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Publetariat Dispatch: “A Christmas Carol” read by Neil Gaiman

December 22, 2015
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In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Editor in Chief Paula Reichwald shares a treat for the holidays. The New York Public Library offers a special reading of Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” by Neil Gaiman, using Dicken’s personal copy and notes. ~ * ~ Even huge Charles Dickens fans may not know that A Christmas Carol...

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Publetariat Dispatch: Author Websites: Part One – The Domain Name Game!

December 8, 2015
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Publetariat Dispatch: Author Websites: Part One – The Domain Name Game!

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Editor in Chief Paula Reichwald shows you how to search for your domain name with hints and best practices. ~ * ~ Now that you have decided to create your own author website, the first step is figuring out what your domain name is going to be. Even if you...

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Publetariat Dispatch: What Is the Most Important Thing To Do When You Finish Nanowrimo Or Any Other Writing?

December 3, 2015
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Publetariat Dispatch: What Is the Most Important Thing To Do When You Finish Nanowrimo Or Any Other Writing?

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Editor in Chief Paula Reichwald explains a vital step in the writing process that most people overlook. It is the beginning of December and for those of us who NaNoWriMo’d that means we have made it to the end! Congratulations to those who met the goal of 50K words or...

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Publetariat Dispatch: What is in a name? Everything if you are an author. Why you need your own author site.

November 24, 2015
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Publetariat Dispatch: What is in a name? Everything if you are an author. Why you need your own author site.

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Editor in Chief Paula Reichwald explains why all authors need a website. Have you ever googled your own name? You should. It is interesting to see what comes up. If you are an author what shows up when a fan or agent searches for you is pretty important. If you...

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Publetariat Dispatch: Quick Hacks for the Top Misused Words

November 16, 2015
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Publetariat Dispatch: Quick Hacks for the Top Misused Words

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Editor in Chief Paula Reichwald explores common misused words .   I know I am guilty of some of these. Please be aware that this is not the deep cuts of grammar rules and there are always exceptions. English is such a messy language! However, these tips will help you the...

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Publetariat Dispatch: Eight Myths New Writers Need To Stop Believing In

November 11, 2015
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Publetariat Dispatch: Eight Myths New Writers Need To Stop Believing In

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Editor in Chief Paula Reichwald reviews some common beliefs that hinder new writer’s success and what to do about them. As General Manager for Windwalker Media and an independent author service provider, I keep seeing the same mistakes that derail new authors. Here are a few of the biggest ones...

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Publetariat Dispatch: Google may be copying your book without your permission. Here’s why that is a good thing.

November 2, 2015
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Publetariat Dispatch: Google may be copying your book without your permission. Here’s why that is a good thing.

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Editor in Chief Paula Reichwald updates you on the court case between The Author’s Guild and Google and how it affects you. Similar to web searches, Google is trying to create an online searchable library through Google Books and the Google Library Project. Approximately 30 million books have been scanned....

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A Tiny (but Handy) Tip for Managing the Timing of a Kindle Countdown Deal

May 2, 2015
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A Tiny (but Handy) Tip for Managing the Timing of a Kindle Countdown Deal

Not everyone does Kindle Countdown Deals, or KDP Select. But if you are among those who do, there’s one little thing that could make a big difference in your efforts to get the most out of a Kindle Countdown Deal. When you set up a Kindle Countdown deal, the KDP system allows you to...

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Q&A: Our policy concerning “our review” and “promotional copy” of titles on our website and alerts

June 13, 2014
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Q. Thanks to Brandon, an author who wrote in with this question: With your sponsorship program you ask for the book file for review. Can the review you supply be used/quoted for marketing/promoting purposes by the author? Is it similar to how the Kirkus Review or San Francisco Book Review works? A. Hi Brandon,...

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