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Publetariat: For People Who Publish!

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: How To Price Ebooks For Maximum Profitability

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, The Savvy Book Marketer Dana Lynn Smith shares some helpful links about ebook pricing, as it relates to sales. Ebook customers tend to be price sensitive, but it can be difficult for authors to know how to price their ebooks for maximum profitability. It may seem counterintuitive, but a higher price doesn’t necessarily […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Moving Toward Amazon Only

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author L.J. Sellers discusses her reasons for considering a move to Amazon exclusivity. And the craziness continues. Yesterday The Sex Club, which  is now selling well again, was suddenly being discounted on Amazon from  $2.99 to $.99. Which means, I was suddenly making a third of the money.  After cursing loud […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Why People Buy Ebooks: A Comparison Between Countries And Kindle Marketing Techniques

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, indie author and publishing consultant Joanna Penn discusses how cultural differences can impact ebook sales. So I’ve just moved from Australia to England and it’s fascinating to me how different ebook and Kindle sales are here, on the other side of the world, albeit in a similar culture. In the video […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Numbers, Numbers, Numbers – To An Indie Author, What Do They Mean?

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, indie author M. Louisa Locke discusses her sales figures and what they signify—or don’t. 9,093; 2.99; 2,049; 99; 15,570; 440; 7135; 4,882, 10,281; 1517; 94; 54; 18; 89; 229; 28; 18; 5; 10.264; 539; 20,505; 1577… For a writer, supposedly dominated by my right-brain, I seem to have become obsessed with […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Ebook Publishing And The Great Price Debate – My Numbers Tell An Interesting Story

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, indie author M. Louisa Locke talks about her experiences with ebook pricing, and its impact on sales. Before Christmas and the great Amanda Hocking success story hit the blogosphere, the general wisdom among ebook self-publishers tended to be that $2.99 was the sweet spot  for selling and profiting from sales. Particularly […]

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