Awhile ago I talked about creating a coffee table book of my photographs to sell, and donate the profit to charity. With folks on the eastern seaboard homeless and still shivering in the dark because of Hurricane Sandy, and also my wish to raise funds for breast cancer treatment and research – I think now is the time to do so. I knit and crochet, can sing in the shower, but other than my photos, really don’t have much to offer in the way of marketable talent that would be of benefit to others. Hence my “big idea”…
However, other than to create the book online using one of the many lovely sites that do this sort of thing, I am completely clueless how I should set things up so that people can view and place orders for the book, and send payment. I am willing to donate 10 dollars from every book sold to either the Red Cross or Susan G Komen ( buyer to let me know their preference). I will add the ten dollars to (the cost of the book, plus tax, shipping etc – and will not charge anything for my time whatsoever – so the total cost would include the donation). I assume I will have to set up an online payment service like paypal. I will create a page on the blog to feature the book, and link to a payment service. ( I think that would be the way to do it, not sure) I would also be willing to sell my photographs individually if there is enough interest, and donate the profit to the aforementioned organizations.
1) has done something like this before – let me know what else I need to be doing
2) would like to be part of this and contribute a photo or two
3) thinks this is a stupid idea for whatever reason
4) knows how to set up online payment services
5) can recommend a good photo site to make the book
LET ME KNOW. I’m kinda in the dark right now – not being a business person I am,as I said before, clueless. You folks have seen my photography and I also hope will be honest enough to let me know whether or not this would be a complete waste of time from an artistic standpoint. (is my stuff good enough to generate enough interest?) Looking forward to hearing from you! Thanks!