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Auction to Support the Families of Newtown Shooting Tragedy

by Miral Sattar •  December 19, 2012  •   Follow miralsattar

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As a publishing industry, we can ban together to make a difference in more lives once again. As humans, we can step up and help each other.

What is PubHeartsConn?

It’s an online auction to benefit the victims of the Sandy Hook Connecticut shootings through Newtown Youth and Family Services. The auction is currently scheduled to start Monday, Dec 17th (9am EST) and the first round will end Friday Dec 21st (11:00 PM EST)

Agents, editors, authors, illustrators, and industry experts have donated various products and services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly school.


The money is donated directly to the school’s relief fund for the families to possibly help with grief counseling, funeral arrangements, and scholarships for students.

A couple of items donated by BiblioCrunch:

You can bid on an items or donate directly to The United Way of Western Connecticut.


About Miral Sattar

Lover of books. CEO & founder of Bibliocrunch. Love storytelling in all its forms. Formerly TIME. I'm a new media entrepreneur who has worked in the media industry for 11 years. My mission is simple – to innovate the publishing industry with technology. My company has been featured in BBC World News, Money Magazine, Bloomberg, Consumer Reports, Forbes, WSJ, MediaBistro, PBS, Columbia Journalism Review, The Next Web, Publishers Weekly, and a bunch of other places. Bibliocrunch was also selected as The Next Big Thing in media by the Paley Center. I also used to run a popular South Asian culture blog called Divanee. Before I ran my own company and became a mom, I used to be on the board for several literacy organizations, and wrote a LOT more. Hopefully, when things are calmer I can go back to that! :)