As I mentioned in my introduction, the very nature of this project prohibits me from ever selling these novelizations, as I don’t (currently) own the worldwide rights to the Godzilla character in perpetuity. That distinction falls to Toho Co. Ltd., upon whose rights I have no intention of infringing. That is why these novelizations are, and (barring some kind of dream-come-true partnership with Toho) will remain unofficial, posted online only, free of charge, and available to any and every fan who wants to read them.
That said, such a huge undertaking will require more man hours than my brain is capable of calculating, and much of that time is already dedicated to time consuming day jobs that, while not paying much, enable me to keep my apartment and eat. It’s my dream to gradually make creative writing a fulltime profession, and this project is a HUGE part of making that dream come true.
This is where Patreon comes into the story. As uncomfortable as it is for me to ask for monetary support, its possible that such support may be the only way a project this big will ever be completed.
Any money donated to Patreon by my readers will enable me to, for example;
- more easily procure necessary research materials used in the crafting of the novelizations (including scripts, Japanese books containing information on deleted scenes and behind the scenes details, promotional material with bits of ephemera to be included in the Timelines, etc.)
- hire/pay for the services of translators for material that I am unable to read/translate myself
- work less hours at my day jobs on a given day or days, allowing me to write during that time and provide you with your content faster
- get closer to realizing my goal of pursuing creative writing as a fulltime occupation
To compensate you for your generous donations, supporting the GNP and becoming a member of the project’s Patreon community will get you exclusive access to some fun perks. These rewards range from recognition on the site and early access to chapters and updates, to having your name inserted into a book in progress! The GNP also hosts weekly behind-the-scenes podcasts that are only available to Patrons. (Please check the Patreon page below for more details on these rewards.) Donations are as low as $1 a month, and any amount — no matter how small it may seem — is a crucial step toward helping the project continue into the future. And remember, if we can grow our number of supporters sufficiently, the project can begin designing/manufacturing tee shirts, coffee mugs, and other physical goodies!
If you enjoy what you read on this site and want to support this effort financially, donations of ANY amount are appreciated beyond words. It’s a vote of confidence in my work, and a gift that allows me to put even more effort into this project, and that means the world to me. To those of you who would consider donating, or those whom have done so already, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.