Back in 2017, we launched a Patreon.com project for our readers. You now have the opportunity to support The Rowling Library financially, for a small monthly amount. This works around the world and it is very easy to set up. In exchange for your support, the platform gives rewards. The project is presented to support the monthly magazine – but as the team that works on the website and the magazine is the same one, the support goes for both media: the monthly PDF you can download for free and the website you can visit everyday where we publish the latest exclusive news and last minute articles.
We at The Rowling Library believe in journalism. We believe that J.K. Rowling’s fans deserve better media to explore new ideas and get new information. Our focus it is to deliver the latest news and provide insightful articles with a different view. We are also an independent media about J.K. Rowling and her works, and we plan to keep it this way.
The last years have been wonderful and your comments and feedback meant that we were right. The Harry Potter fandom is starting to look for a more serious place to exchange ideas. Your reaction to our articles and our projects (the magazine, mainly) are the proof that what we believe that what we are doing is the right thing. Our ability to gather exclusive news that spreads around the web and reaches important newspapers further cements our role as a serious website. We are not here to copy and paste press releases. We are here to do some research and bring relevant news to the fans.
Some of the projects we did lately were Rowling Index (an archive of everything that J.K. Rowling has written throughout the years), restoration of J.K. Rowling’s original website (although due to Flash being disabled by major browsers it is unaccesible), recreation of WOMBATs from J.K. Rowling’s old website, and recovery of old and lost Rowling’s interviews that are being shared on our YouTube channel, among others.
As interesting as this may sound, we do not earn any money from this. Most of the staff are part-time students, part-time workers. This means that all we do to keep The Rowling Library running is done in our little free time just for the sake of it. We are not only investing our time, but also our money to pay for the web server and sometimes collaborators as well. It is a pleasure to do this, but a little financial support would be very useful. It means we could drop some of the freelance work we do everyday, and spend more time with The Rowling Library, both the website and the magazine. It also means we could pay illustrators, designers, and other collaborators to raise the bar and bring you better quality content. The possibilities are endless.
We devote resources to write pieces that not every fan reads. We know that most people prefer reading news about the lastest movies that Harry Potter actors acted in. Many fans enjoy that, and that’s perfectly fine. We want to make The Rowling Library a valuable destination. But for that, we need your support. Just a tiny monthly donation would mean a lot to us. You can become a patron of The Rowling Library now and help us develop and grow more each day.