The time for niceties has passed. If you read this blog, you know this drive has been going on since March. I've even had a blog comment applauding our efforts to help vets. The problem is, nobody wants to come forth and give.
Therefore, I guess it's up to me to give everyone a little kick in the pants. I have a challenge for everyone who reads this, either at DCP or on Goodreads. In fact, there will be a separate Goodreads post presenting the challenge there.
I want to get to at least triple figures on the donation to the DAV. To do that, we need to sell enough books and merchandise to achieve at least $65 worth of fundraising. The same percentages apply:
10% of proceeds from book sales (paperback and Kindle) and standard DCP merchandise from Zazzle.
100% of proceeds from Blue Star DCP merchandise from Zazzle.
These will go to the Disabled American Veterans.
With just book sales, we would need to sell 54 copies of Dinétah Dragon or The Advance Guard in order to reach the goal. With Blue Star merchandise, we'd have to sell either four pendants or nine t-shirts to hit the magic number. So really, it'd be easier to hit the challenge number with merchandise, but I know some folks might not want to shell out that much money.
Here's the challenge, then. If you all out there make enough purchases to get us to $100 total funds raised for the Disabled American Veterans, then I will do the following:
* Expand electronic versions of my books by putting Dinétah Dragon on Kindle and B&N Nook, as well as The Advance Guard on Nook.
* Put up the beginnings of my next Phantom Squadron novel, Guarded Son, up for review on my Goodreads site.
* The purchaser who puts us to $100 will get their entire order autographed, as well as receive the promotional goods winners of the Goodreads giveaway received, a signed postcard and an oversize bookmark. (We'll work out the logistics of this when it happens)
Get your orders in, and let's show some support for our disabled vets!