A uthor Swati Avasthi's "Before the Split" Blog Tour & Charity Auction was a great success. Between the money raised in the auction and Swati's generous $500 donation from her blog tour, over $4100 was raised to benefit the Family Violence Prevention Fund!
To honor National Domestic Violence Awareness month, Swati combined a blog tour for her debut novel, Split, with a charity auction. Over 40 authors, agents, editors and others donated a total of 86 items for the auction - manuscript critiques, query reviews, autographed books, and other goodies (including some minis by Yours Truly - the hardbound mini version of Split that I made brought $25!)
In addition to the auction, Swati had pledged to donate $1 for every comment left on her blog tour, up to $250, and to double the amount if it hit 250 - which it did, 292 comments, way to go! All proceeds go to the Family Violence Prevention Fund.
You can read Swati's closing post for the tour at A Good Addiction.