Which “Diamonds to Go” Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?

Vote5It’s that time again…time to choose your favorite flash fiction story of the week! The judges have made their choices – there were a lot of great entries this week – and their picks for the top entries are included below. Confused? Check out our rule change for 2015. The judges have whittled down the entries to a select few, and now it’s your turn: time for the public to have the final say. It’s super easy – choose your favorite and cast your vote below for this week’s Flash Fiction champion.

Remember, the winning entries will all be included in the next edition of the IU Flash Fiction Anthology.

Check out this week’s entries here we’ve even labeled the finalists to make them easier to spot. Make your decision, then use those share buttons at the bottom of the post to spread the word.

Voting polls close Thursday at 5 PM Pacific time.

Which "Diamonds to Go" story was your favorite?

  • S.K.Fischer (65%, 24 Votes)
  • Steven M. Stucko (14%, 5 Votes)
  • Jon Jefferson (14%, 5 Votes)
  • Herb Mallette (8%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 37

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NOTE: Entrants whose submissions are not relevant to the prompts and/or exceed the 250 word limit are eliminated from the poll. ONE VOTE PER PERSON, please. Duplicate votes will be deleted. The results displayed above are unofficial until verified by administration.

Publishing Process Survey Says: Part 3

Book Production Process Survey

In my last post I said I was going to milk this survey for as many posts as I could. Maybe we should start a pool on what that number will be. The first post has some disclaimers, cautioning against reading too much into a survey such as this (click here to refresh your memory). I also discussed the overall costs the respondents reported incurring in the production of their most recent self published book. Using the same method as I discussed then (assuming the actual cost to be the midpoint of the dollar range chosen on the survey), I’ve drilled down on each of the potential production steps to explore the costs using various possible methods. This post will cover two: Content editing and creation of the book cover. Continue reading “Publishing Process Survey Says: Part 3”

Wattpad Spring Fest

how to Follow someone on WattpadYesterday, our Martin Crosbie told us about some amazing success stories on Wattpad. Hopefully you’ve had a chance to check Wattpad out and get some good stuff up there for the world to see. If not, hurry up and dust it off! Now you’re ready for our Wattpad Follow Fest.

This is how it works: If you are an author, publisher, publicist, literary agent, book reviewer, librarian (or especially a book-lover), etc., in the comments below, paste in the link for your Wattpad profile. Make sure you show some love to the profiles in the comments above yours, and check back throughout the day to catch up. To get your url, merely go to your profile and copy the link next to the BIG pink arrow at the top of the picture above (i.e. – http://www.wattpad.com/user/KSBrooks).

Click on the person’s link in the comments section below, and you will go to their profile. Then click Follow. (See photo above.)

This should be fun and should generate a lot of exposure for everyone who plays. Let’s get the party started! Don’t forget, if you right click and open into a new window, you won’t have to click back constantly. Now go have fun!