Indie E-book Authors Join Forces to Help First Book

JA Konrath's 'Origin' inspires authors to help First BookJ.A. Konrath, who writes a series of popular thrillers, announced last week that if the electronic version of his book Origin made it into the Top 100 on Amazon’s Kindle store, he’d donate $500 to First Book. Origin cracked the Top 100 easily, and, true to his word, Konrath sent us a check.

The response on Konrath’s blog was spirited, and a number of authors commented that they’d like to do something similar. Inspired by this, they created the Indie Authors First Book Project: a group of independent e-book publishers who have pledged donations to First Book if their book cracks the Top 100 on the Kindle store.

“As writers, this cause is close to our hearts,” said Donna Burgess, author of Darklands. “So we just want to contribute as much as we can.”

So if you’re an e-reader (Can people be e-readers? Is that right?), pick up some of these titles. You’ll have a great new book to read, and you’ll be helping First Book get more books into the hands of kids in need.