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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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Publetariat Dispatch: A + B = You (The Secret Equation Every Author Needs to Know)

April 16, 2013
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Publetariat Dispatch: A + B = You (The Secret Equation Every Author Needs to Know)

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, the duolit team offers help with identifying your writing style and target audience. Who are you? I don’t mean in the sense of your name, age, or personality. I mean, as an author, who are you? If you had to describe your writing – not a specific book, but just...

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Publetariat Dispatch: How To Publish A Book 101

April 11, 2013
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Publetariat Dispatch: How To Publish A Book 101

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author and publishing consultant Joanna Penn covers the basics of publishing a book. The rise and rise of self-publishing has meant an influx of writers into the market, and many established authors with back-lists are also joining the fun. There is a LOT of information out there on how to...

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Publetariat Dispatch: Plowing

April 9, 2013
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Publetariat Dispatch: Plowing

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, novelist Peg Brantley talks about powering through when your draft seems to have hit a reef. This post, by Peg Brantley, originally appeared on the Crime Fiction Collective blog and is reprinted here in its entirety with that site’s permission. Sometimes when a writer digs, they find rich soil. Fragrant....

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Publetariat Dispatch: The Importance Of Research In Writing

April 4, 2013
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Publetariat Dispatch: The Importance Of Research In Writing

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author and publishing pundit Alan Baxter addresses the need for research in all types of writing, not just historical fiction. Publetariat Editor’s note: strong language. One of the things I like most about writing is the research it leads me to. I think of a story idea and start developing...

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Publetariat Dispatch: The Future of Libraries (Infographic)

April 2, 2013
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Publetariat Dispatch: The Future of Libraries (Infographic)

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, OpenSite shares an interesting infographic about libraries in the digital age. We’re glad to be able to share this excellent infographic from Open Site, which has generously released it under Creative Commons licensing. The graphic shows some very interesting statistics about library usage, demographics and how technology is being used...

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Publetariat Dispatch: The National Emerging Writer Programme – A Great New Free Resource for Writers

March 28, 2013
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Publetariat Dispatch: The National Emerging Writer Programme – A Great New Free Resource for Writers

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Nick Daws shares a new, free resource for writers. If you’re a budding author, you could do a lot worse than check out the National Emerging Writer Programme. It’s a free training resource open to writers world-wide. To quote from the website… Developed by writing.ie and Dublin UNESCO City of...

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Publetariat Dispatch: Overcoming Procrastination

March 26, 2013
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Publetariat Dispatch: Overcoming Procrastination

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, we share tips for beating procrastination, from the University of Illinois. This article originally appeared on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Student Affairs Counseling Center site. While it’s geared toward students, procrastination is a pretty universal problem and one many writers particularly struggle with, so if this is an...

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Publetariat Dispatch: Done Is Better Than Perfect

March 20, 2013
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Publetariat Dispatch: Done Is Better Than Perfect

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author LJ Sellers discusses the dangers of perfectionism. This post, by L.J. Sellers, originally appeared on the Crime Fiction Collective blog and is reprinted here in its entirety with that site’s permission. I recently read this Facebook post, which had dozens of Likes: A little advice, writers. Don’t think you...

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