There are many bloggers out there vying for your attention, and most of them have a little “donate” button on the side so that they can continue to provide you with information and entertainment. Or maybe they’ll do kickstarter campaigns for people. Or have a Patreon page. Or sell ads on their blog.
It’s not a bad idea — and it’s nice when people who create things can get compensated for their work.
I don’t do that. (The ads you see here are placed by WordPress, because I’m not paying them to host this blog.)
Still, for the blogger, it’s nice to be appreciated — to know that the people who enjoy reading the blog understand the work that goes into it.
So if you’d like to thank me for my posts and show your support for this blog, how about a donation of, oh, about $8?
You see, you can buy my latest e-book for that amount. The e-book is available from my publisher Diversion Books. If you’d prefer it on kindle or nook, you could do that, too. Or if you like having a paperback, that’s also available everywhere (please ask your local small bookstore to order it — they appreciate your support). There’s also an audio book.
What if Sherlock Holmes was born in a different body in a different time and place? In Baker Street Irregulars, New York Times Bestselling Author Jonathan Maberry and I invited others to speculate as to what that might be! Contributors include such bestselling and award-winning authors as David Gerrold, Heidi McLaughlin, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Jody Lynn Nye, Gail Z. Martin, Ryk Spoor, and others!
Buying a book is even better than just donating something. We both win! I get a few bucks in my next royalty check, and you get a great new book.
More details about this (and my other books) are here.
Thanks for your support!