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 #136: BLANK Friday

I confess to drawing a blank in coming up with a suitable blog for Black Friday—hence, the title, “BLANK Friday”.

Whether suffering the scourge of feeling stuffed and lethargic from overindulging on Thanksgiving, or caught up in the whirlpool of holiday shopping—for an Indie author, the importance of being earnest in procuring book sales prevails.

‘Tis the season to seize an opportunity!

Christmas abounds in my Contemporary Women’s Fiction novel, AN ENLIGHTENING QUICHE:

Black Friday is when northern Rhode Island’s French-Canadian mill town of Beauchemins’ “Blue-Ribbon Bake-Off” gets underway at Pâtisseries Évocatrices.

By holly, the play, ‘A Christmas Carol’ is an integral part of the story, along with a revealing backstory.

For my protagonist, Augusta Bergeron, the Yuletide season provides the means for her to reflect, repent, redeem herself, and rejoice.

(November 24th – December 18th): HOME FOR CHRISTMAS – US residents are cordially invited to enter my Goodreads Giveaway contest for the chance to win a signed paperback:

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/266097-an-enlightening-quiche

There’s plenty of holiday cheer in my Nonfiction Memoir collection, 100 WILD MUSHROOMS: MEMOIRS OF THE 60s:  

A Whole Lotta’ Tree Shakin’!

The Magic of Christmas

The Christmas Conspiracy

A Few of My Favorite Things

March of the Retro Toys

(Until November 30th): US residents are cordially invited to enter my Goodreads Giveaway contest for the chance to win a signed paperback:

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/260103-100-wild-mushrooms-memoirs-of-the-60s

Ebenezer Scrooge articulated that Christmas “is a poor excuse for picking a man’s pocket every 25th of December”. Au contraire, besides the giveaways and special offers Indie authors devise for the holiday season, on any given day most of our Kindle Editions are priced under $5.00.

In my book, that beats any Black Friday deal amidst the maddening, jostling crowds.