Special Announcement on Week #3 IU Writing Exercise Voting

If you look at the poll data, you will see that Garrett Hise (my oldest son, a blogger and writer in his own right) won by a very large margin. However, I reviewed the actual voting records to determine whether there were any irregularities. Unfortunately, there were. The predominate amount of his votes came from the same IP address (someone voting by Verizon Wireless) just a few minutes apart.

Neither he nor I know who this might have been, and I hesitate to call it malicious. It may be that whoever was doing this was simply applying American Idol voting rules. Either way, I realize I may have been remiss in expressly pointing out that only one vote per person is allowed.

By virtue of the adjustment, David Antrobus is this week’s winner. I have contacted both David and Garrett to let them know what happened. David’s OFFICIAL recognition will occur tomorrow as per usual.

In the mean time, I have made adjustments to the vote capturing elements of the software program so this does not happen again. We will also clearly post that only one vote per person is allowed. This ain’t Chicago.

I apologize for any confusion caused by this.


Announcing Freebie Friday Frenzy!

There must be something in the water. An increasing number of otherwise thoroughly respectable indie authors are engaging in e-book giveaways. We at Indies Unlimited are willing to step up and do our part to spread the bounty.

This is the way it will work:

Each Thursday, we will put up a post like this one, calling for anyone who has a book to give away for FREE to put the book title, author name, a one sentence blurb, and link to download the book in the comment section. The book must be free to anyone who clicks over to the link – not just Price Club members or whatever. Continue reading “Announcing Freebie Friday Frenzy!”

The New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters MagazineNew Letters Magazine is now accepting submissions for their 2012 Literary Awards.  These awards include the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Poetry for the best 2012 group of three to six poems; the $1,500 Dorothy Churchill Cappon Prize for the Essay for the 2012 best essay; and the $1,500 Alexander Patterson Cappon Prize for Fiction for the best 2012 short story.

Entry fees are $15 for first entry; $10 for every entry after. Entry fee includes the cost of a one-year subscription, renewal, or gift subscription to New Letters, shipped to any address within the United States.  Enter by May 18, 2012.

For more information, go to http://www.newletters.org/awards.asp

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Indies Unlimited is pleased to provide this contest information for the convenience of our readers.  We do not, however, endorse this or any contest/competition.  Entrants should always research a competition prior to entering.


Video Trailer: The Preston Andrews Mystery Series

This is the book video trailer for Linda Rae Blair’s Preston Andrews mystery series. There are currently seven books in the series about Virginia Beach Lead Homicide Detective, Preston Andrews.

You can find out more at Linda’s website.   Her books are available on Amazon.com as well as most other online retailers.[subscribe2]