But they won't stay long – Charity Auction ends 18 February
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND, February 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — This time last year, Ruby MacAndrew reported how fifty copies of, I Love You, Send Money, were scattered across the world as part of The Amazing Read, brain-child of Wellington author, Jordan Alexander (https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/books/88013251/wellington-author-staging-an-amazing-race-to-launch-her-debut-novel )
Part-funded through Kickstarter, the 'race' objective was to create "a global community of bookworms and travellers."
Most winning books are back home and #8, #35, #32 and #28 are up for auction on Trade Me.co.nz – Proceeds benefit these charities:
– Blind Foundation in New Zealand
– Equine Pathways UK (http://equinepathways.co.uk)
– SPCA in British Columbia, Canada (http://spca.bc.ca)
– Joanne's House, Durham Region, Ontario (http://www.durhamyouth.com)
– The Cancer Council in Australia (http://www.cancer.org.au)
"I think it's great the winning teams ended up supporting charities from different countries," says Alexander who rewarded racers with limited edition copies of her book.
"Unfortunately, not all books made it home." Craig's team, racing for Joanne's House, a Durham Region emergency shelter and support for homeless youth, was one. "Craig's from my home town in Oshawa. He'd send photos mountain climbing in the Adirondacks, jumping off waterfalls in Mexico, deep in snow at Lake Placid – that book had an amazing journey!" Alexander will donate a limited first edition book for Craig's charity auction.
The website contains photos sent from readers around the globe: Paris, Hunter Valley, London, Toronto, Maritimes, San Diego, Oregon, Wellington, Bermuda, Scotland, Amsterdam and more.
Alexander's "race recap" video summarises results, including the 'farthest' travelled, Dean's Arrowhead Consulting at 140,000km – that's once around the globe! Jackie, driver for Equine Pathways UK, personally collected her team's book in London.
"I'm over the moon about the race and results," says Alexander whose Amazing Read travel books reached a combined distance over 385,000km (to the moon).
She's hoping race fever continues with the charity auction of winning books on TradeMe.co.nz (https://www.trademe.co.nz/books/rare-collectable/nz-published/other/auction)
The auction closes on 18th February 16:50 NZ time.
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The Amazing Read Winners – I love you send money travel book race results
Source: EIN Presswire