Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Auction # 1: Quiet Please by Scott Douglas




The auctions have begun! This first one will be at my blog...so nothing at Chelsea's yet (don't worry...I'll let you know if there is!). The first book up for auction is Quiet Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian by Scott Douglas (and marked up by the author himself!)

Here is the book summary if you have not heard of this book before!

A few details about the auctions:

** HOW TO BID: Leave a comment with the amount you want to bid for. The Leave a Mark page on First Book is ONLY for the winner...if you bid the most, you donate through that site that amount and Chelsea or I will mail you the book!

**The first person who bids has to START at five dollars, so each book will sell for at least that much. If you want to bid above that, it has to go up in fifty cent increments, so people are going up by a penny or a dime.

Ex. Starts at five dollars, will go to five fifty, will go to six dollars, etc.

**We will give a loose finishing date for each book being auctioned, but it might change, so just keep checking the blog and make sure when it has ended or not. This will help us and you in the long run!

**If you are an author and want to mark up your book, please get in touch. We'd love to have you! If you don't have time or don't like to mark up books, feel free to get in touch about sending us any promo items to include with the books when people bid on them.

** ALL PROCEEDS will go to First Book, so keep that in mind!!
They have a page set up for us as well, where you will donate your money if you are the highest bidder. That is here: Leave a Mark site!




This Auction will end Friday, October 10. Again...that might be postponed.


Any questions? Let me know and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

28 comments:

Chelsea said...

Yay! First auction! I hope it goes over well.

Just to be clear -- all you have to do to bid is leave a comment with the amount. :)

Anonymous said...

where do you put on the leave a mark page that you're bidding and not donating? b/c that's only the regular donation page....

Chelsea said...

Also, Lauren -- you should take the comment approval off. That way, people can see the latest bid and bid higher than that. :)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Chelsea: Yep, yay!!! Right, I just added that to the directions. Sorry. :)

Anonymous: I added more details to the post. You place your bids here, and if you bid the most, you donate through that page...but don't worry about it at the moment!

-Lauren

Bridget said...

Hi! We've posted your auctions at Win A Book.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Thanks so much Bridget!

-Lauren

Sandra DeRoma said...

I bid $5.

Alexia said...

$5.50

That looks like a killer awesome book man.

Lenore said...

This is such a great idea you two! I'll take it up to $6.50 :)

Nancy said...

$7.50 - Great Idea to Support First Book

Alea said...

$8.50!

I've been wanting to read this book! What a super fantastic idea!!!!!!!!!! :D

keri mikulski :) said...

What a great idea! ;)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Aw thanks so much everyone. It's really sweet of you to help out. Remember, spread the word. :-)

-Lauren

Nancy said...

$9.50

Bobbi Galvin said...

$10.50

Alea said...

$11.00 !

Bobbi Galvin said...

$12.00 !

Lenore said...

$14

Drew said...

$20.00

Alea said...

$20.50

Bobbi Galvin said...

$22.00 :-) This is fun!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

bobbi galvin: Well, I'm glad you think so!! It's almost over...for the first one at least. LOL

-Lauren

Alea said...

$22.50! It's totally fun!

Alea said...

Please please please tell me the auction is over and I have won!!! Can't wait to hear!

Bobbi Galvin said...

If the auction's not over, $25.00!

Bobbi Galvin said...

*fingers crossed*

Alea said...

sorry bobbi galvin. i think they did close it last friday and i won! The new one has started over here:http://thepageflipper.blogspot.com/2008/10/first-book-auction.html

:D

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