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Phantom Rider trilogy by Janni Lee Simner (out of print children's books)

This is an auction for signed copies of my first three children's books, all now out of print. The Phantom Rider trilogy includes Ghost Horse, The Haunted Trail, and Ghost Vision, books in which I shamelessly indulge both a love of horses and a love of the Arizona desert.

Published in 1996, these Scholastic paperback editions have some spine and edge wear, and the pages are yellowed, but they remain quite readable, and I'll personalize them all.

Bidding starts at $10, and will close at midnight eastern standard time December 8.

Should kickstarter funding not be reached, auction winner may, if they wish, either donate to Tu Publishing directly (if this remains an option) or to Donors Choose to receive books.


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mini me short hair

Spread the Word

We haven't had a new auction post in a couple of days, but bidding is still going on! I'd like to throw out the idea to all our members and watchers of thinking of the auction items as possible holiday gifts. What writer in your life would love a pro critique? Who needs an extra set of mugs? Some of the items obviously won't make it before the holidays, but others will be available (or will be great IOUs for the future, ready to fill a pretty envelope among the other gifts). Not only that, but the gift also comes with the good karma of donating to a great cause!

So, spread the word! Holiday shop at the Kickstart Tu Auction!
Orange Flower

Unique Goblin Quest Miniature--Closed

Garden Ninja Studios is donating a unique mini based on the Goblin Quest books by Jim Hines.

Here's a photo of Jig with his regular, studio paint job. Your Jig will be painted with a unique paint scheme, making him one-of-a-kind.


Based on the Goblin Quest Books by Jim C. Hines. Goblin Quest, Goblin Hero and Goblin War are Copyright © Jim C. Hines 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 and used by permission of Jim C. Hines, www.jimchines.com

Bidding starts at $20, and closes at 10 AM on December 9th. Winner will be announced that day.

Closed! Winner is robinbridges.
Orange Flower

Unique Mistborn Mini--Closed

Garden Ninja Studios is donating a unique mini based on the Mistborn books by Brandon Sanderson.

Here is a photo of Vin with her regular, studio paint job. Your Vin will be painted with a unique paint scheme, making her one-of-a-kind.



Based on the Mistborn books by Brandon Sanderson. Mistborn, Well of Ascension and Hero of Ages are copyright © Brandon Sanderson 2006, 2007, and 2008 used by permission of Brandon Sanderson, www.BrandonSanderson.com


Bidding starts at $20, and will close at 10 AM on December 9th. Winner will be announced that day.

Closed! Winner is mworld13.
Orange Flower

Unique Schlock Mercenary Miniature--Closed

Garden Ninja Studios is donating a unique mini based on Schlock Mercenary, a webcomic by Howard Tayler. The mini was sculpted by Melissa Mayhew.

Here is a photo of Schlock with his regular, studio paint job. Your Schlock will be painted with a unique paint scheme, making him one-of-a-kind.



Based on Schlock Mercenary by Howard Tayler, www.schlockmercenary.com. Sculpted by Melissa Mayhew. Schlock Mercenary Copyright Howard Tayler 2000-2009 and used by permission of Howard Tayler.


Bidding starts at $20, and will close at 10 AM on December 9th. Winner will be announced that day.

Closed! Winner is rkempter.
mini me short hair

Pair of Handcrafted Mugs -- CLOSED

Artist Erin Swift is donating a pair of handcrafted mugs, which she will be making in her own unique style. (The image below is a sample of some of the work she did during a recent apprenticeship in England.)



Opening bid starts at $20. The auction closes at midnight EST on December 8th; winner to be announced on December 9th.

Thanks Erin!
waterdragon

Up for Auction: a video made from your photos

I make videos out of pictures and movie clips by putting them together in a creative order on top of a background song that relates to the pictures. This is not just a slide show, it's a mini movie. I am offering a video made from your pictures (I can use pictures from a flickr account, or somewhere else) put together on top of a matching song. If you like, you can choose the song (though if I don't own it, I'll request it emailed to me) and I will arrange your pictures into a movie over the song. I will than burn it onto a CD and mail you the movie, unless you would like to receive it through another method.

Here is an example of what I can do:


Opening bid: $5

Auction closes by 5pm Dec 9, PST.
All Mad

Up for Auction: Alice in Wonderland Crochet Doll

Stacy was the editor of my first book, Bronze Dragon Codex. I'm honored to have a chance to help her and Tu Publishing.

I'm auctioning an Alice in Wonderland doll, crocheted by yours truly. The doll is about 5" in height and one I made can be pictured here.



Now, once the winner is announced, there will be a delay in delivery. This is because I need to make the doll. Why am I not making the doll beforehand? Well, in the spirit of Tu Publishing's multi-cultural bent, this Alice will be made to YOUR specification. So if you ever wanted an Alice of another color, here's your chance! You can specify eye, hair, and skin color (dress too, if you don't care for Alice in blue). I am, of course, limited by the color availability of crochet thread, but I'll come as close as possible.

Bidding starts at $10 and closes at Midnight PST December 9, 2009.
Kimberly Pauley

Up for Auction: A YEAR of advertising on YA Books Central!

Okay, I've personally supported Tu Publishing with a donation. And I've offered up an auction for a critique (see below). I was wondering what else I could do...and here's my idea.

What you're bidding on...a full YEAR of banner advertising on www.yabookscentral.com YA (& Kids!) Books Central, one of the largest teen lit sites on the Internet today. The site receives over 400,000 pageviews a month (hits are in the millions). Perfect for authors or publishers. You can even send me a new banner every month, so you've got the potential of having 12 different ads over the course of the year. Advertising will start in January 2010 and go through December 2010. While I am thinking of revamping the advertising rate schedule, right now this would cost you $50 a month, so the total value of this is $600.00

Bidding starts at $20. Auction will end on December 8th, so the winner can be posted on December 9th.

The one caveat: advertising must be related in some way to the mission of the website (i.e. books, authors, review websites, etc.) and be rated for a general audience (no viagra ads, people). Ads must be acceptable to YABC.

If you have any question or would like to run an ad campaign by me before bidding, just ask!

UPDATE: Oh, and if you need help creating your banners? I'll help with that too. :-)

And do check out the other auctions and the Auction Rules! :-) http://community.livejournal.com/kickstart_tu/
Kimberly Pauley

10 Page Novel Critique (or entire short story)

I'm so excited about Stacy's project! I'm offering up for bid a 10 page novel critique or an entire short story. C'mon, people! Support multicultural books!

Besides being an author, I've also interned at a small press. Like Tiffany, I'll also help with a query letter for the winning bidder.

Auction will close on December 8th so the winner can be announced December 9th.

If you have any questions, please post a comment. Thank you for supporting Tu Publishing (and hey, consider donating anyway)!