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Publetariat: For People Who Publish!

Publetariat Dispatch: 8 Myths About Reading Books On Mobile Phones

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Piotr Kowalczyk addresses common myths about using smartphones as ereaders. According to Wikipedia there are 4.6 billion mobile phones in the world. It’s a huge number. But people don’t try to read books on them. In this post I’d like to address some of the most popular reasons, which prevent us […]

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Publetariat: For People Who Publish!

Publetariat Dispatch: Numbers, Numbers, Numbers – To An Indie Author, What Do They Mean?

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, indie author M. Louisa Locke discusses her sales figures and what they signify—or don’t. 9,093; 2.99; 2,049; 99; 15,570; 440; 7135; 4,882, 10,281; 1517; 94; 54; 18; 89; 229; 28; 18; 5; 10.264; 539; 20,505; 1577… For a writer, supposedly dominated by my right-brain, I seem to have become obsessed with […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Ebook Publishing And The Great Price Debate – My Numbers Tell An Interesting Story

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, indie author M. Louisa Locke talks about her experiences with ebook pricing, and its impact on sales. Before Christmas and the great Amanda Hocking success story hit the blogosphere, the general wisdom among ebook self-publishers tended to be that $2.99 was the sweet spot  for selling and profiting from sales. Particularly […]

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Publetariat: For People Who Publish!

Publetariat Dispatch- Self-Publishing: How You Can Reduce Costs

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, indie author and tech watcher Piotr Kowalczyk offers tips for reducing self-publishing expenses. The price of a book is what really matters to readers. It’s where self-published authors can compete with traditional publishers, as the examples of Amanda Hocking or J.A. Konrath show. Many Kindle Store writers choose $0.99 price tag. […]

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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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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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