You love Indies Unlimited, right? Of course you do, I mean – who doesn’t? Let’s tell the world. Here is the deal:
Buy any item from the Indies Unlimited Gear store and send us a picture of yourself wearing, using, abusing it—whatever. Include a little information about yourself—whether you are a reader, writer, agent, publisher, editor, reviewer, publicist, etc… and why you love Indies Unlimited. Include links to your book, blog, website, facebook page. We’ll post that picture along with the information you send right here on the site so the world can learn of your guilty pleasure.
Once a month, we’ll run a poll for the IU Fan of the Month, and the winner will get their book featured in the sidebar for a month absolutely free. If you don’t have a book of your own, we will send you a coupon code for a free download of an eBook from one of the fabulous Indies Unlimited authors.
Great gear – great exposure. Does it get any better than that?
March 24, 2012; Phoenix, AZ – On April 1st, 2012 at 8 a.m. Pacific time, Indies Unlimited – the premier multi-national, multi-author web site for the Independent Publishing industry – will announce a new and innovative ‘reverse marketing’ book promotion tactic developed by founder Stephen Hise.
“Mr. Hise is an innovator and mastermind,” Indies Unlimited co-administrator K. S. Brooks said in a written statement. “This new method is definitely not for everyone, but I believe it could start a new trend in the marketplace. Indie book promotion will definitely be impacted, and quite frankly, may never be the same again. We’re looking forward to sharing Mr. Hise’s perspicacity with the industry.”
Stephen Hise founded IndiesUnlimited.com in October of 2011 to provide a platform for independent authors to share and exchange ideas, knowledge, expertise and frustrations; and, for readers and reviewers to become exposed to the amazing depth and array of talent in the indie community.
I’ve been lucky as an author. Without ever making it onto the bestseller lists, I’ve managed to keep going as a free-lance writer since I quit my day job in 2004. Work as a journalist and ghost-writer has helped to make ends meet, but writing books for traditional publishers has been the main focus of my energy.
However, I recently began to ask myself whether it still made sense for a mid-lister like me to keep chasing traditional book deals as part of the professional mix of a free-lancer? As the indie revolution gains momentum, more and more writers are thinking of jumping ship. Last year I indie-published a humorous novel to test the water, using a pseudonym. The experience was strangely enjoyable, so with my latest serious work of fiction, a crime mystery, I’ve gone totally Kindle (and Kobo etc.). Here are a few thoughts on my experiences on my trad-to-indie switch. Continue reading “Trad. vs Indie, a Personal View by John Barlow”