Every once in a while, Evo Terra of Podiobooks.com sends out an email to his writers, telling them if and how much money they got from donations. On every podiobook’s individual site, you have the chance to donate some money, since downloading the podcasts is free. Part of that goes to Podiobooks.com, and part to the author.
I was very lucky to get some donations into my PayPal account from the last payout for my novel Wiener Blut. Since I haven’t gotten around to using my PayPal account for anything, it took DanDanTheArtMan to give me the nudge to start spending the money I got. He released a collection of his short stories “Danthology” for 99c on Smashwords. Since Smashwords takes PayPal, I just used my donated money to get his collection.
This was what prompted my idea. I was going to use the money that I got from donations to support other authors and their self-published eBooks. Not only that, I also wanted to share which books I got and by whom. The list might not be complete yet and there could also be some money left over, but I wanted to take this chance to promote some authors.
Here is the list (not complete yet):
- Dan Absalonson – Danthology
- Craig Robertson – The Innerglow Effect
- Tristan Gregory – The Swordsman of Carn Nebeth
- JR Murdock – Don’t use the Phone
- Nathan Lowell - The Astonishing Amulet of Amenartas
- James Lauren – Ephemeral Whispers
- Paul E. Cooley – Garaaga’s Children: Legends
- Brand Gamblin – The Danny
- Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris – Tales from the Archives: Collection 1 & Volume 3
Other things I supported:
- Supporting Nichtlustig.tv crowdfunding the animated series