A Quick Word About Accountability
More than a few people have asked us, "How will the money be distributed?" and even "How will we know this actually gets sent out?"
Well the answer to that is, "Not by us..."
We're not a 501c3 organization. That is an expensive proposition, believe it or not. So rather than spend a lot of money just to be able to RECEIVE your pledges for the BOOKS, we're working with an existing 501c3 organization: "Japan Society" to disburse the funds.
They in turn are working on the LOCAL levels in Japan to get the money to the areas that most need it... not just for the immediate needs, but for RESTORATION and RECOVERY which will be the most expensive and time-consuming propositions.
These tragedies will have lasting repercussions for generations! And the people at the Japan Society have the resources, experiences, and connections to vet the proper people to distribute our funds to.
They will also VERIFY the receipt of the funds, and we will document the expenses for all to see. We believe in transparency as well as letting the experts do what they do best.
The amount raised here (and elsewhere) in connection with this BOOK will ONLY deduct the following:
1) Kickstarter and Amazon Fees are automatically deducted.
2) Printing fees are rock bottom AT COST. Active Media and their facilities in China are making NO profit on this.
3) Shipping fees are being negotiated once final containers are established to get the absolute best prices.
4) U.S. Postal mail cannot be negotiated, but will be the only remaining price.
We WILL NOT deduct any advertising, overhead, P.R., supplies or ANY bonus fees of any kind. This means that the absolute MOST out of every dollar we receive gets into the hands of the people who need it, while YOU are buying a book we know you will enjoy.
Thanks for your support in this VERY important endeavor!
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