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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: The Importance Of Research In Writing

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author and publishing pundit Alan Baxter addresses the need for research in all types of writing, not just historical fiction. Publetariat Editor’s note: strong language. One of the things I like most about writing is the research it leads me to. I think of a story idea and start developing it, […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Done Is Better Than Perfect

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author LJ Sellers discusses the dangers of perfectionism. This post, by L.J. Sellers, originally appeared on the Crime Fiction Collective blog and is reprinted here in its entirety with that site’s permission. I recently read this Facebook post, which had dozens of Likes: A little advice, writers. Don’t think you have […]

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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: The Greengrocer’s Apostrophe, and Why You Shouldn’t Buy It!

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, writer/editor Nick Daws takes on the so-called ‘greengrocer’s apostrophe’ as a common bugaboo among writers. For those who don’t know, greengrocer’s apostrophe is a term used in Britain (and maybe elsewhere) to describe the incorrect use of apostrophes in plurals. Not all countries have greengrocers (and thanks to the supermarkets we […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: 5 Ways To Get Your First Draft Material Out Of Your Head And Onto The Page

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author and publishing consultant Joanna Penn shares strategies for finishing that all-important first draft. This month, thousands of people will write 50,000 words, but these will not be fully formed books, for this is an outpouring of first draft creative material and that is a hugely important distinction. First draft material […]

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