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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Genre for Japan

Even though the bidding process is nearly over I should mention this group. This is a great example of the positive if small way in which any community can react to problems in our world. It seems like such a great and obvious idea for a fundraiser, and it has been organised in such a way that it is simple to be involved and everything is clearly above board.

Prominent authors and publishers have donated bundles of books and some very nice, rare books to be auctioned. All proceeds go to The Red Cross earthquake appeal and donations from the auction winners are made directly to them. You use your donation receipt to claim the item you win at auction from the Genre for Japan folks. Brilliant!

I have my eye on a few items that are getting way out of my price range, but hey, it's for charity.

1 comment:

  1. I even won a couple of auctions, the most exciting of which is a first edition hardcopy of The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett. Cool!