Indie Life–Indiestructible!

It’s the second Wednesday of the month–HOW DID IT GET TO BE MAY???–and it’s time for another Indie Life post.

Banding together and helping one another is a big part of the Indie Life and today I’d like to share a collaborative effort among a talented bunch of authors–an anthology titled: INDIESTRUCTIBLE. It’s a collection of essays highlighting the inspiring path of Indie publishing, spearheaded by none other than Jessica Bell.

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From Jessica’s post:
It’s an anthology I’m compiling and editing called,INDIESTRUCTIBLE: INSPIRING STORIES FROM THE PUBLISHING JUNGLE, which will launch September 16, 2013. It will be sold as an eBook for 99c for the first six months. During that time I will donate 100% of the profits to BuildOn. After that, it will be free forever.

This book will bring you the experiences of 28 indie authors—their passions, their insights, their successes—to help other authors make the leap into indie publishing. This is not a how-to guide. This is the best of the indie tradition of experienced authors paying forward what they’ve learned, giving you information to help you on your journey. The personal essays in this book will leave you itching to get your work into the hands of readers and experience, first-hand, all the rewards indie publishing has to offer.

(Jessica was kind enough to invite me to submit and essay too–ain’t that cool?!?!)

Jessica is asking anyone willing and able to help spread the word. There’s a sign up sheet HERE and a post by Jessica with more DEETS. Please do check it out.

If you’d like to add the book on Goodreads, click HERE.

A link to Buildon.org, an organization to fight illiteracy (and where proceeds from the sale of INDIESTRUCTIBLE will be donated).

Thanks!

 

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How: Sign up on the Linky at the bottom of this page
When: Post on the second Wednesday of the month (starting 1/9/2013)
What: Write anything indie related: something that will inspire or help a fellow indie; something that celebrates a release or a milestone; something that talks about the ups and downs, joys and heartaches of Being Indie.
Grab: The banner above to include in your posts!

Because being Indie doesn’t have to mean going it alone.

 

 

SHIFTING PRIDE Blog Tour Day 17 AND Publishing Hearts Connecticut Auction

Today Jen at Crafty Mom of 3 is reviewing SHIFTING PRIDE. I hope you check it out!

EDIT:Here’s the updated link with a rafflecopter giveaway for New Pride, the prequel novelette! 😉 😉

Here’s yesterday’s review in case you missed it. The reviewer thinks Shifting Pride is BETTER THAN TWILIGHT!!! SQUEE!

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This is the LAST DAY of the Publishing Hearts Connecticut Auction! Lots of great donated items are still available and the proceeds are going to a worthy cause!

Award winning YA author Shelli Johannes and CEO of BiblioCrunch Miral Sattar has spear-headed a campaign to gain donations (to be given to the United Way of Western CT) as a show of support for the victims in Sandy Hook. Over 50 folks in the publishing industry have donated various items (books, crits, etc) for auction.

It’s an online auction to benefit the victims of the Sandy Hook Connecticut shootings through Newtown Youth and Family Services. The auction is currently scheduled to start Monday, Dec 17th (9am EST) and the first round will end Friday Dec 21st (11:00 PM EST)

CLICK HERE to go to the website: Publishing Hearts Connecticut

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SHIFTING PRIDE Blog Tour Day 16 AND Publishing Hearts Connecticut Auction

Today Courtney at Optimistic Mommy is reviewing SHIFTING PRIDE. She thinks it’s better than Twilight!!!! SQUEE! I hope you check it out!

 

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newtown

The Publishing Hearts Connecticut Auction is still going! Lots of great donated items are available and the proceeds are going to a worthy cause!

Award winning YA author Shelli Johannes and CEO of BiblioCrunch Miral Sattar has spear-headed a campaign to gain donations (to be given to the United Way of Western CT) as a show of support for the victims in Sandy Hook. Over 50 folks in the publishing industry have donated various items (books, crits, etc) for auction. 

It’s an online auction to benefit the victims of the Sandy Hook Connecticut shootings through Newtown Youth and Family Services. The auction is currently scheduled to start Monday, Dec 17th (9am EST) and the first round will end Friday Dec 21st (11:00 PM EST)

 

CLICK HERE to go to the website: Publishing Hearts Connecticut

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SHIFTING PRIDE Blog Tour Day 15 AND Publishing Hearts Connecticut Auction

Today Phedra at Identity Discovery is reviewing SHIFTING PRIDE. I hope you check it out!

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newtown

The Publishing Hearts Connecticut Auction is still going! Lots of great donated items are available and the proceeds are going to a worthy cause!

Award winning YA author Shelli Johannes and CEO of BiblioCrunch Miral Sattar has spear-headed a campaign to gain donations (to be given to the United Way of Western CT) as a show of support for the victims in Sandy Hook. Over 50 folks in the publishing industry have donated various items (books, crits, etc) for auction. 

It’s an online auction to benefit the victims of the Sandy Hook Connecticut shootings through Newtown Youth and Family Services. The auction is currently scheduled to start Monday, Dec 17th (9am EST) and the first round will end Friday Dec 21st (11:00 PM EST)

 

CLICK HERE to go to the website: Publishing Hearts Connecticut

CLICK HERE if you want to bid on a 3 chapter crit and ebook of New Pride and Shifting Pride from yours truly! (Bidding ends TODAY for this item)

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SHIFTING PRIDE Blog Tour Day 14 AND Publishing Hearts Connecticut Auction

Today Susan at Cozie Corner is reviewing SHIFTING PRIDE. Another FIVE STAR review! I hope you check it out!

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newtown

The Publishing Hearts Connecticut Auction is still going! Lots of great donated items are available and the proceeds are going to a worthy cause!

Award winning YA author Shelli Johannes and CEO of BiblioCrunch Miral Sattar has spear-headed a campaign to gain donations (to be given to the United Way of Western CT) as a show of support for the victims in Sandy Hook. Over 50 folks in the publishing industry have donated various items (books, crits, etc) for auction. 

It’s an online auction to benefit the victims of the Sandy Hook Connecticut shootings through Newtown Youth and Family Services. The auction is currently scheduled to start Monday, Dec 17th (9am EST) and the first round will end Friday Dec 21st (11:00 PM EST)

 

CLICK HERE to go to the website: Publishing Hearts Connecticut

CLICK HERE if you want to bid on a 3 chapter crit and ebook of New Pride and Shifting Pride from yours truly! (Bidding ends WEDNESDAY for this item)

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Poetry Pact Blog Hop

Today starts the Poetry Pact Bloghop where participants share a story or anecdote of a secret pact they participated in.

You can read posts today and Friday, June 29th. Blog hop participants HERE.

Be sure to check out the Poetry Pact collection of poems by several members of the Poetry Pact. Remember, the proceeds to purchasing the anthology goes to Direct Relief International, a non-profit organization committed to helping those suffering from poverty, civil unrest, and disasters. The paperback is available at Amazon for $4.50 and the Kindle version for $2.99. (Thanks, Lydia, for this info!)

I don’t have any exciting secret memberships to share, so I’m going to let Nickie, the MC of my YA shapeshifter novel, SHIFTING PRIDE, share her secret.

Hi gang!

Laura asked me to help her out today by sharing a secret. It’s kind of strange to put this out there, because I’ve had to keep it quiet for so long, but here goes.

*deep breath*

Okay, my secret:

I can transform into a panther. Yup. Freaky, right? I know. The crappy thing is, I didn’t find out I could shapeshift until I was 16. As if figuring out school, and boys, and studying lines for Drama Club wasn’t hard enough. Geez.

Anyway, there it is. My secret.

How about you? What kind of secret clubs have you been in?