For immediate release
ONE-OFF COLLECTION OF 14 SIGNED BESTSELLERS TO BE AUCTIONED FOR CHARITY
(Victoria, BC – 30 August 2007) A one-of-a-kind collection of 14 signed novels - all of them recent bestsellers such as Zadie Smith’s White Teeth, Zoe Heller’s Notes On A Scandal and Nick Hornby’s How To Be Good - are to be auctioned online for charity by AbeBooks.com and Penguin.
Penguin is reissuing 36 bestsellers in its famous retro striped cover designs on September 6 and has partnered with AbeBooks.com to auction 14 signed copies of the modern fiction books from its ‘Celebrations’ series with all proceeds going to English PEN – an international charity devoted to the rights of authors and freedom in literature.
The auction, conducted on AbeBooks.com, begins on Thursday 6 September and concludes on Tuesday 11 September at 1pm EST. The unique collection of signed books, which are being offered in a single lot, will not be available again.
Last December, AbeBooks auctioned four special edition copies of classic Penguin novels that had been redesigned by famous designers and raised $13,000 for charity.
The signed novels on offer are:
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