“Zoe’s Tale” Auction Update

Because I know you were wondering, the current bid for the pre-publication bound manuscript version of Zoe’s Tale, proceeds to benefit the Disabled American Veteran’s Charitable Service Trust, stands at $2,025.01. Which I think is pretty damn awesome. Thank you everyone who has bid so far. And yes, there is still time to bid.

For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about here, go read the entry where I explain the auction. For those of you who want to make a bid, here’s a link to the eBay auction page. And as ever, feel free to let folks know.

9 Comments on ““Zoe’s Tale” Auction Update”

  1. Something I forgot to ask on the other page: do I have to pay you, or can I instead directly pay the charity? (This relates to the tax deduction question, not any mistrust of you, of course.)

    I’m guessing it’s going to end up around $4-5k, so it’s a significant difference :).

  2. I would figure that out with the winner at the end of the auction. I’m not opposed to the idea of someone making the contribution directly, because it’s not like I have any great plan to take the tax deduction, but I would need verifiable proof the donation was made.

  3. i’m pretty sure this would not be tax deductible (at least not in its entirety) because it involves an exchange of goods. (note: i’m not an expert in tax law, but have worked for a number of non-profits and i recall conversations about this when we sold tickets for fundraiser events and held silent auctions)

  4. Okay, thanks. (If I were to do that, then of course I’d send you a copy of the receipt or cancelled check, and not expect to get the book until then.)

    It’s largely a moot question, ’cause I don’t think I’ll be able to spend $3k on a book, even if it’s deductible, but it does let me raise the option to some other folks :).

  5. I’ve written off sillier stuff than that… if your accountant says no, contact me.

    That’s Athena on the cover, no? She must be soooooooooooo braggin’ at school.

  6. It’s just the cover for the self-published edition. The actual book has spaceships on the cover.

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