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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: 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: 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: 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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Publetariat Dispatch: Update on Categories and Keywords: Why Authors Should Still Care

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, indie author M. Louisa Locke shares information and her experiences pertaining to the use of keywords, categories and tags on Amazon. A year ago (October 2011), I wrote a piece entitled Categories, Key words, and Tags, Oh My!: Why Should an Author Care?, which has become the most frequently viewed post […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Email Updates (Your Fans Actually Read)

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, the Duolit team share their tips for writing more compelling email updates and newsletters for your subscribers. The average person receives 147 emails every day. When I first read that statistic, it seemed like total hooey. Almost 150 messages every day? Maybe fancypants famous people get that many, but definitely not […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Twitter for the Absolutely Terrified Newbie Author

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, The Book Designer Joel Friedlander offers a Twitter primer for authors new to social media. Twitter just gets bigger and bigger. It’s amazing how often we’re hearing about tweets during the current election cycle, for instance. It’s really the perfect medium for getting the word out quickly, making a point, poking […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: What Will Smith Can Teach Us About Sales

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, the Duolit team of publishing consultants looks at how Will Smith is getting marketing right, and how authors can learn from his example. In the last ten years, Will Smith has made 10 movies. Of those 10, nine of them hauled in a minimum of $100 million in box office salesapiece. […]

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