Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Help a Fantastic Author get Back on her Feet!

A friend and fellow Dorchester author, Dawn Thompson, has had a bad fall. With some work, she’ll okay, but she’s in the hospital right now and facing huge medical bills. One of the downsides of being an author is the lack of medical insurance, so when something like this happens, it's especially difficult. Some fantastic Dorchester authors have banded together to raise funds to help her get back on her feet.

The first fundraiser is a GREAT one. Bookisle is donating 5% of all their books sales made with the special TREATS FOR DAWN order form between Oct 30 and Nov 6th. Bookisle has fantastic prices on romances and mysteries, so if you’ve been looking for a good book, this is a great opportunity. Just don’t forget to use their special order form! (Located on their homepage)

SHARE THE NEWS and make your order count for even more!
IF TOTAL OF ALL BOOK ORDERS IS OVER $1,000 - eBOOKISLE will
give 6% Donation?
IF TOTAL OF ALL BOOK ORDERS IS OVER $2,000 - eBOOKISLE will
give 7% Donation?
IF TOTAL OF ALL BOOK ORDERS IS OVER $3,000 - eBOOKISLE will
give 8% Donation?
IF TOTAL OF ALL BOOK ORDERS IS OVER $4,000 - eBOOKISLE will
give 9% Donation
IF TOTAL OF ALL BOOK ORDERS IS OVER $5,000 - eBOOKISLE will
give 10% Donation?

BOOK ISLE PAPERBACKS
2212 Division Street [Bus Hwy 51]
Stevens Point, WI 54481
715-341-8817 Open: 10 to 6 M-F ~ Sat. 10-3
mailto:shop@ebookisle.net
eFAX: 425-952-1337
http://www.ebookisle.net

The second fundraiser is Deborah MacGillivray’s Editor Auction. If you’re a writer – this one is a must!

Tired of submitting to slush piles and getting rejected before
the editors even see it?

Want a chance to get your book before a print editor???
Want a guaranteed that the editor actually reads it?
You don't ever get that request for a FULL manuscript??

Well here is your chance!!

Win a chance to have your completed or nearly completed
manuscript read and receive a one page critique from

Hilary Sares
Kensington editor
(Debut, Brava, Approdisia lines)

FIFTEEN people will win this amazing opportunity.

Yes, 15 people will have their full or nearly completed
manuscripts read and will receive a one page
critique from editor Hilary Sares.

How do you win this amazing chance??

RAFFLE -- $100 per entry.
Enter as many times as you want.
(all money is going to a worthy cause)


~~~~~~~~~ Rules: ~~~~~~~~~

You may enter as many times as you want at $100 a "ticket".
The more times you enter, the better your chances are.

Winners will be randomly selected from a drawing of names.
on
December 21st, 2007

~~~~~~~~ What do you get? ~~~~~~~~

15 people with completed or nearly completed manuscripts (any genre!) will have their manuscript read by Hilary Sares
(Impress her and she could even want to buy you if you are what she's looking for!)
All 15 will get a one page critique of their manuscript.

But that is not all....

RUNNERS up will get....

2nd place Runners up.... (16 and 17 winners)

Chris Keeslar
Senior Editor, Dorchester Publishing
(Leisure Books and Love Spell)
~~ will read and critique 100 pages ~~
you get to put a proposal of 100 pages before
Dorchester's editor, and receive 1 page critique.
Again, he will consider buying if you impress him!
(Historical Romances, Magna, Contemporary, Paranormal)

Leah Hultenschmidt
Editor for Dorchester Publishing
(Leisure Books and Love Spell)

~~ will read and critique a 100 pages ~!
you get to put a proposal of 100 pages before Dorchester's editor,
and receive 1 page critique.
Again, she will consider buying if you impress her!
(Historical Romances, Contemporary, Paranormal)

3rd place Runners up (18, 19, 20 and 21 winners)

Leanne Burroughs
Publisher/Editor of Highland Press, will read and
critique 4 full manuscripts -the publisher/owner of
Highland Press
will read and giveeach a 1 page critique.
Again, she will consider buying.

(Historical Romance, Paranormal, Contemporary,
Mainstreams YA, Childrens)Trade size PRINT Books

Details....

The raffle runs through midnight EST December 15, 2007

The random drawing will be held on:
December 21, 2007

so 21 people will have a very Merry Christmas!!!
winners will be notified by phone and email on that day.

All drawings will be final. No Refunds

Any questions about the contest
email
Deborah Macgillivray
Kensington, Dorchester, & Highland Press author
writer@deborahmacgillivray.co.uk

To enter

Name:

email address (working email addy for you will be billed $100 through Paypal):
Penname, if any:

Your full address:

Your Phone number:

The Title of your manuscript:

The genre of your manuscript:

Is your manuscript completed? YES NO

If no - expected completion date

Once your email application is received
you will be sent a "ticket" bill through
Paypal at $100.00 for each entry.
You pay enter has many times as you want to increase your odds.

You will be helping a fellow writer get back on her feet
after trauma, and you finally get that GUARATEED
chance to be read by some top print editors.

4 comments:

Faye Hughes said...

Gemma, what a great opportunity for some lucky authors - getting their work read by acquiring editors!

And savings on great books, too.

What's not to love?

Faye

Estella said...

Great way to raise money for Dawn!

Christie Craig said...

Gemma,
Great idea.

CC

Lucy said...

It never ceases to amaze me how generous the romance writer community is. Thanks for posting and getting the word out there.