Charity Drive – Final Tally

It’s over officially now. As I mentioned in a few previous posts, I was holding a charity drive with the proceeds of my book, An Epilogue to Innocence. From November 1 through December 24, all proceeds from sales of the book would be going to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. While I had to wait a little longer than I wanted to in order to announce the final totals — shipments of physical books bought on the 23rd and 24th didn’t register until the 27th — I do have a final total now.

Between physical copy sales and digital copy sales, we were able to raise $24.28 for the AFSP. Of that total, $22.22 came from purchase of physical book copies while the remaining $2.06 came from purchases of the Kindle version of the book. Admittedly this number was lower than I was hoping for, but it’s still something for a great cause. I made what was essentially a matching donation to go along with it, bringing the total donation made from this cause to $50.00.

I had gone into this endeavor with this grand idea that somehow we’d manage to raise over $100. I never shared that goal publicly, but secretly I was hoping to manage to get to that total independent of any matching donation I made. That said, the matching donation was going to happen regardless. If you’re asking people to purchase your product as part of a charity drive, it’s the least you can do.

To those of you who did buy An Epilogue to Innocence to help raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, thank you very much. Your kindness, your patronage, and your generosity is greatly appreciated. If you were just able to help spread the word in some way, be that about the book, the charity drive, of the AFSP itself, thank you too. If you did buy the book — be it as part of the charity drive or not — please go review the book on Goodreads or Amazon. I may well do something like this again in the future, so any positive reviews of the book if another charity drive happens would always be helpful.

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4 thoughts on “Charity Drive – Final Tally

  1. $50 still isn’t terrible 🙂 Perhaps you could try this again maybe in the spring? I know the end of the year tends to be the craziest for everyone, so often people don’t take as much notice. Even Giving Tuesday donations seem to have dropped (especially this year).

    That being said, I am glad you ran the fundraiser, as it gave double the reason to buy a physical copy of your book. I’ll be sending the second one to a friend who was from 20SB way back when. 🙂 It makes for a great Christmas present!

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    1. I’m thinking I will do something at some point in thee future. It’ll probably be in the spring, but to be determined. I do want to do another free Kindle book promo, however I have to work out when I want to do that first.

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    2. Oh, and thank you for sharing my book with someone else. I really don’t get to talk to most of the old 20SB crowd anymore (when I made my Twitter private, a lot of them are the ones that I removed as followers), but there’s still a handful of people like you that I get to talk to.

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