Following the terrible Grenfell fire tragedy in London, my publisher Orbit Books and I wanted to do our bit to help. So we're taking part in the Authors For Grenfell initiative, in which various authors auction things to raise money for the British Red Cross London Fire Relief Fund.
The item we're auctioning is a one-off proof copy of The Last Days Of Jack Sparks. Let me explain...
In the months running up to the novel's release in 2016, Orbit created some super-special proofs, designed to go out to early reviewers. These were very cool indeed, featuring added pieces of physical paper, some typed, others handwritten, to compliment the 'found footage' feel of the book. Here's a picture of the incredible Orbit team putting these together by hand.
Only 85 of these super-special proofs were made, and I'll make this particular auction copy a one-off by adding a few extra paper notes to it myself, in 'character' as Jack. Plus, I'll sign and dedicate the book.
You can bid by adding a comment on the Authors For Grenfell auction page for this item, with your bid amount (and the currency if it's not GBP). As is the case with all the other amazing auctions of Authors For Grenfell, this will end at 8pm BST on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. It's valid worldwide, so get over there and sling some cash at that comments section. Here's the AFG site's FAQ page for more details of the whole set-up.
Here's the Jack Sparks auction page
And here are just a few of the other tremendous auctions:
Claridges tea and book reading with David Walliams
Name a character in a Philip Pullman book
Be an extra in Iain 'The Inbetweeners' Morris' new film
And here's the full list of auctions.
Just for the sake of absolute clarity: any wonderful bidders should bid over at the Authors For Grenfell page itself.
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