1. Danyelle Leafty, author of The Fairy Godmother Dilemma: Catspell, is using all of the royalties (print and electronic) from sales of her book (through March 31st) for Kindles for Kids, a project to donate Kindles to the pediatric unit of Utah Valley Hospital.
I thought this was a pretty neat idea, and I love when people pay it forward, so I thought I'd help to spread the word.
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2. A new company, Gone Reading, offers Bookish gifts and bits of awesome, all for a good cause. And you know I love something that gives me an excuse to buy bookish things and feel good about it! Gone Reading donates 100% (!!!) of their after-tax profits to organizations that libraries and reading/literacy promoting organizations, many of which struggle to find funding.
The carry all kinds of nifty gifties, like bookmarks, bookends, journals, bookplates and my personal favorite, book tshirts!
And because they're awesome, I have a special discount code from them, for you, for 25% off your order! So you can get yourself (or someone as awesome as you) something really cool, save a bunch, and do good in the world. For reals!
The code is THEBOOKRAT25 and it's good off of anything except bookends, through April 10th.
You can find out more about their philanthropic mission here
or check out the awesome things they carry here!
And if you love me, you'll buy me this Jane Austen for President shirt.
I kid, I kid.
But seriously, though. I want this shirt.