But first, it is incumbent upon me to let you know I have never had coffee in all my life.
And no, I have not been living under a rock all these years. It’s just that I could never imagine myself consuming such a concoction, and therefore, I promised myself never to give it a try. That said, I have no qualms whatsoever watching others enjoy it, even my teenaged daughter, and I am more than happy to keep my home well-stocked with a variety of gourmet blends. Indeed, overnight house guests can boast of being awakened to the aroma of coffee brewing in the kitchen.
My beverage of choice is tea, preferably piping hot but iced tea works for me too. I drink tea first thing in the morning, throughout the day, and well into the night.
Why, then, am I inviting you to buy me a coffee? It has to do with one of my writing-related goals for 2019. You have probably heard of Patreon. Just in case you haven’t, it is a subscription model platform that allows subscribers to support artists whose work they value.
You may also have heard of Ko-fi. Ko-fi also allows fans to support a favorite creator’s work but with the added benefit of no long-term commitment. With one-off donations, supporters pay for exclusive content only if wanted and only when wanted.
That said, monthly contributions are allowed; they’re just not required.
What’s my idea of exclusive content? How about work-in-progress (WIP) stories, missing scenes along with other delectable story nuggets, and considerable savings on future releases along with priority delivery!
To kick things off, I have been busy adding free content to my Ko-fi page, including the first six chapters of Together in Perfect Felicity as well as extended excerpts from previous bestsellers.
I have also established a rather modest goal for my Ko-fi page: to earn $60 which will be used to cover the cost of the Gold level membership for the first year. At this level, during later campaigns, I will be able to tailor invitations using tools not yet at my disposal. For example: a cup of coffee, or a cup of tea, or even a slice of pizza, in exchange for access to exclusive content for $1 or $2.
With the key phrase being for access to exclusive content; this service is an excellent example of win-win.
For now, what can you expect as a token of my gratitude for your generous support should you decide to buy me a coffee for $3?
Great question. How does a copy of an exclusive collection of several of my most recent releases sound? The stories in this bundle have never been included in a Pride and Prejudice variations collection before and likely will not be anytime soon. This collection will not be available in stores. It’s meant to be my way of saying thanks!
Which stories am I referring to? They’re three of my top bestselling 2018 releases: Irrevocably Gone (February 2018), Designed for Each Other (July 2018), and Which that Season Brings (December 2018). The retail price of these stories, if sold separately, is at least $17.98. That’s savings of more than 83%.
Owing to various considerations, this is a limited quantity, limited time opportunity. In addition, I will email the complimentary edition of Most Favorably Inclined to the email address on the donation notification once it’s processed. Mark messages as private if a different email address is preferred.
Interested? Click here for more. Oh, and be sure to follow me on Ko-fi. This particular invitation may not be your cup of tea (I mean, coffee), but access to future exclusive content may be just what you’re looking for. Plus, you’re sure to find the ever-increasing amount of free content worth your while.
Step by step instructions on what to expect when you visit my Ko-fi page are included in this post on my website: https://podixon.com/blog5/want-to-buy-me-a-coffee/
I welcome your comments. What’s your preference: coffee, tea, neither? In avoiding coffee, have I been missing out all these years? As for my new venture, what’s something you would enjoy having access to? Or just say hi to let me know you stopped by.
Leave a comment for a chance to win an ebook edition of my new boxset: A Darcy and Elizabeth Love Affair. If you’re selected as the lucky winner and you already own the stories included in this boxset, and you’re able to redeem gift cards from Amazon.com, simply request the $5 Amazon Gift Card instead. One winner will be chosen. Hurry! The giveaway contest ends on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.