Indie Author Newsbreak 7-20-2018

indie author newsGreetings scribblers, scribes, pixel pounders, and ink slingers! The Admins at Indies Unlimited have sojourned across the great expanse of the interwebz to bring you the finest shade-grown, fair trade, organic, non-GMO, gluten-free tidbits for your infotainment pleasure. So, knock the cat off your lap and prepare to be smartified.

  1. Amy Collins shares some excellent thoughts on how to keep your followers engaged without marketing them to death.
  2.  Correct usage of symbols is important. Incorrect usage can undermine the authority of a writer. Mark Nichol provides guidance on the correct usage of raised symbols.
  3. Stay vigilant. As long as there is a dime to be made from a gullible author, predators will continue to flourish. Writer Beware puts out a new Vanity Publisher alert.
  4. One frequently given piece of writerly advice is along the lines of “Learn to write well by reading well-written books.” But we can also learn from mistakes. Dana Sitar posits 4 ways reading bad writing can make your writing better.
  5. And in a long overdue explanation, Jenna Blum illuminates Productive Procrastination.

That’s it for this week. Be sure to tune in next Friday as we tackle the philosophical question of the ages: If a glass spills in the forest, was it half full or half empty?

Kindle Unlimited Friday – Free July 2018 eBooks

Kindle Unlimited Hump Day 1Hey authors – are you enrolled in KDP Select? Then this is for you. Hey readers – do you have a Kindle Unlimited membership? Then this is for you, too! Scroll on down – you can get all these books for FREE. Not sure what Kindle Unlimited is? Our Lynne Cantwell tells you right here. So… Continue reading “Kindle Unlimited Friday – Free July 2018 eBooks”

eBook Deals July 19- July 25

Indies Unlimited Thrifty ThursdayWhen is the last time you had that much fun? Probably not since the last Thrifty Thursday. It’s okay -we’re back. Fill up that Kindle now with the free and 99 cent eBook deals right here on Thrifty Thursday!

Readers: look in the comment section below. If you see one you like, click over and buy it. How easy is that? (If you don’t see the book covers, adjust your browser’s adblock settings.) Continue reading “eBook Deals July 19- July 25”

Which “The Hotel” Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?

Vote5It’s that time again…time to choose your favorite flash fiction story of the week! It’s all up to you now – only one can win Flash Fiction Readers’ Choice Champion honors. It’s super easy – choose your favorite and cast your vote below.

Check out this week’s entries here. Make your decision, then use those share buttons at the bottom of the post to spread the word. Attention Authors: It is okay if you ask people to vote for you!

Voting polls close Thursday at 5 PM Pacific time. If the poll doesn’t close on time, any votes received after 5 pm will be removed.

REMINDER – entries over the 250 limit are disqualified.

Which "The Hotel" Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?

  • Theodore Jerome Cohen (45%, 14 Votes)
  • Judith Garcia (19%, 6 Votes)
  • Allen Alright (10%, 3 Votes)
  • Pharrel Katz (10%, 3 Votes)
  • Lou Silvestri (6%, 2 Votes)
  • Bill Engleson (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Ed Cooke (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Ken Talley (3%, 1 Votes)
  • E.D. Martin (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Marc Twine (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Don Griffith (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Rutger Galtiarii (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Andrea Tumblin (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Virginia Gayl Salazar (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 31

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NOTE: Entrants whose submissions exceed the 250 word limit will be disqualified even if they win. ONE VOTE PER PERSON, please. Duplicate votes will be deleted. The results displayed above are unofficial until verified by administration.