James Palmer

is creating Science Fiction and Fantasy Novellas

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They will also get exclusive access to snippets of my works in progress before anyone else, as well as audio from my convention panels and other odds and ends. 

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As a member of my Robot Army, you'll get everything you'd get at the Space Cadet level, plus one ebook novel or novella per month, in whichever format you prefer.  It's like a subscription service for my books.

 ​Supporters at this level will also get their names listed in the back of my books.  

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Hi there, friend and maybe-Patron.

My name is James Palmer, and I am an indie author. I've written a little bit of everything, from science fiction to Lovecraftian fantasy to steampunk. My works include Star SwarmThe Ix IncursionThe Depths of TimeShadows Over Londonand many more.

 A novella is basically a short novel, ranging from 20,000 to 60,000 words.


Because I like the form. I'm a pulp writer at heart, and novellas were considered full-length novels back in the day. Novels only got longer because big publishers needed to justify charging more for them. I've written several, and they're a lot of fun to write. They combine the complex world-building of novels with the tightly packed plot of a short story. Besides, I don't think I have some 180,000 tome in me. It's just not my style. 

Plus, I can write them faster than a traditional novel, usually within a month, month and a half. This gives me a faster time to market and helps me build my back catalog faster than I could writing a couple of novels per year. This equals (hopefully) happier fans. While I will continue to write longer novels, they won't be the mainstay of my creative business.

So my counter question is, "Why not novellas?"


In short: time. 

I have a full-time job, and I'm a husband and father of a child with some special needs. I'd love to be able to write full-time, but it's very difficult getting established. 

Then there's book production. Cover art and layout costs money. 


Rewards are something I've thought long and hard about for some time, and I welcome suggestions on how to make them better. But here's what I have to offer. 

$1-MAILING LIST SUBSCRIPTION PLUS EXCLUSIVE YOUTUBE VIDEO, BLOG POST, OR BOTH: I want to make my readers feel like a part of the writing process. So every week I'll post a short video or blog post right here on Patreon--just for subscribers--that gives you a peak behind the curtain of each project. I'll show you how I outline, brainstorm ideas, share snippets of my work in progress, and more. And if I'm stuck on a project, you'll hear about that too!

Not only that, but you'll also be signed up for my newsletter list, where you'll hear about sales and special deals before anyone else. 

$5-E-BOOK SUBSCRIPTION: Supporters at the $5 level get my monthly newsletter, a weekly blog post or video, sneak peeks of my work in progress,  AND a copy of one of my e-books each and every month. This is basically a subscription to my books, since in addition to my backlist, you'll also get a copy of each of my new books as soon as they come out. 

Supporters at this level will also get their names listed in the back of my books. 

$20-PRINT SUBSCRIPTION: Supporters at the $20 level get my newsletter, a weekly blog post and/or video, an e-book subscription, and each of my print books as soon as they are ready to go. This includes omnibus collections of novellas in series as well as convention only deluxe special editions.

$25-HANGOUTS: Subscribers at this level get exclusive access to me via email, Google Hangouts, or Skype to talk to me about writing, science fiction, or anything else that strikes their fancy. I'll let you know what's going on with me and my books and we'll talk shop. I'll even set up kaffeklatch-style meet-ups at conventions just for my $20 supporters.

You'll also get everything in the previous tiers. This is my gift to you for giving me so much.

In short, my goal is to make you a part of my creative process. 


If you choose to be a patron, you're one of the reasons I can keep writing and publishing books. You'll also become a part of the creative process and get to see what I'm cooking up before my regular readers do. You'll also help me move one step closer to living the dream--writing full time, spending more time with my family, and traveling.  

If there's any reward not listed here that you'd like to see, shoot me an e-mail at jamespalmerbooks AT gmail.com and let me know. If it's something I can do, I'll add it to the tiers. 

And if you know someone who might be interested in supporting me and what I do, please share my page with them.

Thanks so much for visiting. Bye!
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