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Publetariat Dispatch: Are You Making These 7 Book Marketing Mistakes?

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, publishing consultant Toni Tesori of the Duolit team shares some frequently seen mistakes in book promotion. by Toni Tesori (@Duolit) Toni is one half of the team at Duolit, a self-publishing blog and author services company (the other half is Shannon, Toni’s BFF). I’ve been impressed by the way Toni and […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: What Offer Does Your Author Blog Make?

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, The Book Designer Joel Friedlander talks about finding and maintaining focus on your author blog. It seems that authors fall into two categories when it comes to author blogging: Authors who are blogging regularly Authors who think they should be blogging regularly If you read blogs you come to the conclusion […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Expectation, Reality, and Serendipity

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author Zoe Winters talks about juggling two writerly personas, and the vagaries of the public’s taste in books. I think I’m almost a walking/classic example of “we don’t know what  the public wants or how to anticipate it” that seems to be the battle  cry of the entertainment industry, particularly books. […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: A Plea to Book Trailer Producers and Authors, Too

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author and book cover designer Richard Sutton asks book trailer producers and the authors who hire them to stay focused on the task at hand: promoting a book. In one of my past lives – still actually overflowing into  this one – I spent more than twenty-five years as an Adman […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Indie Authors, Stop Promoting to Other Indie Authors

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author, Kindle Fire on Kindle Nation Daily Editor in Chief, and Publetariat Founder and Editor in Chief April L. Hamilton advises indie authors to stop promoting to one another and seek out their target audiences instead. The majority of indie authors have day jobs, family responsibilities, the burden of developing, writing […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Indie Author – THE GAME

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author Melissa Conway shares a bit of humor about the indie author life. Roll the dice. Move your token. Play the game everyone with a word  processing program is playing! Learn as you go, because the rules change  as fast as the publishing industry! Land on the Goodreads square: Whoop! Whoop! […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Marketing Direct To Kindle Readers. On Advertising And KDP Select.

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author and publishing consultant Joanna Penn talks direct marketing and KDP Select. If you want to sell books, you need to find readers.  Although there are a lot of ebook vendors out there, Amazon is  currently the dominant player and there are a lot of readers who own  Amazon Kindles/Fires and […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Book Marketing Roundup

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Savvy Book Marketer Dana Lynn Smith shares some marketing resources. Welcome to my roundup of book marketing tips and resources for authors and indie publishers. [Publetariat Editor’s Note: in addition to this periodic roundup feature, Dana provides a wealth of free book marketing tips and resources on her site, including numerous […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Amazon’s KDP Select Results

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author L.J. Sellers discusses her experiences with Amazon’s KDP Select program. This post originally appeared on the Crime Fiction Collective blog on 12/16/11 and is reprinted here in its entirety with that site’s permission. When Amazon asked me to enroll a few books its KDP Select  program, I went along. Like […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: 3 Ways to Get Free (Or Almost Free) Training

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author Virginia Ripple offers tips on where writers can get low-cost and free training. I’ve blogged about using a training  budget before, but sometimes you may find your budget is hovering  around $0. What do you do then? Spend time trolling through other  author’s blogs, especially those who offer eBooks (and […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Categories, Key Words, and Tags, Oh My: Why should an Author Care?

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author M. Louisa Locke discusses Amazon “tagging”, and why authors need to know more about it. Two weeks ago I published my second historical mystery, Uneasy Spirits,  and in the process I was reminded of how confusing it can be to  determine the best category and key words I should use […]

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