Bryan Lunduke now has a Patreon page where people can obtain all of my content in one spot!
I’ve given this a lot of thought — and sought the advice of some friends (mostly podcasters and writers) using Patreon to great effect — and decided that setting up, and focusing on, a Patreon page could be hugely beneficial for not just me… but all of you as well.
What is Patreon?
For those unfamiliar with the platform: Patreon is, at its core, a place where the good people of the world can go to support content creators (writers, artists, podcasters, etc.) by pledging a small monthly amount. In essence… becoming their “patron“. And, in exchange, they get early/special/extra/exclusive access to the works of that creator.
Why is Bryan doing this?
For quite a long time, I’ve sold DRM-free, digital versions of my books via my own website (and Amazon.com). This has worked fairly well. But there have been a few drawbacks to my old approach:
- There wasn’t a centralized community around the things I create. No chance for my readers and viewers to interact with each other in a central spot. And no easy way for me to interact with all of you.
- Every time I got ready to release a new book, comic, etc. I needed to figure out pricing and marketing. And update the (at present) hand-coded scripts that run my online store. This, as odd as it may sound, has been both time-consuming… and riddled with mistakes and missteps.
- The income stream from the things I release saw dramatic spikes and dips. Which is annoying as heck to manage.
- People who buy one of my books… only get to enjoy that one book. They may not realize how much they’d get a kick out of some of the other things I create (or they may not want to take the chance on buying it). Some of my best work (in my opinion) has been some of the most obscure, difficult to market stuff.
By setting up a Patreon page, and completely doing away with my own online store, all three of these problems are solved at once.
Plus, this allows me to show you exactly what the funds I receive are going towards in an easy, open way. Which, I think, is really cool. Example: The first $500, every month, goes into my “Live Event Fund” — which is what funds me doing more live videos at conferences, festivals and other events.
How does this work?
- Go to my Patreon page.
- Pledge at whatever amount you like. Pledge a little. Pledge a lot. Whatever you feel comfortable with.
- You, automatically, gain access to every book and comic book I have created in DRM free, digital format.
- You also gain access to every single thing I produce while you are a patron.
- Any video I make? If it’s a public video, you get early access to it. If it’s a video just for my patrons… well… it’s just for you.
That’s it. Simple, right?
The more people become my patrons, the more resources (hardware, travel expenses, time, etc.) I can dedicate to generating more and better content. Win-win for everyone.
What if I already own everything you’ve created?
First off: Thank you! Your support over the years has meant the world to me.
If you already own digital copies of all of my books… feel free to wait to become one of my patrons until I’ve released another book. Or two. Or a few new videos. I have enough new books and videos coming out over the coming weeks and months (including one in only a few days) that I have no doubt you’ll join in the fun pretty quickly.
Just be sure to keep an eye the Patreon page (and here on Lunduke.com). I’d hate for you to miss out! Some of the new items will be unveiled to the Patrons long before I tell the rest of the world about them. That’s just one of the perks of being a patron.
I am super stoked about this. See you over on Patreon!