Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: Graves

boothill graveyard feb 2017 flash fiction writing prompt
Photo copyright K. S. Brooks. Do not use without attribution.

Use the photograph above as the inspiration for your flash fiction story. Write whatever comes to mind (no sexual, political, or religious stories, jokes, or commentary, please) and after you PROOFREAD it, submit it as your entry in the comments section below.

Welcome to the Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. In 250 words or less, write a story incorporating the elements in the picture at left. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.

Please keep language and subject matter to a PG-13 level. Continue reading “Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: Graves”

eBook Deals May 28 – June 3

99 cent ebooksThere’s nothing like good eBooks priced affordably, and we’ve got a bunch right here for you! They’re all either free or 99 cents, so tell all your friends! Yeah, I know, we’re really good to you!

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 Continue reading “eBook Deals May 28 – June 3”

Which “Stairways” 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 come back to THIS page and click the gray circle next to the person’s name. Scroll down to the vote button which will turn blue, and then click it. Please 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 "Stairways" Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?

  • Leigh Kimmel (27%, 6 Votes)
  • Bill Engleson (18%, 4 Votes)
  • Rutger Galtiarii (14%, 3 Votes)
  • Dale E. Lehman (9%, 2 Votes)
  • John P Marentay (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Lou Silvestri (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Dick Waters (5%, 1 Votes)
  • J.J. Cunis (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Ed Cooke (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Antonia Overstreet (5%, 1 Votes)
  • P. k. Guncheon (5%, 1 Votes)
  • David Jacobson (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Sanhita Mukherjee (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Kevin P Michaels (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Ken Talley (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 22

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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.

5 Easy Ways To Increase Your Book Sales

increase your book sales

Guest Post
by Dave Chesson

You’ve written a book and you want nothing more than to publish it and get some sales. Or you’ve already published and you’re not seeing the sales you wanted or expected. Unfortunately, selling books often isn’t as simple as that old adage, “If you build it, they will come.”

That’s why we’re going to take a look at 5 ways you can increase your book sales that are easy, and in the case of the first four on the list, cost effective.

In this article you will learn:

  • How to do genre research to better position your books
  • What resources are the best for refining your blurb
  • Where you can format your book description for Amazon
  • How to ensure you’re ranking in the correct categories
  • What author swaps are and how to use them
  • Why Facebook ads are a great tool for authors

Let’s dive right in! Continue reading “5 Easy Ways To Increase Your Book Sales”