Let’s talk about the fact that I’m the proud new owner of a bookstore! I know, I know. I’m crazy! Bookstores are shutting down everywhere and here I am opening one.
But it’s not just any bookstore. In fact, I’m pretty sure it’s the only one of its kind. Every single book on our shelves is signed by the author and all of the proceeds are donated to charity. And all the employees work on a volunteer basis, including myself. To date, The Bookworm Box has raised over $100,000 for charities since March.
I’m behind on listing the charities and how much money they each received because I’m the only one who keeps up with the charity aspect of it and I’ve been a little busy. I’m on deadline for two books, I’m about to move into our new house and Saturday was the grand opening of The Bookworm Box. Hopefully by July I’ll have all the calculations finished and will announce our May and June totals.
I just want to express my gratitude to the thousands of authors who have donated books. I’ve also purchased large quantities of books from many authors who have donated their time to sign hundreds of them. It’s all very appreciated and hopefully we’ll get more and more publishers and authors on board. My goal is for The Bookworm Box to be an automatic send for publishers when an author releases a book.
You know, like when they’re at their weekly roundtable meetings in NYC and someone says, “JK Rowling released a new book this week. Don’t forget to send a couple of signed copies to The Bookworm Box! And throw in some Stephen King while you’re at it!”
I mean, that’s not too much to ask, right?
Anyway. We’ll get there one day. It’s only been four months and we’ve already got some really great authors on board, so time will get us even more. But if you’re an awesome author or publisher and you want to be the first to join a movement that will one day be really huge (I’m optimistic) then email me at email@example.com for more information on how to get your signed books on our shelves.