Vote for Book Trailer of the Week (May 12th)

Three different video book trailers were featured this week on Indies Unlimited. Now it is your turn to vote for the one you felt was best. No money—no prizes—all for the glory.

This week’s entrants are:

1. Servant of the Gods by Valerie Douglas

2. In Search of Lucy by Lia Fairchild

3. Yetzirah: The Pocket Worlds – The Butterfly 
    by Pam Bainbridge-Cowan

Vote for your favorite video book trailer featured this week on Indies Unlimited (5/12):

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Goodreads Giveaway – Pure Blood by Melissa Pearl

Pure BloodIn celebration of the paperback release of Pure Blood, Goodreads is hosting an international giveaway with two paperback copies of of the young adult paranormal book up for grabs. Pure Blood is the third installment of The Time Spirit Trilogy and brings the series to a close with a nail biting finish.

Deception lurks around every corner as Gemma and Harrison discover the truth about his past. Fixing a mistake from years earlier will start a chain reaction that could bring an end to their relationship. As the danger mounts, Gemma must decide if she has the courage to make the ultimate sacrifice to save the ones she loves and stop to her parents’ destructive plans.

“Wow! Melissa Pearl is a mad genius, a master at her craft, and this remarkable author has successfully left me with my jaw on the ground… I’m at a loss for how to express how much The Time Spirit Books have meant to me and how sad I am to see this trilogy end. ” – Carole McKenzie – YA Book Reviewer – http://thelifeoffiction.blogspot.com

If you’d like the chance to win a copy, please check out Goodreads and enter the giveaway. You have until May 31st.

Good luck!!

Developing Long-term Relationships for Constant Success

“How do I get people excited to buy my book?!”

It's a marathon, not a sprint

If you have a book out there, or, if you have a book that will soon be released, I’m sure you’re asking yourself this over and over.

We’ve all been there. In March I wrote an article here at Indies Unlimited on having others promote your book—how to get reviews. In the post, I even offered you my spreadsheet of blogger reviewers and all my little notes and results. Many of you took me up on that request. I hope you were able to make sense out of it. The offer still stands—if you want it, contact me and I’ll get it to you. I still believe that this is a viable option for marketing your book.

Today, I say, “Whoa, Nellie.”

That March post was good and right on the money—IF you are looking to find the short-term answer to a long-term problem. You see, there is no “one-way” to do anything. In our world of self-publishing and indie writing, we have to incorporate some sprint training (the former post) into our marathon training—today’s message. Stay with me until the end where I’ll give you a step by step plan. Continue reading “Developing Long-term Relationships for Constant Success”

Week 20 Flash Fiction Challenge: First Impressions

Photo by K.S. Brooks

Ski weekend. Sounded like a lot of fun, right? You told them you’d never been on skis in your life.

“It’s easy,” they told you. Easy.

So, you broke your leg. On the beginner’s slope. Your friends told you no one had ever broken a leg on the beginner’s slope before.  That does not make you feel better.

Now the Ski Patrol dude is dragging your sorry butt back down to the lodge on this sled doohickey.

Suddenly, he turns back to look at you, and says. . .

In 250 words or less, tell me a story incorporating the elements in the picture. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.

Please keep language and subject matter to a PG-13 level. Continue reading “Week 20 Flash Fiction Challenge: First Impressions”