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Publetariat: For People Who Publish!

Publetariat Dispatch: Simon & Schuster Puts A “Bounty” On Indie Author Heads

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Publetariat founder and Editor in Chief April L. Hamilton shares an alarming email exchange she had with Simon & Schuster, which is offering to pay bloggers to refer self-publishers to their new vanity publishing arm. Simon & Schuster is trying to bribe people like me to refer people like you to […]

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Publetariat: For People Who Publish!

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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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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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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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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