Sunday, November 10, 2013

A hand up NOT a hand out

When I started my donate page to help raise funds to do an Asia tour, I started it with a business plan. I wanted to use the adventure to write about in my second book. I want to write the story so that it feels like you are right there beside me taking it all in.  That is just part of my plan. The other part of my plan is that I am going to publish my second book on my own and not with a publisher.
   The only way to explain my first book's revenue is to talk numbers. I think a lot of people think that I am getting rich from my book but let me disclose a few figures. When Barnes and Noble sells my book or, my royalties are 96 cents. I get a royalty check for these and others distributors of my book every 6 months. My last royalty check was for 138 dollars. That was for 6 months. I make more when I sell my book myself so truth be told, I would rather have one way for the public to get my book- by shopping on my website
   Now this brings us to where I am today, asking for money. I am well on my way to making this a reality. I will be in Asia as I already pucrchased my plane ticket. I land in Vietnam on Dec 10th. The donations that I get will effect the legnth of my trip and the countries that I am able to visit. It will all be reflected in my book but also in this blog and on Facebook. Rest asured that there will be many many pictures on facebook and I am sure there will be some pictures that everyone will enjoy. I would love to take everyone with me but living vicariously through my on this trip is the next best thing.
   I am also trying to give my supporters something back immediately. I've always said that I couldn't do what I do without the support of my friends so everyone that donates anything will have their name in my book as a supporter. I'm calling these people "Team Bean're". Another thing that I am doing is to have a pre sales of my next book to all the donated 50 dollars or more. The minute that my  book is finished, I will mail out a signed copy to all that donated 50 or more. I am going to try and make a little homemade DVD of my try over in Asia for donors that gave 100 dollars but I thought that wasn't enough so I am working on a Bean're 2014 calendar to give out before I leave to all that donated 100 or more.
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    I am 1/3 of my way to my goal and I have a few more weeks so if you can, I ask you now to support this.  Everything collected it truly appreciated and will be used to propel this project. Thanks for all the support both in the past and now,
Your friend,
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