Over the past year we’ve been collecting autographs from children’s authors and illustrators in a beautiful autograph book. The autograph book is now full and we are hosting a silent auction of it to raise vital funds for the Federation of Children’s Book Groups.
The autograph book contains signatures from the following authors and illustrators:
The autograph book will be on view at our annual conference in Bury St. Edmunds, March 22nd-24th. Whilst we can’t post images of the signatures online, you can see some of the doodles and drawings to be found in the autograph book in the gallery below (click on any image to see a larger version).
The Silent Auction is now open and you can submit your bids to me via email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or in person (using a sealed envelope) at the stall dedicated to the silent auction at our annual conference.
The auction runs until 8am on Sunday 24th March. The winner will be notified in person or via email on the morning of Sunday 24th March – I will make a public announcement just before the 1st session that day at Conference. If the winner of the autograph book is at conference they will need to settle their bid at conference. If the winner is someone who has submitted via email, they will have until Wednesday 27th March 2013 to settle their bid by making a donation equivalent to their bid plus postage costs via our secure online giving page.
Terms and Conditions.
Anyone may bid on this autograph book. All bids (at conference or via email) must be accompanied by your name and contact details (phone or email).
If the winning bid is made by someone present at the FCBG conference, March 2013, they must settle their bid at conference and will receive the autograph book at conference.
If the winning bid is made be someone not present at the FCBG conference, they will have until Wednesday 27th March (Midday UK time) to settle their bid, using our online donation system. Their donation will equal the level of their winning bid plus secure postage of the autograph book (see details below).
Cost of posting autograph book securely within the UK: £6.35 (Special Delivery Next Day, Guaranteed by 1:00pm next day, tracked and insured up to £500)
Cost of posting autograph book securely within continental Europe: £10.91 (International Signed For Small Packets, Delivery aim 5 days, insured for up to £500)
Cost of posting autograph book securely worldwide: £12.17 (International Signed For Small Packets, Delivery aim 5 days, insured for up to £500)
If the winning bid is made by someone not present at the FCBG conference and they have not settled their bid by midday Wednesday 27th March, the next highest bidder will be contacted and they will have until Midday Saturday 30th March to settle their bid in return for the autograph book.