GET BOOKS EARLY

READ NEVER-PUBLISHED WORKS

Two years ago, I created my original Patreon feed as a way for readers to "subscribe" to my books and read my stories regardless of platform. (Most of my books are available in Kindle Unlimited, which means I must be exclusive to Amazon.)

I wanted the freedom to reach readers directly, protect my livelihood, and make my books available to all. So I'm taking my Patreon one step further with the goal of making fiction sustainable.

I created Tarah Benner Labs to:

 

  • Build a consistent stream of income that isn't controlled by a single retailer.

  • Connect more deeply with readers like you and have an ongoing conversation about my books.

  • Publish more short stories, serialized fiction, and experimental writing. (This is why I'm unlocking the Vault and inviting you to read my never-published work.)


Stories are important, my friends. Stories are what make us human. They bring us together. They make us laugh and cry. And they force us to ask the important questions.

Will you join me in the fight for fiction? Will you help keep books alive? 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Patreon?

Patreon is a platform that makes it easy to pay authors and other creators for their work.


Why am I on Patreon?

Thanks to the support of my amazing readers, I get to write books for a living. Not many writers get to say that. Indie authors like me are always hustling to put out more books and connect with readers, but the publishing world is changing constantly and authors like me are at the mercy of retail giants like Amazon.

1. Patreon puts more money in my pocket. As an indie author, I keep 35-70% of the list price for my digital titles and make less than half a cent for each page read in Kindle Unlimited.

Patreon allows me to keep 92% of what I make.

 

2. Patreon means more consistent income. Writing is how I make my living, and I have a mortgage to pay like everyone else. Book sales on Amazon fluctuate constantly, and creating more consistent income makes it much more likely that I will be able to keep writing books.

 

3. Patreon allows me to share more stories. Currently, there isn't a profitable way to sell short stories on Amazon. And if there's a novel I want to write but can't sell, it often doesn't get published. By supporting me on Patreon, you can fund stories that wouldn't otherwise see the light of day.

4. Patreon means owning your books forever. You know that feeling when you go to watch your favorite show on Netflix only to find it's been removed? You should never feel that way about your favorite books.

 

When you purchase an e-book on Amazon, you don't own it at all. You're just purchasing a license to view that book. Buying my books directly through Patreon means you'll own them forever in any format you choose.

5. Patreon means you don't have to read on Kindle. Our society is moving toward a subscription model, which means many of my readers have enrolled in Kindle Unlimited. I like making my books available in the program, but this means I must be exclusive to Amazon. I don't want to leave Nook, Apple, and Google readers behind, so I'm making new releases available through Patreon first.

BECOME A SUPPORTER ON PATREON

$2 per month

New Short Fiction Every Month

  • A new short work of fiction released each month

  • These may be short stories, release bonuses, or writing from the Vault. Writing from the Vault includes chapters from unpublished novels and short stories.

  • Access to full Patreon library of existing Elderon short stories and Tripp's novella.

$3 per month

Each New Book + New Short Fiction Every Month 

  • Each new Tarah Benner release delivered as an e-book.

  • Patrons receive each novel early (usually a week before publication).

  • A new short work of fiction released each month. 

  • These may be short stories, release bonuses, or writing from the Vault. Writing from the Vault includes chapters from unpublished novels and short stories.

  • Access to full Patreon library of existing Elderon short stories and Tripp's novella.

$10 per month

Each New Book in Signed Paperback +

E-Book + New Short Fiction Every Month 

  • Signed paperback copy of each new Tarah Benner release.

  • Patrons receive the e-book early (usually a week before publication).

  • A new short work of fiction released each month

  • These may be short stories, release bonuses, or writing from the Vault. Writing from the Vault includes chapters from unpublished novels and short stories that might not ever be published.

  • Access to full Patreon library of existing Elderon short stories and Tripp's novella.

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