I’ve done it. I’ve sold out. I’ve joined the trendy hip crowd.
By popular demand, I now have a Patreon.
Why announce this now? Well, I’ve finished the intensive work on the third edition of Absolute FreeBSD. I won’t have the rights to distribute electronic versions of AF3e to patrons. (Why? Remember, authors don’t sell books; they license copyright. I’ve licensed those rights to No Starch Press.) I will have the rights to distribute all of the Tilted Windmill Press ebooks, though. I feel it’s wrong to ask people to patronize me for working on stuff I couldn’t share with them.
Financially, your best choice is to look at the books I write as they come out and purchase the ones you want. And I am perfectly good with that choice. I’m perfectly good with people who never read my stuff at all. My Patreon is for people who want to offer ongoing support, and get a couple tidbits in the bargain.
If you want to throw me a couple bucks but don’t Patreon? I have a tip jar. Or buy another book.
Short on cash? Reviews at the ebookstore where you bought a book are always nice.
Utterly indifferent to my existence? Then why did you read this blog post all the way to the end?