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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 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 Dispatch: Will Children’s Book Self-Publishers Survive CPSIA?

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, The Book Designer Joel Friedlander addresses what the new CPSIA rules could mean for self-publishers of children’s books. Do you know about the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008? No? Do you think you ought to? It’s absolutely critical that you know about this law if you—or your clients—produce books […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Book Marketing – Your Online Press Kit

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, The Book Designer Joel Friedlander discusses how to assemble an online press kit, and why authors should do so. When you’re launching and marketing your book it can be essential to get attention from the media. It may be big media, niche market media, trade magazines, book reviewers, book bloggers, talent […]

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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 Dispatch: Book Design For Self-Publishers: Workflow Overview

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, The Book Designer Joel Friedlander offers self-publishers an overview of the book design process. Note from Joel Friedlander: This post is one of a series on Book Design for Self-Publishers. In the last article we looked at getting the raw materials for your book design project organized. Now it’s time to […]

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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 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 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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