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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: 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: 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: 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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Publetariat Dispatch: Why DIY Publishing Is NOT A Dead End

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author M. Louisa Locke rebuts a post written by Anderson Porter. This morning I read a post by Anderson Porter about a four-piece article written a few weeks in the Boston Phoenix by Eugenia Williamson, entitled The dead end of DIY publishing.  I had read the Williams piece earlier, and the […]

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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: If You’re Not Ready To Invest, You’re Not Ready To Publish

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author and Publetariat founder and Editor in Chief April L. Hamilton talks about the investment required to succeed commercially as an indie author. This post is about the alarming sense of entitlement I’m seeing out  there among indies and would-be indies now that we’ve become empowered  to publish. I’m sure I […]

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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: Indie Author Discrimination

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author Melissa Conway addresses the bias against self-published authors and books. I thought I’d write about some of the issues that led to the creation of my popular video The Indie-Author Lament.  By “popular,” I don’t mean viral or anything, I just mean it hit a  nerve with a lot of […]

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