The Good and the Bad of Being a First-Time Self-Published Author

Lorraine RegulyGuest post
by Lorraine Reguly

This post is for all you writers out there who have the dream of becoming a self-published author.

As a recent self-publisher, I wanted to share a few things – bad and good – about my experience. I don’t want you to make the same mistakes I did during my journey. I want you to easily attain your dream. Continue reading “The Good and the Bad of Being a First-Time Self-Published Author”

My Year of Reading Indie

At the end of 2012, I mentally perused the books I’d read in the previous twelve months and realized that except for revisiting Anna Karenina and enjoying The Maltese Falcon as part of my community’s Big Reads program, not a single traditionally published title sat among them. That was quite a revelation for this bookworm who once got herself kicked out of a library at closing time and feels a magnetic attraction toward bookstores. Continue reading “My Year of Reading Indie”

Not One Stinkin’ Dime

I decided to try an experiment. What would happen, I wondered, if I set-up a crowdfunding appeal on either Kickstarter or Indiegogo? I had written a post, Kickstart Your Indie Projecton Indies Unlimited in favor of Kickstarter, and my fellow IU writer Rich Meyer had written one, Mendicancy – The First Refuge of The Modern Indie, critiquing the idea of independent authors asking for money to fund their book costs. What better way to prove my point that people are happy to fund novels, and to gain visibility for my book at the same time, than to put together a crowdfunding campaign? Continue reading “Not One Stinkin’ Dime”

August Video Trailer of the Month

AwardFive weeks in August means five awesome video trailers from which to choose in this months Trailer of the Month competition! So many good videos – how will we decide? They were each shown during the Sunday matinees on Indies Unlimited. Now it’s up to you to let us know which one you liked best by voting for Trailer of the Month. Take a look and pick your favorite. No cash. No prizes. It’s all for the glory! Check ’em out for yourself by clicking the links! The contestants this month are:

Just Add Spice

Loud Evolution

My Journey as a Combat Medic

The Firestone Crystal


Which video trailer do you think should win trailer of the month for August?

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