Benefits You Get With Substack Subscriptions
Those who sign up for the free subscription get cool stuff. Those who sign up for the paid subscription get even COOLER stuff.
When I signed up for Substack, my goal was to consolidate my Blogger blog and my Mailchimp newsletter into a single program to save time. I transferred all the hundreds of blog posts from 2010-2022 into Substack so my new readers would have lots of free content and then posted my first Substack blog post, a review of the Jim Carrey How The Grinch Stole Christmas. I will continue to blog here, although how often depends on my day-job and book obligations.
For those who become free subscribers, they get my semimonthly (every two weeks) newsletter, which contains writing progress updates, upcoming conventions, etc. Here’s the 12/24/22 MailChimp newsletter with updates on my upcoming novel Serpent Sword, some book recommendations, and a free audio horror story from the online horror magazine PseudoPod. Here’s the 12/10/22 MailChimp newsletter with the Serpent Sword cover and some #BookTube videos about my work, including the first appearance on TikTok.
For paid subscribers, since I already offer my free subscribers a good bit, things get more personal. My first premium post is my sketch of the Battle for the Wastelands character Alonzo Merrill from 2010. My premium post for January 2023 will be a sketch of a Melon Head, the titular monster from one of my first self-published short stories, and my February 2023 post will be a hand-drawn map of the Wastelands world. My premium rate is $8 per month (probably equivalent to a fancy Starbucks coffee, especially these days) or $80 per year (two months free!), so sign on up!