I’m writing to ask if you’d be interested (or know a poet who might be) in participating in a fundraiser for the ASRC (Asylum Seeker Resource Centre).
As you may or may not know, Australia continues its human rights abuses in regard to people seeking asylum here and I want to try something to help.
My idea is a simple cross-promotion between poets.
Basically, I create a ‘landing page’ which lists our poetry titles and purchase options.
Participants then direct their audiences to that page during the fundraiser (likely over one weekend) and readers purchase the ebooks/books. We then pass on a percentage of our sales to the ASRC.
For my own poetry sales during the fundraiser I’ll be donating 100% and for the titles that I publish via Close-Up Books, I’ll forward the publisher’s share.
If you’d like to be involved please let me know!
Please also ask questions if you have them, and I will do my best to get back to you this week.
In brief, if you want to get involved you’d have to decide/provide a few things:
- Names of title(s) you want to list/cover art etc
- What format(s) you want to offer
- Whether you will offer a discount on price
- What percentage of royalties you will donate
- Whether you’re comfortable sending that percentage to me to tally
up and then donate to the ASRC on your behalf (via paypal).
I know folks might have to spend a bit of time thinking this over, contacting publishers etc, but if enough people are interested I’d like to lock in a weekend in early July or August for the fundraiser.
Again, if you can spread the word, that would be great! I know there are plenty of important causes worldwide but if you have room for one more, that would be fantastic.
Again, please ask if you have any questions!