SO FAR WE HAVE RAISED $60 towards our $150 goal.
The whole philosophy and ethos behind Dark Heart and Night Shade is about authors working together to share their work in a collective anthology in order to reach new audiences. Priced at just $0.99 on Amazon with a 30% royalty, we decided that a good way to get over all the royalty issues (quite minimal on such a set up) was to donate all profits after production costs (which are around $150) to a charity chosen by the authors.
For Dark Heart Volume 1, the money will be going to Young Minds Charity; a charity that supports young carers of parents with mental health issues as well as promoting mental health in schools. So far we have raised a total of $60. Now we all know that isn't going to rock the world in the same way as Live Aid or any of the other amazing charity events, but $60 is $60 and we've had to sell quite a few books to cover production costs and raise that much - so in my book, this is a great success!