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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: 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: 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: Indie Author vs. Indie Entrepreneur

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Publetariat founder and Editor in Chief April L. Hamilton shares her reasons for not going full-bore with author platform and marketing her books. As you may have noticed, it’s been a LONG time since I’ve posted [to my Indie Author blog]. There are good reasons for that, like the fact that […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: What Will Smith Can Teach Us About Sales

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, the Duolit team of publishing consultants looks at how Will Smith is getting marketing right, and how authors can learn from his example. In the last ten years, Will Smith has made 10 movies. Of those 10, nine of them hauled in a minimum of $100 million in box office salesapiece. […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Victorian San Francisco in 1880: Social Structure and Character Development

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, indie author M. Louisa Locke shares some of the research that goes into her historical fiction. Publetariat Editor’s Note: In this post, historical fiction writer M. Louisa Locke shares some of her research findings about Victorian-era San Francisco. This is an informative post for any author who writes historical fiction, as […]

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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: Splurge And Save – How To Be A Thrifty Indie!

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, the Duolit team discusses when and where it makes sense to invest a little more, and when and where it’s possible to shave costs without sacrificing quality. If you’ll allow me, I’d like to take just a second to clarify  an important point before we resume our regularly scheduled blogging… Last […]

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