I’ve not been very active in the mechanics of selling or distributing physical hardcopies of books, although I do order more hardcopies from Amazon than I do Kindle. That’s largely because of the non-fiction and policy nature of much of my content, although this may change soon somewhat. Yet, I keep finding more stories of people, especially children, needing books for literacy project reasons, or, in this case, replacing a loss after a fire near Jackson, MI.
This news story by Leanne Smith reports the efforts by authors (mostly children’s) to replace the book collection of Heidi when fire destroyed her family home. I don’t recall hearing another similar story about such focuses activism from writers. The story was carried Saturday night on WJLA's News Channel 8 in Washington.