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Friday, March 25, 2011

Japan Relief Efforts Book Auctions + Swag Contest

The devastation to Japan is almost unbelievable and there are so many ways we can help. 
If you haven't already donated (of even if you have), please consider participating in one of these auctions.

So so SO many authors, readers, publicists, agents, and editors have donated their time and books and critiques and so very much more!

With so many great items up for auction, even if you only have a small amount to give, these sites are worth checking out.

If you do decide to bid / donate to one of these auctions, or if you have already made a donation, leave a comment. In a few weeks I'll pick a random comment and send the winner a bunch of swag (open Internationally!). Honor system here folks. I also ask that if you have already entered a like minded contest on another blog (like this one) that you don't use the same donation to enter yourself in this contest. Sound good?


Write Hope -- http://write-hope.blogspot.com
"A group of Kidlit writers who plan to auction kidlit books, critiques, and other prizes for donation to Save The Children's emergency relief fund"

At the end of the auction all proceedings will be donated to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Children Emergency Relief Fund


Children's Authors & Illustrators for Japan -- http://kidlit4japan.wordpress.com
"For three weeks, beginning on March 21, Kidlit4Japan will feature a children's and YA literature auction to benefit the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan."
"Items include signed books, advance reader copies, artwork, critiquing services, book-related swag, author visits, or the chance to name a character in a book"

Winning bidders will send their donations directly to the UNICEF U.S. Fund

Writers for The Red Cross -- www.writersfortheredcross.org
This online event celebrates Red Cross Month (March 1-31). A portion of the donations collected will be sent to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
They are "auctioning off publishing-related items and services donated by authors, publicists, agents and editors".

Genre for Japan -- http://genreforjapan.wordpress.com
Set up by "members of the speculative fiction community with one goal: to do what we can, however small."

Auctions start on March 28th and all proceeds will go to the Japan Tsunami Appeal run by the British Red Cross

Richelle Mead's ebay auctions to help disaster victims

Richelle will be auctioning signed books through ebay's Giving Works programs with 100% of the proceeds going to either the American Red Cross or Save the Children.
ebay listing page -- her new seller account is "booksthatgive"

If you know of any other relief effort book related auctions that aren't listed, please email me at WilowRaven[at]yahoo[dot]com and I'll add them to the list.


  1. love that you collected these all in one area. Such great efforts by the people organizing these. <3

  2. I already donated on the other blog you mentioned. But this is just terrible. So I went ahead and donated $25 to the American Red Cross.

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  3. Really we should help to japan to recover this crisis.


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