So I was sitting here. I’ve done a bunch of shameless self promotion in trying to get book sales. Remember, at the moment you must have the amazon kindle or a device that has the amazon kindle software (iphone/ipad/ipodtouch, pc, mac or android phone) I’ve had several, nothing that’ll help me buy that writing grotto on Martha’s Vineyard, but I am much appreciative of the support. I was thinking of doing something different, and I am looking for some opinions before I embark on this. Here’s the plan:
From August 1, 2010 to Aug, 31 2010 I would tie sales of my books to a donation to a charity. So for every copy I sold, I’d donate 1 dollar to a charity. I also to generate some traffic and ideas, I’d use a PollDaddy poll with a set of potential charities (3-5 let’s say) and see what the general consensus was to whom I should donate the money to.
Oh and just for the sake of full disclosure, I’m currently on the 35% plan for Amazon, and my book is $7. So a dollar a book is about 40% of my take but a dollar is easy to tie to the number of books sold. 500 copies, $5oo for example. I’d obviously publish the results on this blog.
So just out of curiousity I’m going to take a poll of all of you out there: