Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Essie Summers is one of my favorite authors of all time, the writer of more than 50 books, and one of the reasons I wanted to become a novelist.
And The South Horizon Man was the last book of hers that I didn't own. Nearly every time this book has come up for sale, the starting price is somewhere around 200 US dollars. As much as I wanted this book, there was no way I could or would pay that much for it. Then, an alert hit my inbox that BetterWorldBooks had a copy for sale at a very reasonable price. I thought it would be gone by the time I clicked over to the link, but there it still was.
BetterWorldBooks takes donations of books from libraries, schools, and private individuals and resells them. The proceeds from the sales go to fund literacy programs around the world.
A win-win! I got my book, the purchase price went to fund literacy so more people could read more books.
Have you ever hit the jackpot and found a book you've wanted for a long time?
Also, today I'm guest blogging over at http://goteenwriters.blogspot.com/
I hope you'll hop on over an check it out!