Otto Linke

Otto Linke

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Welcome to my Patreon, humans of the internet, and a special welcome to any sentient computer programs (please don't kill me when you take over the world).

I'm Otto Linke. Author. Nerd. Potter, but not especially hairy (can we talk about how Luna Lovegood should be the main character of that series?). 

I write stories for fun and profit. Mostly on an old Mac laptop covered in nerdy stickers, sometimes on a tablet or phone. Rarely on paper, because my handwriting is terrible and I think faster than I can scrawl (but in an erratic manner which is too slow and fragmented to feel effective using voice dictation). The way I look at it, writing is cheeper than therapy and carries the vague chance of becoming a career one day. My books range from lighthearted adventure novels in the vein of the Uncharted games to dark, bloody thrillers set in the ruins of the modern world. Both make me equally happy. I also run a weekly RPG group comprised of people with an uncanny knack for collaborative storytelling. You'll sometimes see updates from that. 

The characters in my books are real people. That is: They come in a range ethnicities, genders, and sexualities, not that such matters are generally the driving force of the plot. They also have a tendency to be grappling with psychological issues, complex relationships, and dark backgrounds, which are sometimes the motivating events of the plot... though if I'm being honest, half the time my plots stem more from saying, "Damn, I wish I lived in a world where I could travel the Amazon river hunting for a magical relic... I'll write a book about that instead."

That's where you come in. 

The literary world is in upheaval. More people are reading now than ever before, but there are also more creators vying for attention, to say nothing of... sorry, I got distracted by subtweeting my sister's Facebook post about a Netflix documentary about a cool Amazon limited series adapting my favorite podcast to video. (Not really, but you get the point.)

So I'm turning to you, my fans, potential fans, and future life-ruling algorithms. 

When you back me here on Patreon, you get instant access to all of my previously self-published novels (as of January 2019). Please download them right away, as I can't promise that a future contract won't make me take them down. If you like them, I'd love to hear from you or see a review appear on Amazon or GoodReads.

You will also get access to first drafts and final copies of everything that I produce moving forward. At the moment I'm self-published, so this is guaranteed for my novels. If I ever get picked up for professional publishing, I'll warn you before altering the deal any further. Final versions of short stories might be delayed as I wait for rejections from first-run literary magazines, but you will always get first drafts and I'll post final versions as soon as possible. 

First drafts will be pretty damn raw (and often include angry side-rants at myself, placeholder character names, and a terrifying number of typos), but I know that I'd pay to read the first draft of a novel by any of my favorite writers, so I'm offering them as an option. Final versions will be the best quality that I can afford to produce. Editors and good artists are expensive, with a full-length novel costing somewhere around $3000 to produce, before we even look at marketing and printing costs, so the more backers I get, the higher quality your final drafts will be.  

Right. That's enough of me begging and overthinking how all this works. Essentially: You give me less money per year than you'd spend going on a single movie date, and I'll give you lots of stuff to read. For a little more, you get a variety of cool options, up to and including unique hardcover novels. 

Tiers
eBook Reader
$1 or more per month

Get early access to all of my eBooks.

 
Includes


  • Previously published novels in eBook. 
  • New short stories and novels in ebook one month before release date.
Behind the Scenes
$2 or more per month

Can't wait to see the completed books? Well, back me at this level and you'll get to see all my despairing blog posts and terrible first drafts.


Includes

  • Access to first drafts and private blog. 
  • Previously published novels in eBook. 
  • New short stories and novels in ebook one month before release date.
Super eBook Reader
$5 or more per month

Basically the same as the $1 tier, but you're 5x more awesome. As a thanks, I'll include your name in the back of all my books. 


Includes

  • Your name listed as a patron in the back of each new book I release.
  • Access to first drafts and private blog. 
  • Previously published novels in eBook. 
  • New short stories and novels in ebook one month before release date.
Paperback Patron
$10 or more per month

Sweet. Readers like you are the backbone of my career. Backing me at this level guarantees you a signed and numbered limited edition paperback of every novel I release. I'll also send you a paperback collection of short stories and favorite blog posts in time for Christmas every year.


Includes

  • Signed paperback books.
  • Name listed as a patron. 
  • Access to first drafts and private blog. 
  • Previously published novels in eBook. 
  • New short stories and novels in ebook one month before release date.
Hard(cover)core Novel Collector
$20 or more per month

Wow. You must seriously love my work. I'll send you a signed and numbered limited edition hardcover of every novel that I publish while you're backing me at this level. You'll also get a hardcover of the short story and blog collection.

Includes

  • Signed hardcover books.
  • Name listed as a patron. 
  • Access to first drafts and private blog. 
  • Previously published novels in eBook. 
  • New short stories and novels in ebook one month before release date.
Welcome to my Patreon, humans of the internet, and a special welcome to any sentient computer programs (please don't kill me when you take over the world).

I'm Otto Linke. Author. Nerd. Potter, but not especially hairy (can we talk about how Luna Lovegood should be the main character of that series?). 

I write stories for fun and profit. Mostly on an old Mac laptop covered in nerdy stickers, sometimes on a tablet or phone. Rarely on paper, because my handwriting is terrible and I think faster than I can scrawl (but in an erratic manner which is too slow and fragmented to feel effective using voice dictation). The way I look at it, writing is cheeper than therapy and carries the vague chance of becoming a career one day. My books range from lighthearted adventure novels in the vein of the Uncharted games to dark, bloody thrillers set in the ruins of the modern world. Both make me equally happy. I also run a weekly RPG group comprised of people with an uncanny knack for collaborative storytelling. You'll sometimes see updates from that. 

The characters in my books are real people. That is: They come in a range ethnicities, genders, and sexualities, not that such matters are generally the driving force of the plot. They also have a tendency to be grappling with psychological issues, complex relationships, and dark backgrounds, which are sometimes the motivating events of the plot... though if I'm being honest, half the time my plots stem more from saying, "Damn, I wish I lived in a world where I could travel the Amazon river hunting for a magical relic... I'll write a book about that instead."

That's where you come in. 

The literary world is in upheaval. More people are reading now than ever before, but there are also more creators vying for attention, to say nothing of... sorry, I got distracted by subtweeting my sister's Facebook post about a Netflix documentary about a cool Amazon limited series adapting my favorite podcast to video. (Not really, but you get the point.)

So I'm turning to you, my fans, potential fans, and future life-ruling algorithms. 

When you back me here on Patreon, you get instant access to all of my previously self-published novels (as of January 2019). Please download them right away, as I can't promise that a future contract won't make me take them down. If you like them, I'd love to hear from you or see a review appear on Amazon or GoodReads.

You will also get access to first drafts and final copies of everything that I produce moving forward. At the moment I'm self-published, so this is guaranteed for my novels. If I ever get picked up for professional publishing, I'll warn you before altering the deal any further. Final versions of short stories might be delayed as I wait for rejections from first-run literary magazines, but you will always get first drafts and I'll post final versions as soon as possible. 

First drafts will be pretty damn raw (and often include angry side-rants at myself, placeholder character names, and a terrifying number of typos), but I know that I'd pay to read the first draft of a novel by any of my favorite writers, so I'm offering them as an option. Final versions will be the best quality that I can afford to produce. Editors and good artists are expensive, with a full-length novel costing somewhere around $3000 to produce, before we even look at marketing and printing costs, so the more backers I get, the higher quality your final drafts will be.  

Right. That's enough of me begging and overthinking how all this works. Essentially: You give me less money per year than you'd spend going on a single movie date, and I'll give you lots of stuff to read. For a little more, you get a variety of cool options, up to and including unique hardcover novels. 

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Tiers
eBook Reader
$1 or more per month

Get early access to all of my eBooks.

 
Includes


  • Previously published novels in eBook. 
  • New short stories and novels in ebook one month before release date.
Behind the Scenes
$2 or more per month

Can't wait to see the completed books? Well, back me at this level and you'll get to see all my despairing blog posts and terrible first drafts.


Includes

  • Access to first drafts and private blog. 
  • Previously published novels in eBook. 
  • New short stories and novels in ebook one month before release date.
Super eBook Reader
$5 or more per month

Basically the same as the $1 tier, but you're 5x more awesome. As a thanks, I'll include your name in the back of all my books. 


Includes

  • Your name listed as a patron in the back of each new book I release.
  • Access to first drafts and private blog. 
  • Previously published novels in eBook. 
  • New short stories and novels in ebook one month before release date.
Paperback Patron
$10 or more per month

Sweet. Readers like you are the backbone of my career. Backing me at this level guarantees you a signed and numbered limited edition paperback of every novel I release. I'll also send you a paperback collection of short stories and favorite blog posts in time for Christmas every year.


Includes

  • Signed paperback books.
  • Name listed as a patron. 
  • Access to first drafts and private blog. 
  • Previously published novels in eBook. 
  • New short stories and novels in ebook one month before release date.
Hard(cover)core Novel Collector
$20 or more per month

Wow. You must seriously love my work. I'll send you a signed and numbered limited edition hardcover of every novel that I publish while you're backing me at this level. You'll also get a hardcover of the short story and blog collection.

Includes

  • Signed hardcover books.
  • Name listed as a patron. 
  • Access to first drafts and private blog. 
  • Previously published novels in eBook. 
  • New short stories and novels in ebook one month before release date.