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The Amazing Read ‘I LOVE YOU, SEND MONEY’ Travel Edition book competition.


Below were the rules and instructions for ‘The Amazing Read’ race, these rules were printed on each physical copy of the <I Love You, Send Money> traveling books).

50 lucky readers who received a ‘travelling book’ got the unique opportunity to be part of this special ‘travelling book’ experience. These first print editions of I Love You, Send Money were created to travel the globe, build a community and give to charity.

Goal: The objective of The Amazing Read was to be the first ‘travelling book team of ten’ to race around the globe, covering the most ‘miles’ and building the most distant community in the shortest time before 1 June 2017. The journey clock started and ended at Pangaea Press, PO Box 19027, Courtenay Place, Wellington NZ 6149. The team with the most miles between stops (point to point) AND the team that travelled around the globe in the shortest time won: a signed limited numbered first print edition of I Love You, Send Money, and signed copies of the rest of the trilogy for their home library. Charities also won, receiving auction proceeds at the end of the Race.

Instructions: Participants were first to enjoy reading the book then fill in the details on the back pages, including location, contact details and place their reader number on the map. Send a photo of themselves and the travelling book together with a geographic place marker that distinguished their location to: [email protected] Next, send they were to send their book to a far away friend or family member to treat them to their next read and to grow their book’s community. 

All participants in The Amazing Read adventure received complimentary copies of the trilogy of eBooks. They were sent I Love You, Send Money ebooks once they emailed us their photo, and will received Books two and three well before they go on sale.



Charities that are being raced for: Cure Kids | Sunrise Children’s Association Inc. Australia | Safe Embrace | National Collective of Independent Women’s Refuges | The Himalayan Trust | Naenae Youth Charitable Trust | The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ | Simcoe Hall Settlement House Oshawa | Plunket | UNICEF NZ | SPCA NZ  | Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario | NZ Red Cross | Te Whare Rokiroki, Māori Women’s Refuge | The Happy Herd | Cancer Research UK | Canadian Mental Health Association | Breakfast Club of Canada | Equine Pathways UK | Wellington Zoo | Salvation Army NZ | The Blind Foundation NZ | Joanne’s House Durham Youth Housing and Support Services | United Way of Canada | Cancer Council Australia | Alzheimer’s New Zealand | Romance Scams | SAFE for Animals NZ | Life Flight Trust | Malcam Trust | St. Francis de Sales Church | Higher Ground Drug Rehabilitation Trust | National Novel Writing Month