Tribute to 2012

Since I’m pretty sure no one will read this column since it’s the day after Christmas, I wanted to make sure to write something that took little effort. At least that’s what Bob Hammond suggested. And who am I to argue with someone of his stature? In fact, since Bob is such a pro, he suggested I forgo the writing of the column entirely and just run with a special video. At first I thought that was a lazy out, but then I remembered I am lazy, so I was good with it. But, then I looked at how much effort it would take to actually make a video that complex, and I decided to take the REAL lazy way out and just write a list. Therefore, without further ado, here you have my 2012 year in review. And that rhymed.

Indies Unlimited kicked off the year with our official press release.  We launched the IU bookstore, among other things.


UPGRADE by Stephen Hise

Preparations were under way for an April Fools Joke of epic proportions – the world’s most expensive eBook! We also launched the IU Gear store.




We released BAD BOOK and had a blast. Missed out on BAD BOOK? Oh my. Well, don’t be the last person on earth to read it. You can still get it for only 99 cents. It’s highway robbery, really.




We found out we’d been named a finalist in the IBBA Awards!


Postcards from Mr. Pish East Coast Edition

I don’t really recall much of summer this year. It’s mostly a blur. I might have written a book. But mostly I was probably slacking.




The one year anniversary of Indies Unlimited was a fantastic celebration. It also made me realize the year was almost over and I’d better get to work. And I might have released a book.


2013 Writing Stimulus
In November 2012, Indies Unlimited released three titles: the 2013 Writing Stimulus Package & Planner; the Authors’ Snarkopaedia; and Tutorials and Tools for Prospering in a Digital World. And I might have released a new book.



Well, this month has been a blur, too. Maybe I’ve spent too much time thinking about how lucky I am to be a part of this great organization, enjoying how this group of authors has become like my family.  See? Again, I’m slacking.




I wish you a safe and happy holiday season, no matter where you are and what you celebrate. And that goes for the minions, and the Evil Mastermind as well. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this nuclear-powered deathstar of a SuperBlog. The food’s not so good, but the company’s great.

Author: K.S. Brooks

K.S. Brooks is an award-winning novelist, photographer, and photo-journalist, author of over 30 titles, and executive director and administrator of Indies Unlimited. Brooks is currently a photo-journalist and chief copy editor for two NE Washington newspapers.  She teaches self-publishing and writing topics for the Community Colleges of Spokane, and served on the Indie Author Day advisory board. For more about K.S. Brooks, visit her website and her Amazon author page.

10 thoughts on “Tribute to 2012”

  1. An amazing year indeed. Put your feet up and relax Kat, you deserve it. Love and best wishes to you and all at IU for a fabulous 2013 🙂

  2. True laziness would have been just referring readers to click the sidebar for previous articles from 2012 to figure out what’s gone on with IU this year on their own :). May you, and all here at IU, have an incredible and successful 2013!

  3. I thought I was a slacker, but I now realize I’m several books short of reaching that level. Maybe next year. Or maybe not. 🙂

  4. What a slacker. Shameful, I don’t know how you sleep at night. You and EM are the engine, steering wheel, and sheer driving force of this organisation. When you’ve ditched your president and become a monarchy, you will be King and Queen. I’m drinking a toast to you (daily). (Hourly). xxx

  5. It’s been one wicked fine year here on the Death Star. Kat, EM, you’re amazing. So are the rest of you. And Chris James. I’m sorry about the mess on the hearth. Turns out you can spice up the gruel a bit, but next year I must give a little more thought to packaging it for stocking stuffers. 😉

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