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Tu Publishing, a multicultural fantasy and science fiction press for children and young adults, needs your help to get started. In order to launch the press, Editorial Director Stacy Whitman has set up a kickstart funds drive to raise money from contributors like you and me. In order to help her reach her goals, this community has been formed to auction off items, services, crafts, and other various and sundry offerings, with all the proceeds going to the Tu kickstart page. We hope to help Stacy and Tu reach the goal of $10,000 by December 14th.

How can you help?

1) Donate something to our auction.
2) Bid on something donated to our auction.
3) Spread the word! Get lovers of fantasy and science fiction to pop by!

Here's how it works:

First: join or watch the community. People who want to make donations should request to join. If you just want to bid on the auctions, click "watch."
Second: if you have something to donate, post! As soon as your post goes up, the auction is live. Title your post with the name of the object or service you're contributing.
Third: if you want to bid on an item, post in the comments.
Fourth: keep track of your items and bids! Check back to see if you're winning (or if you want to increase your bid to stay in the lead).
Fifth: if you win an auction, make the pledged donation to the Tu Publishing Kickstart page and send the receipts to the contributor who donated the item.
Sixth: if you're a contributor and someone wins your auction, make sure to post the winner in the comments and add the word "ENDED" in front of the subject.

Edit: Because of the nature of the kickstart funding, if the total isn't met, all funds are refunded to the contributors. Due to that factor, all donors to the auction should wait on shipping any items to the winner of the auction until we've confirmed that the kickstart funding is going through. This means that, if you pledge money through kickstart for an auction item, but have that money refunded, you will not receive your auction item. Seem fair to everyone?

Edit #2: The kickstart fund raising ends on December 14 at 1 a.m. To make sure that all donations get in on time, all auction winners must be announced by December 9th. That gives people time to make sure their donations get in to kickstart and get resolved before the drive is over! Auction donors can put up an earlier end to the auction if they want to do so -- just make sure you state the end date in your initial entry!

Comments/questions? Feel free to e-mail alanajoli at virgilandbeatrice dot com, or send a private message via livejournal.

Thank you so much for your support!
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Dec. 13th, 2009 @ 08:50 pm Unofficial Update -- Good news!
Well, gang, there are four hours left, but the Kickstart page very much looks like Tu Publishing made the goal! We'll give you the official word tomorrow, but I'm going to believe it's smooth sailing from here out!
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alanajoli:
Dec. 10th, 2009 @ 11:18 pm End of Auction Post
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Congratulations to all our winners -- and congratulations to Tu Publishing for the huge jump in funding that has happened over the past week! I hope the trend continues and we hit the goal by the 14th!

Stay tuned here to hear news about Tu Publishing's fundraising goals over the next few days... we hope to have great news for everyone on the 14th.
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alanajoli:
Dec. 10th, 2009 @ 12:08 pm Winner of Giant Box of Manga!
The winner of the giant box of manga is hipwritermama ! Send the donation receipt and your address to webmaster@gomedia-ent.com. Congrats to Tu Publishing for a great auction!
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talshannon:
Dec. 10th, 2009 @ 11:55 am Winner of Critique
And the winner of my critique offer is robinbridges for $65. Please contact me, Robin, at tiffanytrent at msn dot com once you're all settled up.

Thanks for helping out, everyone!
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tltrent:
Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 05:10 pm Winner of picture video
The winner of the video made from your pictures and set to music is asakiyume for $20! Send me a message after all the donation stuff has gone through and we'll discuss pictures and music.
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danceswithwaves:
Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 12:03 pm Winner: Line-Edit Auction
(Posting as a separate post becuase LJ notifications are down.)

Congratulations mvchristenson, winner of the line-edit auction! Once you've donated, drop me a line by email (cora dot anderson at gmail dot com) and we'll sort out the details. :)
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coraa:
Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 10:21 am Winner of a critique from Kimberly Pauley
...is crosbot2000! Drop me a note at kim@yabookscentral.com after all the funding-y stuff has gone through (or before, if you have questions).
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Kimberly Pauley
kimpauley:
Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 10:17 am Winner of a year of advertising on YA Books Central
The winner of the year of advertising on YA Books Central for $168 is Cindy Pon! Yay! cindy_pon drop me a note at kim@yabookscentral.com once everything goes through with the funding and we'll talk about the details :-)
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kimpauley:
Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 07:48 am (no subject)
(Since lj comment notifications still seem to be down)

Congratulations, cloudshaper2k, on winning the Phantom Rider books! Drop me an address by email once you've donated the Kickstarter funds, and I'll get the books ready to send. :-)
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janni:
Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 09:07 am Auction Winners
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Congratulations to kimpauley, who won the folklore bundle; ccwtaylor, who won the handcrafted mugs by Erin Swift; and Roane, a late e-mail entry who won the books by Christopher Paolini. Thanks to everyone for bidding!

A few items are still open today -- feel free to continue to check them out!
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alanajoli: