September Chapter Meeting: Newsletters, Affiliates, Analytics and More with Libby Waterford

Please join us for our next chapter meeting on September 6th!

Newsletters, Affiliates, Analytics and More with Libby Waterford

Following up on her January EVA workshop, Demystifying Social Media for the Romance Author, Libby Waterford tackles the next level of tech. We will discuss newsletters, why you need one and how to start one, learn exactly what affiliate marketing is and how you can earn more money per book sale, and talk about analytics, the whys and hows of knowing who’s looking at your online content. There will also be plenty of time for questions and answers. Plus giveaways!

libby waterfordLibby Waterford writes contemporary steamy romances. She published her first contemporary romantic suspense, Love Unlocked, with Decadent Publishing in December. Her latest, Passionate History, is coming soon.

She was in at the ground floor of social media when she worked for an internet startup search engine, then applied her knowledge to marketing herself when she started her own business as a professional organizer. Now she uses Facebook, Twitter and the web to connect with authors and readers every day.

She lives in Glendale with her husband and two-year-old son, with another boy on the way. Connect with her: FacebookTwitterGoodreads, Libby’s blog

Saturday, September 6, 2014
10:15AM at Azusa City Library @ 729 N. Dalton Ave., Azusa, CA 91702

Annual membership with EVA is only $30 and $5 per month meeting fees. With your membership, you receive the benefit of participating in the critique group which meets directly after our monthly meetings.

Please join us, and feel free to bring a friend (or two, or three).

Remember, guests are welcome to attend their FIRST EVA meeting free!

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EVA’s 2014 Writers Retreat with Lisa Kessler

The date for the 2014 retreat is Sunday, August 10. Registration is now open, and spots are limited, so sign up now! The cost is $30 for EVA members and $35 for nonmembers. This is an all day event (8AM-5PM) held at Monrovia Canyon Park.

EVA’s Annual Retreat is a chance to take time out of your busy schedule and focus on your writing in a beautiful natural setting.

We are so excited to announce that the 2014 Retreat speaker will be award-winning author Lisa Kessler (you may know her from the much-loved 2013 California Dreamin’ Conference Book Camp). Click here for more details and to register!

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Happy birthday, EVA!

We celebrated the chapter’s 8th birthday in style on June 7th. Our amazing president, Julie, decorated the entire meeting space like a festive Mardi Gras float, and we had some delicious sweets provided by the board. Members swapped books at the book exchange. Everyone toasted EVA with festive glasses of sparkling cider. The winners of Book in a Year were announced, and they all received prizes and certificates of achievement. Three lucky members won very nice door prizes, including one free entry to our retreat. Those EVA members who did not complete their BIAY got patented “excuse eliminator” buttons made by Julie to help them through the next BIAY cycle, which ends May 31, 2015. There was a lively discussion about the Desert Dreams conference in April. Thanks to everyone who came and participated in our birthday party!

Book in a Year Winners (in alphabetical order):

Lelah Baker-Rabe
Diane Dawson
Danube Eichinger
Mary Kozlowski
Alanna Lucas
Riccarla Roman
Beth Yarnall

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