New Year’s Resolutions for Indie Authors

indie author new years eve-1041737_960_720It’s so not fair. I can hear the other minions down in the death star’s lounge, setting up for our annual New Year’s Eve celebration, while I’m stuck up here in the writer’s garret, coming up with my list of resolutions for 2016. (Yes, we have a writer’s garret. Cathy Speight calls it the naughty step. I’d ask her why, but I’m not sure I want to know the answer.)

We have minions, and minion alumni, all over the world, so the IU festivities go ‘round the clock on New Year’s Eve. Melissa Pearl is in China [New Zealand?], so she kicks things off. Then TD McKinnon and A.C. Flory take over – TD always brings us a nip of something Scottish, even though he lives in Tasmania. Then it’s the Europeans’ turn, and… Continue reading “New Year’s Resolutions for Indie Authors”

Thrifty Thursday: eBook Deals for You!

awesome book deals aheadIt’s raining eBook deals (or snowing them, depending on where you live)! That’s right, here at Indies Unlimited each Thursday, we make it super easy for you to find hot free and 99 cent eBook deals. Make sure to tell your friends to come on over to Thrifty Thursday and check ’em out!

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

Authors: 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 right in the comment section. Got more than one bargain book? Go ahead and post them all if you like, but only one book and ONE link per comment please!

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Which “Special Guests” 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 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 "Special Guests" story should be in the anthology?

  • A. L. Kaplan (53%, 16 Votes)
  • Christopher "Irish Goat" Knodel (27%, 8 Votes)
  • Michael Seese (17%, 5 Votes)
  • Jeff Stone (3%, 1 Votes)
  • S. A. Molteni (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 30

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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.

Indie Reads – December 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:

The Lost TornadoThe Lost Tornado by James Dean Divine

“Overall, a wonderfully emotional, warm and funny coming of age novel.”

Read the rest of the review by Keith Nixon.

The Lost Tornado is available through

Annalises Up and Down Day 120x177Annalise’s Up and Down Day by Denise L. Jenne

“…simple enough for a child to grasp at first glance, yet with enough details to hold a person’s interest.”

Read the rest of the review by BigAl.

Annalise’s Up and Down Day is available through

The Green Room by Faith MortimerThe Green Room by Faith Mortimer

“The ending I thought…without giving too much away…was rather sophisticated.”

Read the rest of the review by Cathy Speight.

The Green Room is available through

The Deathtakers DaughterThe Deathtaker’s Daughter by SL Baum

“I loved The Deathtaker and its premise. The Deathtaker’s Daughter surpasses it.”

Read the rest of the review by BigAl.

The Deathtaker’s Daughter is available on

Duty with Honor by Susan StuckeyDuty with Honor by Susan Stuckey

“…an excellent job weaving all the story arcs together and bringing the story to a satisfying end.”

Read the rest of the review by ?wazithinkin.

Duty with Honor is available through