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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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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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Here’s the Book That You Must Read Now to Make It Happen

Finally. It’s here. The book that hits the sweet spot for everyone who has a personal or professional interest in the ebook revolution from the author’s or publisher’s side of the equation. From a Guy who has made a very successful career of hitting the sweet spot ever since he played the role of Apple’s […]

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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: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Email Updates (Your Fans Actually Read)

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, the Duolit team share their tips for writing more compelling email updates and newsletters for your subscribers. The average person receives 147 emails every day. When I first read that statistic, it seemed like total hooey. Almost 150 messages every day? Maybe fancypants famous people get that many, but definitely not […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Twitter for the Absolutely Terrified Newbie Author

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, The Book Designer Joel Friedlander offers a Twitter primer for authors new to social media. Twitter just gets bigger and bigger. It’s amazing how often we’re hearing about tweets during the current election cycle, for instance. It’s really the perfect medium for getting the word out quickly, making a point, poking […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Why Are Sleazy Protagonists So Popular?

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch,  L.J. Sellers, author of the bestselling Detective Jackson mysteries, muses on antihero (with a capital ANTI) protagonists, and why readers seem to like them. Alcoholics, sex addicts, porn stars, thieves, and kidnappers. In today’s crime fiction, these characters are often the protagonists, and as a reader, I’m expected to root for […]

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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: Are You Making These 7 Book Marketing Mistakes?

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, publishing consultant Toni Tesori of the Duolit team shares some frequently seen mistakes in book promotion. by Toni Tesori (@Duolit) Toni is one half of the team at Duolit, a self-publishing blog and author services company (the other half is Shannon, Toni’s BFF). I’ve been impressed by the way Toni and […]

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