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YouTube and Amazon: Gain Exposure by Using Both

“It’s becoming evident that newsletters are a valuable tool for authors to have. Shawn Inmon recently discussed the importance of newsletters, and one of the things he said was, ‘The reason why is simple: You control how and when you access a mailing list, as opposed to investing everything into working the Amazon or social media algorithms.’ That really resonated with me, so I decided it was time for me to take his advice seriously.” 76 more words


DON'T MESS WITH MOM Wins Flash Fiction Challenge

A. L. Kaplan is the Readers’ Choice in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. The winning entry is decided by the popular vote and rewarded with a special feature Indies Unlimited today.


Why I Still Won’t Follow You on Twitter

“I joined Twitter in 2008. It looked like a fun way to connect with people and share blog posts. I made a lot of mistakes at first — I got spammed, I got hacked, I got suspended…and then I got smarter.” 47 more words


Authors Are Paying for Ads and Their Books Aren’t Being Seen

“Several authors have reported to IU that they’ve had disappointing sales after paying for an email advertisement, only to find their book didn’t show up in emails sent to recipients using a few of the big web-based book promotion services. 100 more words


In Search of the Elusive Muse

“In my last post, we discussed the existence of the muse. This week … we’ll go on a search for the muse! For each of us, the muse is different. 118 more words


Now Available: IU 2015 Flash Fiction Anthology

The Indies Unlimited 2015 Flash Fiction Anthology features a year’s worth of winning entries from the IndiesUnlimited.com weekly flash fiction challenge . It contains 51 stories by 36 different authors from around the world, with full color pictures by award-winning photographer K. 151 more words