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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: 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: 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: Secrets of Ebook Marketing, Excerpt Trades & the Future of Enhanced Ebooks

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author Cheri Lasota interviews author Laura Elliot about ebook marketing via excerpt trades and other out-of-the-box methods. This post, by Cheri Lasota, originally appeared on her site on 12/12/11 and is reprinted here in its entirety with her permission. I’d been search­ing for months for the right book to do an […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Amazon’s KDP Select Results

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author L.J. Sellers discusses her experiences with Amazon’s KDP Select program. This post originally appeared on the Crime Fiction Collective blog on 12/16/11 and is reprinted here in its entirety with that site’s permission. When Amazon asked me to enroll a few books its KDP Select  program, I went along. Like […]

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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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Publetariat Dispatch: My Book Ate My Blog

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author M. Louisa Locke discusses the challenges in balancing writing with author platform. I ran across an excerpt of this interesting post entitled “My Book Ate my Blog” by Sophie Perinot on the Passive Voice blog (which if you haven’t discovered the Passive Guy yet,  run right over and check him […]

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