Indie-Credible Authors Tour!

Indie-CredibleBannerWow! Yeah, that pretty much covers it. I think it is safe to say that Laura and I were totally overwhelmed by not only the response, but the support we received by both authors and bloggers. It was an amazing experience and we couldn’t have pulled any of this off without all of you, so the first thing that I want to say is Thank you!

Was it a perfect event? Of course not. No event is 100% perfect, but I can honestly say that Laura and I did our best to make sure every author was hosted. We ran into a couple of snags with gmail… for some reason some of our original assignment emails got lost in cyberspace or were dumped into the intended recipient’s junk mail folders. We managed to track most of them down though and out of the 127 authors that we originally had scheduled, only 6 were never hosted. At least one of those authors dropped out. The rest have been contacted and will possibly be hosted at another time. Regardless of when they are hosted, they will be given the same attention by us that all the other authors were given.

Laura and I learned a lot during this event. Number 1 is our Indie-Credible authors are just as Indie-Credible as we thought they were. We also added a bunch of new authors to our TBR piles and made a lot of both author and blogger friends in the process. Just that alone made this a successful event. We also learned that as successful as this event was, if we decide to do it again we will be making a few changes and starting a lot earlier. We were kind of thrown into the time frame because we saw a need and thought we’d try to fill it. (Actually Laura thought we could fill it and I went along for the ride – she is a force to be reckoned with, trust me.)

As I mentioned before, the support was phenomenal and so was the enthusiasm. The excitement that both the bloggers and the authors had was contagious and we loved all the inventive ways that bloggers used to spotlight their authors. I got to host two authors myself and I enjoyed every minute of it. And then there was the amazing Indie-Credible Authors video. I think Laura and I both got a little teary when we watched it the first time. If you haven’t seen it yet, you really need to check it out…. NOW (Thanks again Karen Amanda Hooper!)

We also received a lot of moral and promotional support from Tom Slick (aka author Thomas Amo.) He not only announced what was going on everyday with the Indie-Credible Author Tour and participated as a featured author himself, but he also helped publicize for weeks before the kick off. Part of that publicity included an interview with Laura which you can still listen to on his website. If you haven’t tuned into Radio Rock 92.6 The Blitz you’re missing out on some great classic rock and a lot of Indie book and music buzz. He supports not only authors and musicians, but the bloggers and fans that support them.

Speaking of author generosity. Laura and I decided when we started this event that it would cost no one anything. Then we wondered what the authors would think about making a small donation toward a grand prize. Once again, the authors’ Indie-Credible awesomeness blew us away. The money that they donated toward the grand prize was totally optional, yet together they donated enough for us to offer over $300 in prizes. Wow! Even more amazing is that we had 25,709 entries. Unfortunately, there can be only one winner. I’m guessing that you might want to know who that winner is? Okay… so, our Indie-Credible Authors Tour Grand Prize winner is…..

Raquel G.

She’s already picked her prize and it will be on its way to her shortly. 😉 Congrats Raquel!

This was an amazing experience and we owe its success to all the participants, fans and authors. On a personal note, I owe a lot to Laura. Not only would I have not been able to do this without her, I wouldn’t have even considered it. We made a great team and I couldn’t have asked for a more supportive, funny, crazy and all around wonderful partner in crime. (It was kind of like when you put two trouble making kids together… what one doesn’t think of, the other one will. Yeah, that was pretty much us during this whole planning and implementing process.) And then there’s a certain Indie author *cough* Michelle Muto *cough* who we lovingly blame for ALL of this. She introduced us to each other on her Street Team – so yeah, it’s ALL her fault – which is just one of the many reasons why we love her. 😉

So, I guess that’s it. The Indie-Credible Authors 2013 Tour is officially over. Thanks again everyone and stay tuned. We haven’t made a final decision about the next Indie-Credible Authors Tour, but you’ll be the first to know… as soon as we do, that is. In the mean time, keep reading the books provided by all of our Indie-Credible Authors and be sure to show them some love!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Cara Rosalie Olsen – Shirley @ Creative Deeds Reads
Helen Boswell – Laura @ Little Read Riding Hood

Monday, September 2, 2013

Jennifer Collins – Ren Reidy @ A Little Bit of R&R
Sophie Davis – Angela Pratt @ I Feel the Need, the Need to Read
Jennifer Miller – Chandra Haun @ Unabridged Bookshelf 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Chelsea Fine – Maliha Khan @ Anonymous Interests
Marianne Morea – Syreeta Elie @ Hardback Book Hotties
S.R. Johannes – Kate Tilton @ Froze8′s Blog
Ali Cross – Shannon O’Donnell @ Book Dreaming

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Chris Buecheler – L.T. Kelly @ Lucy’s Lit Lovin’ Blog
Mary Ting – Mindy Fangedmom @ Forbidden Book Reviews
Stacey Marie Brown – Amy McGlone @ Turn the Page
Amos Cassidy – Laura Greenwood @ A Reader Lives A Thousand Lives

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Christi Snow – Shauni @ Bodice Rippers
Megan Curd – Jodi Murphy @ Butterflies, Books and Dreams
Jennifer Sights – Jodie Pierce @ Jodie Pierce
Susan Quinn – Kelly Fox @ Kindle and Me
Jennifer Snyder – Denice Cordero @ Books Mystify
Allie Brennan – Peggy @ Le Book Squirrel
 Marquita Valentine – One More Chapter Reviews

Friday, September 6, 2013

Ella J. Phoenix – S.M. Boyce @ S.M. Boyce
Michele G. Miller – Megan @ Paper Book Princess
Tawdra Kandle – Lauren K. McKellar @ Lauren’s Written Word
Melanie Rose – Crystal Allmon @ Out There Reviews

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Teresa Lynn Tolles – Lori @ Contagious Reads
Cindy M. Hogan – Chelsea @ Starbucks & Book Obsession
Jenni Moen – Dani Sanchez @ Just Booked
Alyssa Rose Ivy – Jackie @ No Bent Spines
Cindy C. Bennett – Alexandra Lindé @ Lexie Laser

Michelle Madow – Becca @ BS Book Reviewers

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Amber Kallyn – Noemi Stude @ Wild Wordy Women
Thomas Amo – Marianne @ Boricuan Bookworms
Jessica Scott – FranJessca @ Book Lovin’ Mamas
Michelle Muto – Alice Ramos @ All Things in the Cloud Sweet

Monday, September 9, 2013

Amelia Hutchins – Dina Given @ Love Between the Sheets
Danielle Torella – T Spry @ Hooked on Books
Mike Hartner – Tammy Hall @ Tammy’s Tea Time
Tia Bach – CoCo White @ Book Kraze

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Jill Cooper – Mami Jarman @ Word to Dreams
David James – Lynsey Newton @ Narratively Speaking

Kit Rocha – Ellen Widom @ The Book Bellas

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Desi DeOrto – Alii Shah @ Alii’s Book Jungle
Morgan Wylie – Jackie McPherson @ Sated Faery
Julie Coulter Bellon – Dawn @ Dawn Allen
Amy Queau – Elizabeth @ The Novel Tease
Claire Riley – Shauni @ Tea and Book
Amy Maurer Jones – Erin Lindsey @ Paws & Print

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Andrea Heltsley – Grace Fonseca @ Grace Books of Love
Devri Walls – Donna & Melanie @ Book Passion for Life
Juli D. Revezzo – Caroline Clemmons @ Caroline Clemmons
K.A. Last – Toni Lesatz @ My Book Addiction
M.R. Merrick – Danielle Young @ Consuming Worlds

Friday, September 13, 2013

Andris Bear – Mickey @ I’m a Book Shark 
Devyn Dawson – Megan Curd @ Megan Curd
Nicole R. Taylor – Reanna @ Phantasmic Reads
Tiffany King – Gabbie @ Rampant Readers

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Donna Fasano – Gaele Hince @ I am, Indeed
Nikki Jefford – Katrina Tinnon @ Bookish Things and More
Destiny Ford – Yara @ Once Upon a Twilight

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Elizabeth Sharp – Christine Marquette @ My Bookopolis
Kait Nolan – Jamie Johnson @ Fantasy Book Chick
Pendragon Inman – S. Cu’Anam @ Cu’s Author Spotlight
Angeline Kace – Catarina @ Reading and Things

Monday, September 16, 2013

Penelope Reece – Lori @ Romancing the Dark Side
Katie Hayoz – Melanie @ Little Read Riding Hood
Elle Chardou – Mari Brown @ Keeping it Real Book Blog
K.A. Tucker – Jamie Birdwell @ Alphas, Authors, Books, Oh My!
AnnaLisa Grant – Jacqueline Driggers @ The Book News Journal

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Ashley Lavering – Justine Vandale @ Shelves of Books Blog
Elle Strauss – Calla @ Read Books and Live Green

Phoebe Lane – Jen Smith @ Random Jendsmit
Kandy Kay Scaramuzzo – Sue London @ Writing Insight

Wednesday, September 18, 2012

Priya Kanaparti – Francine Soleil Pinpin @ The Bookworm in Boots
Karen Hooper – Jennifer  @ Boricuan Bookworms
Bailey Ardisone – Mary Smith @ Book Nerds Across America
Elyssa Patrick – Jackie @ No Bent Spines

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Raine Thomas – Annmarie @ Fandom Fanatic
Erin Keyser Horn – Emmalee @ Little Read Riding Hood
Belle Whittington – Nicola Horner @ Endless Reading

Friday, September 20, 2013

Kendall Grey – Jamie Degyansiy @ Addicted to Heroines
RaShelle Workman – Kendall McCubbin @ Book Crazy
Felicia Tatum – Kris Seek @ The Book Beacon

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Rebecca Ethington – Jaz @ Fiction in Fiction in Fiction
Kimberly Stedronsky – Cremona @ Mythical Books
HJ Bellus – Lisa @ A Life Bound By Books
Bethany Lopez – Tyhada Reads @ Tyhada Reads

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Kristi Strong – Stacey @ Illustrious Illusions
Renee Carlino – Yvette Cervera @ Nose Stuck In A Book
Heather Hildenbrand  – Christyn @ The Book Cafe
Bonnie Paulson – Zee Hayat @ Zee Books Blog

Monday, September 23, 2013

Renee Peterson – Meagan @ Books to Get Lost In
Jessie Lane – Charlotte Lynn @ A Novel Review
Laura Elliot – Casey Peeler @ Hardcover Therapy
Boone Brux – Shawnie Nicole @ Book Pages & Dripping Ink

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

TA Foster – Charlotte Abel @ Charlotte Abel
Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen – Gabi Bahr @ Gabic Reads
Laura Smith – Chandra Haun @ Unabridged Bookshelf
Heather Lyons – Jessica @ Lovin’ Los Libros
Breena Wilde – Chrisy Fletcher @ Reading Past My Bedtime

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Charlotte Abel – TA Foster @ TA Foster, Author
Sarah Ross – Brianna Lee @ Brianna Lee Book Reviews
Lila Felix – Mandy Hessong @ The Book Mom’s Reviews
Dani Hart – Michele G Miller @ Author Michele Miller Blog
Heather Self – Kathryn Grimes @ TSK, TSK, What to Read?

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Rebecca Rynecki – Natali @ Pretty in Pink Books and Reviews
Liz Long – Becky Paulk @ Book Bite Reviews
J. Elizabeth Hill – Jasmine & Megan @ The Book Groupies
Sarah Dosher – Tess Watson @ My Pathway to Books

Friday, September 27, 2013

J.L Bryan – Kelsey Wentworth @ Kelsey’s Cluttered Bookshelf
Chelsea M. Cameron – Nat @ Seeking Book Boyfriends
Sean Hayden – Jessica @ Jess Resides Here

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Shannon Dermott – Holly Harris @ Words Fueled by Love
M.E. Franco – Charity Parkerson @ The Sinner Author
Jason Letts – Tiffany Riach @ Book Infatuation
C.J. Ellisson – Melanie Marsh @ Fang Freakin’ Tastic Reviews

Sunday, September 29, 2013

M.R. Polish – Angie Edwards @ Books 4 Tomorrow
Jean Booth – Jennifer Greeff @ Battery Operated Book Blog
Cameo Renae – Amber McCallister @ The Wonderings of One Person

Monday, September 30, 2013

S.M. Boyce – Mandi Kaye Ottaway @ Never Too Fond of Books
Magan Vernon – Amy Logg @ The Reading Realm
Jen Wylie – Azahara Arenas @ Living in Our Own Story
Chelsea Camaron – Carrie Stadtler @ Books, Coffee, and Wine
Heather Killough-Walden – Shirley @ Creative Deeds Reads

If you have ANY questions at all, please let Laura or I know. We can usually be found stalking Twitter (@littleread1 or @creativedeeds) as well as at the email address for this event:

Be sure to also follow the event’s Twitter @IndieCredible2 and our Facebook page!

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  7. Hi, I’ve read some of the reviews you’ve done on Amazon and wondered if you be interested in reading my eBook, “Invasion of Privacy and Other Short Stories.” The main story is about a computer tech who uses his hacking skills to find his wife’s killer. It’s about the length of a novella, the other nine stories are flash fiction. Here is a link to the free eBook on Amazon:

    I’m also an avid reader and your Indie-Credible Authors Tour sounds like a great idea! Can I get involved as an author and reader?

    Thanks for your time,
    Jim Liston

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