Working with Libraries

Stamford CT library 2011 photo by K. S. BrooksIn a perfect world, you’d walk into a library carrying your sleek print book, hand it to a librarian, and they’d graciously accept it, asking you when you’d like to come in and give a talk. Then they’d scan it, enter it in the system, and you’d be good to go.

Not so fast: not all libraries accept book donations. Continue reading “Working with Libraries”

Get Your Flash Fiction Vote On

It’s Wednesday, and that means Indies Unlimited readers get to choose the next Flash Fiction Star.

Remember, all our winners will be included in the next edition of the IU Flash Fiction Anthology. So, support your fellow writers and participate in this week’s voting, then spread the word, bang the drums, and share the link to let everyone know the vote is on.

Polls will close tomorrow at 5 PM, so act quickly, while supplies last!

We had a number of great submissions this week. Kudos to all the entrants. Check out this week’s entries here. Vote for your fave then use those share buttons at the bottom of the post to spread the word.


Which entrant deserves to be this week's flash fiction star?

  • Sherri Cook Woosley (38%, 20 Votes)
  • Ed Drury (23%, 12 Votes)
  • Jon Jefferson (15%, 8 Votes)
  • alkaplan (10%, 5 Votes)
  • Marjorie McCoy (6%, 3 Votes)
  • Rich Meyer (4%, 2 Votes)
  • RG Bud Phelps (2%, 1 Votes)
  • vickie johnstone (2%, 1 Votes)
  • stefanbolz (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 52

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NOTE: Entrants whose submissions exceeded the 250 word limit were eliminated from the poll.

The Power of a Crew

Being an indie author can be a very lonely endeavour and I have very quickly learned how important it is to work with other authors.

Since joining a few key Facebook groups, I have noticed chatter about my books increase. It has been so cool to help each other out. Promoting is made easier as they all tell their followers about your stuff and you return the favour. Your audience is instantly mutliplied with very little effort on your part. Promoting another author’s work is a privilege for me and to have them promote mine is an extra bonus. There is power in working together.

We don’t have big publishing companies promoting us. We don’t have bookstores stocking our novels and putting up mammoth posters and advertising. What we do have is the power of mutual promotion. Continue reading “The Power of a Crew”