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Publetariat Dispatch: Victorian San Francisco in 1880: Social Structure and Character Development

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, indie author M. Louisa Locke shares some of the research that goes into her historical fiction. Publetariat Editor’s Note: In this post, historical fiction writer M. Louisa Locke shares some of her research findings about Victorian-era San Francisco. This is an informative post for any author who writes historical fiction, as […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Expectation, Reality, and Serendipity

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author Zoe Winters talks about juggling two writerly personas, and the vagaries of the public’s taste in books. I think I’m almost a walking/classic example of “we don’t know what  the public wants or how to anticipate it” that seems to be the battle  cry of the entertainment industry, particularly books. […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: A Plea to Book Trailer Producers and Authors, Too

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author and book cover designer Richard Sutton asks book trailer producers and the authors who hire them to stay focused on the task at hand: promoting a book. In one of my past lives – still actually overflowing into  this one – I spent more than twenty-five years as an Adman […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Indie Authors, Stop Promoting to Other Indie Authors

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author, Kindle Fire on Kindle Nation Daily Editor in Chief, and Publetariat Founder and Editor in Chief April L. Hamilton advises indie authors to stop promoting to one another and seek out their target audiences instead. The majority of indie authors have day jobs, family responsibilities, the burden of developing, writing […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Working With An Editor – Got My Edits Back; Now What?

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author Cheri Lasota discusses how to work most effectively with an editor. I was about to email this infor­ma­tion to one of my edit­ing clients  (yes, I edit fic­tion as well), but real­ized many writ­ers out there  could ben­e­fit from these tips. I’ve worked with dozens upon dozens of  writ­ers through […]

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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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How can authors make best use of KDP Select free book promotions to turn their books into <em><strong>paid bestsellers</strong></em>? Here's a three-step approach.

How can authors make best use of KDP Select free book promotions to turn their books into paid bestsellers? Here’s a three-step approach.

Ever since Amazon finally made free book promotions directly available to indie authors (albeit with a catch*) late last year, it has been interesting to see authors and small presses seek out creative ways to get the most out of these freebie promotions in terms of subsequent paid sales. Any book that has not been […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Indie Author – THE GAME

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author Melissa Conway shares a bit of humor about the indie author life. Roll the dice. Move your token. Play the game everyone with a word  processing program is playing! Learn as you go, because the rules change  as fast as the publishing industry! Land on the Goodreads square: Whoop! Whoop! […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: 7 Links To Understanding (And Finding) Beta Readers

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author Virginia Ripple shares resources for finding and working with beta readers. Perhaps one of the most daunting things I have yet to accomplish with  my current WIP, Apprentice Cat, is finding enough beta readers. I  imagine its a problem many of you have or will face, too. I’ve put  together […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Book Marketing Roundup

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Savvy Book Marketer Dana Lynn Smith shares some marketing resources. Welcome to my roundup of book marketing tips and resources for authors and indie publishers. [Publetariat Editor’s Note: in addition to this periodic roundup feature, Dana provides a wealth of free book marketing tips and resources on her site, including numerous […]

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