Why Join a Network?
One of the glorious things about Steampunk is that it’s powered by passion. Independent writers, artists, and makers put their blood, sweat, and steam into creating this most glorious of fandoms. The only downside of Steampunk’s DIY roots is that is can be tough for these entrepreneurs to reach their target audience when they are operating on a small scale.
The goal of the Network of Indie Steampunks is to bring people together to pool our resources, extend our reach, and support each other’s creative efforts. Members of NOIS will have opportunities to connect with each other online and at events, to swap reviews and beta-reading, capitalize on our collective expertise, and to participate in group marketing efforts online and at conventions. NOIS has negotiated group rates on a variety of services which will allow members of the Network to exceed our individual efforts on behalf of us all.
In addition, some membership levels include distribution of printed books and other merchandise online and at Steampunk conventions. Renting a booth, buying tickets, getting there- this can all add up pretty fast. Instead, you can join NOIS and we spread the expense out to allow more people a chance to get their work discovered by Steampunk fans.