After so many asked how I could be better paid off Amazon, I found an elegant solution to the problem. I created a “per creation” Patreon. Every time I release a new novel, it will be released to subscribers of the patreon 3-7 days prior to general retail release.
It is a completely separate entity from the standard patreon, which is on a monthly basis. (Patrons of the monthly patreon will also be getting books; they will either get it right before release or on release day, depending on their tier.)
The patrons of the monthly patreon also get a lot of other goodies, including more direct access to me, behind-the-scenes interactions, and so on.
The “per creation” Patron will be more distant. It’s there to be the vessel for novel delivery.
All books, regardless of length, will be priced at $5.99. Right now, there’s only one tier, which will get you all solo novel releases I’ve written regardless of pen name. I will eventually expand to be by pen name, allowing people to customize their offerings somewhat. But only somewhat. (I will NOT be doing mix and match; if you only want RJ Blain, that’s easy to do… but I can’t do tiers for those who want RJ Blain and Susan Copperfield.)
For those who want selective books only, general vendors will still be the place to go. Otherwise, you’ll have to cancel your subscription, wait until the book you don’t want releases, and then resubscribe.
(Sorry, it’s just not viable to overcomplicate this.)
Books will be delivered by bookfunnel and will come in ePub and Kindle format.
The first book to be released on the new Patreon will be Plaidypus. Dirty Deeds 2 is NOT part of this patreon, nor are any other multi-author anthologies I participate in. Sorry, I don’t have rights to release these titles this way.
Yes, you can do both if you really want to. I’m not going to try to stop you!
Thanks for all of your support in the past few days.
And yes, since people have been asking, I get paid the most if you contribute via Patreon, even including the yearly Bookfunnel fees.
Amazon charges 30% + transfer fee per book.
B&N and Kobo charge 30%.
Apple charges 30% + Draft2Digital Fees. (I could avoid the D2D fees if I wanted to deal with Apple directly, but I don’t…)
We don’t talk about Google Play. (Okay, I sell a limited number of books a month there, so it’s not really a vendor I worry about.
Patreon charges 8% plus payout fees and sales tax. I think overall, it works out to 9-12% total? BookFunnel costs me around $20 per month which is written off as a business expense.
So, yes, I get paid significantly more via Patreon.
So, yes, you can read on your kindle if that is jam through my Patreon, just select Mobi/Kindle when you are claiming your book. The links will be active for 2 weeks following the book’s release, so make sure you claim and download/save your copy of the book promptly.