As of September 1st, 2012 ten percent (10%) of ALL book sales will go to two LGBT Youth Charities
As most of my regular readers already know, it was previously set up so that 50% of the proceeds from The Value of Rain went to two charities working with LGBTQ youth. Unfortunately, that has turned into an accounting nightmare in which the end loser is the charities themselves. With two books out, another coming out in September, and several more planned for next year I can see this getting worse.
Changing how I raise funds will allow all my readers to know that their money is going to a solid cause (getting homeless LGBT kids off the street) and broaden the choices for those readers while at the same time giving me/us the ability to send more money to the nonprofits involved. (10% of multiple books is more than 50% of one).
This 10% donation will happen for any book published by me in the future since fundraising was the original intent of publishing my work to begin with.
So, from September 1st forward, any time you buy a book with my name on it, 10% of that money will go to the two charities you see here. I want to thank ALL of my readers and fans for helping me raise funds and awareness, and for helping get LGBT kids off the street.
ALSO, in case you haven’t noticed, I have a bookstore, any proceeds made via purchases through those links also go to the above charities. (I’m trying to keep it updated regularly.)