Barely a month after my book was released by the publisher I filled out a form at the New York City chapter website of The Wounded Warriors’ Project (WWP) to the effect that I wanted to pledge to donate a certain percentage of the book’s accrued royalties to that organization. Having not heard anything from them, I repeated the same exercise last week, albeit directing it to the Jacksonville, FL site.
Apparently my attempts have been summarily ignored by the organization. Not prone to give up easily, I sent out the message below to firstname.lastname@example.org hoping that I would at least get some feedback of sorts. I have not heard from them yet so I’m going public with it anyway. They can sue me for good intentions if they so choose. I am aware of the cliché that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
I concede that 25% to 40% of nothing (yet) does not amount to a hill of beans. I however contend that the intention to share constitutes a decent start for this season of giving, especially that it is about what I have left to give.
My recently (9/12/11) released book constitutes the entirety of my personal estate. As a modest token of my gratitude and appreciation for their service to my country, I pledge to donate to the Wounded Warriors’ Project (WWP) a percentage of the royalties from the book according to the schedule below.
Wounded Warriors’ Project Donations Schedule:
First 200 copies 25%
Next 300 copies 30%
Next 500 copies 35%
Every copy thereafter 40%
This schedule applies to BOTH the electronic and printed editions tallied separately.
I would like to publicize the Pledge on the book's website, http://www.flirtingwithmisadventures.com/aboutthissite.htm Please advise should you foresee any legal impediments or untoward ramifications to this scheme.
Your feedback would be most gratefully appreciated.
Dated 12-December-2011 in Coram, NY.
With a song in my heart: regards & carpe diem,
C. Stan Asumen. Jr.
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