May Pinterest Fest!

spring pinterest festNot really into Pinterest? It’s pretty cool. If you want to learn more, we’ve got lots of great articles about Pinterest here. Now, get your Pinterest boards some love – post your link in today’s Pinterest fest!

This is how it works: you don’t have to be an author, publisher, publicist, literary agent, book reviewer, librarian, (or especially a book-lover) – you just have to want to meet other Pinners. In the comments below, paste in the link for your Pinterest Page. Make sure you show some love to the links in the comments above yours, and check back throughout the day to catch up.

If you’re not sure what link to post, just find your profile or bulletin board, then copy and paste the URL. It should look something like this: 

This should be fun and should generate a lot of exposure for everyone who plays. Don’t forget to follow ours. Let’s get things moving!

PLEASE be sure to reciprocate by liking those who like you. This is give and take. If everyone plays by the golden rule, we all benefit.

One Author’s View on Revising Your Backlist

reading glasses-272399_640For those of us who have more than one published book in our resume, looking forward is only natural. The second book leads us toward the third, the fourth, the fifth. But the first? Old news, maybe even ancient history. Why revisit that first effort when so many new stories are beckoning?

There are actually a couple of good reasons. Continue reading

Indie Reads – May 2015

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:

Sacrificial Lamb Cake by Katrina Monroe 120x177Sacrificial Lamb Cake by Katrina Monroe

“If you’re up for a good laugh and some good-hearted poking of fun at organized religion, Sacrificial Lamb Cake will fill the bill.”

Read the rest of the review by BigAl.

Sacrificial Lamb Cake is available through

Gas Food Wifi by Caryn Rose 120x177Gas, Food, Wifi by Caryn Rose

“…without planning you’ll find things or “things will find you,” and even if that doesn’t happen, “the drive itself will bring you something.” From experience, I know she’s right.”

Read the rest of the review by BigAl.

Gas, Food, Wifi is available through

Elizabeths Midnight by Aaron Michael Ritchey 120x177Elizabeth’s Midnight by Aaron Michael Ritchey

“The characters are unique, charming, and the relationships have a realistic feel to them. I have to say, well done!”

Read the rest of the review by ?wazithinkin.

Elizabeth’s Midnight is available on

deadinburgh origins by Mark Wilson 120x177dEaDINBURGH Origins by Mark Wilson

“…this is an absorbing, well constructed read that really adds to the previous novels, providing depth and background to a level I don’t think I’ve come across before.”

Read the rest of the review by Keith Nixon.

dEaDINBURGH Origins is available at

The Cuckoos of Batch Magna by Peter MaughanThe Cuckoos of Batch Magna by Peter Maughan

“I swear I could hear birds singing, branches rustling and water lapping as I read. That’s how enchanting it is.”

Read the rest of the review by Cathy Speight.

The Cuckoos of Batch Magna is available through

Which indefinite article to use before Acronyms and Initialisms

LOL AcronymsA little doubt often creeps in when using an indefinite article (a/an) before an acronym or an initialism. Firstly, let’s just quickly distinguish between these two.

An acronym is an abbreviation from the initial letters of other words and then pronounced as a word. For example: NASA, SCUBA, RADAR, UNICEF, NATO.

An initialism, while also an abbreviation from the initial letters of other words, cannot be pronounced as a word. Each letter has to be pronounced separately, eg BBC, FBI, RSVP, VIP.

So, which indefinite article precedes these ‘words’?  Continue reading