E-books for Troops: Donate to Win It

Troops with new Kindles from eBooks for Troops

Troops with new Kindles from eBooks for Troops

Rachel and Kate have decided that this November we want to give back to the troops who serve to protect us each day. After much research into ways to help ,we discovered E-Books for Troops. E-Books for Troops mission is: “to provide U.S. military personnel with free e-book readers in order to enhance their opportunities for recreation and renewal while defending our nation at home and around the world.” We want to be a part of that and we hope you do too.

To thank everyone who donates directly to E-Books for Troops, we are offering a Kindle raffle including all of Rachel’s books. In order to qualify to be entered to win the Kindle you must:

  • Make a donation directly to E-Books for Troops via the PayPal button on the right side of their main page here.
  • Take a screenshot of your completed order (make sure the amount you donated is listed!) or email your receipt.
  • Email the screenshot to Kate Tilton at assistantk8@yahoo.com OR email your receipt by forwarding the email from paypal to Kate at assistantk8@yahoo.com
  • Kate will verify your donation with the screenshot and add your name into the drawing.

To make things fair for those who want to donate larger amounts, we will count an entry for every $5 amount you donate. So if you donate $5 or less: 1 entry, $10: 2 entries, $15: 3 entries, and so on.

Deadline is December 20th at 11:59pm Eastern.

Ebooks for Troops purchase and/or acquire Kindles via fund-raising and other donations, and distributes them to sponsored military units that are deployed overseas.  Ebooks for Troops require their Kindle donations to be shared within the sponsored unit and require the Commanding Officer’s written agreement via e-mail stating the gifts will be shared within the unit and become inventory of the unit and listed in the unit property books.

Authors! If you would like to donate an ebook for troops, please sign up here and we’ll contact you when we know more!


  1. As the mom of a Marine Lt. and former OC resident, I just want to thank you for this. Awesome!

  2. I donated but couldn’t get a screen shot (technology sometimes disobeys me) so I forwarded the receipt to Kate. I think this is a great idea.


    • perfect! thanks so much, Janie. I love that every donation, no matter how much, helps our troops. I hope we can raise funds for several Kindles. thanks for being such a giving soul.


  3. I signed up to donate my ebooks. Love this. Even though I am Canadian :)

  4. Rachel and Kate, thanks so much for setting up this fund raiser for E-Books for Troops! I have seen the contributions come into our PayPal account and am thanking each donor individually. This will really help us out, paying for shipping, accessories and, from time to time, purchase of new Kindles to supplement the good supply of used Kindles in excellent condition donated by supporters.
    We are an all-volunteer organization focused on distributing eReaders, and we are not able to include any donated books on the Kindles that we distribute. We do include a $10 gift certificate with each Kindle to get the service member started on creating his or her own eBook library.
    Thanks again for your generous support!
    Len Edgerly, president
    E-Books for Troops

    • Thank you so much for the wonderful comments, Len! Kate and I are so excited to use our social media connections to bring Kindles to the troops! We’ll be promoting it all month — hopefully we’ll get lots of donations.

      Best to you and all YOU do!


  5. I donated and signed up to give ebooks! And I’m spreading the word!

  6. Hi Rachael! I’d love to donate Out of Breath. Keep me posted…

  7. You know, I see a lot of worthless garbage on Twitter, but every now and then I come across a diamond in the rough – your tweet is one of those few diamonds. As a veteran of the first Gulf War, anything that helps our troops is worthwhile, and E-Books for Troops is an excellent idea. I sincerely tip my hat to you for letting people know about this. Happy Holidays. Alex (I’ll be swinging over to PayPal once I’m done typing).

    • wow, thank you so much, Alex! For your warmth and your service. My grandfather served in WWII, so it’s always been important to me. That’s also why I offer a 15% military discount on my services. It’s not much, but it’s my way of giving back for your sacrifices.

      If you can share and pass along to any organizations, friends, or family, we’d appreciate it!

  8. I’m not that much of a online reader to be honest but your blogs really nice,
    keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your website to
    come back down the road. Many thanks

  9. Rachel and Kate, thanks so much for your support of E-Books for Troops. We just had our operating conference call, and it looks as if your promotion has generated approximately $400 in contributions so far. Donations of money help us to buy accessories and gift cards for donated Kindles that we ship to service members deployed overseas. So this was a terrific project you undertook, and we appreciate your efforts!
    Len Edgerly, president, E-Books for Troops


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