UPDATED 11/20/2011: Two weeks into Black Flagged’s launch, and the total amount raised for the Disabled American Veterans organization (DAV) exceeds $600 (including corporate matching gift). Thank you all very much! There is still time and opportunity. One more day for all proceeds from sales to go to the DAV, and I’ll match these proceeds. $2 per hard copy will go to the DAV for the remainder of the month, and I’m hosting a book launch party at the very beginning of December. All proceeds from this charity event go to the DAV, and will mark the unofficial end to the Donation Campaign for Disabled Veterans. I will finalize the tally, and cut a check to the DAV, which my employer will match. Keep spreading the word, it’s not over yet!
UPDATED 11/13/2011: Thank you for a great launch week! So far, the total raised for the campaign is $253.50. Simply fantastic. I am extending the matching donation campaign one more week. All proceeds from sales for this next week will go to the Disabled American Veterans organization, and once again, I will match them. Spread the word! Early holiday gift?
Purchase from all sources here: www.blackflaggedseries.com
Every time I futz around with my blog or any of my book sites, I learn something new. Yesterday, I learned that Amazon provides me with a separate e-store for selling the hard copy versions of my novels. So what? My thoughts exactly…until I started to set up the sales channels for my new novel, Black Flagged. I discovered that a sale at the e-store site pays me more than the same sale at Amazon’s regular Amazon.com storefront. Interesting. Maybe less bureaucracy at the e-store page? I have no idea. I can even track which sales go through the e-store, and which come from Amazon.com. Pretty cool, and it got me thinking…which is usually a dangerous thing. Not this time.
I’ve decided to give the difference (roughly 2$ for Black Flagged and $3 for The Jakarta Pandemic) to the Disabled American Veterans organization, a non-profit that has served disabled veterans for decades. It currently serves the needs and interests of over 200,000 disabled veterans, and I can’t think of a better way to repay our nation’s disabled service members. As a veteran myself, I understand the value of DAV’s advocacy, and hope you’ll chose to order your book through this portal (if you are looking for a hard copy version). It’s the same price to you, so why not?
I will post updates at the top of my blog, regarding the amount achieved, and will likely be able to double the amount through my employer’s matching charitable donations program. Thank you in advance for your support of our veterans. You can use the links to the right, under the Book Store heading, to reach the e-store portal.
Check out the Disabled American Veterans website too, if you get a chance. www.dav.org