Thank you so much for considering helping us with our book project. All donations will go towards the publication budget for the book and DVD, and to move this website to its own domain to be updated and maintained as a living history page. Anyone who donates will receive a special mention in the book on the Acknowledgements page or on this website if the book has already been published. When we do get closer to the actual publishing date (around September 1, 2018) we will post a report of the costs up-to-date and projected costs of finishing the DVD and maintaining the new site.
We have lost so much of our history over the years through neglect and our storytellers dying out but did not record their stories so that future generations will have access to this living history. Digitizing that history on this website and preserving those records in digital format will ensure that they will be available to all future generations. Eventually, all materials will be turned over to the University of Florida’s Florida History collection. We would also like to donate a copy of the book and DVD to the Columbia County Public Library, the Library of Congress and any local historical groups that request a copy.
FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT DONATE MONEY but have a story about the Blanche Hotel they are willing to share on video, either their own experiences or of a loved one and has pictures/videos they would be willing for us to digitize and use in our book you will receive a FREE eBook version of the book for your participation and notation of your name on the credits. Please see our CONTACT US page to set up an interview time and date. We can also email those pictures to you after the interview for your own records. If you don’t wish to be videotaped you can type your story into either a Text or Word Document and scan in your pictures yourself then either email them directly to us (TheBlanche dot AHistory at websandblogsforwriters dot com) or use the Contact Us form from above.
All donations under $10 will be posted on our website acknowledgment page with our grateful thanks and appreciation.
All donations over $10 up to $24 will receive a free coupon for the eBook version in any format your eReader requires such as PDF, Kindle, Nook, and iPhone.
All donations over $25 up to $49 will receive a signed copy of the book after it is published as well as a coupon for a FREE copy of the eBook in any format your eReader requires such as PDF, Kindle, Nook, and iPhone.
All donations over $50 up to $99 will receive a professionally created DVD with all of our videotaped interviews, photo slideshows of all the pictures we have collected and highlights from all the newspaper clippings as well as a signed copy of the paperback and Free coupon for the eBook in any format your eReader requires such as PDF, Kindle, Nook, and iPhone.
All donations over $100 up to $199 will be able to advertise their business on the top of our sidebar for 3 months. That includes a picture, name of your business and a link to your website as well as receive a copy of the DVD, paperback book, and the eBook coupon to keep or share.
All donations over $200 will be able to advertise their business on the top of our sidebar for 6 months. That includes a picture, name of business and link to your website as well as a copy of the DVD, paperback, and ebook coupon to keep or share.