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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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."