Google+: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

google happy sadNews this past week caused a bit of an uproar in the social media world. Vic Gundotra, the only leader of Google+ since its inception announced that he is leaving Google. This set off an avalanche of rumors that Google+ is going away.

A little closer to home, a flurry of “Have we been wasting our time?” comments started flying in the Indies Unlimited circles. As many of you know, I’m a fan of Google+ and have written several posts on how to get involved over the past several months. It would really suck if the time we’ve spent building our platform over there was for nothing.

Should we be worried about Google+ going away? Should we want Google+ to go away?

Let me see if I can help you formulate an opinion, one way or the other. Continue reading “Google+: Should I Stay or Should I Go?”

Featured Book: The Ultimate Wolf

The Ultimate WolfThe Ultimate Wolf
by Nancie Paz
Genres: Paranormal romance, action, adventure
Available from Amazon.

Kevin can transform into a wolf at will. The government knows about Kevin’s special abilities and is closing in on him. When it seemed all was lost, Amanda came to his aid. Can these two trauma-ridden people overcome their personal demons and discover what it’s like to love again?


His clothes fell on the floor. Long bushy tail; underbelly; four legs; thick coat of fur; large ears; canines; muzzle. From one moment to the next he had transformed into a great gray wolf. His appearance was sublime.

But she had no time to stick around, dazed by this supernatural phenomenon. A M84 stun grenade flew into the building.

Had Amanda hesitated for a single second or taken the time to process what was happening, they would have been knocked out cold. But she believed in Kevin, mounted him and grabbed on for dear life, handbag still in hand.

With a quickness that was both dazzling and ferocious, he jumped ten feet into one crate, and then into another before he smashed through a small window and fled into the darkness of Austin. Amanda looked at the people around her—the shock on their faces was apparent.

What others are saying:

“This book was absolutely fantastic. The dialogue was snappy and colorful, the action swift, the characters memorable. The author brings a fresh take to the werewolf genre with an utterly fascinating and novel origin myth. I’m really looking forward to seeing sequels and hopefully even a movie! A+ would read again.” – Vincent G Guidry

Orchestrating a “Craig’s List” Free eBook Event

craigslistLast month, I wrote about the success I had offering five of my eBooks free simultaneously for four days over the New Year’s Day holiday period. I ran the same promotion on Washington’s Birthday and had success again. However, that was only a single free day.

I define success as having sales bump following the free period. There is much discussion about whether authors should make their books free, so I want to share my methods with you here, and maybe it will work for you as well. Continue reading “Orchestrating a “Craig’s List” Free eBook Event”