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Publetariat Dispatch: End Of Year Reflection: Celebrate What You Have Achieved And Understand What Didn’t Quite Make It

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author and publishing consultant Joanna Penn looks back on her experiences as an author in 2012, and looks ahead to her plans for 2013. We are all on the writer’s journey, and each year marks another way-point. I think it’s important to stop and reflect on the goals we set for […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Simon & Schuster Puts A “Bounty” On Indie Author Heads

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Publetariat founder and Editor in Chief April L. Hamilton shares an alarming email exchange she had with Simon & Schuster, which is offering to pay bloggers to refer self-publishers to their new vanity publishing arm. Simon & Schuster is trying to bribe people like me to refer people like you to […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Smashwords 2012 Year In Review

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Smashwords founder Mark Coker takes a look back at some of the trends and developments witnessed in trade publishing and ebooks in 2012. The Power In Publishing Is Shifting To Authors Back in 2007, we designed our logo with this revolutionary ideal in mind. The up-thrusting fist holding the book represented […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: KDP Select – Is It Worth It?

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Duolit team member Shannon O’Neil shares her experiences and lessons learned from participation in Amazon’s KDP Select program. As if it wasn’t difficult enough for us to keep up with our social media accounts, emails and writing — the authors’ life also calls for us to stay on top of ever-changing […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Avoiding Common Grammar Mistakes

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, we share a free university website resource that will be helpful for any writer. This post originally appeared on the George Mason University English Writing Guide site. While it’s intended for use by students of that University who are following a specific essay-writing curriculum, the common errors it lists will be […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Writing The First Draft Of A Novel Using Questions And Modelling

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author and publishing consultant Joanna Penn shares tips for getting a first draft out. Whether you have made the 50,000 or not, it doesn’t matter, as long as there has been some focused writing this month! And, there’s still time. For anybody else wanting to write fiction, this might help you […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: What Do I Know?

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author Gayle Carline discusses the challenges involved in writing about things she’s never experienced personally. This post, by Gayle Carline, originally appeared on the Crime Fiction Collective blog on 12/6/12 and is reprinted here in its entirety with that site’s permission. The first piece of advice given to any writer is […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Overcome Roadblocks to Successful Book Sales

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Savvy Book Marketer Dana Lynn Smith shares tips for identifying and overcoming obstacles in your book marketing effort. Many authors consider book marketing a necessary evil – they would rather be writing! But of course it’s essential to promote your book if you want to actually sell it. Here are five […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Open Book Audio May Be The Best Choice For Indie Authors

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, indie author Virginia Ripple looks at indie author options for audiobook production and distribution. Back in June of last year I finished recording the audio version of Simply Prayer and went looking for a place to sell it. At the time Kunaki seemed the best choice. Since then my audio book […]

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