Monday, September 8, 2008

Charity Project: The Page Flipper and I

If you have been on Chelsea's site, this may look familiar...I figured I'd copy and paste most of what she said about it (with some of my own information) since she stated everything very well!


There's going to be a fantasticfabulousamazing event running on both mine and Chelsea's blogs from October-December, and we're hard at work organizing everything. We're going to be holding a charity event called Leave a Mark, auctioning off "marked up" copies of author's books. Tons of authors are participating, writing notes and post-its all throughout copies of their books.

They'll be auctioned off on both of our blogs throughout these months, and believe me, you WON'T want to miss it.

The best part is that 100% of the proceeds are going to First Book, a charity that provides low-income families with books. The winners of the auctions will donate directly to the First Book website, sending us a confirmation email before we ship off their book.

So. Save your money. There are a ton of well-known authors and celebrities participating. (If you're an author or someone else who has their own fans wanting to participate, we've still got some spots open, so feel free to email Chelsea or I -- thepageflipper@yahoo.com or lauren51990@aol.com)

Look out for more details.



I also wanted to throw a shoutout to author Alyson Noel for spreading the word on her blog!

If you are already helping with this, thanks so much! We really do appreciate it. As for the readers of our blogs, keep checking back, save your money, and spread the word!

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

which authors are going to be participating?

this event sounds great btw!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Thanks, glad you think so! As for WHO all is helping...Chelsea and I will start posting some names starting next Monday and the following Mondays after that until October.

Keep checking back!

-Lauren

Alyson Noel said...

I'm thrilled to be part of it-- it's such a great idea!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Alyson: Well, thanks! And we're happy YOU are a part of it!

-Lauren

Liviania said...

*saves money*

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Livinia: haha yay!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Thanks for the e-mail; I've posted about this at Win a Book. Keep us in the loop and I'll keep the posts coming for you guys. First Book is an awesome charity.

Carol said...

sounds great i just hope that things don't go too crazy and next thing you know there's two people fighting over the book and there betting a 100 dollars or more, though it would be for a great cause.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Carol: haha well, i doubt it will happen...but I suppose, like you said, it's for a good cause. Glad you like the idea. Definitely keep checking back for new information!

-Lauren

amye said...

Lauren, this is incredible. Great job! Send me a blurb and I'll post about it at the end of BBAW.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Amy: Thanks so much, I'm glad you think so. And I'll talk to Chelsea and send something over!

-Lauren

cuileann said...

What a good idea! Marked-up copies can be really special.

Icedream said...

What a great idea. I had never heard of marked up copies before but I would love to own a book that the author marked up. I am sure this will be a huge success.

photoquest said...

I think this is a wonderful idea!!

Trish said...

First--I love this word: fantasticfabulousamazing

Second--sounds like a fantasticfabulousamazing idea!!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

cuileann: Definitely! It's great fun reading marked up books as well. :)

Icedream: I'm glad you like the idea. Keep checking back and see if there is anything you would be interested in bidding for.

photoquest: why thank you!

trish: chelsea is just brilliant that way. ;-)
But thanks! Keep checking back. Spread the word. Whatever!

Diana Dang said...

I read this on page flipper but it indeed is a fabulous idea! =)

Dawn (sheIsTooFondOfBooks) said...

Lauren - I'll post about this on my First Book Update at the end of September!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

diana dang: thanks, i'm glad you think so!

dawn: thanks so much. we do appreciate it!

-Lauren

gwendolyn said...

This does sound wonderful! I can't wait!
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Paradox said...

Oh cool, I'll be watching for this.

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Oh my gosh, this sounds really intriguing!
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