Patreon

Hey you guys! I’ve got great news, I’m really excited about it!

First, Sexual Fantasy Kingdom vol. 1, vol. 2, and an exclusive bundle of vol. 3 and vol. 4 will be coming out in a few days on Affect3D! Some of my international customers who haven’t been able to purchase from my site might have better luck with their billing options, and I’m hoping to reach some new people who may not have heard of my work before! I did an interview for them too… it came out to be six pages in a .doc file so I’m not sure whether it’ll get cut down, or whether I finally have a chance to bore an all-new audience with my windy rambling! ^_^”’

Second… so, last time I talked about how I’ve lost sales from piracy, and a lot of you responded that you started out by pirating my work, and have ended up becoming paying customers and supportive fans because you like what you’ve seen and you believe in what I do. But the fact remains I don’t always make enough money to even pay my bills, and if I can’t always turn that outpouring of support into paid sales, then what can I do?

So I’ve started a Patreon campaign. For those of you who don’t know, Patreon is a service like Kickstarter, for artists and creators to raise money from their fans, but instead of one-time donations of large sums to fund a single project, fans can become a patron by pledging a small amount to be given each month. It’s pretty cool! It has rewards and levels like a Kickstarter, so I can give away free stuff to people who contribute different amounts, up to and including my entire catalog, and even customized scenes.

It takes about a minute to sign up, for whatever amount you choose, and you can cancel or change that amount at any time! Listen to me, I sound like a salesman! ^_^’ I said everything I had to say about it on the Patreon page, so go check it out:

Become my Patron on Patreon
I don’t want it to be about the rewards, because I don’t want to spend all my time creating bonus content and eat into the time I need to create projects. I want you guys to donate what you can, if you can, because even tiny amounts really add up! But I want you to do it because you love what I do, and you want to see more.

That being said, I am trying to offer some cool stuff! For example if you pledge just $2 a month (or more) you’ll get access to exclusive 1080HD wallpaper images, a new one every month… right now there’s just one because I just started! Money-saving coupons? Bonus products? A subscription to not just SFK5 but all my scene-by-scene content for as long as you donate? And more? I always say “and more”, because there’s always more! Go check out the rewards on my Patreon page and see what you think, and please feel free to make suggestions!

And click below to see a cropped preview version of the first bonus wallpaper:

Patreon Preview

Shay and the Dark Elves, the rest of the image is in the bonus wallpaper on Patreon!

If Patreon works well for me, I can potentially offer more free content to everybody, worry about piracy a lot less, and still manage to pay my bills! If it works amazingly for me (as it has done for some people, like I said those tiny amounts can really add up!) then I’ll be able to tackle bigger projects in the future… the SFK RPG could even get back on the table, and if it did, I could offer a lot more rewards and goals associated with that project specifically.

Especially since I started selling SFK1: Galaxy Edition in Japan to pretty dismal sales, it has become pretty clear to me that something has to change, or I won’t be able to stay in this business. That’s why I’m opening up new avenues I’ve never explored before. But my hope is that Patreon will become more than just a way to stay afloat in rough seas… it’ll become a way to fly!

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