Saturday, September 10, 2011

You Give = We Give ANNOUNCED 2011

You Give = We Give


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Jess from She Known As Jess BlogSpot
Brodie from Eleusinian Mysteries
Rachel from The Rest Is Still Unwritten

We know how great it is to receive books for Christmas, but even greater is the feeling you get when you give the gift of reading to another. In the lead up to Christmas, Jess from She Known As Jess, Rachel from The-Rest-Is-Still-Unwritten and Brodie from Eleusinian Mysteries are hosting You Give, We Give. What does that mean? It's simple. You donate books this Christmas to help those in need and in return, you'll be entered to win some seriously amazing prizes!

What is You Give, We Give?

We are calling for fellow readers to make a donation of either books or money to buy books. Donated books will placed under the Kmart Wishing Tree in December, which is an annual appeal held here in Australia and New Zealand to help families in need. People place gifts under the trees, which are located in every Kmart department store, and those gifts are then given to families struggling financially. Parents who may not be in a position to buy their children a gift for Christmas. We don't want any child to feel left out this year, so the genius behind this venture, Jess, came up with the idea to use our love of books to spread some joy to others.

You Give = We Give will run from September 10th until the middle of December. The ability to donate money through the donate button will however end earlier (November 30th) due to the fact that it will take up to 10-15 days for any purchased novels to arrive from the Book Depository. During this time you can either:

- Make a monetary donation which will be used to purchase books from The Book Depository. Big or small, every dollar counts!
- Buy a book yourself from an online bookstore and have it sent to us.
- Personally send us any extra books you have cluttering your bookshelf.

Are we updating our progress?
Each fortnight, all three of us will be posting an update on the books we receive to place under the tree. Our thoughts and Picture Evidence.

Which Kmart Trees?
Jess will be placing books under the Kmart tree in Tasmania, Rachel in NSW and Brodie in Victoria.

YOU GIVE

Wish to donate money for novels?
Please click the below button which will take you through to our PayPal donation page. Donations can be made via your PayPal account, credit card or debit card.







Wish to donate a novel from an online bookstore or an extra copy you have lying around?
Please email us at: YouGive_WeGive@hotmail.com and we will give you either Jess, Brodie or Rachel's address to send the book to. Books must be finished copies and not have any damage, for obvious reasons since these will be Christmas presents. We each live in Australia, so please take this into account if you wish to personally send us any book. If you want to purchase one instead, The Book Depository offers free worldwide shipping and they're cheap!

What books to donate?
We're aiming this at young children/teens. So anything from picture books to YA novels would be welcomed with open arms.

When you donate Books:
Please tell us what you plan to donate; the title, the number and how you are sending it.

When you donate through PayPal:
There will be a question in the Google forms regarding this.

WE GIVE

Now, we know that act of giving is an incredible feeling of its own. But we want to reward your generosity and what better way with... yes, you guessed it, more books! Please try not to drool over your computers when you see the prizes below – you’ll be tempted, we assure you. For every donation you make, you will gain entries toward winning some amazing prizes! And even better; even if you have already won a prize pack, you will still have the chance to win again. Every time you donate to this amazing cause, you will increase your chances to WIN.

Each book donated = 5 entries
Each dollar donated = 1 entry

For example, you donate 2 books? That's 10 entries! Donate $14? 14 entries!

Extra Entries:
Share? For every Tweet/Facebook Post – 2 Extra Entries.
Did you make a Post to share/Blog/etc? – 3 Extra Entries for every Post you make.
Did you add the You Give = We Give Button? – 3 Extra Entries.

What can you win?
Thanks to the incredible kindness of authors and publishers, we have been able to put together these fantastic prize packs for you to win. These are only the beginning of the prize packs we have to offer as over the next three months; we will be adding more prize packs which will also result in more chances for you to win. Yes; we do think your jaw just dropped, ours did.

Australia Prize Packs

Prize Pack 1:
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
Burn Bright by Marianne de Pierres (signed)
Angel Arias by Marianne de Pierres (signed)
Burn Bright bookmarks
2 x Burn Bright Stickers


Prize Pack 2:
Hunting Lila by Sarah Alderson
Fated by Sarah Alderson (will be mailed early 2012)
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
Notes From The Yeenage Underground - Simmone Howell (signed)
1 x Burn Bright Bookmark
1 x Burn Bright Sticker


Prize Pack 3:
Hunting Lila by Sarah Alderson
Fated by Sarah Alderson (will be mailed early 2012)
Everything Beautiful by Simmone Howell (signed)
Winter's Shadow by M.J. Hearle
1 x Burn Bright Bookmark
1 x Burn Bright Sticker


Prize Pack 4:
Blood Song by Rhiannon Hart
Fated by Sarah Alderson (will be mailed early 2012)
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
2 x Burn Bright Bookmarks
2 x Burn Bright Stickers


Prize Pack 5:
Hunting Lila by Sarah Alderson
Blood Song by Rhiannon Hart
 Starcrossed by Angelini, Josephine
Emblaze by Jessica Shirvington
Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts


Prize Pack 6:
Blood Song by Rhiannon Hart
Divergent by Verionca Roth.
Emblaze by Jessica Shirvington (signed)
Winter's Shadow by M.J. Hearle
By These Ten Bones by Clare Dunkle


Prize Pack 7:
Graffitti Moon by Cath Crowley
Chasing Charlie Duskin by Cath Crowley
The Life and Times of Gracie Faltrain (Gracie Faltrain #1) by Cath Crowley
Gracie Faltrain Takes Control (Gracie Faltrain #2) by Cath Crowley
Gracie Faltrain Gets It Right (Finally) (Gracie Faltrain #3) by Cath Crowley


Joann I. Martin Sowles Book Swag


Prize Pack 9:
1 x
Ashes  - Bick, Ilsa J.
1 x Signed Thyla - Kate Gordon
1 x Mammon - JB Thomas
Jill Hathaway Book Swag


Prize Pack 10:
- Coming Soon

US Prize Packs:

Prize Pack 1:
Zitface by Emily Howse
Sing Me To Sleep by Angela Morrison
Taken By Storm by Angela Morrison
Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs
Angela Morrison book swag


Prize Pack 2:
Zitface by Emily Howse
Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber (signed copy)
Invisible Girl by Mary Hanlon Stone
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (ARC)
Angela Morrison Swag


Prize Pack 3:
Zitface by Emily Howse
Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber (signed copy)
Invisible Girl by Mary Hanlon Stone
The International Kissing Club by Ivy Adams  (ARC)
Tracy Deebs book Swag


Prize Pack 4:
The Pace by Shelena Shorts
The Broken Lake by Shelena Shorts
Ashfall by Mike Mullin (signed, inscribed to the winner)
Miss Match by Wendy Toliver
Brodi Ashton book Swag


Prize Pack 5:
The Secret Life of a Teenage Siren by Wendy Toliver
How to Take the Ex Out of Ex Boyfriend by Janette Rallison (signed)
A Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep
Everneath by Brodi Ashton (mailed late January 2012)
Brodi Ashton book Swag


Prize Pack 6:
Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck (signed)
Tiger's Quest by Colleen Houck (signed)
A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley
Everneath by Brodi Ashton (mailed late January 2012)
Brodi Ashton book Swag


Prize Pack 7:
Flecks of Gold by Alica Buck
Remembrance by Michelle Madow (signed)
You Are My Only by Beth Kephart (signed)
The Comeback Season by Jennifer Smith
Beth Kephart Book Swag


Prize Pack 8:
1 x DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE – Lani Taylor (supplied by Trisha Wolfe)
1 x Signed The Hourglass Door - Lisa Mangum
1 x Signed The Golden Spiral- Lisa Mangum
1 x Delcroix Academy -  Inara Scott
Trisha Wolfe Book Swag






Prize Pack 9:
1 x The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight - Jennifer Smith (to be mailed January 2012)
1 x ARC of The Vision – Jenn Adol.
1 x Signed Laney - Joann I. Martin Sowles
1 x Signed The Beautiful Between - Alyssa Sheinmel
Jenn Adol Book Swag


Prize Pack 10:
1 x MY INVENTED LIFE - Lauren Bjorkman
1 x DESTINY'S FIRE - Trisha Wolfe (will be mailed early Jan 2012)
1 x Signed The Lucky Kind - Alyssa Sheinmel
1 x Signed paperback of HOW TO SAY GOODBYE IN ROBOT - Natalie Standiford
Lauren Bjorkman Book Swag
Including that of a spiral bound journal with a My Invented Life cover




Prize Pack 11:
1 x Signed Beginning of After - Jennifer Castle.
1 x Signed CONFESSIONS OF THE SULLIVAN SISTERS  - Natalie Standiford
1 x Signed The Pledge - Kimberly Derting
Kimberly Derting Book Swag
Jennifer Castle Book Swag

International Prize Packs:

Prize Pack 1:
Misfit by Jon Skovron
Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts (signed)
The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton
Swoon at Your Own Risk by Sydney Salter


Prize Pack 2:
Jungle Crossing by Sydney Salter
So Shelly by Ty Roth (signed)
Struts & Frets by Jon Skovron
Warped by Maurissa Guibord (signed hardcover)
Ty Roth Swag


Prize Pack 3:
Change of Heart by Shari Maurer (signed hardcover)
Starcrossed  by Josephine Angelini
Emblaze by Jessica Shirvington (signed)
My Big Nose & Other Natural Disasters by Sydney Salter
Ty Roth book Swag


Prize Pack 4:
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts (signed)
Vicious Little Darlings by Katherine Easer
This Is Shyness by Leanne Hall


Prize Pack 5:
1 x Kendare Blake's ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD (supplied by J.a. Souders.)
1 x Signed Guardian of the Dead - Karen Healey.
1 x Signed-and-inscribed-to-winner DIE FOR ME
Megan Miranda Book Swag


Prize Pack 6:
1 x Bloodspell - Amalie Howard
1 x Signed-and-inscribed-to-winner DIE FOR ME
1 x
Signed Shattering.- Karen Healey.
Amalie Howard Signed Bloodspell bag

UK Prize Packs:

Prize Pack 1:
My Now or Never Diary by Liz Rettig (signed)
Elemental by Alexandra May


Prize Pack 2:
My Rocky Romance Diary by Liz Rettig (signed)
Elemental by Alexandra May


Prize Pack 3:
Jumping to Confusions by Liz Rettig (signed)
Elemental by Alexandra May


Prize Pack 4:
1 x signed copy of Gill Lewis’s Sky Hawk
1 x ARC of A Witch in Winter (Supplied by Ruth Warburton.)

Prize Pack 5:
1 x Signed Laney - Joann I. Martin Sowles
Joann I. Martin Sowles Book Swag

A HUGE thank you to every single author and publisher who donated novels toward both our prize packs and the Christmas tree. You guys are amazing and we cannot thank you enough for your generosity!


How do you enter?
Simple; at the end of this post, there will be a Google Forms waiting. However before entering you will have to complete the donation so that you can answer the questions accordingly. If you are donating through PayPal; all you have to do is complete the process and then enter the form below, however if you are donating novel’s, you will have to wait until we have responded with one of our address, which shouldn’t take longer than three days at most. We are sorry for this inconvenience.

How can you help?
To help make this a success, we're hoping you guys might be able to help out with promoting this event. If you feel so inclined to make a blog post, add our button your sidebar, tweet, facebook or share a link to this post, we would appreciate it so much! You can also increase your chances by helping as they will score you extra entries.

When will the Prizes be Drawn?
We will begin choosing winners through Random Org throughout December 2011. Emails will be sent to those who win regarding these prizes when the time comes.

You Give = We Give Button?
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How to contact us?
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us at: 

YouGive_WeGive (AT) hotmail.com

To all who choose to donate or help advertise this event - thank you!!

Google Form:

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20 comments:

Skye (In The Good Books) said...

I just saw this over at Brodie's blog -- what a fantastic idea! I'll definitely be donated a couple of books.

She Known As Jess. said...

That is Beyond Awesome to hear =D I cannot wait, I have a feeling we are going to fill many Children/Teen's hands this Christmas =D

Heather said...

This is a fabulous cause, you ladies ROCK. I will be donating a copy of my YA urban fantasy The Secret of Spruce Knoll to begin with and will do more as I can.

She Known As Jess. said...

@ Heather - Thank you =D If you send us an email, one of us will provide you with an address :)That is wonderful, thank you for your generosity!

Shirley said...

It's finally live :)
Wow, amazing! You guys have definitely put together a fantastic event! Time to clear my bookshelf! Haha, and if I can be very persuasive, I'll get my parents to donate via paypal =D

She Known As Jess. said...

It is =D so exciting!! I keep checking the blog to see if people are looking at it ;p

Shirley you rock! Much luck with that endeavor hun!! =D

Amie Kaufman said...

Fantastic idea, I'm in! I've emailed you for the address and I'll get ordering as soon as I've got it.

She Known As Jess. said...

@ Amie - Thank you for your kindness!!

Amie Kaufman said...

Publicity! http://paper.li/storyconnection/1306580719

She Known As Jess. said...

AWESOME!! Thank you Amie!! =D

Sharon said...

What an amazing, thoughtful, generous thing to do! I will definitely be making a donation.

x Sharon

www.obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

She Known As Jess. said...

@ Sharon!! Thank you for backing us in this endeavor!! Cheers! Hugs!!

Amanda W. said...

What a wonderful idea! This is great! If you can send me the snail mail addy I will donate some books!

iarvd@yahoo.com

miki said...

wonderfull idea

Anna Friday said...

Great idea.

FairyWhispers said...

interesting.......

June M. said...

Great idea for a giveaway!

Dovile said...

A great idea, but I'm unable to participate right now.

Diana said...

Great idea!!!

Kulsuma said...

This is a great idea.

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