Since we decided to make 350 cases of my new A.A. history books (1 title in each case; often about 44 books per case), one long-time AA friend and 12-Stepper has ordered 30 cases. Two AAs in NY have each ordered 9 cases (total of 18). And many others have contacted us to order one to five cases.
The cases are free. We mail them media mail to conserve expense. We ask for $30. per case to cover the cost of shipping and handling here on Maui. And they go by "slow boat" which is what media mail amounts to. But the recipients are free to do with them as they wish.
Why did we do this?
First, because the entire purpose of A.A. and 12-Step fellowships is to "pass it on." In the past, a number of benefactors have paid to have our books printed, and we have thousands still on hand in inventory in Maui. It's time to make those books available in large quantities at virtually no cost. This means that recipients can study them, donate them, distribute them, and let others have them in these days when times are tough financially. This is a once only situation because all 29 of my titles are now in print-on-demand and we have no need for the inventory which others generously funded. They are yours free - only the $30.00 per case s & h
Second, there are quite a few titles on hand that have been much in demand. For example, The Good Book and The Big Book: A.A.'s Roots in the Bible www.dickb.com/goodbook.shtml has been my most widely read and sought after book. Thousands have been printed and sold or given away. All the remaining, in-stock, available inventory titles are specifically described in http://mcaf.ee/f6ed4. And that site tells you exactly how to order them now. The distribution is slow because we work with volunteers and the books are in storage, have to be obtained, transported to the Post Office, taped and labeled, stamped, and then sent.
Third, there are more and more James Clubs, 12-Step groups, conferences, treatment folks, Christian recovery fellowships, churches, and individual 12-Steppers who want to bless others with free books; and that is what we hope to see.
The deadline is March 31st. This only lasts as an offer until the end of the quarter. After that, my materials will be available only through purchase via my website www.dickb.com; amazon.com; barnes and noble; and ordering through a book store.
May this effort bless those who choose to help others by distributing our rich and important history that has been researched, published, and disseminated for the last 20 years.
God Bless, Dick B., C: 808 276 4945; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.ChristianRecoveryCoalition.com;
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