Sara Stark Wins Flash Fiction Challenge

A hearty congrats to Sara Stark whose entry won this year’s Valentine’s Day prompt in the 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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Will the Self-Publishing Cream Rise to the Top?

self publishing cream and milk-316417_640I’m a farmer and author. Hubby, however, expressly forbids me to have a milk cow despite the amount of milk we use. What does milk have to do with self-publishing anyway? Metaphorically speaking, a lot. When you milk a cow, that lovely milk hits the bucket and is all stirred up. Think of that milk as the publishing industry. Right now it’s a mixed bucket of Indie and traditionally published authors all out to win your hard-earned dollar. Everyone wants to sell books. And with so many books being published, the market has become diluted. I’ve watched my sales drop off sharply the last few months when they should be increasing due to the holidays. They’ve never done that — not in the five years I’ve been published. Continue reading “Will the Self-Publishing Cream Rise to the Top?”

Kindle Unlimited Friday – Free February eBooks

Kindle Unlimited BooksDid someone awesome give you a Kindle as a holiday gift? Well, you must need some books for it! If you’re a Kindle Unlimited member you can get all these books for FREE. Not sure what Kindle Unlimited is? Our Lynne Cantwell tells you right here. So…

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.)

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