Go to the website http://authorsforjapan.wordpress.com/ and start bidding. It’s live now.
This website and fundraiser is fascinating to watch. Not only have I honed my skills bidding in UK pounds instead of U.S. dollars*, but I’ve discovered some British bloggers and activities worth watching. For example,I have my eyes on 9: Atom prize pack from The Bookette (because I love YA literature and would like that House of Night tote bag. Reading the bio of the donator, I learned that:
The Bookette is Becky, a UK school librarian who is passionate about YA fiction. Since August 2009, she has been reviewing all the YA and Pre-Teen fiction that she reads and the occasional adult title and picture book. She also hosts contests and spotlights her favourite pre-release books. Becky is hosting the British Books Challenge to encourage other bloggers to review books by British authors. You can find out more about the challenge HERE.
I asked Keris Stainton a couple quick questions about the Authors for Japan project and she graciously found time to answer.
Keris, what inspired you?
Keris: I’m afraid I stole the idea from http://authorsforqueensland.wordpress.com/ but I did ask them first, honest!
Please check out the amazing items being auctioned in aid of Japan at http://authorsforjapan.wordpress.com/
*Need help in your bidding? Try some of the pound to dollar converters:
Something I learned from travel overseas. If you go and exchange cash, you receive the up-to-the minute rate. If you use your credit card, the rate can vary so is harder to predict. Usually it seemed my credit cards did a good job getting me the best rate. You can see from my converting 12,000 GBP to USD that each of the calculators varied the rates.
If you go and win any bids, please share with me about your experience.