Thanks to a generous outpouring of donations from bestselling authors, top literary agents, Big 5 publishers, PR professionals, and others, we are holding a series of online auctions throughout the year, in addition to those at our conferences. See what is currently available by visiting our Charity.eBay profile, and get the latest info about the items and contributors by following @SFWC on Twitter or by subscribing to the SFWC Newsletter using the form to your right ->

Donations to the auction have included:

 – Manuscript evaluation by an acquisitions editor

 – Lunch with a literary agent

 – One-on-one career planning with an author coach

 – Membership to International writers’ associations

 – Training with an author website consultant

 – Full manuscript critique 

 – Book tour package with a PR company

 – Writing retreat passes

 – Query letter and book proposal critiques

 – Bundles of books, gift cards, bottles of wine, even dinner at San Francisco’s famous restaurants!


“A town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore, it knows it’s not foolin’ a soul.” ― Neil Gaiman, American Gods

After a tremendous year of helping libraries by raising money for EveryLibrary, we’re turning our efforts toward another group that fosters a strong literary community: independent booksellers. This year’s co-beneficiary is The Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

BINC is a 501c3 nonprofit that coordinates charitable programs to strengthen the bookselling community. Established in 1996, the core program provides assistance to bookstore employees who have a demonstrated financial need arising from severe hardship and/or emergency circumstances. Since its inception, BINC has provided more than $6.5 million in financial assistance and scholarships to more than 7,300 families.  

We have always been grateful to booksellers for what they do for our local communities, and given the recent rash of natural disasters and financial uncertainty, this was an easy decision for us. We’re proud to help BINC help booksellers keep the dream alive. Look for auctions online as early as February 1st. 

BINC is a 2017 Top-Rated Nonprofit on Learn more about the Foundation’s work and who they’ve helped at

To donate items or if you have questions, contact Gordon at