One Year of Indies Unlimited

I launched Indies Unlimited on October 6th, 2011. It was always my intention to bring on more talent and turn this thing into a nuclear-powered Death-star of a blog.

K.S. “Kat” Brooks joined Indies Unlimited on December 12, 2011 as my co-administrator. Her knowledge and experience have been of inestimable benefit to the credibility and growth of Indies Unlimited. Kat and I set about recruiting a multinational team of all-star contributors.

Over the course of the last year, we’ve published over 1,700 features, including over 560 staff articles, 173 guest posts, 280 announcements, 110 interviews, 150 sneak-peeks, 52 like-fests, and more than 40 tutorials. Of course, we also feature like-fests and flash fiction challenges. We have quite the toolbox here.

In our first year of operation, we were selected as a finalist in the Independent Book Blogger Awards, showing Indies Unlimited can stand shoulder to shoulder with the best blogs out there.

Thanks to the IU staff and to the community of IU readers and fans for a great first year. We’ll keep working hard to make this the best place on the internet for both writers and readers.

Author: Stephen Hise

Stephen Hise is the Evil Mastermind and founder of Indies Unlimited. Hise is an independent author and an avid supporter of the indie author movement. Learn more about Stephen at his website or his Amazon author page.

50 thoughts on “One Year of Indies Unlimited”

    1. Carolyn, the recipe for that gruel was handed down by my people for generations. Of course, it was written in a language I don’t understand which may be why it’s really awful. That, or I could have confused it with their paper mache recipe.

  1. Happy birthday! I can’t begin to express my thanks for the knowledge, motivation, and laughs I have received from this site, not to mention being introduced to some incredibly talented authors and good people. Actually, I guess I just did. Oh, well. Thanks!

  2. I have tried several times to post but id did not work. I was told you had problems with IE, and that is all I use. Perhaps if you get it resolved you could let us all know. I believe over half of the world uses IE?


    1. Thanks Frank. I’m looking into this. I’m not sure yet whether it is just a problem with older versions of IE or a matter of your browser’s cookie settings.

  3. Happy Birthday, IU. Thanks Stephen for starting this great blog–a place for us to learn and to showcase our work, announcements, like fests, flash fiction challenges and a place for a lot of fun. Hope IU is around for a long time. 🙂

  4. Happy happy Birthday EM and loyal minions, and may the dragon breath good karma on to all and IU for many years to come. I so much enjoy coming to the lair and take away some much knowledge, laughter and secrets to pass on to the unaware of this glorious kingdom of Indie Realm, for all to be enriched beyond their wildest dreams.

  5. Happy Birthday, Indies Unlimited. Is it a coincidence your birthday falls on Canadian Thanksgiving weekend? I think not.

    Anyway, thanks for providing me a platform from which to bore and confound people, and for being such a one-stop-shopping resource for all questions indie.

  6. Happy birthday and congratulations Stephen, Kat and all of the IU team, you rock. I feel honoured to be part of the trip that is Indies Unlimited. So far in such a short time! Excellent clip by the way, Stephen.

    By the way I am unable to post anything via my tower computer; it happed after the last system change you did. I have to post via my laptop.

  7. Happy Birthday and hope there will be many more. I am so glad I found you – it’s led to discovering new authors and great books; masses of really useful info (some of which I will, eventually, be able to put to use once I get over my techno fears!) and I know it’s helped sell additional copies of my book.

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