2013 Lyra E-book Awards

Looking for the best in independent fiction, the 2013 Lyra Awards are open to e-books independently published in 2013.

Prizes: $1000 (Overall winner). Category winners will be promoted on the Bookstores Without Borders website.

Entry fee: $40

Deadline is December 31, 2013. For more information, please visit their website.

Indies Unlimited is pleased to provide this contest information for the convenience of our readers. We do not, however, endorse this or any contest/competition. Entrants should always research a competition prior to entering.

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Make 2014 a Pish-tastic Year!

Celebrate every day in 2014 with Mr. Pish, the traveling terrier! Adorable photos and engaging text adorn each month. Reading, writing, and pet-related dates are noted throughout the year to help promote outdoor learning and literacy. Join Mr. Pish on a romp through 2014!

2014 Hanging Calendar

Available from Amazon US and Amazon UK.

 2014 Desk Planner

Mr. Pish the traveling terrier will help you stay organized in his own cute way with this 13-month personal planner/calendar loaded with photos and commentary from the precious and adventurous pup!

Available from Amazon US and Amazon UK.

Launching That New Book

A few of us here at Indies Unlimited have recently launched their latest books. My next one is due soon as well. So, selfish woman that I am, I asked for a little help with my research. My wonderful friends were generous with their responses. Thank you. In the spirit of the thing, I thought I would share their wisdom with you all. The results can by no means be termed scientifically valid but I hope you can glean something of value from it.

Promotion is one of those parts of Indie writing and publishing that few of us enjoy and most of us find a pain in the … well, you know what. I definitely fall into that category. Bottom line, I want to know what is worth my time and effort and what either isn’t, or simply doesn’t suit my personality. Being an introvert can have its drawbacks. Continue reading “Launching That New Book”