eBook Deals May 17 – 23

how to sideload a kindle IMG_2348Here you go – a bunch of hot new free and bargain eBooks to read, just for you! You’re going to need these while you’re sitting at the beach, or on vacation, or just hanging at home. You can 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 May 17 – 23”

Which “Misty Mountain Morning” 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 "Misty Mountain Morning" Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?

  • Pat Mills (33%, 18 Votes)
  • Dana Adams (29%, 16 Votes)
  • Dale E. Lehman (9%, 5 Votes)
  • Lou Silvestri (7%, 4 Votes)
  • Suzanne Thomson (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Judith Garcia (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Mary Kay Bonfante (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Stephen Kidder (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Ann Zimmerman (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Rachel Galdamez (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Morgan Winters (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Elijah Petersen (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Varad (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Tony Roswell (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Paul McElaney (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Rebecca Leilani Saraf (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Ken Talley (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Virginia Gayl Salazar (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Nicole T (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Kevin P Michaels (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Rutger Galtiarii (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Stephen Celestine (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 55

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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.

Writing a Series: Pitfalls and Solutions

writing a series graphicCommon wisdom has it that, as an Indie, it’s a good idea to write a series. You price the first book as free or $.99 and set the rest at a regular price. Once readers are hooked, you can pretty well count on them to buy the others. Loyal customers and all that.  But inherent in the multi-book series, you have two main problems. Continue reading “Writing a Series: Pitfalls and Solutions”

Authors with Newsletters Must Get Subscribers to Opt-in Again Per EU Regulations

GDPRpaper-2056025_1920 (002)UPDATE: Please note that while many companies are reconfirming their lists, this may not be necessary. A podcast mentioned in the comments below which can also be found here featured a UK-based attorney who recommends not reconfirming your list. The attorney suggests asking for reconfirmation suggests you do not already have permission, and if you don’t have permission to contact them, you should not be emailing them to begin with. Please note that many newsletter companies are offering templates to revalidate subscribers, so they are expecting at least some subscribers to require additional validation. Use your own best judgment on what to do. We here at Indies Unlimited are not attorneys and do not offer legal advice. If you need legal advice, speak with a lawyer. We have free and low-cost legal services listed on our Legal Resource Page here.

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New regulations passed by the European Union on data privacy are impacting everyone with a newsletter that has EU subscribers. The new regulations require those with EU citizens as subscribers to provide those subscribers with certain rights when it comes to data privacy. The new regulations aren’t hard for newsletter owners to implement, but they do require newsletters to be proactive. So, here we’ll break down everything you need to know about the new privacy regulations and how it affects newsletters.

What is it? Continue reading “Authors with Newsletters Must Get Subscribers to Opt-in Again Per EU Regulations”