Good e-Reader recently reported on the good work that digital publisher and ebook distributor 0s & 1s is doing in helping smaller, independent publishers and presses digitize and sell their content. With more than twenty presses already working with 0s & 1s and with a mission to provide DRM-free, multiple-file bundles to readers while giving authors an unheard of 80% royalty, the company stands to make dramatic changes in an already evolving landscape.
Now, 0s & 1s is working on the surrounding community as well. From July 1st through July 7th, the company will give 50% of the profit from each book it sells to the charity Housing Works to continue the mission of its fundraising bookstore.
Housing Works bills itself as “a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts.”
The bookstore, which has become a tourist destination for its iconic status in the book community, provides not only a source of revenue for the charity through its 100%-donated content, but also by being a stunning backdrop for community events and parties.
0s & 1s has asked that its readers enter the code housingworks at checkout in order to help ensure that the profits are dispersed to the organization during the one-week fundraising period.