Needlebriar lies in a remote corner of a large duchy. Years ago, war devastated the small halfling community, leading the villagers to commit heinous acts of cannibalism and murder to survive. The violence awoke an ancient spirit who granted the desperate halflings the power to hunt those who dared to harm them. Generations have passed and the halflings continue to hunt the nearby lands, transforming into beasts to sate their hunger. Dancing around raging bonfires, they hold bloody feasts, devouring their captive victims, in worship of the fell spirit of the land, becoming more like wild animals every day as they slink further into depravity. Many of the halfling have the tell-tale shake of cannibalism about them and shuffle about the village in heavy leather cloaks. Meanwhile, the rest of the duchy becomes more and more suspicious.
Yesterday, our patrons crushed our Patreon campaign’s $700 milestone. (Epic!) I’m beyond chuffed.
Over the weekend, something momentous happened. I woke up on Sunday morning to discover Raging Swan’s Patreon campaign had hit its next milestone!
And them to your library today! (And, did you know that if you signed up to our Patreon campaign you’d have got both books for a single $2 pledge? You didn’t? Check out the campaign to learn more because we really want to pay our artists more!)
Epic Patreon News
Yesterday, something epic happened. Thanks to Raging Swan Press’s tremendously generous patrons, we are now able to pay our freelancers nine cents a word! That’s huge. In fact, it’s beyond huge.
Last March, just 13 months ago, when we started our Patreon campaign, we paid the industry standard rate of 1 cent a word. We simply couldn’t afford to pay more, if we wanted to stay in business. But, with our patron’s support we’ve slowly and surely increased our pay rates. It’s thanks to all 107 of them that we are where we are today.
There is–of course–more to do (there’s always more to do) but I’m tremendously proud of what we’ve achieved together.
Thank you to everyone who’s supported Raging Swan Press on it’s quest to pay its freelancers a decent rate of pay!Epic
More Patreon Thoughts From Creighton
Over on his blog, Creighton has just posted up some thoughts on the unexpected benefits of Raging Swan Press’s Patreon campaign. If you are curious about the campaign or thinking of starting your own Patreon it’s worth checking out!