Monday, November 10, 2014

Veteran’s Day 2014 Charity Challenge: Gone, but Not Forgotten!

Hi, gang.

My writer friend Richard Peters shared with me a Veteran's Day charity promotion for veteran authors and hopefully you guys would be willing to help promote this event. They have about 50 veteran authors who are pledging 100% of their royalties to their favorite veteran's charity, at least for 24 hours on Veteran's Day. Many are pledging much longer. This list also includes several NY Times and USA Today Bestsellers.

Event Summary:
Veteran’s Day 2014 Charity Challenge: Gone, but Not Forgotten!
On Veteran's Day 2014, 50 veteran authors will pledge 100% of their print, ebook and audio book royalties to their favorite veteran's charity. In most cases, these are organizations that assisted the authors personally and they are trying their best to give back.

Veterans from each service branch and every conflict period, from Vietnam to even one author deployed to Afghanistan at this moment, are pledging. This diverse collection of works includes New York Times and USA Today Bestsellers and covers most genres. From romance to action-adventure and everything in between, there's something for every taste here!

The ultimate goal of this event is to raise at least $10,000 for the 15+ veterans charities they're supporting. If you aren't interested in any of the books available, they have a page set up ranking the money raised for each charity and spotlighting bonus donations. Whether you contribute to the best performing or the least performing, either way your donation will be put to good use!

The complete collection of participating books and charities can be found here:
http://bit.ly/VeteransDayChallenge

Note: For the sake of transparency, each author will post their donation receipts within 90 days. If you are a veteran author, they are accepting submissions until noon (EST) on 11 November. Please visit the Writer's Cafe at Kboards for submission details:
http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,199976.0.html

Full details can be found here:
http://rappeters.wordpress.com/veteran-authors-pledging-100-royalties-to-charity-on-veterans-day-2014/

Take a look. Get involved. Pledge some money. Buy some books. There's fiction and nonfiction. My dad was an MP in Nam, so this stuff hits close to home. We owe our veterans a debt we can never pay. But we should still bust our butts trying.

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