People often ask how they can best support the Rabbit Room, the work we do, the content we create, and the people involved. The first and best answer is to support the authors and musicians we feature and the books we publish. By purchasing those works through the Rabbit Room store, you can be sure that the artist is receiving the lion’s share of the profit, and the rest helps offset the operating expense of the Rabbit Room itself.
Many people, however, have asked how they can contribute in a larger way, and that brings me to Rabbit Room membership.
Let me tell you what Rabbit Room membership is not.
First, membership is not necessarily a way to save money and get free stuff (a la Amazon Prime). It’s our intent that membership should provide a way to help support the Rabbit Room in a clear, simple, and direct way, and for us to be able to offer some material thanks in return.
Second, it’s not an effort to create exclusivity. Yes, there will be a few things (like the new membership mugs) that will only be available to card-carrying members, but we aren’t interested in creating exclusive content. We aren’t interested in leaving people out. That would run contrary to everything we’re about and, trust us, we aren’t moving in that direction.
So what is a Rabbit Room membership? What does it cost, and what’s included?
Primarily, membership is a way for those interested in supporting the Rabbit Room to be able to help us continue doing the kinds of things we do, like Hutchmoots, and Molehills, and Wingfeather Sagas, and Rabbit Room Radio, and more than a few other things we’ve got up our sleeves. It may also be a great gift for a friend, or a way to introduce a family member to the community. It’s a way to be involved and invest in what we do.
If you’d like to join the membership, we’d love to have you along.
Membership runs from the date of purchase until May 1st, 2015. The price is $90, and it includes the following benefits:
—A free members-only Rabbit Room mug. These mugs are still in production, so the exact color may differ from the picture, but it’ll be close. Don’t worry, we’ll still have our usual Rabbit Room mugs available from time to time, but membership is the only way to own one of these exclusive designs.
—15% off all purchases in the Rabbit Room store.
—Free access to the Hutchmoot 2013 Audio Archive. This giant downloadable package clocks in at nearly 18 hours of recorded audio from Hutchmoot. It’s a $50 value that’s now free to members.
—A free copy of The Molehill Volume 3. We’re busy editing it together right now and it’ll debut at Hutchmoot 2014 (ships to members as soon as it arrives from the printer in late September or early October).
—Official Rabbit Room membership card (which bears your super-secret membership code for savings in the store).
—Free access to certain Rabbit Room events. This will not include Hutchmoot, but it will include some other stuff that comes up throughout the year. We’ll notify the membership whenever we’ve got something cooking. Note that most of these events are local to the Nashville area.
We’re incredibly grateful for the support you’ve given us through the years. None of this would work without you guys. Thank you.
[Note that Rabbit Room membership packages will not be shipped until the mugs arrive from the pottery. We expect shipments to begin in late May or early June.]