Free Author and Book Promotions on Indies Unlimited

book promotion at Indies Unlimited bargain-484372_960_720Indies Unlimited is one of the only (if not THE only) place where indie authors can promote themselves and their books for free. That’s really the heart and soul of IU; helping each other without trying to make money off our friends and colleagues. And the really good news is that there are lots of ways to take advantage of these opportunities. We’re going to break those down for you here. Continue reading “Free Author and Book Promotions on Indies Unlimited”

Bob Hammond: Paying It Forward

Bob Hammond That Thing I'll Never Do AgainSometimes it’s worth doing something just so you can say, “Been there, done that,” to know-it-alls. Well, I can now say I’ve been there: I made a site for indie authors, and I live to tell the tale. And, when it comes to paying it forward, I’ve now done that. It was the longest two weeks of my life, let me tell you.

I see the shock on your faces. Yes, two weeks. That’s fourteen days and a lot of hours of my life that I’ll never get back. But if I helped one indie author during the process, it was worth it. Continue reading “Bob Hammond: Paying It Forward”

2012 Anniversary Special

Yes, it’s been a whole, entire year since the Evil Mastermind launched Indies Unlimited. You just may be wondering exactly how this all came to be. Well, a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… Aw, never mind. Just watch the video. It will tell you everything you need to know.

Stay tuned for more cool things coming soon from Indies Unlimited. We’ve got big plans. We’ll be announcing some of them in the next couple of weeks, so don’t go anywhere. And, thanks for joining us here. Without you…well, we’re glad you’re here. Thanks for helping to make Indies Unlimited’s first year a big success.

What to Like about Like-Fests

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Like-fests are fun and leave your breath minty fresh.

Each Wednesday morning at 5 a.m. Pacific time, we here at Indies Unlimited host a “like-fest.” Sometimes it will be for Amazon.com author or book pages, Facebook pages, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, Goodreads or other social networking platforms. One thing is certain – every Wednesday a large community of authors, readers and reviewers stop by and a good time is had by all.

This past Wednesday, we ran an Amazon.com like-fest. The turn-out was great and we had lots of new participants and books. An interesting question was posed to me by an author: Maybe you can explain something to me about this amazon.com Building Your Empire-Fest. Why should I care about other writers following me or liking me on Amazon? I’m trying to get readers to read my work, not other writers.

Valid question. It’s debatable what technical purpose “likes” serve. There have been rumors that Amazon.com “pushes” books up in the search results if they have over a certain number of likes. I have not been able to corroborate this from an actual source, so as far as I know, it’s still a rumor. Continue reading “What to Like about Like-Fests”