Taking risks! Trying things! Why not!
I hope everyone supports your writing in this model! I did not know you offered tailored book lists for paid subscribers! What a great perk!
I like it!
Thank you for your contribution! I am happy to continue to support your important work.
having the same feelings after reading the creative act, and trying to figure out how to make the pieces fit together
Thanks for continuing to offer and share you incredible gifts.
This is so good--thank you for saying this!!
Good luck! I hope it works! And I can’t wait for the theme issues! I love them so much! I already started requesting the fall books from the library! Here’s to a sweet brave final quarter!
(Rick Ruben's tidbits are awesome.)
Cheering you on: this is a great idea to try.
It's good to take risks, and it's wonderful to do what you love for all the right reasons. It is also reasonable to hope that you can afford to keep doing it. I love your work either way - “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
— Maya Angelou
Definitely a risk worth taking, Sarah. We had a similar debate here at the CYBILS Awards. In the end, we decided that getting the word out about books for kids & teens with positive representation was more valuable than a paywall. We are a nonprofit, so our "subscription" is also more of a donation/show of support.
Looking forward to hearing about your results.
So how do I send my donation?
Call me a proud Can we read? donor then! Good luck with the experiment - I hope it works out in your favour, and that it motivates you further to continue the nourishing work you do here, Sarah.
I'm a first time dad writing letters to his so on Substack. I love this model. Happy I found you! Book reviews and a Substack model I would love to emulate!