Ebooks for Charity
June 30, 2011 2:14 PM Subscribe
Ok so I have asked a similar question recently but I wanted to be more specific to get some feedback from people. Thanks.
posted by Monkeyzulu to Writing & Language (5 answers total)
We are launching a new site where we will feature and actively promote ebooks with the primary objectives of:
1. Raising funds for charities
2. Offering a venue for writers to get additional notoriety and exposure (sales) for their ebooks.
3. Building a community of customers and writers that will have an opportunity to take an active role in supporting charities. The community will have several ways to influence the content being offered and the charities being helped.
The price point we are targeting to offer the ebooks will be reasonably lower than the average price of ebooks offered on Amazon and other similar sites. We don't intend to try to compete with the big boys, we simply want to offer quality ebooks (from up-and-coming authors to semi-established authors) and help charities. Authors will also have the opportunity to be a part of focused campaigns where we will promote their ebooks to raise money for specific charitable organizations, which will bring additional exposure to the author and have their name associated with a good cause. We believe this model will make money for the authors, for us, and most importantly, make a difference along the way by supporting charities. What are the potential road blocks aside from the standard marketing hurtles needed to anything? What could we add if anything to make the concept more attractive. All feedback is welcomed.