We’re all (well, most of us, anyway) stuck at home and looking for something to pass the time in a worthwhile manner. My publisher, Fantastic Books Publishing, always gives 10% of profits to charities nominated by the authors. In this rather unusual time, he’s decided to donate funds instead to the NHS Charities Together, an organisation that works on behalf of a huge network of NHS charities across the UK. Some of the books are anthologies, and some are individual books added to the list with the permission of the authors. Dan Grubb, owner of the publishing company, has produced a short (6mins 40 secs) video, which you can access here.
Fantastic Books Publishing will divert the charity streams from its five most successful anthologies for the duration of this emergency. For the other amazing books, all royalties will go to the NHS Charities Together and the authors will not take a penny.
The 9 titles below, each in its own way, will help to ease your path through the current lockdown, and for every ebook sold, NHS Charities Together will benefit:
1. Cruel and Unusual PunNishments – Mark P Henderson
2. Blood Red Dust – Stuart Aken
3. Falling into Crime – Penny Grubb
4. Horse of a Different Colour – Melodie Trudeaux
5. Fantastic Breads 1 – cookbook
6. Synthesis – sci-fi anthology
7. 666 – horror anthology
8. The Forge – Scifan anthology
9. The Dummies Guide to Serial Killing – anthology
Please click this link to get to the heart of the project and select the books you’d like to read.
The idea came from fellow author, retired medic and academic, Mark P Henderson, who decided to donate 100% of his royalties from all ebook sales of Cruel and Unusual PunNishments. Mark is joined by three other authors, Penny Grubb, Melodie Trudeaux, and me.
I must make it clear that the company and the authors do not agree that the NHS should be funded by charitable funding, but we also acknowledge that the current funding levels are such that charitable intervention is needed to ensure our fantastic front line workers can continue to do their jobs while protecting themselves and their loved ones during this unprecedented crisis.
This initiative is dedicated to NHS staff both on and behind the front lines. We all owe you a huge debt of gratitude.