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A tiny little idea what I had.

So I've spent much too much of my spare time the past few days glued to the live Japan feeds on Al Jazeera and Reuters. (It took me about five minutes to give up on CNN's.) In between I've checked my LJ flist and Facebook and realized that I know a ton of people who either used to live in Japan or have family there now, and I have a lot to say on the issue but I don't even know where to start, so I won't for now. I've donated to Doctors Without Borders and I always recommend them. They're doing good work over there. Well, everywhere, but y'know.

So, donation made and I'm still twitchy. I always get like this when there's horrible shit going down that I can't do a thing to help. Unfortunately I don't have piles of disposable income lying around, but what I can do is this.

I'll donate all my royalties from sales of either of my royalty-producing books for the following week (Monday the 13th through Monday the 21st) to Doctors Without Borders. I set up an Amazon author page so I can track sales and I'll calculate royalties from there. When in doubt, I'll round up. (The books included here are Desideria and The Winter Triptych -- sales on Demon Lovers are always awesome as they support Goblin Fruit but I'm not including those sales here as I don't receive royalties for them.)

So if you were looking to check out either of those books, either for yourself or for a friend or to donate to a library or level a table with, this would be the best possible time for you to do that. I wish I had a bestseller to donate a week of royalties off of, but this is sort of what I have to work with here. Help me lose as much royalty money as I possibly can! :)


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Mar. 14th, 2011 01:08 pm (UTC)
Mar. 14th, 2011 01:07 pm (UTC)
Ooh, this is a really good idea. I've been eyeing The Winter Triptych and was going to wait till I had more money, but this is an excellent reason to get it now. Does it make a difference where I order it from?
Mar. 14th, 2011 01:10 pm (UTC)
I always prefer that people order straight from Papaveria, because Papaveria rocks and I want them to get as much money out of the sale as possible. I'll just have to poke Erzebet at the end of the week to see how many sales I've made, but I was figuring on doing that anyway.

Oh, also the paperback isn't available on Amazon, just the Kindle version. Dunno whether that makes a difference to your decision but I thought I'd point it out. :)
Mar. 14th, 2011 01:14 pm (UTC)
Papaveria it is!
Mar. 14th, 2011 02:38 pm (UTC)
Will pick up Winter Triptych when I get home, then. I'd been meaning to anyway. :)

This is a good idea. I love MSF anyway, and I love that you're doing this.
Mar. 14th, 2011 04:54 pm (UTC)
Wicked. :D
Mar. 14th, 2011 05:09 pm (UTC)
Also boosted the signal on Twitter, no idea if anything will come of it though.
Mar. 14th, 2011 05:10 pm (UTC)
I did see that. Thanks so much! Obviously I'm a pretty small-time writer, so any and all signal-boosting is much appreciated.
Mar. 14th, 2011 05:12 pm (UTC)
I'm a small-time tweeter, so, you know. :)
Mar. 15th, 2011 04:11 am (UTC)
<3 <3 <3 brilliant.
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