Can Authors Use Patreon Effectively?

I’m a Patron member for some podcasts and business advice. So, maybe some podcasts? They don’t have to be long, although most run anywhere from half-an-hour to three hours.

Legends of Windemere

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This is probably going to be a short post because I have no idea what I’m doing here.  It’s been suggested that I set up a Patreon, but I can’t figure out how that would work since I only do books.  Since it’s a monthly prize, I can’t do a t-shirt every month because I’d eventually run out of pictures . . . Do I have pictures because I don’t know if the covers would work?  All so confusing.

Some ideas that were suggested:

  1. A monthly poem or character sneak peak.
  2. Preview chapter from an unreleased book.  How would this not backfire?
  3. Stickers . . . Same issue as t-shirts?
  4. A monthly Ichabod Brooks story exclusive to Patreon.  The challenge here would be finding time to write it every month when I’m struggling to get to War of Nytefall.  By the way, click that link for the new…

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