Posted on Monday 1 March 2021
Top authors including Ian Rankin offer fans exclusive prizes to raise money for CLIC Sargent
Over 60 well-known authors are offering book fans the chance to win exclusive literary prizes such as naming a character in their books, signed and personalised copies, prints, and even drinks with author Ian Rankin.
The authors have come together with the aim to raise £10,000 for CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people.
CLIC Sargent’s Good Books auction, which is being supported by some best-selling authors including David Nicholls, Paula Hawkins and Dolly Alderton runs on eBay between Monday 1 and Sunday 7 March, including World Book Day on 4 March. The highest bidders for each of these authors will receive signed copies of their books.
Beth O’Leary, a Sunday Times bestselling author of The Flatshare and The Switch, said: “I chose to support CLIC Sargent because of the amazing work they do for young people with cancer, and because in these dark and difficult times I know charities are needing more support than ever. I love the idea of a character in my next book carrying the name of a kind reader who has supported the charity.”
Other authors including Stephen Leather, Christopher Brookmyre, Gillian McAllister, and Elly Griffiths are auctioning the opportunity for fans to have a character named after them in their next book. Alice Oseman, author of The Heartstopper graphic novels, is donating a personally signed and doodled copy; Amanda Jennings is offering a Zoom book club; and children’s author Laura Ellen Anderson is giving away a personally signed book and print related to the Amelia Fang series. Since launching eight years ago, the campaign has raised over £50,000 for CLIC Sargent.
Jason Webster, General Manager of Trading, at CLIC Sargent, said: “We’re delighted to be running the Good Books campaign again, for the eighth year, and with support from so many outstanding authors. Many people have rediscovered a love of reading over the last year, and this is a really exciting opportunity for fans to feature in their favourite author’s books. The money raised will help us to be there for more children and families, and help us limit the damage that cancer causes to young lives.”
Visit our Good Books auction from 1 – 7 March 2021 to place your bid and get into CLIC Sargent’s Good Books.
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