What is #smut4change? It's a hashtag I made up one day when I was thinking about how I could use my talents to give something back to the LGBTQ+ community and humanitarian causes. For now, I'm keeping it simple, and donating the quarterly net profits from my ebook sales to a not-for-profit organization.
If you're an author, I invite you to embrace this idea, and donate a part of your profits to a charity of your choice. Then, let the world know with the #smut4change hashtag.
If you are a reader, you can feel good knowing that whenever you buy one of my books, you're supporting a good cause at the same time. And if you review or mention one of my books online, please throw #smut4change in there if you can.
Thanks for reading, and stay smutty my friends!
Here is a list of the organizations I have donated to using my ebook profits.
- LibreOffice A volunteer-driven, nonprofit free office suite.
- AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (now part of Vivent Health.)
- Gsafe Wisconsin Creating just schools for LGBTQ+ youth.
- Mozilla Foundation Shaping the future of the web for the public good.
Net Profits Defined
Net profits are defined as the money left over after all of the percentages and fees are taken out, as well as web hosting expenses.
Here's an example:
- Business is good this quarter. My publisher runs a promotion, and I sell 50 books at $2 each. That's $100.
- The books were sold through an online retailer who takes a 50% cut. I now have $50, and a queasy feeling in the pit of my stomach.
- My publisher covers expenses by spliting this with me 50/50. I now have $25.
- Royalties are paid via PayPal, which costs me 2.9% plus $0.30. I now have $23.97, and a mild headache to go with my upset stomach.
- I pay $9 to my web host. I now have $14.97. This is the amount that gets donated.