IU Black Friday Reading Room

Back from the hustle and bustle of Black Friday shopping? Tired of stepping over the bodies of fallen shoppers to wrestle with someone for the last Schmoopie Doll? Are your eyes still burning from an encounter with an overly-aggressive perfume-slinger?

Welcome to the Indies Unlimited Reading Room. Here, you will find a stress-free browsing experience. We are excited to share with you the latest releases by the talented staff at Indies Unlimited.

Books make excellent gifts – well, maybe not for someone whose first choice is a robot. Still, you could always get them a book on how to build a robot! (Note to self: write book about how to build your own robot.)

Anyway, you are sure to find something just right for that hard-to-please person on your holiday shopping list! So, browse away. If you’d like to know more, click the cover image and internet massage therapists will escort you to the Amazon page for the book.

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A Look at BookTech: Booktrack

The book, as we know it, has been around for a very long time.

Here in the West we date printing from roughly 1440 when Gutenberg invented the printing press, however the Chinese invented movable clay type even earlier – in 1041. So that’s about 1000 years of print.

That long tradition of print on paper was broken long before the invention of the Kindle – think about reading, and writing, on personal computers – but mass market books that do not rely on paper most definitely date from the introduction of the Kindle.

None of this is news to us. One way or another, none of us would be self-publishing if not for the Kindle, and Amazon. But now that we’ve made the leap to non-paper books, we have to accept that the changes have only just begun. Print lasted for a thousand years. Ereaders are changing every year, and taking the whole idea of books along with them.

One new innovation I discovered recently is something called Booktrack. Continue reading “A Look at BookTech: Booktrack”

Sneak Peek: Creepier by the Dozen

Today we have a sneak peek from the collection of short stories by Stephen, Coleman, and Anneliese Hise: Creepier by the Dozen.

An anthology of twelve chilling short stories in the “Twilight Zone” tradition by a father, daughter and son team of writers. From a creepy ambulance ride with a serial killer to an apathetic and persuasive hitman, these hair-raising and original stories will haunt you long after you’ve finished reading.

Creepier by the Dozen is currently available for all eBook formats from Smashwords and in print or Kindle editions from Amazon US and Amazon UK.

Here is an excerpt from Creepier by the Dozen:

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Celebrate Banned Book Week

Have you ever read a banned or challenged* book? Chances are that if you had a public school education, you’ve already read plenty of them. The Grapes of Wrath? Banned for its religious and labor union references. Brave New World? Banned for references to drug use and sex without benefit of marriage. The Catcher in the Rye? You name it. One of my favorite novels, Lolita, has been on a banned or challenged list pretty much every year since its publication. Continue reading “Celebrate Banned Book Week”

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