Which “Deadwood” 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.

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 "Deadwood" Flash Fiction Story Should Win the Readers' Choice Award This Week?

  • Kevin Keely (46%, 33 Votes)
  • A. L. Kaplan (19%, 14 Votes)
  • John D. Ottini (11%, 8 Votes)
  • John Kenny (8%, 6 Votes)
  • R.B. Frank (6%, 4 Votes)
  • Joe Wocoski (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Candace Williams (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Dusty May Jane (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Judith Garcia (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Biswajit Mukhopadhyay (1%, 1 Votes)
  • MaryAnn Burnett (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Luigi Silvestri (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Lisa S. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Marc Twine (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Denise Faria (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 72

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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.

Getting Your EBook into Libraries

indie author books in libraries penguin-835742_640One of my marketing goals for this year was to find new readers by trying to get a few of my titles into libraries. Oh, was I naïve. I thought it would be so easy, like that Kevin Costner baseball movie — build it and they will come. I thought I could just sign up with a few distributors and let them do the work. I was wrong.

See, libraries first need to actually purchase your book from those distributors. But they have limited resources. They often have small budgets and few hands on deck. A lot like small bookstores. They want to know that whatever titles they decide to shelve will be read. They want to know that they’re spending those limited budget dollars on quality products. They don’t want to take Aunt Ida’s unedited memoir about her trip to Yellowstone. (No offense to Aunt Ida, of course.) Continue reading “Getting Your EBook into Libraries”