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Publetariat Dispatch: Hashtagstories – Stories Written as a Sequence of Twitter Hashtags

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author and digital media maven Piotr Kowalczyk introduces Hashtagstories.   It’s almost a year since I started hashtagstories – microstories written with current Twitter hashtags. Sorry? Stories written with what? A year ago this was  weird even to  me. But it was just so inspiring to combine the world of  hashtags into […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: 8 Reasons Self-Publishing Is Entering A Golden Age

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, The Book Designer Joel Friedlander examines the driving, and growing, forces at work behind the rise of the indie author movement. Whenever a discussion about self-publishing  gets heated, you can be sure someone will say, “If we let just anybody  publish a book, soon we’ll be buried in bad, unedited books […]

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Webinar Teaches You How To Publish A Kindle Book: Be Ready For Amazon's Fire Tablet Release On 11/15

Webinar Teaches You How To Publish A Kindle Book: Be Ready For Amazon’s Fire Tablet Release On 11/15

As many of you know, our General Manager here at indieKindle is April L. Hamilton, the Founder / Editor in Chief of Publetariat, and the woman who literally wrote the book on self-publishing: The Indie Author Guide. April has considerable experience and expertise with Kindle books, and one of the major strengths of her book […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Will Children’s Book Self-Publishers Survive CPSIA?

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, The Book Designer Joel Friedlander addresses what the new CPSIA rules could mean for self-publishers of children’s books. Do you know about the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008? No? Do you think you ought to? It’s absolutely critical that you know about this law if you—or your clients—produce books […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Resources for Young Writers

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, indie author and publishing consultant Joanna Penn offers links to resources for young aspiring authors. I have had a number of teenagers email me in the last year and have been so encouraged by their eagerness to write and become authors. I am also helping my 9 year old niece write […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: How to Create Ebook Covers with Phoster Application

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Piotr Kowalczyk explains how to use the Phoster app to create compelling ebook covers. Phoster is a fantastic application for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, perfect to create posters, cards, invitations and, yes, ebook covers. I’ve used the word “create” instead of “design” because it better describes what you’ll be doing. […]

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Publetariat Dispatch- Self-Publishing: How You Can Reduce Costs

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, indie author and tech watcher Piotr Kowalczyk offers tips for reducing self-publishing expenses. The price of a book is what really matters to readers. It’s where self-published authors can compete with traditional publishers, as the examples of Amanda Hocking or J.A. Konrath show. Many Kindle Store writers choose $0.99 price tag. […]

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When asking an author if her ebook has also been published as a "real" book will be like asking a musician if her album has been released in vinyl

When asking an author if her ebook has also been published as a "real" book will be like asking a musician if her album has been released in vinyl

I recently noticed an interesting Tweet that gets right to the heart of so many issues that authors are thinking about when we try to make decisions about publishing for the Kindle and other new technologies: kaytee4ever: my gf thinks Kindle isn’t “real” publishing. Help! Know anyone who got a print deal after starting on […]

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The Romance of Submission

An excerpt from Beyond the Literary-Industrial Complex: How Authors and Publishers Are Using the Amazon Kindle and Other New Technologies to Unleash an Indie Movement of Readers and Writers By Stephen Windwalker Copyright 2008, 2009, Stephen Windwalker and Harvard Perspectives Press. What is it to be a writer hard at the work of creating something […]

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It's the Real Thing: A Meditation on Immortality and Commerce

It’s the Real Thing: A Meditation on Immortality and Commerce

It’s the Real Thing A Meditation on Immortality and Commerce We play at it. We work at it. It makes us laugh or weep. It reveals to us Something divine deep within us, And something diabolical. It is sex, And it is what we build in the absence of sex. It is beauty, And it […]

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Following a Successful Author's Experience with New Publishing Technologies

Following a Successful Author’s Experience with New Publishing Technologies

Sunday afternoon He calls it “A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing“, but don’t think for a moment that Joe Konrath hasn’t been to Night School. As I have already discussed in the Kindle Nation newsletter, Joe is my eye idea of an author who is working hard at connecting with his base of readers. As a […]

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A must-read piece on independent publishing

A must-read piece on independent publishing

About ten years ago Michael Pastore wrote this thoughtful, detailed piece which was published widely around the country under the title, Publish Your Book Yourself: Some Simple and Sensible Advice. He has published it again over at ePublishers Weekly and, although there are some obvious things that have changed, it remains well worth reading.As for […]

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