How to Participate in Auction
You don’t need to be a member of Twitter to participate in the #GiveBooks auction. If you’d like to bid on one of the auctions, but don’t have a Twitter account, simply email us at twitchat<a>gmail dot com with title of book and your highest bid. We’ll assign a proxy to bid for you. If you win the auction, we’ll notify you when/where to submit your donation payment.
@LitChat will tweet the opening of the auction with presentation of the first auction item.
We recommend that you follow the #GiveBooks auction through a dedicated feed application such as Tweetchat. Here is the link to Tweetchat we’ll be using for the GiveBooks auction:
Login to Tweetchat, then authorize your Twitter account and you’ll see the #GiveBooks feed. Add your bids into the window at the top of the page. Since this is a dedicated feed, Tweetchat will automatically add the #GiveBooks hashtag to your tweets.
All auctions will open with a minimum bid based on the retail price of the book(s).
Each auction will run through Twitter until it is sold. If interest in particular title stalls, bidding for that item may close early.
If interest in particular auction is heavy, bidding for that item may remain open until activity slows.
In the unlikely chance that an auction does not receive bids, it will be donated to Reader To Reader for placement through their global literacy efforts.
Winner of each auction will be notified immediately and directed to the Reader To Reader web donation site to submit donation of winning amount through online CC transaction.
Receipts of CC transaction will be issued by CrowdRise on behalf of Reader To Reader. (For tax purposes, fair market value of item is not deductible.)
All books will be mailed directly to auction winners from the author or publisher of the gift after donation has been cleared.
If you have questions, email us at twitchat <a> gmail dot com.