Mermaid’s Madness Auction to Benefit NCADV
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!
July 15, 2009 @ 10:11 am
I will start the bidding at $10.
I can’t bid again, but that should get you off to a good start.
I posted your html on my LJ – hope it helps some.
July 15, 2009 @ 10:19 am
July 15, 2009 @ 10:40 am
I don’t understand. Are you bidding, Melanie?
Jim C. Hines
July 15, 2009 @ 10:44 am
Astres – That’s a pingback. WordPress shows incoming links like that as comments.
I’m probably going to go in and disable pingbacks on this post to avoid confusion.
Pingbacks are now turned off, so hopefully there shouldn’t be any more confusion.
July 15, 2009 @ 10:48 am
July 15, 2009 @ 10:56 am
Dang, your bidders are quick. I’ll do $25!
July 15, 2009 @ 11:03 am
What the hell, I’ll join in! $30
July 15, 2009 @ 11:54 am
$33.333333333 (like the lp)
Just kidding. My official bid is $35!
July 15, 2009 @ 3:20 pm
July 15, 2009 @ 4:19 pm
July 15, 2009 @ 10:33 pm
July 16, 2009 @ 5:11 am
July 17, 2009 @ 8:38 am
I’ll raise you to a $70
July 17, 2009 @ 12:34 pm
Since the bidding jumped over 45, I now bid …
(hee hee hee)
July 17, 2009 @ 1:11 pm
I don’t like the number 83, so I’ll bid $85 🙂
July 17, 2009 @ 2:43 pm
Let’s get that second book. $100.
July 17, 2009 @ 2:48 pm
LoL I like the way you think Amy 🙂
July 24, 2009 @ 12:05 am
*does a little happy dance*