GoodEReader has covered a variety of methods for indie authors to connect through social media to advertise their works and build relationships with other authors and professionals in the publishing industry, as well as stressed the importance of establishing oneself through social media outlets. Recently, we wrote about an equally important way that authors are using social media, specifically the Spreecast video platform, in order to support charitable giving in honor of Joshua, the son of writer Maxwell Cynn.
The IndieGoGo campaign to raise money for Joshua’s medical care due to a rare form of leukemia has been hugely successful, thanks to the auctioning of books and services by the writers who formed the project. As of today, the program is only $500 shy of the $10,000 goal. GoodEReader has hosted Spreecast events in the past as a way to connect authors and readers, namely with online book signings and hashtag social events, and the IndiesUnite event will connect donors with the family of this special young man.
In honor of the campaign and all of the people who gave their support, campaign creator Eden Baylee is hosting a Spreecast event in order to let friends spend some time in this social interaction. The event will be produced by GoodEReader and feature Eden, Maxwell, and a host of other contributors.
In order to join in, click HERE to use the enclosed link for the event on Friday, May 25th, beginning at 9:00pm Eastern time. You must have a webcam and the latest version of Flash installed in order to appear on camera with the group and the ability to sign in through Twitter or Facebook, or you may participate as a guest via the embedded chat.