Andrew Lewis Wins Flash Fiction Challenge

A hearty congrats to Andrew Lewis whose entry won this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge.

The voter-selected story is recognized with a special feature here today and wins a place in our 2015 Flash Fiction Anthology, which will be published as an eBook when this year’s challenges are completed.

Without further ado, here’s the winning story:

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IUEA 2014 Voting: Best Review Site, Promotion Site, and Resource Site for Writers.

Indies Unlimited Excellence AwardsNominations are complete for the 2014 Indies Unlimited Excellence Awards. We are now down to the finalists in each category. Voting to determine the winner for each category will commence at 9 AM US Pacific Time on February 6, 2015, and conclude at 5 PM US Pacific Time on February 20, 2015.

Winners will be determined by dividing the votes received (popularity) by the Alexa global traffic ranking (impartial industry statistics) as read on the morning of February 1, 2014. Alexa is the foremost internet traffic ranking service. A site’s Alexa ranking is an indication of the utility and presence of the site.

Winners for each category will be announced at 1 PM, US Pacific Time on February 23, 2015.

You may vote only once for one finalist in each category:


Which of the finalists is your choice for Best Book Review Site?

  • Girl Who Reads (50%, 130 Votes)
  • Big Al's Books and Pals (35%, 91 Votes)
  • I'm A Voracious Reader (12%, 31 Votes)
  • A Well Read Woman (2%, 5 Votes)
  • Book Viral (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Candys Raves (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Ms Romantic Reads (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 259

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Which of the finalists is your choice for Best Resource Site?

  • The Passive Voice (43%, 44 Votes)
  • eNovel Authors at Work (13%, 13 Votes)
  • Savvy Book Writers (12%, 12 Votes)
  • Live Write Thrive (11%, 11 Votes)
  • Anne R. Allen’s Blog (8%, 8 Votes)
  • The Crimson League (8%, 8 Votes)
  • Build Book Buzz (6%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 102

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Which of the finalists is your choice for Best Promotion Site?

  • BookBub (44%, 49 Votes)
  • The Fussy Librarian (27%, 30 Votes)
  • Kindle Books & Tips (10%, 11 Votes)
  • Choosy Bookworm (8%, 9 Votes)
  • Book Goodies (4%, 4 Votes)
  • Digital Book Today (4%, 4 Votes)
  • (2%, 2 Votes)
  • PeopleReads (2%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 111

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First Friday Pre-Orders – February Edition

amazon preorder tag cloudThat’s right, indie author books are now available through’s Pre-Order (or Pre-Release) program. If you want more information on that program, you can read Laurie Boris’s follow-up article here. This means, you can check books out before they’re even available, just like titles by Stephen King, Clive Cussler, and other famous names.

Readers: look in the comment section below. If you see a book that interests you, click over and reserve your copy. How easy is that? (If you don’t see the book covers, adjust your browser’s adblock settings.)

Authors: if you have a book available through the Pre-Order Program, post it FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW. Authors who do not follow instructions will have their comments deleted.

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 (tweetable in length.)
4. The Amazon link to download the book
5. The date the book will be released

Then let your friends and fans know your book is being featured 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?

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