Eva’s Byte #188 –So, It’s Almost Christmas

And, “literally”—what have I done before this year is over to benefit the surplus population of the Indie community?

In my capacity as a reader, I completed the 2018 Goodreads Reading Challenge: 4 books ahead of schedule, and surpassed my goal to read 25 books:

https://www.goodreads.com/user_challenges/11482188

I’ve reviewed every one of these books, and posted my reviews on Goodreads, Amazon, Authors Den, Google+, Facebook, and BookBub.

In my capacity as an Indie author, I’m participating in two holiday events on social media. In the spirit of the holiday season, I’ve pledged to donate copies of my books:

Indie Advent Calendar Event:

December 23rd – Eva Pasco, featuring An Enlightening Quiche (Contemporary):

*For a chance to win a selection of eBooks every day from December 1st – 25th, you can enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway Contest by answering questions posted on the event page—starting on the 1st, and not before!

https://www.facebook.com/IndieAdventCalendar/

Or: https://www.facebook.com/IndieAdventCalendar/

FYI: Nearly 400 books, and over 35 paperbacks, along with bookmarks, prints, pins, and postcards will be given away. I’ve pledged eBook copies of An Enlightening Quiche.

12 Days of Christmas Book Buying Event (December 13th – 24th):

Readers will buy one Indie book per day for 12 days.

Readers only will post. Authors can list their books in the comments. Each reader will list what type of book(s) they are interested in buying, as well as a preferred price range. One can participate as a reader, author, or both.

https://www.facebook.com/events/278153022841901/

 For prize giveaways, I’ve pledged to donate eBook copies of An Enlightening Quiche and 100 Wild Mushrooms: Memoirs of the ‘60s, along with a print copy of An EQ within the USA.

*Books are ideal holiday gifts for everyone on your shopping list—they’re inexpensive and their stories last a lifetime.

*Books have potential to add light and make the holiday season bright.

 Authors Den: http://www.authorsden.com/evapasco

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1270775.Eva_Pasco

Eva Pasco’s Amazon Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/evapasco

 

Blog – Eva’s Byte #157: A Jiffy-Fix!

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going!”

This popular proverb applies to Indie authors by virtue of our trade in a saturated book market. A statistic I’d come across suggests that “at least” one new book is added on Amazon every five minutes, and it’s probably written by an Indie.

The going is tough!

So, the tough Indie gets going, trying to land a book sale. Speaking for myself only—negligible results vis-à-vis author events, book blog tours, paid promo ads, and magazine/blog features. Yet, I never look the gracious gift horse of exposure in the mouth, ever grateful for golden opportunities.

However, I found a jiffy-fix for procuring sales: a book-buying marathon.

Having participated in two marathons at JoL’s Book Buying Club on Facebook, I purchased one book and sold one of my own at the first marathon.  During the second one, I purchased a book, but didn’t sell any.

https://www.facebook.com/jolsclub/

I also joined author/poet Joanne Van Leerdam’s Pay It Forward marathon hosted on her timeline, where I made two book purchases, and sold one of my own.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=393558611120245&set=a.159943597815082.1073741832.100013983286162&type=3&theater

An outlay of under $5.00 to buy a fellow Indie’s eBook is a small investment with potential for yielding rippling dividends—namely improving rank for a brief interlude, and reaping reviews.

A book-buying marathon is interactive, immediate, and provides instant gratification for the fleeting moment of a jiffy-fix.

Authors Den: http://www.authorsden.com/evapasco

Eva Pasco’s Amazon Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/evapasco