Upcoming Local Event: Maple Valley Days! This Weekend

You can find FVP and some great books by local authors at Maple Valley Days near the info booth! This is our fourth year at Maple Valley Days and we have some new books since last year.

http://www.maplevalleydays.com/

Check out our 2016 Maple Valley Days

Check out our 2015 Maple Valley Days

Check out our 2014 Maple Valley Days

LAKE WILDERNESS PARK
23601 224th Ave SE
Maple Valley, WA 98038
 
FESTIVAL HOURS
Friday: 3pm – 8pm – Carnival  stays open until 10.
Saturday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm
 
For more information, visit the official website HERE or visit the new Facebook page HERE

Carpe Donut – Enter Giveaway for Vanessa’s Book of Awesome Things

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Vanessa's Book of Awesome Things by Rachel Barnard

Vanessa’s Book of Awesome Things

by Rachel Barnard

Released October 15 2015

Giveaway ends in 9 days (June 02, 2017)

2 copies available

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Enter for a chance to win one of two copies of this fun book of challenges! How many bucket list items have you done? Find out with this book!

This giveaway is in honor of For the Love of Donuts Books and Book 2’s release on June 2nd! Check out Seize the Donut and pre-order now.

Wine & Words and 2017 Book Release Party Today (4/27/17) in WA

Two lovely events you can go to today are happening in my local corner of the Pacific Northwest. Find and support local authors. Wine specials and eats at the Black Dog and free drinks and snacks at the Bookstore. If you’re clever and/or a fast driver, you can come to both events!

If you live near North Bend/Snoqualmie – I suggest you attend the Wine and Words event with FreeValley Publishing authors and special guest Jeffrey Cook.

Time: 6pm

Location: the Black Dog (8062 Railroad Ave, Snoqualmie, WA 98065)

If you live near Seattle’s north Eastside – I suggest you attend the 2017 Book Release Party with the Writer’s Cooperative of the Pacific Northwest at the UW Bookstore at Mill Creek. I’ll have my newest release, Nichole’s Book of Practical Things, as well as all my other young adult titles available.

Time: 4pm – 7pm

Location: UW Bookstore Mill Creek (Mill Creek Town Center, 15311 Main St, Mill Creek, WA 98012)

 

Event Alert! Indie Author Day with KCLS at the Issaquah Library Service Center (WA)

Indie Author Day is October 8th – this Saturday! Come down to the KCLS Service Center and greet 25 local Indie Authors!

10am – 11am – Meet & Greet with Authors – you will be at your table to greet the public

11am – Noon – National Live Streaming Q & A with writers, agents and industry leaders. Panelists include: Moderator Jon Fine, (formerly of Amazon), Robin Cutler, Kiera Parrott, Jim Blanton, L. Penelope.

Link to panelists: http://indieauthorday.com/blog/streaming-at-a-library-near-you/

Noon – 12:30 – Meet & Greet with Authors

12:30 – 1:30pm – Panel Discussion: Amazon Author Opportunities

1:30 – 2pm – Meet & Greet with Authors

2pm – 3pm – Panel Discussion: Using Self-e

All about the Donuts – Donuts Aftermath! How sales channels/marketing/promotion worked

Percentage of sales from different outlets:

Ingramspark =42%
Amazon =24%
Createspace =4%
In person =14%
Sales events (MVD/Oddmall/release parties) =16%

 

Marketing prior to book release: Accounts for 10% of total sales (tracked with pre-order sales)

 

Marketing post book release: Accounts for 52% of total sales

 

 

Marketing going forward: Accounts for 38% of total sales

  • Ingramspark Third Place Books order = copies still available for purchase account for 38% of total sales
  • Weekend Writing Warriors
  • Newsletter
  • All About the Donuts
  • Local Donut Shop Reviews
  • Word of Mouth
  • Future sales events
    • Capital Indie Book Con
    • Oddmall Holiday Event

 

All About the Donuts Newsletter from May:

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Upcoming Local Event: Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, WA

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RSVP to the Meetup HERE or the Facebook HERE

 

Celebrate the release of For the Love of Donuts Book 1: Rachel Barnard will be there to sign the books with Ksenia Anske and her novel, “The Badlings.”

Add the book to your Goodreads shelf:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30052109-donuts-in-an-empty-field

There’s a raffle: Free to enter. Drawing will take place towards the end of the event. Don’t miss out on the donut swag!

 

Got something cool to say about donuts? Don’t forget to add it to the “All about the Donuts” comment/quote box.

Before this event ,head over to Neverending Bookshop in Bothell for a donut tasting and meet and greet with Donuts author, Rachel Barnard:
Meetup HERE or the Facebook HERE

Upcoming Local Event: Neverending Bookshop in Bothell, WA

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RSVP to the Meetup HERE or the Facebook HERE

 

Celebrate the release of For the Love of Donuts Book 1: Rachel Barnard will be there to sign books, especially the new Donuts in an Empty Field (For theLove of Donuts Book 1). Her other books, Ataxia and the Ravine of Lost Dreams, At One’s Beast, and Vanessa’s Book of Awesome Things will also be available.

Add the book to your Goodreads shelf:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30052109-donuts-in-an-empty-field

There’s a raffle: Free to enter. Drawing will take place towards the end of the event. Don’t miss out on the donut swag!

Vote on your favorite donut: It’s a blind tasting! Compare the same donut from several local donut shops and vote on your favorite!

Bring your used books and get store credit!

Got something cool to say about donuts? Don’t forget to add it to the “All about the Donuts” comment/quote box.

First five purchases after 3:00 P.M. will receive a FREE mini donuts swag pack.

After this event, drive down to Third Place Books for a dual author event with Rachel Barnard and Ksenia Anske here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/919472141499694/

Upcoming Local Event: Maple Valley Days!

 

You can find FVP and some great books by local authors at Maple Valley Days near the info booth! This is our third year at Maple Valley Days and we have some new books since last year.

Check out our 2015 Maple Valley Days

Check out our 2014 Maple Valley Days

LAKE WILDERNESS PARK
23601 224th Ave SE
Maple Valley, WA 98038
 
FESTIVAL HOURS
Friday: 3pm – 8pm – Carnival  stays open until 10.
Saturday: 10am – 9pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm
 
For more information, visit the official website HERE or visit the new Facebook page HERE

All About the Donuts: Donuts in an Empty Field (For the Love of Donuts Book 1) Publication Day June 3rd (Tomorrow)!

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TOMORROW it’ll be here!

Have you joined the release party for Donuts in an Empty Field? Go RSVP now.

Here’s the lineup of my blog tour for Donuts:

May 31- Fluffygolarky – https://fluffygolarky.wordpress.com/2016/05/31/blog-tour-donuts-in-an-empty-field/

June 1 – FreeValleyPublishing – https://freevalleypublishing.com/2016/06/01/just-two-more-days-until-donuts/

June 1 – T.A. Henry – https://tahenryauthoress.wordpress.com/2016/06/01/wed-no-cafe-suprise/

June 2 – K.J. Farnham – https://kjfarnham.com/2016/06/02/facts-about-donuts-in-an-empty-field-by-rachel-barnard/

June 3 – A Spark in the Dark Blog – https://clrozelle.wordpress.com/

June 3 – Jo Michael’s – http://jomichaels.blogspot.com/2016/06/release-day-donuts-in-empty-field.html

 

 

And Oddmall in Everett is coming up this weekend! Be sure to stop by our booth (8) and say hello, maybe take your picture with me.

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Local young adult writer, Rachel Barnard, will release the first novel in her young adult For the Love of Donuts series titled Donuts in an Empty Field with Life’s a Book Publishing, June 3rd, 2016 (AKA National Donut Day). Pre-order your copy HERE.

Letting go of anger is life’s greatest challenge.

Vanessa hasn’t been the same since her father’s death. A hero until the end, he died saving a restaurant owner’s son from a burning building. Nessa blames the boy, but her best friend Nichole thinks it’s time to let go of the past. In a last ditch effort to break Nessa’s obsession, Nichole hopes signing up for the local food challenge will bust her out of her shell. A single choice defines the road ahead for Nessa. Doing the right thing isn’t easy, but living with the consequences of doing nothing might be worse.

Don’t forget to subscribe to Rachel’s newsletter to receive important updates and promotions, if you haven’t already. Signup HERE

Come celebrate the awaited release of the first book in the For the Love of Donuts series – “Donuts in an Empty Field” by Rachel Barnard,  Online Here

Don’t forget: Enter the free raffle to win neat goodies HERE

Add the book to your Goodreads shelf HERE

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All About the Donuts: Donuts in an Empty Field (For the Love of Donuts Book 1) Publication Day June 3rd!

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Alright Daddy’s Donuts Friends & Family…. In honor of National Donut Day ( June 3rd) We are going to do a really fun Contest with the help of our friend Rachel!!!

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💥 Contest: All you have to do is inbox us with a 250+ word paragraph about what you love about donuts!!! ( This should only be about your love for donuts in general)
https://www.facebook.com/DaddyDonutsbothell/

Contest winner will be picked by Rachel and announced June 3rd and could possibly make it into her next donut book!!! Good Luck!!!!

⭐️Prize: ⭐️
A Giant basket of goodies!!!! $20 gift card to Daddy’s, selfie stick, donuts socks, coffee, perfume, a time turner, donut keychain pieces, and a fun book of challenges

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Local young adult writer, Rachel Barnard, will release the first novel in her young adult For the Love of Donuts series titled Donuts in an Empty Field with Life’s a Book Publishing, June 3rd, 2016 (AKA National Donut Day). Pre-order your copy HERE.

Letting go of anger is life’s greatest challenge.

Vanessa hasn’t been the same since her father’s death. A hero until the end, he died saving a restaurant owner’s son from a burning building. Nessa blames the boy, but her best friend Nichole thinks it’s time to let go of the past. In a last ditch effort to break Nessa’s obsession, Nichole hopes signing up for the local food challenge will bust her out of her shell. A single choice defines the road ahead for Nessa. Doing the right thing isn’t easy, but living with the consequences of doing nothing might be worse.

Don’t forget to subscribe to Rachel’s newsletter to receive important updates and promotions, if you haven’t already. Signup HERE

Come celebrate the awaited release of the first book in the For the Love of Donuts series – “Donuts in an Empty Field” by Rachel Barnard,  Online Here

Don’t forget: Enter the free raffle to win neat goodies HERE

Add the book to your Goodreads shelf HERE

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