Upcoming Local Event: Neverending Bookshop Author Signing in Edmonds, WA 2/3/19

 

The Neverending Bookshop is pleased to welcome back local author Rachel Barnard with her book “Donuts In An Empty Field”! She’ll do a reading, talk about her books, answer questions, and sign copies of her work. Stop by and join us!

To celebrate Rachel breaking even on her first ever book project, she is offering her first For the Love of Donuts book (Donuts in an Empty Field) at a discounted price at this event.

RSVP to the event on Facebook HERE

 

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

 

Bring your used books and get store credit to the book store.

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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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WIP Call for Betas: Donuts in an Empty Field (For the Love of Donuts Book 1)

Beta readers wanted! Signup on my blog to be a beta reader for my WIP Donuts in an Empty Field (For the Love of Donuts Book 1). Donuts will be available for first round of beta reading next week. You can also sign up for round two of beta reading later this year.

Donuts in an Empty Field (For the Love of Donuts Book 1) Description:

Letting go of anger is life’s greatest challenge.

Vanessa Smith hasn’t been the same since her father’s death. A hero until the end, he died saving a restaurant owner’s wife and son from a burning building. Nessa has always blamed the boy, Ben, for her loss, and her thoughts are consumed with ways to make him as miserable as she is.

Nichole Adams knows Nessa can never heal until she learns to let go of her hatred, but bringing back her best friend is proving more difficult than she could’ve imagined. In a last ditch effort to break Nessa’s obsession, Nichole hopes signing up for the local food challenge is just the thing to 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.


 

To be a Beta:

Here’s what I’ll need from you:

  • You need to be honest and bold and willing to give any criticisms
  • Be familiar with fiction and YA
  • Be a reader and/or a writer
  • Be able to give real critique and forthright assessment of the manuscript
  • Be able to evaluate with depth and/or breadth
  • Be able to find weak spots
  • I’m not looking for line editing, but critique on plot, character development, storyline, etc.

**You won’t hurt my feelings. You can tell me anything and everything. Better now than after it’s published, right?**

Here’s what you’ll get from me:

  • A formatted version of the novel (pdf/doc/ePub)
  • I’m also a reader so if you have a book out I will see if it’s something I’d like and may put it in my review pile
  • I will give serious consideration to every comment, suggestion, and question you pose
  • I will thank you profusely!
  • I have 2 other novels I’d love to give you a copy of if you’d like

To signup: fill out the contact form below and I will add you as a beta reader and send you a copy in the format requested when it’s available, depending on the book(s) you chose.

Beta Readers Wanted!

Beta readers wanted! Signup on my blog to be a beta reader for either of my WIPs Donuts in an Empty Field (For the Love of Donuts Books) or Flora Finds Her Magic. Donuts will be available for beta reading this summer and Flora will be available for beta reading this fall.

 

For the Love of Donuts: (working summary)

Best friends Nichole and Vanessa work through life, death and the local food challenge   In the moment you have to choose between doing what is right and letting go of anger, what will you choose to do? Nessa has harbored anger at the son of the local restaurant, where her father rushed into an accidental fire to save him and died from complications. Nessa has never forgiven the boy, but will have to let go of her anger in order to save herself and the boy again.

Flora Finds Her Magic: (working summary)

Flora wanted to be an artist, but artists without strong magic are not taken seriously. Flora has to find her magic, but every time she tries something new it backfires. Her best friend Sebastian is not concerned with magic, only finding his real parents and Flora has a hard time taking him seriously. Magic is everything. Magic is important. Magic is how you are adopted. Sebastian was adopted before he got his magic because he had potential. Flora has no potential, only a love of art, and no prospective parents will want to adopt her. Stuck in a group home, Flora’s only chance for a future is to discover what’s been inside herself all along, and it’s not just magic.

 

Here’s what I’ll need from you:

  • You need to be honest and bold and willing to give any criticisms
  • Be familiar with fiction and YA
  • Be a reader and/or a writer
  • Be able to give real critique and forthright assessment of the manuscript
  • Be able to evaluate with depth and/or breadth
  • Be able to find weak spots
  • I’m not looking for line editing, but critique on plot, character development, storyline, etc.

 

**You won’t hurt my feelings. You can tell me anything and everything. Better now than after it’s published, right?**

 

Here’s what you’ll get from me:

  • A formatted version of the novel (pdf/doc/ePub)
  • I’m also a reader so if you have a book out I will see if it’s something I’d like and may put it in my review pile
  • I will give serious consideration to every comment, suggestion, and question you pose
  • I will thank you profusely!
  • I would love to give you a small token of my appreciation if you would like ($5 gift card to Amazon)
  • I have 2 other novels I’d love to give you a copy of if you’d like
  • When I create swag packs/marketing materials/cool things associated with my books I’ll give you one/some

To signup: fill out the contact form below and I will add you as a beta reader and send you a copy in the format requested when it’s available, depending on the book(s) you chose.

Foodie Fridays: It’s a Big ‘Un – The GOLIATH CHALLENGE

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I’ve wanted to check out this local bar for a while, ever since finding out that they sponsor a food challenge… June 5th is National Donut Day. What does this have to do with Lucky 7 and a Burger Food Challenge? I’m writing a book with food challenges and donuts as themes and I’ve decided that Donut Day is the day I will publish the book (next year), but I wanted to do some research into a real food challenge. Come join me as I try out the challenge. Anyone’s welcome to join me in trying to conquer the Goliath. If you can beat the Goliath Challenge, I’ll even double your winnings. Lucky 7 also features a full menu, with pool, and darts.

The Goliath Burger Challenge
http://www.lucky7barandgrill.com/goliath/
non within 25 minutes by yourself and it’s on the house! (
Eat this 3.5 lb phenomenormally $25.00):

For centuries, man has conquered everything in its path to achieve greatness. From the engineering of the pyramids to landing on the moon, mankind has faced grueling obstacles and triumphed in every realm we have sought to subdue… that is until now. A new opponent challenges our reign in the ultimate showdown of hunger and perseverance. A fearsome warrior once defeated, Goliath has been resurrected in meat form to take his vengeance on all those who deny his omnipotence. He has no fear and knows no pain. Do you?

Goliath Burger features:

1 1/3 lbs beef with diced fresh habaneros
1/2 lb barbecue pulled pork
bacon
cheddar and pepper jack cheeses
home-made habanero relish
4 onion rings
1.5 lb fries

 

For event info: Facebook event description; Meetup event description; Blog event description

Come down after 6PM and join me or watch me suffer in burger and habanero!

Introducing For the Love of Donuts Series:

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