It was recently announced on Savas-Beatie’s website that the premier publisher of historical works has teamed up with the Civil War Preservation Trust to donate money from book purchases to saving land. When buyers use a special code, 10% of the purchase price goes to the CWPT for battlefield preservation.
I’ve long been a contributing member of the CWPT, and this is an example of a publisher putting their money where their mouth is, and taking a proactive role. Ted Savas, managing director of the company (and respected historian in his own right) continues to impress with his efforts. How many other publishers do this? Darn few if any that I know of. As said below, Ted “gets it.” Please check out their website, their titles, and see if you’d like to make a qualifying purchase for yourself.
Here is the text from Savas’ website announcing the partnership:
El Dorado Hills, CA October 10, 2007 — Historical book publisher Savas Beatie LLC and The Civil War Preservation Trust have teamed up to raise money for endangered Civil War battlefields.
Savas Beatie is a leading independent publisher of military and general history books. Many of its titles focus on specific battles and campaigns, and so have been used by various groups and individuals to raise funds for various preservation causes. The Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) is America’s largest non-profit organization (501-C3) devoted to the preservation of our nation’s endangered Civil War battlefields. The Trust also promotes educational programs and heritage tourism initiatives to inform the public of the war’s history and the fundamental conflicts that sparked it. Recently, CWPT picked up two special editions of Savas Beatie titles – Champion Hill: Decisive Battle for Vicksburg, by Timothy Smith, and Chicago’s Battery Boys: The Chicago Mercantile Battery in the Civil War’s Western Theater, by Richard Brady Williams—as premiums to help raise money for newly-acquired property on the Champion Hill battlefield.
When customers purchase any Savas Beatie book(s) from the company’s website (www.savasbeatie.com), they can include the coupon code “CWPT” with their order. Whenever an order is placed with this designation, Savas Beatie will donate 10% of the purchase price of the order to The Civil War Preservation Trust.
“People who know me know I care deeply about preserving endangered battlefields,” explains Savas Beatie Managing Director Theodore P. Savas. “Our new partnership with CWPT offers our readers a unique opportunity to acquire any of our titles—from ancient Rome to modern military science and sports history titles—and know that part of the purchase price will go directly to the best, most effective land-preservation company in the business. Over time,” continues Savas, “this could be a significant amount of money.”
David Duncan, Director of Membership and Development for CWPT agrees. “The Civil War Preservation Trust is thrilled to be working with Savas Beatie, the company that has been responsible for such tremendous Civil War scholarship—and other history—for so many years,” Duncan says.
“The fact that they freely offered to donate a portion of every purchase—regardless of genre—made by a CWPT member to saving hallowed ground speaks volumes to their dedication to preservation. Ted Savas ‘gets it,’” Duncan continues, “and while he is looking to sell books (which is fine with us), he is also looking to give back, which is all too rare in many corporations today.”
For additional information on the Savas Beatie-CWPT donation arrangement, contact Sarah Keeney or visit www.savasbeatie.com.
About Savas Beatie LLC:
Savas Beatie LLC is a leading military and general history publishing company.
About The Civil War Preservation Trust:
The Civil War Preservation Trust is America’s largest non-profit organization (501-C3) devoted to the preservation of our nation’s endangered Civil War battlefields.
Sarah Keeney, Marketing Director
Savas Beatie LLC