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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 publish […]

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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. The […]

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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 it, […]

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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 in […]

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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 Literature, […]

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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 issue […]

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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 have […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: New Year’s Resolutions Be Damned, These Things I Will Always Do

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author Alan Baxter explains why he’s done with making New Year’s Resolutions. WARNING: Post contains strong language. I don’t really believe in new year’s resolutions. I get the concept, and it’s an entirely admirable pursuit, but it’s often like crash dieting or NaNoWriMo – it’s fundamentally unsustainable. People make all these […]

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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: 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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