Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Day 7 ~ Item 19: Agent Phone-Critique Session!

From agent Joanna Volpe at Nancy Coffey Literary:

"I am happy to donate a phone-critique session. I will read your partial manuscript (no more than 30 pages) + a query, then offer up a 10 minute phone conversation where we will discuss the pages editorially, and I will answer your publishing/submission questions."

Day 7 ~ Item 18: Signed Book

From author Myra McEntire:

"A signed, finished advance copy of my debut, HOURGLASS, with 'director's commentary' in the margins!"

Day 7 ~ Item 17: 39 Clues Backpack

Barnes & Noble store #2772 in Las Vegas has put together 39 CLUES backpack filled with the first 10 books SIGNED by each author. The authors are: Rick Riordan, Gordon Korman, Peter Lerangis, Linda Sue Park, Jude Watson, Patrick Carman, and Margaret Peterson Haddix. (Some authors wrote more than one of the 10 books and in that case, both books are signed.)

And don't forget! Use code bookfair #1048605 at any Barnes & Noble to send 10% of your purchase to the United Way! More details here.

Day 7 ~ Item 16: Signed ARC

Signed advanced reader copy of WOLFSBANE (Nightshade Book 2) from New York Times bestselling author Andrea Cremer!

Day 7 ~ Item 15: Beta Read Bonanza!

The MCRW Chapter out of Nashville, TN, is offering up its joint services for a beta read bonanza! We're guaranteeing a minimum of 5 beta reads of your first three chapters, 55 pages or so, and, if desired, your synopsis. We can beta read romance, women's fiction, YA, mystery, urban fantasy and sf/f

Participants in the bonanza will include published authors and experienced judges of the long-running Melody of Love contest, now in its 13th year. The only thing we ask is that you not schedule your bonanza in September/October 2011, because that's when we'll all be judging the first round of our contest.

Bonanza organizer Jody Wallace is the current Melody of Love contest coordinator, a published author, one of the beta read providers, and a grammar wench who promises not to be cranky while reading your manuscript.

Day 7 ~ Item 14: Erotica Anthologies

 Romantic Interludes 1: Discovery and Romantic Interludes 2: Secrets, edited by Radclyffe and Stacia Seaman, both signed by Stacia Seaman

Editors Stacia Seaman and Radclyffe have edited five previous anthologies together, including the Lambda Literary winner Erotic Interludes 2: Stolen Moments and the Independent Publishers Gold medal winner, Erotic Interludes 5: Road Games.

Romantic Interludes 1: Discovery
An anthology of passionate, sensual love stories about falling in love, being in love, and celebrating the love between women of every age—yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Discover the passion, the thrill, and the heartwarming satisfaction of love time and again with the tales from today’s best-selling romance writers: Ali Vali, Cate Culpepper, Clifford Henderson, Erin Dutton, Gabrielle Goldsby, Gill McNight, Gun Brooke, JD Glass, Jennifer Harris, Jlee Meyer, Jove Belle, Julie Cannon, Kim Baldwin, Larkin Rose, Lee Lynch, Lisa Girolami, Meghan O'Brien, Merry Shannon, MJ Williamz, Nell Stark, Rachel Spangler, and Radclyffe.

Romantic Interludes 2: Secrets
Imagine the excitement when everything you thought you knew about love becomes so much…more. An anthology of sensual love stories about women sharing passion, surprises, and secret desires. Discover the thrill of love as you never dreamed it could be with more than twenty selections from best-selling romance authors: Ali Vali, Cate Culpepper, Clifford Henderson, Erin Dutton, Gabrielle Goldsby, Gill McKnight, Gun Brooke, JD Glass, Jennifer Harris, JLee Meyer, Jove Belle, Julie Cannon, Kim Baldwin, Larkin Rose, Lee Lynch, Lisa Girolami, Meghan O'Brien, Merry Shannon, MJ Williamz, Nell Stark, Rachel Spangler, Radclyffe, and others.

Day 7 ~ Item 13: Kindle Case

From author Rachele Alpine:
"This case protects your third generation Kindle (the newest model) and opens up so it feels like you're reading an actual book. You can read your Kindle without removing it from the case.

Your Kindle tucks into the corners and can easily be taken out for easy handling.

The outer cover protects your Kindle, while the inside has small pockets to tuck notes and other items into. It closes with a button to keep everything in place!"

Check out her Etsy store too!

Day 7 ~ Item 12: E-Book

From author N. L. Snowden:
"IN AND OUT OF MADNESS: the collision of a sex addict with a mentally ill woman, explodes into an ending that leaves the reader gasping.

Lee Thames could draw horses before she could print her name.She was crazy about them--until 1998. Lee is bipolar and suffers from disassociative identity disorder. On the night of May 5, 2003, she spends hours meandering through her house, while waiting to lure her ex-husband home to kill him in the perfect murder. Joe Thames is a sex addict. He cheats on Lee one too many times and she hacks into his e-mail to prove it. She ends their marriage of twenty years. She is obsessed over Joe and decides if she can't have him, no one can. Since she is mentally ill, she knows she'll get away with murder. Or will she?"

Day 7 ~ Item 11: Apocalypsies Package 2!

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Did you miss out on the first one? Don't worry! The super generous members of the Apocalypsies (debut 2012 MG/YA/PB authors) have joined forces for a SECOND get-it-before-it’s-too-late package. The winning bidder will receive:

A critique of the first 50 pages of an MG or YA manuscript by Apocalypsies:
  • Suzanne Lazear (INNOCENT DARKNESS, Flux, Spring 2012)
  • Lynne Kelly (CHAINED, Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, Fall 2012)
  • Zoraida Córdova (THE VICIOUS DEEP, Sourcebooks Fire, Winter 2012)
  • Debra Driza (MILA 2.0, Katherine Tegen Books, Fall 2012)
  • Leigh Bardugo (THE GRISHA, Holt Children's, Fall 2012)

A critique of a query for an MG or YA manuscript by Apocalypsies:
  • Erin Lange (BUTTER, Bloomsbury, Fall 2012)
  • Zoraida Córdova (THE VICIOUS DEEP, Sourcebooks Fire, Winter 2012)
  • Debra Driza (MILA 2.0, Katherine Tegen Books, Fall 2012)
  • Leigh Bardugo (THE GRISHA, Holt Children's, Fall 2012)
  • Marissa Burt (STORYBOUND, HarperCollins Children's, Winter 2012)

A critique of a synopsis (up to three pages) for an MG or YA mansuscript by Apocalypsies:
  • Erin Lange (BUTTER, Bloomsbury, Fall 2012)
  • Zoraida Córdova (THE VICIOUS DEEP, Sourcebooks Fire, Winter 2012)
  • Debra Driza (MILA 2.0, Katherine Tegen Books, Fall 2012)
  • Leigh Bardugo (THE GRISHA, Holt Children's, Fall 2012)

An ARC of THE NEAR WITCH, by Victoria Schwab (donated by Lynne Kelly) and an ARC of THE MARBURY LENS by Andrew Smith (donated by Leigh Bardugo).

And, as a bonus, a critique of the first ten pages of a MG or YA manuscript by agent Taylor Martindale of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency (Debra Driza’s agent).

As the Apocalypsies like to say, bid like there’s no tomorrow!

*Debra Driza will act as the winning bidder's contact and help facilitate the exchange of submission and critiques. (And given the propensity for the world to end, the submissions for critique must be made by the winning bidder within 6-months of the end of the auction.)

Day 7 ~ Item 10: Signed Book

From author Joyce Scarbrough:
Autographed copy of SYMMETRY

Day 7 ~ Item 9: Partial Critique + Signed Book

From author Carrie Harris:
"A signed copy of my upcoming YA, BAD TASTE IN BOYS (once books are available) and a 50 page YA or MG manuscript critique."

Day 7 ~ Item 8: Outline Critique

From author and MFA candidate Corrine Jackson:
"For the outline-challenged, a review of a novel outline, plus advice and guidance on how to use an outline to create a story with more layers and a stronger arc."

Day 7 ~ Item 7: Graphic Design + Books ~ FIVE Winners!

From author Heather Paye:

Each of the TOP FIVE bidders receives:
  • an e-copy of Heather's novel, A GIFT FROM ABOVE
  • an e-copy of Heather's poetry anthology, FOR YOU, FROM ME
  • AND one graphic design service!

Services can include one book layout, book cover design, banner, bookmark, business card, poster, postcard, etc.

ONLY INCREASING BIDS COUNT TOWARD TOP FIVE.

Day 7 ~ Item 6: Kindle + Entire Romance Backlist!

From author Melissa Schroeder:
A Kindle!

PLUS

Every book that is still in print in her digital backlist!

Day 7 ~ Item 5: Partial Critique

From author Seleste deLaney (Julie Particka):
A twenty-five page manuscript critique

PLUS
If bidding goes over $30, I will add a query critique.
+
If it goes over $50, I will also critique a brief synopsis.

Day 7 ~ Item 4: Signed Middle Grade Book

From author Jacqueline Houtman:
A signed copy of the award-winning middle grade novel, THE REINVENTION OF EDISON THOMAS (Front Street 2010), sciency fiction featuring an inventive boy with Asperger's syndrome and a bully problem. 

A Read On Wisconsin! Selection
Tofte/Wright Award for Children's Literature
"...A perceptive look at a complicated mind, the novel is steeped
in the world of science ... and the quirky humor and authentic
characters should have wide appeal."--Publishers Weekly

High bidder will also receive some sciency swag.

Day 7 ~ Item 3: E-Books

S. Reesa Herberth & Michelle Moore are offering digital copies of their first two Ylendrian Empire books.

Day 7 ~ Item 2: Signed Book

A signed copy of SEAN GRISWOLD'S HEAD from author Lindsey Leavitt

Day 7 ~ Item 1: Partial Critique

From author Janice Hardy:
A one chapter critique: Any genre, any market.