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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: 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 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: Open Book Audio May Be The Best Choice For Indie Authors

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, indie author Virginia Ripple looks at indie author options for audiobook production and distribution. Back in June of last year I finished recording the audio version of Simply Prayer and went looking for a place to sell it. At the time Kunaki seemed the best choice. Since then my audio book […]

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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: Publishing Strategies for Savvy Self-Publishers

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, The Book Designer Joel Friedlander talks strategy and planning with respect to publishing. In the May/June issue of Writer’s Digest, you’ll find my feature article on “Publishing Strategies for Savvy Self-Publishers.” Here’s a brief excerpt where I talk about getting specific with your approach to publishing: Understanding your own goals and […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Marketing Direct To Kindle Readers. On Advertising And KDP Select.

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author and publishing consultant Joanna Penn talks direct marketing and KDP Select. If you want to sell books, you need to find readers.  Although there are a lot of ebook vendors out there, Amazon is  currently the dominant player and there are a lot of readers who own  Amazon Kindles/Fires and […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Ebook Buyers: Can You Afford To Lose Them?

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author Virginia Ripple looks at the expectations of the growing ebook market segment. I recently read a guest post by Chris Keys, author of The Fishing Trip – A Ghost Story and Reprisal!: The Eagle Rises!,  about the difficulties of selling self-published books.  According to  Chris, he’s only sold about a […]

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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: Publishing Service Index, December 2011

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Mick Rooney offers his publishing service index of providers, updated to December 2011. The most asked question we get at The Independent Publishing Magazine is often along the lines of; ‘What self-publishing service should I go with?‘; ‘Is so and so a good service to go with?‘; or ‘Is so 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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