Amy has just advised that Patreon has backed down and will not be rolling out the new fee schedule! Amy is none-the-less setting up an alternate donation system for those that want it. More to come; stay tuned.
In the meantime, however, Knitty lost 200 patrons. 😦
Creators and Patrons,
We’ve heard you loud and clear. We’re not going to rollout the changes to our payments system that we announced last week. We still have to fix the problems that those changes addressed, but we’re going to fix them in a different way, and we’re going to work with you to come up with the specifics, as we should have done the first time around. Many of you lost patrons, and you lost income. No apology will make up for that, but nevertheless, I’m sorry. It is our core belief that you should own the relationships with your fans. These are your businesses, and they are your fans.