Monday, July 2, 2012
INDIEpendence Day Blog Fest Starts Today
It's time! The INDIEpendence Day Blog Fest celebration extravaganza has officially begun! This is your chance to meet some great new Indie authors (remember - you won't see any Indelibles on these lists since this a pay-it-forward event!) and maybe even win some prizes. What could be better than that?
But before you go off hopping to the over-70 participating blogs, take a moment to read this super-fun riff on the famed Independence Day speech created by David Adams (with some minor tweaking to make it better fit our purposes). :)
"Good morning. Good morning. In less than an hour, bloggers from here will join others from around the world, and you will be launching the largest blog postings in the history of publishing. Publishing: that word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences any more. We will be united in our common interest. Perhaps it's fate that today is the 4th of July, and you will once again be writing for our freedom. Not from 1-stars, rip-off books, or piracy, but from obscurity. We're fighting for our right to write, to exist, and should we win the day, the 4th of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when Indie authors declared in one voice, 'We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to write on, we're going to survive.' Today we celebrate our INDIEpendence day!"
Now, go forth and meet some Indies! And, to our American friends, have a safe & happy 4th of July as we celebrate America and her heroes.