Help promote the online auction!

With the online auction just a little over the week away, we’re ramping up our promotion! This online auction is open to the public. Here are a few ideas on how you can help:

Web Badge for Online Auction

To put it on a WordPress blog, click the “Text” tab in the WordPress.com editor and paste in the code as it appears below. Switch back to HTML view to see the image. (Sorry, I can only help you with WordPress blogs!)

—-With Text Area Box——

<div align=”center”><a href=”http://myworld.ebay.com/abffe&#8221; target=”_blank”><img alt=”Support Kids’ Right to Read! Children’s Book Art Online Auction May 18-24″ src=”https://abffesilentauction.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/web-badge-for-online-auction.gif&#8221; border=”0″ /></a>

<form><textarea cols=”20″ rows=”6″>&lt;a href=”http://myworld.ebay.com/abffe&#8221; target=”_blank”&gt;&lt;img src=”https://abffesilentauction.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/web-badge-for-online-auction.gif”border=0 alt=”Support Kids’ Right to Read! Children’s Book Art Online Auction May 18-24″/&gt;&lt;/a&gt; </textarea></form></div>

—-Without Text Area Box—— (USE THIS ONE FOR FREE WORDPRESS ACCOUNTS)

<div align=”center”><a href=”http://myworld.ebay.com/abffe&#8221; target=”_blank”><img alt=”Support Kids’ Right to Read! Children’s Book Art Online Auction May 18-24″ src=”https://abffesilentauction.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/web-badge-for-online-auction.gif&#8221; border=”0″ /></a>

&gt;&lt;img src=”https://abffesilentauction.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/web-badge-for-online-auction.gif”border=0 alt=”Support Kids’ Right to Read! Children’s Book Art Online Auction May 18-24″/&gt;&lt;/a&gt;

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  • DISPLAY IDEA FOR BOOKSELLERS & LIBRARIANS:

Along with the above printable ad, pull a few books off your shelves of  participating illustrators, open to the corresponding page with a sign saying something like, “The original art from this very page of this very book could be yours!” Be creative! This is a great fun opportunity to link the books on your shelves, original art and your customers/partons (and yourselves!) while making them aware of censorship of children’s books. Make a scavenger hunt out of it. Ask them to create a piece of their own art and hold you’re own auction. Call a few customers/patrons personally to let them know about this opportunity. Be sure to get all of it on your social media platforms, too. I’d love a photo of what you come up with!! Email it to kristen@abffe.org or post it on your Facebook page, tagging ABFFE.

  • Add the online auction to all your social media outlets. On Twitter, please use the hashtags: #abffeauction, #bea13, #kidlit. On Facebook, please tag ABFFE (and “Like” us if you haven’t!)
  • Write a blog post. Check out a couple of the illustrator’s posts here.
  • Tell your friends and family.
  • Don’t forget to check it out yourself!

 Think presents, too: birthday, new baby, graduation, holiday, new house, a special treat to yourself for all your hard work, etc.

7-DAY ONLINE SILENT AUCTION: Opens Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 9am and closes: Friday, May 24, 2013 at 9pm

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