A book-ish fundraiser for hurricane relief
Last week, Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy destroyed a large swathe of the northeast coast. One of the terrible things that happened during the storm was the destruction of the Ali Forney Drop-In Center, which existed for the sole purpose of providing shelter and resources for LGBTQ kids. I am sure that people are making donations to them, but I want to do what I can to help them also, and while I don’t have cash, I do have books.
To that end:
EVERY CENT OF EVERY COPY OF THE BOOK OF BROKEN HYMNS that I sell between now and Dec. 1 will go to the Ali Forney Center as a donation.
Every cent. Not x% of profits, or x% of proceeds. Everything.
Right now the book is $0.99 for Kindle, Nook, and iBookstore, and you can download it into your Whatever You Read Things On from those stores. (I am not aware right now of an eBook version available through independent stores, although I am working on it.) Here are links.
So. If readers buy three copies, the Ali Forney center gets $3.00. If readers buy 50 copies, the center gets $50.00. And so on. (You will notice that I am rounding up, because, y’know, math.)
The book is also available as a paperback, although not at the moment in most bookstores (I am still working on that). Shipping the book costs me $2.00. The cover price is $5.00. SO. If you order the book directly from me as a paperback, I will charge you $7.00, of which $5 will go directly to the center. If you want to buy the paperback for a lot more money, all but that $2 for shipping will be donated.
ALL THE PROCEEDS WILL GO TO ALI FORNEY CENTER.
The book is nice and small, with seven really good stories. There are a lot of LGBTQ people in the stories, and some of them would have benefited greatly from having a place like the Ali Forney Center in their lives. I would have also, which is why it’s so important to me to help them right now.
So do what you can, okay? Go download THE BOOK OF BROKEN HYMNS, or order it directly through me (via my paniskoi at gmail etc at paypal, or message me on Twitter or FB), and let’s help some kids. You are also obviously more than welcome to skip the book and donate directly to the Center, here.