#BlackLivesMatter

I am donating 50% of my royalties to The Bail Project

Police Brutality is not OK. Systemic Racism is not OK. These issues are inexorably linked and this, too, is not OK. The United States has a long history with both systemic racism as well as police brutality. This is not OK.

I cannot put my body on the line, nor can I address the problem through voting (I live in Washington, DC and have no representation in Congress).

As such, I will be donating 50% of the royalties I make from sales of my books from now until the end of 2020 to The Bail Project.

How Will This Work?

I will post my revenue, royalties, and donations here periodically. At least monthly. If you would like to donate to The Bail Project, but don't need technical non-fiction, please follow the link and donate directly.

Donations Made

This is not here for credit or to signal what a magninmous dude I am. It's here for transparency so that we both know that what I said above actually happened. I mean, I guess that's a form of credit, but I'm not looking to be thanked or to earn some sorta kudos.

Date Range Book Royalites Donation
Apr 1–June 1, 2020* Agile Web Development w/ Rails $2,852.62 $1,427.00
June 1–8 2020
  • The Senior Software Engineer
  • SOLID is not Solid
  • Sustainable Web Development with Ruby on Rails
$0 $0
June 9–14 2020
  • The Senior Software Engineer
  • SOLID is not Solid
  • Sustainable Web Development with Ruby on Rails
$30.99 $16
June 15–21 2020
  • The Senior Software Engineer
  • SOLID is not Solid
  • Sustainable Web Development with Ruby on Rails
(direct) $61.98
(channel) $23.00

(total) $84.98
$43
June 22–Jul 5 2020
  • The Senior Software Engineer
  • SOLID is not Solid
  • Sustainable Web Development with Ruby on Rails
$119.80 $60
Jul 5–Jul 12 2020
  • The Senior Software Engineer
  • SOLID is not Solid
  • Sustainable Web Development with Ruby on Rails
$147.92 $74
Jul 13–Jul 19 2020
  • The Senior Software Engineer
  • SOLID is not Solid
  • Sustainable Web Development with Ruby on Rails
$175.83 $88
July 20–27 2020
  • The Senior Software Engineer
  • SOLID is not Solid
  • Sustainable Web Development with Ruby on Rails
(direct) $33.46
(channel) $180.23

(total) $213.69
$106
July 28–Aug 9 2020
  • The Senior Software Engineer
  • SOLID is not Solid
  • Sustainable Web Development with Ruby on Rails
$167.87 $84
Aug 10–Aug 16 2020
  • The Senior Software Engineer
  • SOLID is not Solid
  • Sustainable Web Development with Ruby on Rails
$71.88 $36
Aug 17–Aug 22 2020
  • The Senior Software Engineer
  • SOLID is not Solid
  • Sustainable Web Development with Ruby on Rails
(direct) $5.99
(channel) $121.47

(total) $127.46
$64
Aug 23–Aug 30 2020
  • The Senior Software Engineer
  • SOLID is not Solid
  • Sustainable Web Development with Ruby on Rails
$41.93 $21
Aug 31–Sep 6 2020
  • The Senior Software Engineer
  • SOLID is not Solid
  • Sustainable Web Development with Ruby on Rails
$37.97 $19
Sep 7–Sep 27 2020
  • The Senior Software Engineer
  • SOLID is not Solid
  • Sustainable Web Development with Ruby on Rails
(direct) $439.35
(channel) $63.28

(total) $502.63
$252
Sep 28–Oct 11 2020
  • The Senior Software Engineer
  • SOLID is not Solid
  • Sustainable Web Development with Ruby on Rails
$170.83 $86
Total $2,376
  • * Although these royalites were made mostly prior to my post I am donating them anyway to bootstrap my donations.
  • Not at-all surprising no one was buying my technical books during this period. Posting the zero for transparency.
  • Direct sales are sales from my website (where I make an almost-100% royalty), whereas channel sales are sales through a third-party like Amazon, where I make a much smaller roylaty (that is also complicated to calculate).

If You Don't Want This Money To Be Donated…

…don't buy my books and don't follow me.