It is with the support of generous contributors that our books find their way to readers, earn rave reviews, win awards, make best-seller lists, and change lives…including the lives of the people who write them.
In the past we have run crowdfunding campaigns to close the gap between the cost of publishing a book and its cover price, but we found that the majority of contributors are people who could least afford it and are themselves members of the very communities we want to support, not lean on.
If you are a person who can afford to pay more than what we charge for our books in order to ensure that we are able to continue amplifying essential voices and pushing the limits of literature, please add a donation to your cart at the level you can afford…and, of course, if you haven’t already, buy some books!
We are not a non-profit (yet), so you can’t write off your contribution to our work, but you can rest assured that 100% of funding goes to pay authors and to publish and promote their books. The 3rd Thing is entirely volunteer-staffed. Our authors are paid advances and royalties. Their books are edited, designed and printed with the utmost care. And they are given every chance to succeed in the independent marketplace, with professional distribution and passionate promotion.
Thank you for whatever you can afford to give!