Last year, I auctioned off an autographed Advance Review Copy of The Stepsister Scheme to raise money for National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. With ARCs in hand for The Mermaid’s Madness [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy], I’m doing the same thing. The themes of the series in general and this book in particular make NCADV a perfect recipient for this fundraiser.
Rather than using eBay again (and letting them take a portion of the funds), I’m going to try hosting the auction on my own site. Please post your bid in the comments at http://www.jimchines.com/2009/07/mermaid-auction/ no later than midnight EST on July 23.
- Starting bid is $5.
- Bids need to be in at least $1 increments (though you’re welcome to go higher). No penny ante $5.01 bidding wars, please.
- Make sure you include a valid e-mail address (which won’t be published).
- Bids must be placed at the jimchines.com address. Bids at LJ, Facebook, Dreamwidth, or anywhere else the blog is syndicated won’t count, ’cause that gets way too confusing.
- I’ll mail the ARC to the winner within 2 business days of receiving payment.
I’ll mail the winner an autographed ARC of the book. If bidding exceeds $100, I’ll throw in an autographed copy of another of my books (your choice) to go with it.
If you don’t want to bid but still feel like donating, the NCADV donations page is at http://www.ncadv.org/donate.php
Please feel free to spread the word, either by copying and pasting the code below, or simply mentioning the auction on your blog. Thanks in advance, everyone!