When Hurricane Dorian hit The Bahamas, it caused devastation to the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama. The final death toll is expected to be high, with one former prime minister saying he expects it to be hundreds in Abaco alone.
Inklings Press has a long-standing connection to The Bahamas - it's where editor-in-chief Leo McBride lives, and some of the stories we have published are set there. And we want to help - so we're giving you something in the hopes that you might give a donation in return to those who need it.
There is so much that needs to be done to help people as they recover from the storm - with hundreds likely to be in shelters or tent cities for months to come.
So we at the Inklings would like to encourage readers to donate to one of the organisations based there that is committed to helping people over the long term.
We've chosen Lend A Hand Bahamas for several reasons - they have partnered with Equality Bahamas and the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas to distribute aid. They also have a fundraising link for donations - which we think will make international donations for our readers easier.
The link to the donations website is: https://lendahandbahamas.networkforgood.com
There are other ways, however, and the Bahamian government has set up a donations page rounding up several other ways you can give if you prefer: https://www.bahamas.com/relief
To encourage people to drop a little in the tin, we're giving away our entire collection of books in Kindle format. Every single book we have released will be free on Amazon from Friday, September 20, until the end of Tuesday, September 24. The links to each are below.
We won't get a penny out of this offer - but we hope it will encourage you to give those pennies to those who need it most. You don't have to, of course - the books are free if you donate or not, but whatever you can give to Lend A Hand Bahamas is appreciated.
We thank each and every one of you for any support you are able to give - even if it's just sharing our posts to help spread the word.
The links to the free books (offer runs from September 20-24)
Tales From The Tower: mybook.to/Tower
Tales From The Universe: mybook.to/TalesUniverse
Tales From Alternate Earths: mybook.to/alternate
Tales of Wonder: mybook.to/Wonder
Tales From The Underground: mybook.to/Uground
Tales From Alternate Earths 2: mybook.to/alternateearths2
Tales of Magic & Destiny: mybook.to/MagicDestiny