The following is a repost from author JH Sked from London, England:
Raising funds for Japan – calling all other Indie authors
The images from Japan are heartbreaking. For all the problems we might have, the majority of us still have homes, clothing, and access to food, water and medical supplies as needed. Despite being one of the most resilient nations on the planet, Japan is going to need a lot of help over the next couple of months, if not years. Being cash poor, I can’t afford to donate money. What I can do, though, is donate every sale from WolfSong for the next week (maybe longer if I raise some decent funds) to the Red Cross fund.
So that’s every cent of author profit from the sale of the e-book (tree version is still way off, I’m afraid), from every site it’s on, once the sites have taken their cut. If you’re an author and you’d like to join in, please do. It doesn’t matter if it’s for a couple of hours, days, or the full week – every little bit will help. Give me a shout in the comments or the join the twitter feed #write4japan.
I’ll post the stats and amount raised here next Sunday – let’s get the ball rolling a bit. I’m keeping the price as is, simply because there are a lot of people in the same financial situation – unable to donate the amounts you want to, but able to fork out between under a dollar (0.99c) or pound (0.71p) a pop.
— Me again. I was unable to copy the links to the sales sites of each sales outlet for WolfSong. Simply link to the author’s blog and you will find them all. And I am pledging the same. In addition to the coming week I will be donating the royalties from my sales so far this month, and will post the amount raised.
Update: 3/15/11 – At $.99 a book I earn $.35 per sale, and the current total just topped $30. I will update as this progresses, and I would like to thank everyone who has donated aid, both here and through any other groups or organizations. I’ve already made a personal donation to the Red Cross; (text “REDCROSS” to 90999, and you can make a $10 donation to the organization;) this will be above and beyond that. For additional ways to help, go to: http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/14/iyw.howtohelp.japan/index.html