CAMBRIDGE - More than one hundred authors from around the globe are collectively working to refill libraries destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Indie Authors for Hurricane Sandy Library Recovery, a group established in November 2012 by Cambridge author K. S. Brooks, already has shipped more than 700 books to libraries in the tri-state area of Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.
Brooks works closely with public and school library systems affected by the devastating fall 2012 hurricane to determine which books will go where.
"This is a great opportunity to connect libraries in need to authors willing to donate books. Our goal is to make sure the libraries' requests are successfully fulfilled," said Brooks. "Our efforts have been so well-received that libraries affected by other tragedies have also begun to reach out to us."
Indie Authors for Hurricane Sandy Library Recovery is comprised of independent authors whose work is of comparable quality to traditionally published works.
"All books are vetted by a committee and not every book and/or author meets the high standards we have set," said Brooks, a supporter of the independent author movement.
IAHSLR members include Warren Murphy, a best-selling author of more than150 titles, and Martin Crosbie, one of Amazon.com's 2012 success stories.
"The generosity of the indie author community never ceases to amaze me," Brooks said. "The willingness to absorb all cause-related costs is just one example - we've also coordinated efforts to assist other programs, such as providing eBooks for the Authors for Wounded Warriors project."
The organization encourages any library, school or other book-sharing facility in need of books to contact them for assistance.
To learn more about Indie Authors for Hurricane Sandy Library Recovery, visit http://www.ksbrooks.com/AuthorsforHurricaneSandyLibraries.htm. For more information about Brooks, visit www.ksbrooks.com or her Amazon Author Page at www.Amazon.com/author/KSBrooks.