All Through The Night (The myth of the overnight success)

Guest post
by Jo at Inknbeans Press

There has been much alarm, many blogs, news items, blustering and tears recently about bigger fish in the publishing pool, and how the pond has been tainted by sock puppet reviewers, gaming sales, defining ranks, Amazon’s latest shenanigans, and flash mob vote ups (or downs.) Here’s the truth: Amazon has nothing to do with it. An author’s auntie getting her entire bingo club on a bully run to vote down negative reviews has nothing to do with it. Big six publishers arranging thousands of pre-order and release day sales to make a new title’s ranking soar has nothing to do with it. What matters, in the long run, is the quality of the story. Continue reading “All Through The Night (The myth of the overnight success)”

New Release Aimed at Helping Children’s Charities

Author Vickie Johnstone contacted Indies Unlimited to announce a new release that is aimed at helping children’s charities. Day of the Living Pizza is one of the stories included in The Gage Project –  put together by Inknbeans Press for Gage Bailey (author Nickie Storey-Bailey’s son).

Vickie’s story is part of it. “I’ve put it free (waiting for Amazon to make it so) to help drive traffic to the anthology. I hope it works! Until it goes free, all profits to the kids’ charities,” she says.

You can find many enjoyable stories, jokes and poems for children in the main book: The Gage Project profits all go to charity. Happy reading!

Detective Smarts of Crazy Name Town has a problem. Doctor Boring and his receptionist have been bumped off, and the only clues at the scene are some olives, tomatoes, mushrooms and sprinkles of oregano. With the town folk dropping like flies and strange figures stumbling down the streets, Officer Dewdrop has an idea.

Written especially for Gage Bailey and contained in the Gage Project book to raise money for children’s charities. All profits go to charity. Thank you for helping.

This title is currently available FREE from Smashwords.