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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: 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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Publetariat Dispatch: Why Ignoring Offline Promotion Is A Baaaad Idea (and 9 Ideas to Get You Started)

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, the Duolit team explains why offline book promotion still matters, and offer some offline promo ideas. Have you ever been totally sidelined by (what should be) a simple sickness? You know the ones I’m talking about: that cold or flu that just won’t quit! I don’t get sick often, but, over […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: We’re All Thriller Writers Now

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author LJ Sellers discusses the vanishing distinctions between genres of fiction. Thrilling: adj., producing sudden, strong, and deep emotion or excitement Doesn’t that pretty much describe all great novels? Yet according to librarians and bookstore owners, traditional labeling defines thrillers as fast-paced, realistic books that focus on plot more than character […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Indie Author vs. Indie Entrepreneur

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Publetariat founder and Editor in Chief April L. Hamilton shares her reasons for not going full-bore with author platform and marketing her books. As you may have noticed, it’s been a LONG time since I’ve posted [to my Indie Author blog]. There are good reasons for that, like the fact that […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: A Line in the Sand

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author Peg Brantley muses on the sometimes murky waters of authorial ethics. This post originally appeared on the Crime Fiction Collective blog and is reprinted here in its entirety with that site’s permission.   If you draw a line in the sand—over which you affirm you will not cross—where do you […]

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