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December 7, 2012

‘Publishing Gives Back’ Helps Raise Money For Hurricane Sandy Victims By Auctioning Expert Writing Advice

Filed under: The Huffington Post — Tags: — gotonews @ 00:32

Hurricane Sandy impacted many people who work in the book industry, from publishers to bookstores, the National Book Foundation and school libraries.

The industry has also been working hard to help those left even worse off following the storms, through donations, fundraisers – and, thanks to an initiative dreamed up by Kim Lionetti of New Jersey-based literary agency BookEnds, a series of industry professionals offering their skills to the highest charity bidders.

“I’d donated a critique to an auction that benefited relief for the Nashville flooding in 2010, so that’s really what made me think to do something similar,” Lionetti told The Huffington Post via email. “At first, I was just looking for an opportunity to donate a critique, but while there were some great charity auctions already organized by a group of children’s book authors to benefit Sandy relief, I couldn’t find one that was geared toward all areas of publishing.”

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