I whole-heartedly set out to make a difference for something dear to me by offering 50% of all my royalties to aid my high school's library after the EF-5 destruction. I thought the media would help awareness for the tornado damage to my high school, but only the two newspapers in DeKalb County, Alabama, let others know. I contacted the Huntsville Times (twice), Chattanooga Times, Gadsden Times, Birmingham News, and The Weather Channel as well. None of these ever contacted me back.
There's only a couple weeks left, and I truly hoped a bigger interest than what it's at currently. I guess if I were Steven King, this would be news worthy. Of course, if I had the bankroll King has, all I'd have to do is write a check.
I guess the other question is "Why not 100%?" Simply put, I've been looking for an outside job for the past two years. My resume is posted through three different agencies. There just aren't many jobs where I live. And I apply for those that do become available. So that's why I can't go 100%, though I'd love to.
Here's from my July post: Giving Back to my Alma Mater:
As previously mentioned in a blog, Plainview High School (my Alma Mater) was hit and partially destroyed by an EF-5 Tornado on April 27th, 2011. In an effort to help raise money for the school library I'm donating 50% of my royalties for the next six weeks.
Currently all Kindle versions of my novels are priced @ $2.99 each and will remain as such for the next six weeks. Nook versions are also $2.99 each. All new paperback novels under my publishing imprint, Deimosweb Publishing, are available via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or through your local book store.
For those of you who'd be so kind as to share this with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, or your blog, I'd be forever grateful.
Blessings to you all!