Wayne Stinnett, Author

Wayne Stinnett, Author

Monday, November 10, 2014

Veterans Day Book Promo for Veterans Charities


All day, from midnight to midnight on Veterans Day, 100% of the royalties earned by every author on the titles they display on the Veterans Day Challenge page will be donated to each writer's favorite Veterans charity.

Each author on the page is a Veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States or her allies and has pledged to donate their royalties to the charity of their choice. Many like myself already donate a portion of their royalties to their charities.
There's a short bio on each author's service, along with a link to their chosen charity and other links where you can buy their book. I urge everyone to take advantage and buy one or two books of your choice. Oh, go ahead and buy them all, even if you're not a reader. Your donation will be very much appreciated and rest assured, what you spend on these books will go a long way to helping our Veterans and their families.
If you're interested in making a separate donation to one or more of the charities, we have another page set up describing each charity and a place where you can make a pledge. Being Vets, we're 100% on the honor system. If you pledge, please follow through and donate.

If you'd like to chat with some of the authors, we set up a Google hangout where many of the authors will drop in from time to time throughout the day. You can access it through this Facebook page starting at 0900 EST.

Each of the above links will open in a separate page, so you won't lose your place. Please feel free to share this post on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, or just pop a smoke and send smoke signals.

Lastly, this whole thing was thrown together in just a matter of days and we'll be taking submissions all through Veterans Day. If you're a Vet and an author, please join us. Better late than never. Email the organizer, Richard Peters, for instructions on how to submit. His email address is bsthing2010@hotmail.com. If you know a Vet who is an author, please forward this post to them.

Semper Fi,

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Veteran Authors Helping Veterans

A group of authors, myself included, are building a website over a period of just a few days to promote books written by Veterans. The site will go public on Veterans Day and all the royalties from the whole day's sales of each author's work will go to each author's favorite Veterans charity, as listed on the website.

Our submission criteria for promotion eligibility is simple:
1) The book must be authored by a Veteran of the Armed Froces of the United States or her allies.
2) The author must pledge to donate 100% of the promoted title's royalties accrued on 11/11/14. The proceeds are considered the net payment to the author for print/ebook/audio sales and Amazon KU/KOLL borrows recorded on 11 November, 2014.
4) Add the pledge, using whatever wording you like, in bold print on your product's description page. It's suggested, but not required, to also post the link to the main promo page listing all participating books.
5) CRUCIAL: Authors MUST post the estimated dollar amount raised for their charity to the event coordinator by midnight EST on 12 Nov 2014. This will be posted on the main promo page. You don't have to list exact sales/borrows. The receipt number is also required when payment has been made. We understand that Amazon releases the funds 60 days after the end of the calendar month, so you'll have 90 days maximum to make payment.

Our goal is to raise a total of $10,000 for the many charities the authors represent. Being Veterans, I know we'll easily surpass that goal. Anyone wishing to donate to some worthy causes, have only to buy a book, or two, or three.... Oh heck, just buy them all.

Currently, we have about fifteen different author's books listed, but hope to have more than double that number by Veterans Day. I'll be blogging the link to the site here on the morning of Veterans Day, and will be promoting it throughout the day, on Facebook and Twitter, as will all the other authors.

Any Veteran author interested in promoting his book on Veterans Day and donating the proceeds for that day, should contact Richard Peters at bsthing2010@hotmail.com as soon as possible. Time and space is limited.

A Veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable, "To My Country". For an amount, "Up to and including my life."

Monday, November 3, 2014

Great Interview with Robert Bidinotto, “The Vigilante Author”.

I've been working hard on my next novel, Fallen King, which will be available around the first of the year. In this novel, Jesse is stalked by a ruthless Haitian gang out of Miami, for reasons he can't figure out. It seems that the gang is trying to draw Jesse out, by destroying small patch reefs in the back country of Florida Bay using hand grenades and collecting the dead fish. I'm about 30% finished writing it and hope to have it in the editor's hands by Christmas.

I've taken a few days off from writing to work on a couple of projects around the house and to find a new (to me) truck. My daughter was embarrassed to be seen in my old wreck. Although my new ride is twenty years old, it looks new, has a brand new engine and should last many years. Jordy's no longer embarrassed.

A couple of days ago, we had the earliest snowfall recorded here in upstate South Carolina. Only an inch, but it foretold the kind of winter we had to look forward to. While the snow lay on the ground, I did an interview with fellow author Robert Bidinotto. Robert is a very thorough and professional interviewer. You can read the interview here: Interview with Author, Wayne Stinnett.

This week, I've been reading one of my favorite author's new releases. "Second Chance Gold " is the fourth novel in John H. Cunningham's exciting Buck Reilly Adventure Series. The first book in this series is "Red Right Return". All of the books in the series are guaranteed to keep any Caribbean action/adventure reader turning the pages.

Well, that's it for now.