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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: 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: How To Price Ebooks For Maximum Profitability

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, The Savvy Book Marketer Dana Lynn Smith shares some helpful links about ebook pricing, as it relates to sales. Ebook customers tend to be price sensitive, but it can be difficult for authors to know how to price their ebooks for maximum profitability. It may seem counterintuitive, but a higher price doesn’t necessarily […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Ebook Buyers: Can You Afford To Lose Them?

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author Virginia Ripple looks at the expectations of the growing ebook market segment. I recently read a guest post by Chris Keys, author of The Fishing Trip – A Ghost Story and Reprisal!: The Eagle Rises!,  about the difficulties of selling self-published books.  According to  Chris, he’s only sold about a […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Moving Toward Amazon Only

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author L.J. Sellers discusses her reasons for considering a move to Amazon exclusivity. And the craziness continues. Yesterday The Sex Club, which  is now selling well again, was suddenly being discounted on Amazon from  $2.99 to $.99. Which means, I was suddenly making a third of the money.  After cursing loud […]

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We Know You Love Words, But Can We Share Some Numbers With You?

Have you noticed that link on the right sidebar of our blog,  that says, CHECK OUT OUR SPONSORSHIP RESULTS! Give it a click and you’ll see a spreadsheet showing the author-by-author and title-by-title results that Kindle Nation sponsors have enjoyed.   For instance, see the title, “The Last Letter” by Kathleen Shoop and go across. […]

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How many copies have you sold?

An interesting piece appeared in paidContent.org recently about how hard it’s always been to get real numbers of books sold from conventional publishers, but that is changing.  In her article, How Many Copies is My Book Selling?  Now Authors Have More Answers, Laura Hazard Owen writes: It is surprisingly hard for an author to know how […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Numbers, Numbers, Numbers – To An Indie Author, What Do They Mean?

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, indie author M. Louisa Locke discusses her sales figures and what they signify—or don’t. 9,093; 2.99; 2,049; 99; 15,570; 440; 7135; 4,882, 10,281; 1517; 94; 54; 18; 89; 229; 28; 18; 5; 10.264; 539; 20,505; 1577… For a writer, supposedly dominated by my right-brain, I seem to have become obsessed with […]

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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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