Thursday, May 5, 2011

Day 2 ~ Item 15: Agent Query Critique

A query critique from agent Michelle Andelman at Regal Literary!

Day 2 ~ Item 14: Name a Character!

Author Kristi Cook will name a character in the untitled 2012 sequel to HAVEN after the winner of this auction.

Day 2 ~ Item 13: E-Book Collection

Complete digital collection of Moira Rogers ebooks, including: A Safe Harbor, Undertow, Cry Sanctuary, Sanctuary Lost, Sanctuary Price, Sanctuary Unbound, Crux, Crossroads, Deadlock, Wilder's Mate, Sabine, Kamikaze, Hurricane, Tequila Sunrise, Virgin Daiquiri, Tequila Sunset, Wild Card, Calling the Bluff, Ante Up, Savage Possession, Savage Need, Savage Lessons, Savage Healing, Last Hope, Some Like It Haunted & Last Hope. (All books available in PDF, some available in Kindle & Nook formats, too.)

All blurbs posted at:

Donated by the authors

Day 2 ~ Item 12: Manuscript Critique ~ Romance or Erotica

Detailed, full manuscript (up to 100,000 words) beta/critique, including phone/Skype chat to discuss specifics if desired.

From the donor:
"I will read in any genre, but my preference/specialization is contemporary romance, including erotica, in particular M/M(/M). While fairly new to fiction publishing, I have 20+ years of editing experience. My particular strengths are grammar/sentence structure and dialogue."

Donated by:
Shae Connor

Day 2 ~ Item 11: Custom Jewelry ~ TWO winners!

From donor Wendy Qualls:
TWO winners will receive "a handmade necklace and earring set designed specifically to your tastes, using your chosen colors, in one of the following styles: Steampunk, Traditional, or your own book's cover art or your own drawing as the central pendant. (Please only ask for this option if you have the rights to use the art in this manner.)"

Day 2 ~ Item 10: Marketing Mailing List

From Saundra Mitchell, author of Shadowed Summer and The Verspertine:
"My personally compiled mailing list of independent booksellers in the United States, to be used for self-marketing purposes. All booksellers on this list sell new books and carry YA and MG novels.

List comes in an Excel spreadsheet, and is mail-merge ready. Just print on labels, slap those labels on postcards, and you're ready to announce your latest book to 760 booksellers across the US. Sortable by store name, state, city, and zip code

List features member booksellers of GLIBA, NEIBA, NAIBA, MBA, SIBA, MPIBA, PNBA, NCIBA and members of the former Children's Booksellers Association. Current as of this listing.

Winner agrees not to disseminate, sell, upload or share this list with others."

Day 2 ~ Item 9: Signed Book

Signed paperback copy of THE GIVER by Lois Lowry

Donated by:
Cynthia Aguirre

Day 2 ~ Item 8: Partial Critique ~ YA or Fantasy

Detailed line critique for first 100 pages of a YA or fantasy manuscript from author Jodi Meadows, author of INCARNATE (Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins, 2012).

Will add a query critique if the bidding goes over $200, and a synopsis critique if the bidding goes over $400!

Day 2 ~ Item 7: Signed Books + ARC

Signed hardcovers of Janice Hardy's MG fantasies THE SHIFTER and BLUE FIRE, and an ARC of the upcoming third book DARKFALL.

Donated by the author

Day 2 ~ Item 6: Editor Partial Critique

Critique of your manuscript's first 10k words
by Sarah Dotts Barley, associate editor at Harper Children's (and native Alabamian!)

Day 2 ~ Item 5: Signed Book + Bonus Prizes!

A signed hardcover of the NYT bestseller


If bidding goes over $30, a critique of a query
If bidding goes over $50, a critique of query + first five pages of manuscript
If bidding goes over $100, then the top two bidders will get a signed book, critique of query, and critique of first five pages of manuscript.

AND: Every person who submits an increasing bid wins a signed bookplate and signed bookmark!

Donated by the author

Day 2 ~ Item 4: Partial Critique

Ten page or first chapter critique, including line edits, from YA author Jen Nadol. You choose Mild, Medium or Hot Feedback (see post here.)

Jen is the author of THE MARK (Bloomsbury, 2010), named one of Bank Street's Best Children's Books of the Year. Its sequel, THE VISION, will be out in September 2011.

Day 2 ~ Item 3: Signed Book + ARCS + Critiques

A signed, annotated and jackalope-doodled copy of Kirsten Hubbard's LIKE MANDARIN, plus 2 surprise ARCs.


Top five bidders will receive query & first page critiques, OR swag packs including signed bookmarks and postcards from a variety of YA authors.

Day 2 ~ Item 2: Signed Book + Critique ~ YA or MG

Signed copy of MEMENTO NORA by Angie Smibert


Critique of either: first 10 pages of a YA/MG novel OR query letter and synopsis for the same.

Donated by the author

Day 2 ~ Item 1: Knitted Pig

From the donor:
"This is a handknitted pig with her very own wig. Petunia is a lovely pink color with a fetching purple beehive wig. The wig is detachable and ties under her chin.

Petunia is about 7 inches long and 8 inches high with the beehive. She has safety eyes which (despite the name) probably aren't a good idea for very small children who might pull them out and eat them.

She is completely handknit and made of Cascade 220 100% wool."

Donated by:
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