Indie Reads – January 2017

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:

Wisdom of Fools 120x177Wisdom of Fools by Phil Harvey

“Harvey is a man who really understands the short form in fiction and uses it beautifully.”

Read the rest of the review by Judi Moore.

Wisdom of Fools is available through
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Slow Thriller* Writers and Free Books

(*It’s the rate of writing that’s slow, not the pace of the fiction…)

confusing author issues question-mark-1872665_960_720Back in 2012 I tried enrolling a novel of mine in KDP Select, or whatever it was called back then. I booked five FREE days, and was surprised when the book got thousands of downloads, hitting the number one free download ranking in both the US and UK Amazon stores. In the month that followed, thanks to the generous Amazon algorithms at the time, I sold several thousand full-priced copies of the book.

It was about then that I got a mail from a company called BookBub, explaining that they had promoted the title for FREE, without me knowing. That’s how BB started, targeting mainly indie authors as a means of showing how effective BB advertising could be.

I remember saying on Indies Unlimited back then that however beneficial a FREE run on Amazon might be, I didn’t think I’d ever pay to advertise the fact. Pay to give stuff away? I mean, who’d do that? Continue reading “Slow Thriller* Writers and Free Books”

Evidence for Indies: Free Webinar

IAD-WebinarGraphicsThe good folks at Indie Author Day are hosting a free webinar for indie authors on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 2 p.m. Eastern time. Drop by and hear about Library Journal’s groundbreaking Self-Published Book Survey Report, a first-of-its-kind study that examines the relationship between public libraries and self-published books.

In this free webinar, we’ll be hearing from our own admin, the somewhat illustrious K. S. “Kat” Brooks; as well as Carl Pritzkat from Publishers Weekly’s BookLife; Carla Sarratt of the New Hanover County Public Library; and Kiera Parrott from Library Journal.

Just hop on over to this link to register for FREE. We hope to see you there.

Sorabh Saxena Wins Flash Fiction Challenge

Sorabh Saxena is the Readers’ Choice in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. The winning entry is decided by the popular vote and rewarded with a special feature here today. (In the case of a tie, the writer who submitted an entry first is the winner per our rules.)

Without further ado, here’s the winning story:

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