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Meander, Spiral, Explode: Design and Pattern in Narrative

“[H]er fresh, original book about narrative is our new Aristotle.” —Edmund White. Meander, Spiral, Explode: Design and Pattern in Narrative by Jane Alison. BEST PRICE EVER on this Acclaimed April 2019 Release!

Meander, Spiral, Explode: Design and Pattern in Narrative by Jane Alison 4.3 stars – 8 reviews Kindle Price: $1.99 Text-to-Speech: Enabled Available on Audible Enjoy Jane Alison Books? Tell us Why and Win a Free Book! Here’s the set-up: “Doctors don’t imitate Galen. Why should writers follow Aristotle? Jane Alison in her fresh, original book […]

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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: 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: 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: Moving Toward Amazon Only

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author L.J. Sellers discusses her reasons for considering a move to Amazon exclusivity. And the craziness continues. Yesterday The Sex Club, which  is now selling well again, was suddenly being discounted on Amazon from  $2.99 to $.99. Which means, I was suddenly making a third of the money.  After cursing loud […]

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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: 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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Shadonna Richards shares her story.

“Wow! Thank you so much for the beautiful review and the opportunity to be an Ebook of the Day sponsor. My sales rank so far today has climbed to #792 (from 109,000) overall and to the  #1 spot in the alternative medicine/Meditation list. I look forward to many more sponsorships in the future. You guys […]

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How many copies have you sold?

An interesting piece appeared in paidContent.org recently about how hard it’s always been to get real numbers of books sold from conventional publishers, but that is changing.  In her article, How Many Copies is My Book Selling?  Now Authors Have More Answers, Laura Hazard Owen writes: It is surprisingly hard for an author to know how […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Can The Subscription Model Work For Trade Publishers?

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author and Publetariat founder April L. Hamilton wonders if a Gamefly-style subscription model might work for trade publisher ebook catalogs. I recently read a Slate article about how the film industry is repeating the DRM and business model mistakes of the music industry, and of course saw many parallels with, and […]

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