A word to professors, librarians, and people who want to donate money to me
Every time I put a book online for free, I get emails from readers who want to send me donations for the book. I appreciate their generous spirit, but I'm not interested in cash donations, because my publishers are really important to me. They contribute immeasurably to the book, improving it, introducing it to audience I could never reach, helping me do more with my work. I have no desire to cut them out of the loop.
But there has to be some good way to turn that generosity to good use, and I think I've found it.
Here's the deal: there are lots of professors and librarians who'd love to get hard-copies of this book into their students' and patrons' hands, but don't have the budget for it.
There are generous people who want to send some cash my way to thank me for the free ebooks.
I'm proposing that we put them together.
If you're a prof or librarian and you want a free copy of Makers, email email@example.com with your name and the name and address of your school. It'll be posted below by my fantastic helper, Olga Nunes, so that potential donors can see it.
If you enjoyed the electronic edition of Makers and you want to donate something to say thanks, check below to find a teacher or librarian you want to support. Then go to Amazon, BN.com, or your favorite electronic bookseller and order a copy to the classroom, then email a copy of the receipt (feel free to delete your address and other personal info first!) to firstname.lastname@example.org so that Olga can mark that copy as sent. If you don't want to be publicly acknowledged for your generosity, let us know and we'll keep you anonymous, otherwise we'll thank you on the donate page.
Check below for profs, librarians and similar people seeking donations.
5 Copies Donated by Steven Ourada
3 Copies Donated by Ghilardi Filippo
3 Copies Donated by Giuseppe Maxia
2 Copies Donated by Emily Ratner
2 Copies Donated by Michael L Rasmussen
2 Copies Donated by Oscar Portela
2 Copies Donated by Zarana Patel
1 Copy Donated by Russell Adams
1 Copy Donated by Eileen Young
1 Copy Donated by Emily Chapmani
1 Copy Donated by Rebecca Dinoff
1 Copy Donated by Alan M. Taren
1 Copy Donated by George D. Akin
1 Copy Donated by nommh
1 Copy Donated by Petter Wingren-Rasmussen
1 Copy Donated by Christian Studer
1 Copy Donated by Luke Meade
1 Copy Donated by Gregory R Boycek
1 Copy Donated by Robin Elliott
1 Copy Donated by Ray Wayne
1 Copy Donated by Kevin Gamble
1 Copy Donated by Mike Liveright
1 Copy Donated by James Dominick Appio
1 Copy Donated by Josh ChaitinPollak
1 Copy Donated by Karen Savage
1 Copy Donated by Rhia Perkins
1 Copy Donated by Anonymous Donors
1 Copy Donated by Audun Vaaler
1 Copy Donated by Craig Moynes
1 Copy Donated by Dan Prince
1 Copy Donated by Marion Anderson
1 Copy Donated by Nate Kresse
1 Copy Donated by Jeff R. Allen
1 Copy Donated by Silke Jonda
1 Copy Donated by Michael Stella
1 Copy Donated by Andy
1 Copy Donated by David Edgar
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