Let’s start with the TL;DR… if you’re caught up with the story and don’t care about older chapters, the changes won’t affect you. You can skip the rest of this announcement and you won’t miss a thing.
Okay, if you’re still reading, what’s going to change?
Starting August 1, I’m going to end access to older parts of the story.
If you want to save Chapters 13-23 to your local machine, you need to do it now. To help with that, here’s a link to the most recent index, which has links to the individual chapters (and ePubs).*
This is the same thing I did back in January, and for the same reasons. It isn’t fair to you (or me) that new members get the whole story for a few dollars when you’ve been here the whole time and paid for the privilege.
So, people who join after this month will only have access to Chapters 24-30 and new ones. They’ll need to either buy the earlier books (from their favorite eBook seller) or join as a Catch-up/VIP member.
The Catch-up/VIP Pass will change as well. The (one-time) cost will increase to $25, and the rewards will include eBook copies of SC: Christy, Volumes 1-4 plus a month of VIP access. That’s a $45 value for $25, so I think it’s a pretty good deal.
(It’s also a pretty good deal if you want eBook versions now, instead of waiting until I offer them in the future.)
Anyway, those are the changes, and they won’t go into effect until August 1. So you still have time to download the older chapters and create your own eBooks (or whatever).
* Sorry, I’m not going to post omnibus eBooks like I did in the past. I’ll probably offer them as special incentives in the future, but I don’t know when.