Publishing Process Survey Says: Part 4

Book Production Process SurveyIn Part 3 of this series, I talked about cover design and content editing, what our recent survey showed about the process used by the IU readership, along with the financial implications of the various choices. This article will continue in the same vein, looking at other pieces of the process until I get up to 125-150% of my word limit. Let’s see how much we cover. Continue reading “Publishing Process Survey Says: Part 4”

LinkedIn Connection Fest

Don’t know how to find your URL? It’s easy. Click profile and see the screen shot above.

Not too long ago, our Lynne Cantwell wrote about how many of us aren’t really finding a use for LinkedIn anymore. Maybe if we made some new connections, we could show each other a thing or two. So come on down and join in the LinkedIn like-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 LinkedIn 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 ID, merely go to your profile and copy the link next to the BIG pink arrow in the picture above (i.e. –

Click on the person’s link in the comments section below, and you will go to their profile. (Remember, if you right click on the link and open it into a new tab, that will eliminate the need to click back over and over.) Then click CONNECT. (See photo below.)

Connect with people on LinkedInThis should be fun and should generate a lot of exposure for everyone who plays. Let’s get the party started!

How Can You Tell if a Book Is Part of a Series or Serial?

Series or Serial? puzzleI’ve been cranky lately. For the second time in several months, I’ve picked up a book that I have enjoyed and was anxious to get to the climax of, only to find at the very end NO climax and a “to be continued” with an ad to buy the next book in the series. I’m not averse to a continuing story, I’m just not happy to find out that’s what I’ve got after I’ve read the entire book and was looking for a satisfying resolution. In checking back with the book descriptions, I did not find any clear evidence that these books were only part of the larger story. Yes, they say they’re a series; no, they don’t say you have to read them all to get the full story. Continue reading “How Can You Tell if a Book Is Part of a Series or Serial?”

Indie Reads – April 2015

Indies Unlimited does not review books, but we do have a couple of renowned reviewers on staff. We thought a great way to celebrate indie writing would be to ask those reviewers for their top indie picks of the month. Here are this month’s top picks from our experts:

Shadow Days by Melinda Clayton 120x177Shadow Days by Melinda Clayton

“This story gives the reader a realistic inside look at what it is like to deal with a loved one who suffers with mental illness.”

Read the rest of the review by ?wazithinkin.

Shadow Days is available through

Thomas and the Tiger Turtle 120x177 Thomas and the Tiger-Turtle by Jonathan Gould

” As always, Jonathan injects humour, charm, magic and oodles of appeal into a story.”

Read the rest of the review by Cathy Speight.

Thomas and the Tiger-Turtle is available through

Fractures by Mike Markel 120x177 Fractures by Mike Markel

“The stakes are high and makes it an excellent and credible backdrop for a murder mystery. Markel has another winner…”

Read the rest of the review by BigAl.

Fractures is available on

Breath to Breath by Carrie Maloney 120x177Breath to Breath by Brenda Vicars

“Tight prose that conveyed deep emotion and gave unique voices to a cast of characters kept me engaged throughout the story.”

Read the rest of the review by Pete Barber.

Breath to Breath is available at

The Invasion of Gaul by SJA Turney 120x177Marius’ Mules I: The Invasion of Gaul by S.J.A Turney

“…an intelligent, well researched historical fiction novel that stands head and shoulders above the run of the mill tales of this type.”

Read the rest of the review by Keith Nixon.

The Invasion of Gaul is available through

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