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Raffle Winners!

I am pleased to announce that the raffle for galleys of my book Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife has been concluded.  We have three winners of the autographed copies, and I have notified them.  If you participated and I did not notify you, I’m so sorry. But be of good cheer!  The book will be available on March 31.

Many thanks to all who participated!

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    Dnations  February 9, 2020

    If I’m not mistaken the purpose of the raffle was to raise money for the charities supported by this blog (a purpose that I think is widely supported by blog members). So how much was raised?

    • Bart
      Bart  February 10, 2020

      $340. Not as much as I had hoped, but a nice addition to the blog’s funds!

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    Judith  February 9, 2020

    Is now a good time to let Terry Gross know that all seventy-five hundred plus bloggers are eager to hear her interview you on Fresh Air about your new book (Heaven and Hell: A History of the After Life)?
    Fresh Air is produced by Member Station WHYY. Terry Gross works for that Member Station and not NPR. To contact the one in charge of scheduling we can send an email to dmiller@whyy.org.
    Your book will not be available until March but now would be the time to get you scheduled, I would think.

    • Bart
      Bart  February 10, 2020

      Oh yes, I have a publicist team at my publisher who is working all the broadcasts, podcasts, magazines, journals, social media — all the outlets you can imagine. they do this kind of thing for a living. And now we’re over 8500 strong, adn growing faster!

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        Judith  February 10, 2020

        So, you are in the big time now, Dr. Ehrman! Congratulations.

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    Sbailey711  February 10, 2020

    I love that you had the raffle, but I was curious why we couldn’t buy as many tickets as we wanted to. I bought the full amount, but would have purchased many more to have an early copy of the book.

    • Bart
      Bart  February 11, 2020

      I debated it. But the idea was to have a fairly even playing field for people without a lot of walking change; if someone bought 200 tickets it wouldn’t have been fair to the bloke who could only afford a few bucks. That’s why I had a bona-fide auction first, and as you know, all the bids were $1000 or just over. So I wanted everyone else to have an equal chance. But it was an experiment, I’ll admit!

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        Dnations  February 11, 2020

        Unless I missed it (very possible), this is the first I’ve heard that all the bids for the auction were at least $1000. That’s great!!

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    Bewilderbeast  February 12, 2020

    Three lucky people. Congrats you three! As to the amount raised: Times are tight for the 99%; this makes your charitable work all the more important.

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