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Publetariat: For People Who Publish!

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: Book Marketing Toolbox – Logo Snap, SnagIt and Jing

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, The Savvy Book Marketer Dana Lynn Smith shares graphics tools indie authors may find helpful. There are several online services that allow users to create a logo at no charge or for a modest fee. Here is a new logo that I just created using Logo Snap. Their service is by donation, […]

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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: For People Who Publish!

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 quality 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: For People Who Publish!

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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Publetariat: For People Who Publish!

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

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Piotr Kowalczyk offers cost-saving tips for self-publishers. 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. They can afford it, as the […]

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Publetariat: For People Who Publish!

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: For People Who Publish!

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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Curious about Kindle sales numbers?

Curious about Kindle sales numbers?

Monday, June 15, 2009 Curious about Kindle sales numbers? If so, there has been plenty to chew on in the last few days. Let’s just establish up front that, in the long run, the most important Kindle sales numbers involve calculations of how many Kindle books — or any other e-books, for that matter — […]

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Publishing Perestroika in the Age of the Kindle: You Need a Publisher Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle

Publishing Perestroika in the Age of the Kindle: You Need a Publisher Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle

Curious about Kindle sales numbers? If so, there has been plenty to chew on in the last few days. Let’s just establish up front that, in the long run, the most important Kindle sales numbers involve calculations of how many Kindle books — or any other e-books, for that matter — are being purchased and […]

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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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