A Note On Our Charitable Donations
Because of the manner in which Createspace make their royalty payments - which without the assistance of a three-dimensional slide rule, a week free of any and all distractions, an historic record of daily exchange rates for the last twelve months and a small mountain of illicit narcotics, makes it virtually impossible to work out with any degree of accuracy quite how much money each individual title has actually raised for the charities in question - we are intending to start a kind of "rolling charity payments" system, whereby every time we publish a new title, we make a one-off payment to the previous charity to cover both recent sales and projected dribs and drabs, before concentrating our royalties on the current charity of choice. The number of copies of, for example, Contact Has Been Made we are now selling is pretty negligible, so unless there's a sudden spike in those numbers (in which event we'll work out how much the spike was worth and make a suitable payment to Children in Need to cover it, also taking any other recent sales into account), we'll be making all of our future payments to the Terrence Higgins Trust once we've made a final payment to Children in Need, taking the amount these editions with Watching Books have raised for them to the order of around £1,250. And then once You On Target has been published, we'll make a final payment to the Terrence Higgins Trust and start making our main payments to Tree of Hope. We hope this is acceptable to everyone who has contributed either by writing for or buying any of our books, and if anyone would like to argue the case against this policy change please feel free to get in touch with J.R. Southall either by email, Facebook or Twitter. We would like to stress that 100% of our royalties will still end up with the various charities in question!