Funds for Japan – stats…

I would like to thank everyone who participated in my fundraiser for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. I realize many readers may have purchased Last Exit In New Jersey without knowledge of the fundraiser, though over the last week I definitely saw an increase in sales. I would also like to thank any bloggers, tweeters and Facebook friends who took the time to share the information, both for myself and other authors participating.

So here is a breakdown of the sales totals for the month of March:

Seller                               # sold                 royalties
Amazon U.S.                     100                  $35.00
Amazon U.K.                           6                       2.10
Barnes & Noble                       6                       2.40
Smashwords                             1                          .56
Total sales                             113                 $40.06

As I previously stated, though I announced the fund-raiser March 13, I am including the sales from March 1st through March 20, 2011.

And below is a portion of the information from I received from the American Red Cross for this donation:

Gift Amount: $40.06
Tax-deductible Amount: $40.06
This organization’s tax ID is: 53-0196605
Tracking Code: 1555-8047-1-4559293-******

This letter serves as the tax receipt for your gift. Under the United States Internal Revenue Code, The American Red Cross is eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions. Please see Internal Revenue Service Publications 526 and 1771 for official Federal government information on charitable contributions. Our tax identification number is 53-0196605. For reference purposes, you did not receive anything of value from the Red Cross in return for this donation. If you have any questions about your donation, please contact us at or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

(I am not posting a screen shot as that also contains confidential personal information.)

Again, I would like to thank all involved. While this donation alone might not be much, combined with the donations from individuals, other authors and groups, they all add up to make a difference.

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