Every indie author needs to hear about this project, so I’m helping to spread the word about it.
So I was scrolling through my media updates on my lunch break, and noticed this wonderful little post, which you can read here, and pulled it from the slush pile. The title was “I need your help!” Normally, a title that I wouldn’t click on, but what can I say, I was feeling philanthropic. (That’s a word, right? It is now)
In a few brief paragraphs, Marlena hooked me, and by the time I was done reading, I became a rabid fan of this project. It’s so awesome, that it deserves every chance to be seen. (Those share links at the bottom of the page? I put them there for a reason 😉 )
Here’s the scoop. Marlena is participating in a sponsorship event for fighting breast cancer, by setting up a book tent at this gathering in. The sponsorship is by the group, Relay for Life, and Marlena has come up with this awesome idea by filling her tent with indie books. All sales will go to the cause, so she’s humbly asking for book donations. Your book, someone else’s, whatever.
This is probably the most awesome thing that I’ve seen in a while, on so many levels. Indies want to get their name out there, people want new books to digest, and everyone loves killing cancer. Marlena’s slogan:
Fighting cancer, one story at a time.
If you want to help out, and you have some extra books laying around (who doesn’t, right?) then send them away to become soldiers against cancer. All you have to do is go to her post, and click the link to send her a message. She’ll get back to you and let you know where to send your books and swag. She may be humble about asking for donations, but lucky for me, it’s not my project, and I don’t have to be humble.
I think every indie author out there should consider this project, and do what they can to support it. Whether that’s sharing this page, writing a blog post about Marlena’s project and linking, sending books, or just helping to spread the word on social media. Everyone needs to hear about this. The post, again, is found here:
There’s something in this for everyone. Indie authors get to spread their book around, money goes to fund cancer research, and people attendees get blessed with great books they can’t always find at Barnes and Noble. It’s a win-win-win.
I’m sure you can tell I’m excited about this project, so I’m probably going to be spamming the hell out of it for the next couple of days. Have a good day on your writing pursuits, and definitely check out this project.