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<h1>$250K books sold. $250K to save lives.</h1>
<small>2020-08-06</small>
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	Six weeks ago I emailed my <a href="/list">private email list</a> with a secret link to buy my new books.
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	They’re not even officially released yet, but they’ve already sold over $250,000.
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	I made 5000 limited edition hardcover copies of each, but those have sold out now.
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	I’ll admit, it made me ridiculously happy to make $250,000.
</strong>
	I was expecting way less than that, so it was a big surprise.
	I had a spring in my step for days.
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	Then I thought about what to do with the money.
	There’s nothing I want to buy.
	Should I put it in an investment account?
	Eh.
	For what purpose?
	I <a href="/full">don’t want more money</a>.
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	So, I decided to donate it to charity.
	Which charity?
	I want to save the most lives.
	So I let <a href="https://www.givewell.org/">GiveWell</a> decide.
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	Yesterday I wired the entire $250,000 to the <a href="https://www.againstmalaria.com/">Against Malaria Foundation</a>.
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	That will buy 125,000 malaria nets, protecting ~225,000 people, averting ~65,000 cases of malaria, preventing ~125 deaths.
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	Yeah.
	That’s <a href="/n">worth doing</a>.
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	Afterwards, a friend reminded me that I had just repeated my “<a href="/232">232 sand dollars</a>” story, so <a href="/232">go read that</a> if interested.
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	You can <a href="https://sivers.com/">buy the books now</a>, directly from me.
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