Happy Fifth Birthday, Indies Unlimited

happy-birthday-iu-cake-25388_1280Five years ago, I was knocking around in a Facebook group that no longer exists, talking about self-publishing with some authors who wrote for this new website called Indies Unlimited. I really didn’t know what to think about it all then. My first novel had just been published, and I was considering putting out the next one myself, but the whole process sounded terrifying. Continue reading “Happy Fifth Birthday, Indies Unlimited”

One Year of Indies Unlimited

I launched Indies Unlimited on October 6th, 2011. It was always my intention to bring on more talent and turn this thing into a nuclear-powered Death-star of a blog.

K.S. “Kat” Brooks joined Indies Unlimited on December 12, 2011 as my co-administrator. Her knowledge and experience have been of inestimable benefit to the credibility and growth of Indies Unlimited. Kat and I set about recruiting a multinational team of all-star contributors.

Over the course of the last year, we’ve published over 1,700 features, including over 560 staff articles, 173 guest posts, 280 announcements, 110 interviews, 150 sneak-peeks, 52 like-fests, and more than 40 tutorials. Of course, we also feature like-fests and flash fiction challenges. We have quite the toolbox here. Continue reading “One Year of Indies Unlimited”