy and paranormal books under my name are my passion, they rarely pay enough bills to cover the time spent on them through royalties alone.
I do, however, have the most amazing, loyal readers around who have offered support through Patreon since early 2015. Dec 2017, Patreon announced some fee changes that thankfully they walked back on. Understandably, people are still nervous.
I have made no secret of the fact that Patreon is a huge reason I’m able to continue writing urban fantasy. Drip by Kickstarter is apparently dead in the water, however I’m going to start moving some of my content over to Gumroad and have that as a Patreon alternative. I’ll investigate other viable options as they become available as well. In the meantime, here are the patronage options I offer for those who are so inclined:
This still offers many features that work for me and my archive of offerings are there, so it’s staying for the time being.
There are multiple reward tiers from $1/month to $50/month, swag and books, ARCs and tuckerizations. This is the simplest avenue for me to continue offering things, so it’s remaining as it always has been.
Since of all the reward tiers it was the dollar pledge options that were most threatened by Patreon’s decision and that might be in danger if they change their minds again, I can offer it via PayPal. Just the lower two reward tiers to minimize what I have to keep track of, since this will be doubling my work sending everything twice. At $1/month you get a monthly update and snippet of what I’m working on (or chapters if I’m serializing) and credited in the acknowledgements of all books published while you’re in good standing. At $2/month you get the above as well as a monthly writing essay.
*note: you do not get access to an archive of previous posts. I’m sorry.*
If you just want to act as a monthly (or weekly) patron without any rewards, Liberapay is for you. You add money to your “wallet” all at once (to minimize fees) and then decide what you want to send monthly to whoever you like. Here is my page, or there’s the button below.
PayPal is usually the easiest way to do that–you’ll find me at paypal.me/SkylaDawnCameron
Eventually Ko-Fi will apparently add a subscription option, but for now you can buy me a coffee (or, well, cat food) here:
Buying my books direct on Payhip is also a way money goes straight to me sooner rather than later.
Just a note: me, personally, I strongly prefer things like Patreon and the like because I want to GIVE YOU stuff for your money. I rely on this monthly support but I also get uncomfortable feeling like a charity case. At the same time, this money allows me to focus on writing more urban fantasy, thereby increasing the likelihood that more people will discover all these books and perhaps I’ll be able to live on the royalties eventually. Some people don’t want “stuff”, just to toss some pennies my way monthly, so hopefully there are sufficient options for doing so.
Between Patreon and royalties, I’m able to better prioritize writing, which means folks like you chipping in $1/month are directly responsible for there being more Livi Talbot books.
Thank you for your support.