Saturday, October 18, 2008
Auction 3: Cherry Bomb
Our second auction was on The Page Flipper's blog for I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone. It has since ended at $11.50. Very good! Think you can do better? The next auction for First Book is for Cherry Bomb: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Better Flirt, a Tougher Chick, and a Hotter Girlfriend--and to Living Life Like a Rock Star by Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna
Taken from Amazon, here is the book's summary:
Not for the faint of heart, Cherry Bomb is an A-to-Z reference for everything awesome a girl needs to know, including the obvious (style, beauty, dating, and sex tips) and the not-so-obvious (instructions for preparing absinthe, how to hit on a celebrity). It's a girl's guide with a difference: one that shows readers how to identify, go after, and get whatever they want in life -- be it a hot guy, a great job, a mind-blowing orgasm, or a sexy new look -- all while marching to her own (rock) beat.
Bona fide rock chick Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna's tips are smart, funny, edgy, and will empower women to veer away from the pack, work every situation to their advantage, and look cool while doing it. She's also recruited a rocking list of contributors who offer advice on all things cool, including:
Betsey Johnson on personal style
A step-by-step guide to performing a striptease by Dita Von Teese
Tips on getting inked by Kat Von D.
Fashion inspiration from Anna Sui
Lisa Loeb on how to be the perfect hostess
Life lessons from Tori Amos
A drum lesson from Samantha Maloney of Peaches
Dating advice from Terri Nunn of Berlin
The perfect guide for the female who prefers black nail polish to French manicures, who would only be caught in pearls if they were paired with a cool black tank top, and who prefers Vivienne Westwood and Jean Paul Gaultier to any Klein (Calvin or Anne), Coach, or Kate Spade, Cherry Bomb will have readers taking chances and daring to be different.
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!
Carrie is super nice and included a few other things inside the book. Here is her filling you in on what that is:
In addition to marking it up,I signed something nice on the inside, I had my rock star husband Chris Vrenna sign his section in it (he plays in Marilyn Manson’s band) , and I included the CD single of Katy Perry’s I Kissed a Girl in the section Katy wrote. I included a discount coupon for “American Idol” makeup artist Mezhgan’s makeup line in the section she wrote. And, I included a coupon for a bath products company that donated stuff to my gift bags for the book party.
Auction Ends: Saturday October 25...next week!