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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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Think “You the Author Meets You the Successful Publisher

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: Why DIY Publishing Is NOT A Dead End

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author M. Louisa Locke rebuts a post written by Anderson Porter. This morning I read a post by Anderson Porter about a four-piece article written a few weeks in the Boston Phoenix by Eugenia Williamson, entitled The dead end of DIY publishing.  I had read the Williams piece earlier, and the […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: If You Think Amazon Is Gouging You On Delivery Costs, It’s Only Because You Didn’t Do The Math Up Front

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Publetariat founder and Editor in Chief April L. Hamilton explains Amazon delivery costs, and why self-publishers should do the math on them up front. I’m seeing some online noise lately from authors who are outraged at the  “delivery costs” being deducted from their KDP book royalties. These  authors are posting angry […]

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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: If You’re Not Ready To Invest, You’re Not Ready To Publish

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author and Publetariat founder and Editor in Chief April L. Hamilton talks about the investment required to succeed commercially as an indie author. This post is about the alarming sense of entitlement I’m seeing out  there among indies and would-be indies now that we’ve become empowered  to publish. I’m sure I […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: 22 Top Book Designer Tasks For Getting Your Self-Published Book Into Print

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, The Book Designer Joel Friedlander talks about what a book designer does to turn a manuscript into a published book, so indie authors can learn from his example. I frequently get asked what exactly a book designer does. Just the  other day I spoke with a client whose book is in […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: 3 Ways to Get Free (Or Almost Free) Training

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author Virginia Ripple offers tips on where writers can get low-cost and free training. I’ve blogged about using a training  budget before, but sometimes you may find your budget is hovering  around $0. What do you do then? Spend time trolling through other  author’s blogs, especially those who offer eBooks (and […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: The Future Of Books And Publishing

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, publishing consultant and author Joanna Penn looks at what Seth Godin and Mitch Joel are saying about the future of publishing. In the last week there have been two great audio interviews on the  future of books. I would say it’s not the future but more current,  emerging and becoming more […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: There’s Something Odd About Self-Publishing Books

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, book designer Joel Friedlander discusses design weaknesses he’s found in books about self-publishing. Here’s something that’s mystified me for a long time: Most books about self-publishing look a lot worse than they ought to. I’ve often said that it doesn’t cost any more to produce a  good-looking book than it does […]

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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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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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