Tag: Patreon

The next Patreon chapbook is… (Stephen King fans take note!)

Now that I have a delivery date from the printer, I’m pleased to let you know that the next exclusive chapbook for Patreon supporters is…

“What’s In a Name?” by Bev Vincent, an intriguing essay about the Stephen King titles that might have been. To make this chapbook really special, François Vaillancourt contributed the cover artwork and more than a dozen full-color interiors depicting what these Stephen King books might have looked like if he had used their original titles.

Here’s just one example:

(Can you guess what book this could have been? It’s actually kind of trick question because King tried to use this title twice, according to Bev’s research.)

This chapbook is the result of my fascination with Stephen King’s “working titles” — the title given to a book or story while it is being writing — and how King’s titles have occasionally changed by the time the project is announced… and even one title that changed after the official announcement.

Bev Vincent is one of my “go to” experts for all things King, and he wrote this incredible essay with the behind-the-scenes stories of some titles King had in mind… and why they changed on the road to publication.

Then François Vaillancourt fired up his powerful imagination and conjured his version of what the book cover could have looked like. He even tried to keep some of the details era specific in terms of how book covers were designed at the time the book would have been published.

Bev Vincent and François Vaillancourt have both signed the signature sheets for this chapbook, which is limited to 400 numbered copies.

Also, the stickers for the envelopes have arrived and look awesome:

More news soon! Thanks again for your continuing support and enthusiasm!
Best,
Brian

Another Big Update On My Patreon!

When I said back in January that the year was off to a terrific start for my writing and for my Patreon, I had no idea what was yet to come. Since that post, more than 100 people have signed up, pushing us above 350 supporters, a number I never even dreamed possible when I  launched my Patreon a few years ago.

So, this seems like a good time to post a reminder about the FAQ for new supporters and those who might be curious about what I’m doing on Patreon.

Also, a small teaser: I think the new Supporters Only chapbook to be published in June will be very popular among readers of Stephen King. It’s not something written by King, but it is something about his work that I’ve never really seen covered before. Check out a publicly posted sneak preview here.

If you have a moment, please visit my Patreon page to read more about the different Rewards Levels I’ve created and to learn more about what I’ll be writing and posting. I’d love to see you there!

Thank you, as always, for your continuing support and enthusiasm!

 

“You Are Released” by Joe Hill chapbook for Patreon Supporters Only

Even though everyone knows what January’s surprise chapbook for my Patreon supporters was by now, I figure we should have an official post for the archive.

It was a ton of fun putting together “You Are Released” by Joe Hill, and everyone I heard from was really pleased with the results. The upgrades like using full-color throughout and adding all of that François Vaillancourt seemed to be very popular. Here are some photos:

Reminder: there’s a brand new FAQ for new supporters and those who might be curious about what I’m doing on Patreon. If you have a moment, please visit my Patreon page to read more about the different Rewards Levels I’ve created and to learn more about what I’ll be writing and posting. I’d love to see you there!

Thank you, as always, for your continuing support!

 

Big Update On My Patreon!

When I said 2022 was off to a terrific start for my writing and for my Patreon, I had no idea what I was talking about. Since that post, more than 50 people have signed up, pushing us above 300 supporters, a number I never even dreamed possible.

This seemed like a good time to post a brand new FAQ for new supporters and those who might be curious about what I’m doing on Patreon.

If you have a moment, please visit my Patreon page to read more about the different Rewards Levels I’ve created and to learn more about what I’ll be writing and posting. I’d love to see you in the “Members Only” section!

Thank you, as always, for your continuing support!

 

2022: Big Things For My Patreon

2022 is off to a terrific start for my writing and for my Patreon, including the publication of a “secret” chapbook for supporters! Most have received it by now, but some haven’t, so I’ll wait a bit to share the details.

If you have a moment, please visit my Patreon page to read more about the different Rewards Levels I’ve created and to learn more about what I’ll be writing and posting. I’d love to see you in the “Members Only” section!

Thank you, as always, for your continuing support!

 

New Trade Paperback and Hardcover: Walking With Ghosts

As I’ve been telling my Patreon supporters as part of their “behind the scenes” access, I needed to test a POD (print-on-demand) trade paperback printer for a series of projects we have in the works for next year. The first printings will be offset, but then I need a POD printer to keep up with the whims of the distributors. These are important books, so I didn’t want to just sent them to a printer I’d never worked with before and hope for the best. Instead, I’m using Walking with Ghosts as my test subject:

Luckily, these paperbacks turned out great, so I think this printer is going to work really well for our purposes.

The company also prints POD hardcovers, which in my experience have always been kind of lackluster, but it was free to add the edition to the job, so I gave it a shot…. and I’d say this hardcover is actually pretty nice! Not as nice as what you’d expect from a Limited Edition hardcover, but not bad!

Both of these editions are the next rewards for Patreon supporters on the “Receive Every New Book” and above, but these editions are also available for the general public to purchase right now:

Amazon Trade Paperback
Amazon Trade Hardcover
Barnes & Noble Trade Paperback
Barnes & Noble Trade Hardcover

Thank you again for your continuing support and enthusiasm. More news to come soon!

Best,
Brian

Next Patreon Exclusive: Walking With Ghosts Lettered Edition

Shipping today is the latest reward for Patreon supporters on Lettered Edition Level and above, the first Lettered Edition hardcover of my collection Walking With Ghosts.

Limited to just 26 signed and lettered copies, housed in a fine clamshell case, this special illustrated edition also features 60+ pieces of artwork by horror artist extraordinaire Glenn Chadbourne:

Thank you again for your continuing support and enthusiasm. More news to come soon!

Best,
Brian

Next Patreon Exclusive: Walking With Ghosts Limited Edition

It’s been such a busy summer that I never had a chance to post about the latest reward for Patreon supporters on Level 4 and above, which shipped back in July: the first US Limited Edition hardcover of my collection Walking With Ghosts.

Limited to just 200 signed and numbered copies, this special illustrated edition also features 60+ pieces of artwork by horror artist extraordinaire Glenn Chadbourne:

Thank you again for your continuing support and enthusiasm. More news to come soon!

Best,
Brian

Next Patreon Exclusive Chapbook Shipping This Month!

The next signed Limited Edition chapbook for Patreon supporters on Level 2 and above has arrived and they turned out great!

If you’re a supporter and you’ve moved, please make sure your new address is on your Patreon profile page because that’s the database I use for shipping these rewards.

Thank you again for your continuing support and enthusiasm. More news to come soon!

Best,
Brian

Next Patreon Exclusive Chapbook Deep in Production!

The “approval copies” for the next signed Limited Edition chapbook (for Patreon supporters on Level 2 and above) arrived and they look beautiful. I’ve given the printer the green light to complete the run:

This one will ship in June based on the current timing of the other materials.

If you’ve moved, please make sure your new address is on your Patreon profile page because that’s the database I use for shipping these rewards.

Thank you again for your continuing support and enthusiasm. More news to come soon!

Best,
Brian