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Publetariat Dispatch: How To Publish A Book 101

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author and publishing consultant Joanna Penn covers the basics of publishing a book. The rise and rise of self-publishing has meant an influx of writers into the market, and many established authors with back-lists are also joining the fun. There is a LOT of information out there on how to publish […]

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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: 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: Small Press and Non-Digital Survival

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author Alan Baxter addresses the demands the digital age makes on publishers. It’s a fact of the publishing world that new ventures rise and old ones fail all the time. Running a small press is incredibly hard work, and there’s not much, if any, profit to be found. So many small […]

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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: 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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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: Publishing Strategies for Savvy Self-Publishers

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, The Book Designer Joel Friedlander talks strategy and planning with respect to publishing. In the May/June issue of Writer’s Digest, you’ll find my feature article on “Publishing Strategies for Savvy Self-Publishers.” Here’s a brief excerpt where I talk about getting specific with your approach to publishing: Understanding your own goals and […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: 22 Top Book Designer Tasks For Getting Your Self-Published Book Into Print

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, The Book Designer Joel Friedlander talks about what a book designer does to turn a manuscript into a published book, so indie authors can learn from his example. I frequently get asked what exactly a book designer does. Just the  other day I spoke with a client whose book is in […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Publishing Service Index, December 2011

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Mick Rooney offers his publishing service index of providers, updated to December 2011. The most asked question we get at The Independent Publishing Magazine is often along the lines of; ‘What self-publishing service should I go with?‘; ‘Is so and so a good service to go with?‘; or ‘Is so and […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: The Future Of Books And Publishing

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, publishing consultant and author Joanna Penn looks at what Seth Godin and Mitch Joel are saying about the future of publishing. In the last week there have been two great audio interviews on the  future of books. I would say it’s not the future but more current,  emerging and becoming more […]

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