Print Book Cozy Time

Mr. Pish ReadingSometimes, it’s just cozier to read a book in print. You never hear anyone say “I’m going to curl up on the couch with a good eReader.” Right? So let’s celebrate the printed word here at the Indies Unlimited Print Book Party.

Let’s help readers discover some fine indie writing at reasonable prices.

If you have a print book available from a major online retailer at $15 or less, follow the instructions below and post your link. If you see one you like, click over and buy it. This feature is for print editions only priced at fifteen dollars and under.

When possible, we replace some of the links with clickable book cover images. Do not attempt to insert an image in comments on your own. Just put the following information in the comment section:

1. Book title and price

2. Author name

3. A short one sentence book description (keep it tweetable in length.)

4. One link to purchase the book (only secure retail sites – Amazon or B&N.)

Then let your friends and fans know your book is available here today. Use the share buttons below, or copy the link in the address bar above and share the news on your favorite social media platforms. The more, the merrier, right? So let’s give it a try, shall we? Please make sure to follow the RULES above. Now, go ahead and tell the world about your cheap read.

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Indie Reads – July 2014

Indies Unlimited does not review books, but we do have a couple of renowned reviewers on staff. We thought a great way to celebrate indie writing would be to ask those reviewers for their top indie picks of the month. Here are this month’s top picks from our experts:

PostcardsSouthandWest 120x177Postcards from Mr. Pish: South & West Edition
by K. S. Brooks

“The text is clear, concise and entertaining, exudes enthusiasm and is accompanied by some superb photos and a little map so that you know exactly where the little chap is.”

Read the rest of the review by Cathy Speight.

Postcards from Mr. Pish is available through

Long Live the Suicide King 120x177Long Live the Suicide King by Aaron Michael Ritchey

“…dark at times, but this is offset by lighter, humorous moments… An excellent read, not just for its young target audience, but for adults as well.”

Read the rest of the review by Big Al.

Long Live the Suicide King is available on

Girl Jacked 120x177Girl Jacked by Christopher Greyson

“The plot twists and turns, covering a lot of ground and comes to a satisfactory ending which sets up the future books in the series.”

Read the rest of the review by Pete Barber.

Girl Jacked is available through

Vulgarian Vamp 120x177Vulgarian Vamp by Barbara Silkstone

“The plot is fast paced and multi-layered as things spin out of control… This is a fun mystery with a surprise twist at the end.”

Read the rest of the review by ?wazithinkin.

Vulgarian Vamp is available at

wytchfire 120x177Wytchfire by Michael Meyerhofer

“Wytchfire is a great read for those who love epic fantasies – as I do. It certainly filled its role and feels like the start of a great adventure.”

Read the rest of the review by Sooz.

Wytchfire is available through

July Video Trailer of the Month

movie awards clipart Don’t you just love the last Saturday of every month? That means it’s time to check out the great book trailer videos we ran during the past month on Indies Unlimited. Now, you have the opportunity 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! One vote per person, please.

The contestants this month are:


Prisoners of the Williwaw

Doorways to Arkomo

Burnt Promises

Which video trailer was YOUR favorite during July 2014?

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Flash Fiction Challenge: The Retreat

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st felicien cougars
Photo by K.S. Brooks

I hate these corporate retreats. I hate the happy talk and the way they pretend that what you have to say matters in the least.

Three freaking days with a bunch of people I have to work elbow-to-elbow with for eight hours a day the rest of the year anyway.

Most of all, I hate the forced group activities. This year, Doug, our glorious leader, insisted we all do a ten mile bike ride through the wilderness trail. As always, he was way ahead of the pack, even though the rangers told us to stick together. Doug should have listened…

In 250 words or less, write a story incorporating the elements in the picture and/or the written prompt above. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.

Please keep language and subject matter to a PG-13 level.

Use the comment section below to submit your entry. Entries will be accepted until Tuesday at 5:00 PM Pacific Time.

On Wednesday afternoon, we will open voting to the public with an online poll for the best writing entry accompanying the photo. Voting will be open until 5:00 PM Thursday.

On Friday afternoon, the winner will be recognized as we post the winning entry along with the picture as a feature. Then, at year end, the winners will be featured in an anthology like this one. Best of luck to you all in your writing!

Entries only in the comment section. Other comments will be deleted. See HERE for additional information and terms.

The Ordinary Guru Essay Project

ordinary guruThe Ordinary Guru is looking for previously unpublished short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, cartoons, and poems about ordinary gurus. Ordinary gurus teach us what we need to know in order to expand our view of ourselves and the world. These gurus aren’t just people— they can also be anything in nature that offers you an insight or life-lesson, perhaps a pet, a wild animal, or even a tree that helps you see yourself or life differently.

Prizes:  First Prize: $5,000; Second Prize: $2,500; Third Prize: $1,500

Entry fee:  Free.

Deadline: August 31, 2014

For more information, please visit their website.

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.