Hi there! When BURN FOR ME released, I pledged to donate 10% of my proceeds from release week and pre-order sales to the National Volunteer Fire Council. I don’t usually share specific sales figures but I will for this cause. BURN FOR ME sold 10,000 copies in its first week, including pre-orders. The novella was priced at 99 cents, so the total gross revenue the book generated is about $10,000. As an author working with a digital publisher and an agent on the book, I will see about $3500 of that in my royalties.
But 10% of $3500 — $350 — felt too small given the excitement of readers surrounding the book and the cause. So rather than donate 10% of my proceeds from the first week, I am donating 10% of the book’s entire first week gross sales — $1000 — to the National Volunteer Fire Council, which provides support for volunteer first responders.
A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sweet, sexy and witty. She also writes red-hot, sexy romance and USA Today bestselling LGBTQ romance. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, with more than 60 titles on the USA Today Bestsellers list alone. She’s sold more than 4.5 million books. A graduate of Brown University, Lauren likes dogs, cake and show tunes and she is the vegetarian at your dinner party.
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