My Favorite Things & 50% Off Forever
A gift for you and yours...
It’s been an incredible year for me and you, dear reader, are a huge part of that. Before we get to My Favorite Things, please indulge me just a moment.
I’ve given a lot away for free this year. I like to do that. It means more people can enjoy my work. But it’s not a great business plan, is it?
Since I started last December, over 700 of you have subscribed to Catch & Release to enjoy the fiction, essays, songs, and videos I create each week. I’m so grateful. Now, that we’ve been at this a year and you know I’m serious (most of the time), I’m offering up a crazy proposal to make our relationship legit.
For the month of December, you can become a paid subscriber and receive all the creative work I publish on Catch & Release and the entire archive at 50% of the normal subscription price, and you can keep this discount FOREVER.
If you break this offer down, it means right away you get all this stuff:
“The Memory of My Shadow” novel with high-quality audio narration ($35)
“Harmony House” novel with high-quality audio narration ($35)
13 Short Stories ($15)
23 Essays on a range of topics including creativity, AI, and the natural world ($15)
8 Songcraft episodes to ride along with my songwriting process (priceless)
23 Video essays of me rambling and commenting on a variety of topics (priceless)
That’s $100 worth of content you get for $30 this year. But that’s not the crazy part. The crazy part is you get access to EVERYTHING else I publish here in the years to come. When other people are paying $75/year or more and clamoring to read my new bestseller, you will get the bragging rights of being an early supporter and the forever discount of $30/year.
Let’s Not Let Money Get in the Way
If you’re financially struggling and can’t afford the subscription, I get it, more than you might realize. I’m happy to gift you full access to Catch & Release for a year to have you as a reader. Just shoot me a direct email at ben AT benwakeman.com and I will comp you a subscription, no questions asked.
Now, A Holiday Gift From the Archive
To give you a taste of some of my work that you might have missed because it’s behind the paywall in my archive, I’m sharing one of my first posts from last December that happens to be holiday-themed. I hope you’ll enjoy it, reflect on some of your favorite things, and share them in the comments. Enjoy!
The Best Gift for Someone Special
This time of year, we all spend more money than we have to buy things for people we love. Many of those things cost too much, will never be used, and levy a hefty toll on the environment from how they’re made, to how they’re shipped, to the landfill where they end up. Giving someone the gift of a subscription to great writing avoids all these negative things, but it also shows that you support and value independent artists whose work would not be possible without you.
Consider giving Catch & Release this holiday season. Click on the button below to take care of everyone on your list.
Other Fantastic Writers to Gift This Holiday Season
Why not give the gift of great writing to all your people this year? Here is a curated list of some of my favorite writers on the Substack platform. There is a breadth of styles and genres and they are all deserving of your consideration.