Hot Sauce Reviews has been online since 1999, skewering books, movies, music, and more. This has been a labor of love, with little monetization effort apart from Amazon affiliate links.
We have been doing this all this while just fine, until these few years. Malaysia, if you don’t know, is rocked by a huge corruption scandal that puts the country economy in billions of dollars of debt – look up “1MDB” (that’s the number one, not the letter 1″ on Google – and sent the value of the local currency straight into the sewer.
As a result, what was a simple hobby became an expensive one, as we get our books and gamebooks primarily from Amazon and Book Depository, where transactions are made in US Dollars. Over the years, the local currency has plummeted to the point that the costs of books have effectively doubled. Furthermore, web hosting cost goes up. Domain name renewal cost goes up too. Not to mention, the cost of living go up hand in hand with the drop in the local currency.
Therefore, if you have some extra dollars to spare and would wish to donate them our way, we’d be most grateful. It doesn’t have to be a lot of money – one US Dollar when converted to Ringgit, the Malaysian local currency, goes a long way to helping us to defray the cost of running this website, and also getting the books to read and review.
If you don’t want to donate, it’s perfectly fine. We appreciate your visits to Hot Sauce Reviews, and your support is already worth much to us. But if you can donate, thank you! Thank you so much!
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