buy an ebook from flipside publishing and pay in cash

You want to buy that ebook online, but you don’t have a credit card or PayPal account.

No problem. You can pay for an ebook card in cash and download the ebook on your device by using the access code listed in the card. Simple and easy. These cards will be on sale TOMORROW at 2 pm at the launch of Philippine Speculative Fiction Vol. 9. I have a story in it!

Here’s a post from Flipside Acquisitions Editor David Ong.

ebook cards

So we’ve been trying out this new ‘model’ (if I may call it that) — selling ebooks via ebook cards. Here’s how they work: instead of paying via credit card, PayPal, etc, you can pay us in cash for the title you want, and we give you a corresponding card. Then, when you get home, you log in to your Flipreadsaccount (or make one if you don’t have one yet), go to the URL indicated on the card, enter the access code (also listed on the card), and voila! You may now download the ebook! (Yeah, I really want this to catch on, particularly since not a huge percentage of Filipinos have credit cards.)

While I’m at it, join us for the official book launch of Philippine Speculative Fiction Volume 9 tomorrow at CBTL, Shangri-La, 2-4pm! We’ll have ebook cards for ALL volumes of PSF available for sale, though only in limited numbers!

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book sales

Back from the long weekend! I enjoyed staying at home but did not enjoy the heat. No, sir. I have heat rash on my face and arms. A bit annoyed also, because I’m having very little writing done due to work, planning a vacation with my siblings, cleaning the apartment, cooking my own lunch, and other things. I used to have so much writing stamina, but nowadays after work I just go home and watch TV or read a book. I need to save up and buy me some extra hours!

Anyway, this blog post is about book sales (wheeee) and I just want to say that I have received my first sales record from Visprint. I don’t expect much from my sales (Filipino authors, who go through literary life with no agents and no advances, often expect not to be paid, and get surprised when they do get paid a fair amount of money) , but I was happily surprised by the numbers: 507 copies of A Bottle of Storm Clouds sold from September 2012 to February 2013, with 30 copies sold at the book launch during the WIT event. It’s been sold in places in the country that I’ve never been, like Iloilo, GenSan, and the Mt. Cloud Bookshop (I know, yikes, I’ve never been to Baguio). This is why I still love traditional publishing: I can never sell 500 copies on my own (I think), and with such  reach.

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If you’re one of those who bought a copy of the book, thank you! And thank you to Ms. Nida, Kyra, and Visprint.

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My thanks also to Flipside Publishing for providing me with reports. For 2012, Lower Myths sold 13 copies, and The Viewless Dark sold 8. (I hear you snickering back there. It’s not a lot, I know, but I’ve received good reviews, and I’m grateful. But of course: do buy a copy?)

ApocalypsesI‘m happy to announce, has sold 23 copies so far. 

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These numbers are small I know, but they’re not yours they are my own – charot. I’m just here to sell some books.

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In the pipeline: the ebook version of A Bottle of Storm Clouds, a print version of The Viewless Dark as part of an anthologyand a science fiction novel.

Yep.

ebook sale via flipreads!

Flipreads, the ebook store of Flipside Publishing, which published my books Lower Myths and The Viewless Dark, will be participating in Read an eBook Week (March 3-9). Several books are on sale. The Viewless Dark is available for only PhP 79 (down from PhP 121). Do grab a copy now! Full list below:

visit the new flipreads!

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From their email:

Flipreads gets a make-over!

More powerful and user-friendly

Last year, on 11/11/11, we launched the country’s first operational ebookstore, Flipreads.com. In the months since, we have been providing ebook retail and distribution service through Flipreads, continually testing our platform and looking for ways to serve our clients and ebook providers better.

Today, 12/12/12, we are happy to announce the brand spanking new Flipreads.com! We didn’t just try to make it look prettier; we also added features more useful to buyers. Some of these features are:

  • A more powerful search function
  • The use of a shopping cart
  • A record of your downloaded ebooks
  • A new payment gateway, Payeasy
  • Integration with Readmill for the iPad

Download an ebook or two now. I have some books available there. Enjoy!

want some free ebooks? follow flipreads on twitter

From Flipside VP and General Manager Honey de Peralta, posted 12 hours ago:

Launching a weekly Flipreads contest on Twitter with the question, “What’s your favorite Filipino book?”. Use the hashtag #flipreads with your answer. Answers will be accepted till tomorrow noon. Winner will be chosen at random and will win Eliza Victoria’s Lower Myths!

You have till noon today peeps!

Just tweet us your favorite novel using the #Flipreads hashtag (and if your account is private, make sure you mention @flipreads and we follow you so we can monitor it) and get a chance to win Lower Myths by Eliza Victoria.

 

Now available for online purchase

Amazon.com (MOBI) | Flipreads.com (Adobe DRM/EPUB) | iTunes (iOs)Barnes & Noble (Nook Book)

Lower Myths features two compelling novelettes of contemporary fantasy. In “Trust Fund Babies,” children of two warring witch and fairy families face off in the final round to a centuries-old vendetta.

In “The Very Last Case of Messrs. Aristotel and Arkimedes Magtanggol,” an aristocrat and his daughter consult a famous lawyer-sibling pair about a mysterious crime. But in the lawyers’ hilltop mansion by the sea, they uncover sinister hints that their reality may not be what it seems.

‘the viewless dark’ cover revealed

Are you ready, ready, ready?

The Viewless Dark

When Anthony found Flo dead, locked overnight in one of the reading rooms of the university library, he knew it must have had something to do with Mary. Mary Prestosa, fourth year graduating Philosophy student, whom they had been investigating. Mary, who surprised her roommate one night by suddenly standing up from her bed, throwing the windows open, and jumping down, headfirst, to the dormitory grounds below. Mary, whose memory marked the trail of mysterious deaths and bizarre occurrences that followed her own fateful fall: the fifth-year Computer Engineering student who prowled the campus on all fours, thirsty for blood, believing he was a wolf; the discovery of an all-girls’ satanic cult; the demonic possession of a fourth-year student from the Department of Psychology; and now—Flo, dead.

The students traced it all to Mary. They believed Mary didn’t commit suicide. They believed Mary tapped into something dark, and released it, and was consumed.

And Anthony was determined to pry out the truth.

Excerpt.

Cover art by Les Banzuelo, color and design by Adam David.

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Blog backlog!

On June 25, my mother celebrated her birthday.

We had to cajole her to have this picture taken.

She thought it was really silly, blowing candles at her age.

Happy birthday Nanay!

Before that, Jaykie and I tried the The Burger Project in Maginhawa:

Check out this link for the menu and more photos.

Here, you can customize your burger. Choose the patty, choose the toppings, choose the bread.

I had beef patty in an oatmeal bun, with mozzarella cheese, sliced onions, and pickles smothered in special BRGR sauce (which I think is just mayo and ketchup – I’ll just skip it next time). Simple and boring haha.

This is Jaykie’s burger. He added mushrooms and jalapenos, and chose gruyere for his cheese.

Fries:

On June 30, we went to the party of my boss’s children at the Rockwell Club.

Photo of a photo:

Flipside giveaway/Philippine Speculative Fiction 7 launch details/The Viewless Dark blurb

Giveaway!

we’ve an impromptu giveaway for three (3) lucky commenters! In the comments section of this post, tell us which is your favorite cover (from PSF 1-5) and why. Take note, you can’t just identify a specific cover; you’ll have to explain what you like most about it. Feel free to wax poetic.

Cut-off date for leaving the comments is on July 9, 12NN, Philippine time.The three winners will be selected based on how much we loved the comment. And since we all have different standards for the word “love,” this means that your comment can be praising, funny, witty or even snarky (as long as it’s funny snark).

Winners will be announced on July 10, 2012. And what do they win? An ebook edition of any volume (winners’ choice) of Philippine Speculative Fiction! If you’re one of the winners, we’ll be contacting you to get your email address and the file format that you prefer.

So, let us know which PSF cover rocks your boat! But just in case you can’t wait for the announcement of the winners, then go ahead and grab a copy at AmazonFlipreadsKoboiTunes.

We’re also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FlipsidePublishing

PSF 7, edited by Kate and Alex Osias and to be digitally published by Flipside, will be launched on the last Saturday of the month.

Also, the latest volume of Philippine Speculative Fiction, Vol. 7, edited by Alex and Kate Osias will be launched on 28 July 2012, Saturday, 2PM at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Ortigas Park (along F. Ortigas Jr. [formally known as Emerald Avenue]) Shangri-La Plaza, EDSA. We hope to see you there, too!

My short novel, The Viewless Dark, will be available on June 11. Will post the cover once it’s available. But for now, here’s the book description.

The Viewless Dark
AUTHOR: Eliza Victoria

DESCRIPTION:
When Anthony found Flo dead, locked overnight in one of the reading rooms of the university library, he knew it must have had something to do with Mary. Mary Prestosa, fourth year graduating Philosophy student, whom they had been investigating. Mary, who surprised her roommate one night by suddenly standing up from her bed, throwing the windows open, and jumping down, headfirst, to the dormitory grounds below. Mary, whose memory marked the trail of mysterious deaths and bizarre occurrences that followed her own fateful fall: the fifth-year Computer Engineering student who prowled the campus on all fours, thirsty for blood, believing he was a wolf; the discovery of an all-girls’ satanic cult; the demonic possession of a fourth-year student from the Department of Psychology; and now—Flo, dead.

The students traced it all to Mary. They believed Mary didn’t commit suicide. They believed Mary tapped into something dark, and released it, and was consumed.

And Anthony was determined to pry out the truth.