http://www.womenheart.org/ gets the heart vote, and doubles up for Melanie, who the book is dedicated to…
http://www.cancerresearch.org/ for my and behalf of my friends who have won, and lost to the bastard that is cancer.
The last charity is up for grabs and I’ll gladly take suggestions – the only requirement that I will make of it is that it needs to be depression/bi-polar related. Because that’s what I said at the beginning and I am always true to my word.
I am just finding it hard to get hold of a charity that rates well from a financial point of view. Who knew that trying to foist money at a charity would be fraught with such challenges.
If I had it over I would have chosen a “buy a family a flock of chickens and goats and stuff” charity instead.
But the thing about the internet is that once it’s out there it’s out there.
Send any suggestions for the third charity to athwebber @ gmail.com. Or leave them here. Either way is fine.
UK and Australian residents: If you want to keep your charity within your respective countries, just let me know by sending a copy of your purchase receipt and I’ll pick a charity in each country to hand over to (will post my charity receipts up here in the interests of full disclosure).
NOW – I have not contacted any of these charities directly, and am working in an autonomous fashion.
I don’t want to jump through hoops, I just want to hand over cash.
So where are we at?
Where are we for the wonder of social media and the potential it holds?
That’s right, 21 sales for all of July.
Sure, I’ve been completely reliant on social media as a bit of an experiment (more on that in another post) but the response has been a little less than was expected.
I won’t bore you with the details, BUT July is not over and even if I don’t sell another book I am going to take it upon myself to give $100 to the above charities – primarily out of sheer embarrassment. (more on that in the aforementioned “another post”)
SO.. it’s up to you fine folk who have already read it, or are considering reading it, to get the word out.
This could be a really good thing.