FAQ

 

TIER FAQ

 


 

HOW MUCH IS A JOE GILLIS MEMBERSHIP?

 

It ranges from FREE to $15. There are 3 paid tiers: $5, $10, and $15.

The paid ones are a subscription with a recurring monthly fee like Netfix or a gym membership (but we’re a whole heck of a lot easier to cancel).

 


 

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY RECURRING FEE?

 

A recurring fee refers to a regular charge or payment that is made at predetermined intervals for a product or service.

HERE ARE A FEW EXAMPLES OF RECURRING FEES

 

Subscription services: Many digital platforms, such as streaming services (Netflix, Spotify), software (Adobe Creative Cloud), or online magazines, require users to pay a recurring fee to access their content or services.

Membership fees: Organizations, clubs, or gyms often charge recurring fees to their members to maintain their access and benefits.

Utility bills: Services like electricity, water, or internet are typically billed on a recurring basis, with fees reflecting the consumption or usage for a specific period.

Financial services: Some financial products, like credit cards or bank accounts, may involve recurring fees such as annual fees or monthly maintenance charges.

 


 

WHAT'S YOUR REFUND POLICY?

 

I want you to enjoy the stories and experience here on the Joe Gillis Members Site. There's no way I want you paying for services you don't like or is outside your budget. It's my aim to make sure you've had a great time here and are part of this community.

Can I always guarantee refunds? Not necessarily. But I will always do what we can to help you out in any way possible.

Email to seek a refund and we’ll see what we can do.

 


 

HOW DO I CANCEL MY MEMBERSHIP?

 

We’re sorry to see you go. As for canceling your membership, this will depend on whether you signed up on the Joe Gillis Members Site or Ream

CANCEL MEMBERSHIP ON JOE GILLIS MEMBERS SITE

 

If you signed up on the Joe Gillis Members Site you can manage your subscription by going to:

1. My Account > Manage Subscriptions
2. Click “Cancel”

CANCEL MEMBERSHIP ON REAM

 

If you signed up on the Ream you can manage your subscription by going to ReamStories.com:

Step 1: Press ⋮ in the upper right-hand corner of the screen next to your profile photo.

Step 2: On the menu that appears select Memberships.

Step 3: Find your desired author on your Memberships page.

Step 4: On the right-hand side of the page, click ⋮ on the author whose membership you’d like to update.

Step 5: On the menu that appears click Manage.

Step 6: Click Update Plan on the billing page.

Step 7: Select your desired plan by clicking Continue and then Confirm Payment on the page that follows.

 

 

 

 


 

HOW CAN I CHANGE MY MEMBERSHIP (EXAMPLE: GO FROM EXPLOSIVE TIER TO RADIOACTIVE TIER, ETC.)?

 

This will depend on whether you signed up on the Joe Gillis Members Site or Ream

MANAGE MEMBERSHIP ON JOE GILLIS MEMBERS SITE

 

If you signed up on the Joe Gillis Members Site you can manage your subscription by going to:

My Account > Manage Subscriptions

MANAGE MEMBERSHIP ON REAM

 

If you signed up on the Ream you can manage your subscription by going to ReamStories.com:

Step 1: Press ⋮ in the upper right-hand corner of the screen next to your profile photo.

Step 2: On the menu that appears select Memberships.

Step 3: Find your desired author on your Memberships page.

Step 4: On the right-hand side of the page, click ⋮ on the author whose membership you’d like to update.

Step 5: On the menu that appears click Manage.

Step 6: Click Update Plan on the billing page.

Step 7: Select your desired plan by clicking Continue and then Confirm Payment on the page that follows.

 

 

 

 


 

HOW DO I UPDATE PAYMENT INFORMATION?

 

This will depend on whether you signed up on the Joe Gillis Members Site or Ream

UPDATE PAYMENT INFORMATION ON JOE GILLIS MEMBERS SITE

 

If you signed up on the Joe Gillis Members Site you can update or change debit or credit card by going to:

1. My Account > Manage Subscriptions
2. Click “Update credit card”

UPDATE PAYMENT INFORMATION ON REAM

 

If you signed up on the Ream you can manage your subscription by going to ReamStories.com:

It's important to make sure your payment method is up-to-date so that you don't see any interruptions to your memberships on Ream.

 

Here's how to add new payment methods and set new default ones for your subscriptions on Ream.

1. First go to your memberships page at: https://reamstories.com/memberships

 

2. Then click on the 3 dots at the far right of your author membership whose payment information you'd like to update. 

3. From the menu select "Manage". Clicking Manage will then take you to a screen where you can both update your membership plan with the author and at the bottom update the payment information you use for them.

And that's it. You have now updated your payment information on Ream. You can change this at any time following the same steps as above :).


 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE MEMBERSHIP AND COMMUNITY?

 

Both are part of the overall community. There are two areas that our community is housed under: members.joegillis.com and community.joegillis.com. The membership site is where you’ll find the content AKA Post-Apocalyptic Joe in a Cinematic Wasteland Web Novel and Audiobook Podcast. The community site is where you can go talk about the story, geek out about something else, and/or join our livestreams. They are both subdomains of my main site: joegillis.com

 


 

HOW OFTEN DO YOU RELEASE CHAPTERS?

 

Every Friday beginning October 20, 2023 for 40 or so weeks until Season 1 wraps up. Then there will be a break for a few months before Season 2 launches.

 


 

WHAT DO MEAN BY EPISODES?

 

I come from TV, so I had to make it complicated by having both chapters and episodes. Why? Because I felt that each chapter was not enough to fill an episode. So, I structured Post-Apocalyptic Joe in a Cinematic Wasteland to comprise of continuous running chapters, which you might consider the stuff between a commercial break on television, those will always go up so we’ll have Chapter 8 after Chapter 7, but we’ll be in Episode 2.

That’s because after I have enough chapters to tell an episode worth of story, that will become a full episode. Those episodes will form the season. Complicated enough? Yes, it probably is. But I structured the whole Cinematic Wasteland to be a bunch of story arcs. So, the episodes are basically mini-arcs for a larger story arc—the season—and then there’s an even bigger story arc that runs over multiple seasons, and a massive arc that is running beyond even that. It might sound crazy, but there is a method to my madness. All you have to do is show up every Friday for a new chapter and let it all unfold before you.

 


 

IT SAYS SEASON 1, IS THERE GOING TO BE MORE THAN ONE SEASON?

 

Yes, there are plans already in the works for multiple seasons. In fact, I already began writing Season 2. It is on hold right now, because I am currently working on Season 1 rewrites and recording the Audiobook Podcast. The plan is to release Season 1 weekly until finished (6 Episodes totaling around 40 or so chapters) and then there will be a break for a few months (much like a TV show) before Season 2 launches.

 


 

WHAT IS A SERIAL FICTION?

 

Serial fiction is a literary or storytelling format in which a story is presented in sequential installments, often with each installment building upon the events of the previous ones. This format has been used in various media, including literature, television, radio, and web-based platforms.

Key characteristics of serial fiction include:

  1.  Installments: The story is divided into smaller parts or episodes, each of which is typically shorter than a full novel or complete story. These installments are released at regular intervals, such as weekly or monthly.
  2. Continuity: Serial fiction relies on a continuous narrative structure, meaning that the events and characters introduced in earlier installments have an impact on subsequent ones. This encourages readers or viewers to follow the story over time.
  3. Suspense and Cliffhangers: Serials often employ suspenseful storytelling techniques and cliffhangers at the end of each installment to keep the audience engaged and eager to find out what happens next.
  4. Character Development: Characters in serial fiction have the opportunity for gradual and in-depth development over the course of the story. Readers or viewers become invested in the characters' journeys.
  5. Flexibility: Serials can vary in length and complexity, from short stories released in a few parts to epic sagas spanning many installments. This flexibility allows authors to experiment with different storytelling approaches.
  6. Reader/Viewer Engagement: Serial fiction often encourages reader or viewer engagement and discussion between installments. Fans may speculate about what will happen next and share their theories and thoughts with others.

Examples of serial fiction include Charles Dickens' serialized novels like "Great Expectations" and "Oliver Twist," classic radio serials like "The War of the Worlds," television series like "Game of Thrones," and modern web-based serials or webcomics that release new episodes online.

In recent years, digital platforms and self-publishing have made it easier for authors to create and distribute serial fiction to a global audience, leading to a resurgence in the popularity of this format.

 


 

WHAT THE HECK IS THE CINEMATIC WASTELAND RAD MEMBERS PRIVATE PODCAST?

 

The Cinematic Wasteland Rad Members Private Podcast is the same as Post-Apocalyptic Joe in a Cinematic Wasteland Audiobook Podcast. The big difference is that it gives members at the Radioactive Level or higher access to a unique RSS feed so they can add listen to it in their favorite podcast player 4 weeks earlier than the public release. 

 


 

I’M DIGGING THE STORIES AND WANT TO SHARE THEM WITH A FRIEND. CAN I EMAIL THEM MY EBOOK/AUDIOBOOK OR SHARE MY LOGIN WITH THEM?

 

I’m glad to hear you like it, but no, you can’t send them a copy or share your login. Instead, please send them to JoeGillis.com where they can read it for free. Also, let them know that if they signup for their own account they can get early access on every chapter for free.

 

 

TIER FAQ

 

CAN I UPGRADE TO ANOTHER TIER IF I'M ALREADY ON ONE?

 

Yes, please! All joking aside, you can upgrade or downgrade at anytime.

 


 

I KNOW I GET EARLY ACCESS TO POST-APOCALYPTIC JOE IN A CINEMATIC WASTELAND SERIAL CHAPTERS, BUT WHAT ABOUT ANY OTHER SERIALS YOU WRITE?

 

Currently I only have the one title I am writing. However, if I do write any other serials (solo) you will have the same early access to those. This is a Joe Gillis Membership, not a Post-Apocalyptic Joe in a Cinematic Wasteland Membership. That's why you'll see things from Beyond Geek in the membership area. That is a television show I created.

 


 

WHAT DO I GET IN THE PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP IN PRIVATE COMMUNITY?

 

You'll get exclusive group chats with me. There are also sections for each level in the community, allowing you to talk freely with other people in our community. Since I'm not a big fan of spoilers, they are sectioned off by how many weeks earlier you might be in the story compared to the rest of the public. Access is based on membership level. You can join the chat at that level—or any level below that level (i.e. Explosive Level can join 1-3 Weeks Early Talk, but not 4 Weeks Early Talk). And there's bonus content that takes you Behind the Page, where I'll provide insight into various aspects of the story through new images, maps, audio commentaries, and/or videos.

 


 

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY "CREDITED IN ANY NEW PUBLISHED BOOK"?

 

If you are at the Radioactive Level or higher AND your membership is current in the month of publishing the book, your name will appear in the published books—both print and eBook. Names are subject to approval. Print months could be different than eBook.

 


 

WHAT THE HECK IS THE CINEMATIC WASTELAND RAD MEMBERS PRIVATE PODCAST?

 

The Cinematic Wasteland Rad Members Private Podcast gives members at the Radioactive Level or higher access to a unique RSS feed so they can listen to each chapter on their favorite podcast player 4 weeks earlier than the public release. Plus, it's the Audiobook version versus the Audiobook Podcast verison.

 


 

WHAT IF I'M A RADIOACTIVE MEMBER AND WANT THE AUDIOBOOK PODCAST VERSION?

Email me or and I'd be happy to send it to you 4 weeks earlier.

 


 

WHY IS THE FREE LEVEL CALLED TRINITY LEVEL?

 

Because that was the code name for the first detonation of a nuclear weapon.