The Lesbrary has just launched a Patreon campaign! Patreon is a crowdfunding website where people donate a small amount (usually $1-10) per month to creators as a sort of tip jar, or to help achieve goals.
My dream is to be able to devote more of my time to promoting queer books, including more reviews, videos, and discussions posts. Ideally, I would love to be able to start a series called Lesbian Literature 101. This is a project I’ve been wanting to do for years, but I haven’t had the time to do the sort of research it would require. I want to outline the history of queer women books in an accessible way, because I have found that this history is often erased and hidden.
Beyond that, I would like to be able to clean up the tag system of both the Lesbrary and its tumblr to make things easier to find. I would love to be able to start a podcast or a readalong series to reach even more people with queer book discussions!
This all sounds great for me, but what’s the incentive for you to donate? Well, reading as many queer women books as I do, I end up with stacks of them that I no longer need. If you become a Patreon supporter at the $2 level or higher ($5 supporters get two entries), you would be entered to win a queer women book every month! This is open internationally, though we will have to reach the $25 mark in order to cover shipping costs.
In order to celebrate the launch, I’m holding a free giveaway of queer women books or Book Depository books! Just share this post or the video (on a blog, twitter, tumblr, wherever you’d like) and comment on the video with the link where you shared it.
Here’s the link to our new Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/lesbrary
Thank you so much for your support of the Lesbrary and its offshoots!
UPDATE: We just passed the $25 mark, which means that everyone who donates $25 or more is entered to win a queer women book every month!