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When you do your holiday shopping this season, please support Indies Unlimited by purchasing IU titles, gear, and more. Already have all that stuff? Well then, don’t forget making unrelated purchases on AFTER clicking through by a link on IU gets us a commission for your purchase! That’s right, your purchase of that toddler toilet training seat sends pennies our way. Help keep our gruel flowing! And we thank you.

Tips for Using Keywords in Blog Posts

dewey cheatum howe writers conferenceAuthors, and others, have blogs and websites because they want to get the word out about whatever their passion is. What good is all that effort if no one ever sees it? Keywords, if used properly, will help get eyeballs on your work.

The key to all things keyword-related (no pun intended) is to put yourself in the shoes of the person doing the searching. What words or phrases would you search on if you were looking for the information? Think about that for a minute. Let’s say you were looking for a book on how to write gumshoe detective novels. Would you search on writing? No. You would get like a bazillion trillion results, none of which would be helpful. Would you search on how to write a book? No. Again, the results would be so broad – you’d never find what you need. You would have to search on the specific phrase of how to write gumshoe detective novels in order to get anything remotely helpful. Right? Let’s keep that logic in mind as we go forward. Continue reading “Tips for Using Keywords in Blog Posts”

Thrifty Thursday: Reading to the Rescue!

water rescueWater Rescue Tip # 37: Between shark attacks, people lost at sea may become extremely bored and at greater risk of succumbing to hypothermia and drowning. Reading is a great way to take your mind off your troubles.

Depicted at left, the Indies Unlimited sea rescue team delivers a special waterproof Kindle loaded with freebies and 99¢ e-books to a shipwreck victim who had no reading materials.

If you have a book priced at 99¢ or less (that’s right, post your free eBooks here, too!), follow the instructions below and post it. If you see one you like, click over and buy it. How easy is that? Readers & reviewers – check these babies out!

We will convert your link to a clickable book cover. Do not attempt to insert an image in comments on your own. Just put the following information in the comment section:

1. Book title
2. Author name
3. A one sentence
blurb (140 characters – tweetable in length!)
4. ONE link to download the book (only secure retail sites – Amazon, Smashwords, B&N, Kobo, Apple/iStore, or Sony)
5. Whether your book is free or 99 cents (and for how long/what dates)

Then let your friends and fans know your book is available here today. Use the share buttons below, or copy the link in the address bar above and share the news on your favorite social media platforms. The more, the merrier, right?

So let’s give it a try, shall we? Please make sure to follow the RULES above. Now, go ahead and tell the world about your cheap read. IU is a safe-for-work site. PLEASE do not post links to erotica, religious, or political titles.

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