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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: 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: A Fiction Author Reviews iBooks Author App: Should You Try It?

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author Cheri Lasota shares her experience with the iBooks Author App. This post, by Cheri Lasota, originally appeared on her site on 1/26/12 and is reprinted here in its entirety with her permission. There’s a great deal of buzz on the Internet about Apple’s iBooks  Author App. Most authors and pub­lish­ers […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Hashtagstories – Stories Written as a Sequence of Twitter Hashtags

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author and digital media maven Piotr Kowalczyk introduces Hashtagstories.   It’s almost a year since I started hashtagstories – microstories written with current Twitter hashtags. Sorry? Stories written with what? A year ago this was  weird even to  me. But it was just so inspiring to combine the world of  hashtags into […]

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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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When asking an author if her ebook has also been published as a "real" book will be like asking a musician if her album has been released in vinyl

When asking an author if her ebook has also been published as a "real" book will be like asking a musician if her album has been released in vinyl

I recently noticed an interesting Tweet that gets right to the heart of so many issues that authors are thinking about when we try to make decisions about publishing for the Kindle and other new technologies: kaytee4ever: my gf thinks Kindle isn’t “real” publishing. Help! Know anyone who got a print deal after starting on […]

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Following a Successful Author's Experience with New Publishing Technologies

Following a Successful Author’s Experience with New Publishing Technologies

Sunday afternoon He calls it “A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing“, but don’t think for a moment that Joe Konrath hasn’t been to Night School. As I have already discussed in the Kindle Nation newsletter, Joe is my eye idea of an author who is working hard at connecting with his base of readers. As a […]

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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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