Indie Author Newsbreak 7-27-2018

indie author newsGood morning to everyone in IndieLand! The Admins at Indies Unlimited have scoured the vast and dark recesses of the internet to sift the information wheat from the disinformation chaff. Something is always going on out there and you may need to know about it. Maybe there will be a test later or something. So, rub the crusties out of your sleepy little eyes and brace yourself for incoming.

No doubt Amazon and Kindle have been a great boon to the indie author movement. While not all of us are rolling around on a big pile of cash like Scrooge McDuck, The Atlantic finds some indies are doing amazingly well on Amazon. Whatever upsets the random penguins is fine with us.

Are you tired of wondering what to do with all that old publicity cluttering up the den? Joan Stewart at the Book Designer shows us How to Recycle, Repurpose and Promote Your Publicity.

From the beautiful and snarky mind of Kristen Lamb,  comes an excellent article on refining marketing strategies to better access today’s audiences.

And last, but never least, the venerable David Gaughran shares How To (Ethically) Hack Amazon Categories.

That’s all for this week. Be sure to tune in next Friday as we unveil our 2018 list of the best written leaflets. Did your cult make the list?

eBook Deals July 26- Aug 1

book promotion at Indies Unlimited bargain-484372_960_720Every Thursday is special at Indies Unlimited. That’s because we give you a chance to download awesome books for 99 cents and less! Fill ‘er up with the free and 99 cent eBook deals right here on Thrifty Thursday!

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.) Continue reading “eBook Deals July 26- Aug 1”

Which “Rider Shadow” Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?

Vote5It’s that time again…time to choose your favorite flash fiction story of the week! It’s all up to you now – only one can win Flash Fiction Readers’ Choice Champion honors. It’s super easy – choose your favorite and cast your vote below.

Check out this week’s entries here. Make your decision, then use those share buttons at the bottom of the post to spread the word. Attention Authors: It is okay if you ask people to vote for you!

Voting polls close Thursday at 5 PM Pacific time. If the poll doesn’t close on time, any votes received after 5 pm will be removed.

REMINDER – entries over the 250 limit are disqualified.

Which "Rider Shadow" flash fiction entry deserves your vote?

  • Pat Mills (29%, 9 Votes)
  • Joseph Hesch (23%, 7 Votes)
  • Pharrel Katz (16%, 5 Votes)
  • Bill Engleson (10%, 3 Votes)
  • Lou Silvestri (6%, 2 Votes)
  • Dale E. Lehman (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Allen Alright (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Ken Talley (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Sarah Huels (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Virginia Gayl Salazar (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Rutger Galtiarii (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 31

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NOTE: Entrants whose submissions exceed the 250 word limit will be disqualified even if they win. ONE VOTE PER PERSON, please. Duplicate votes will be deleted. The results displayed above are unofficial until verified by administration.

Theodore Jerome Cohen Wins Flash Fiction Challenge

Theodore Jerome Cohen 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:

Continue reading “Theodore Jerome Cohen Wins Flash Fiction Challenge”