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Publetariat: For People Who Publish!

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: 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: Crowdfunding Or Panhandling? The New Arts Funding.

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author and small publisher Alan Baxter ruminates on the new “crowdfunding” movement. Warning: this post contains some strong language. This is going to be one of those posts where I ramble on without any real direction and hope I discover a point along the way. “How is that different to any […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Hashtagstories – Stories Written as a Sequence of Twitter Hashtags

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author and digital media maven Piotr Kowalczyk introduces Hashtagstories.   It’s almost a year since I started hashtagstories – microstories written with current Twitter hashtags. Sorry? Stories written with what? A year ago this was  weird even to  me. But it was just so inspiring to combine the world of  hashtags into […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Indie Author Discrimination

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author Melissa Conway addresses the bias against self-published authors and books. I thought I’d write about some of the issues that led to the creation of my popular video The Indie-Author Lament.  By “popular,” I don’t mean viral or anything, I just mean it hit a  nerve with a lot of […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: 8 Reasons Self-Publishing Is Entering A Golden Age

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, The Book Designer Joel Friedlander examines the driving, and growing, forces at work behind the rise of the indie author movement. Whenever a discussion about self-publishing  gets heated, you can be sure someone will say, “If we let just anybody  publish a book, soon we’ll be buried in bad, unedited books […]

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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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“It’s Gold!” Monique Martin’s novels soar with Kindle Nation sponsorships

Monique Martin’s well-told tale “Out of Time,” this week’s Kindle Nation weekly sponsor, soars from #2,921 to #372 in K Store, #12 Mover+Shaker.  We know you’ll want this one on your Kindle — or new Kindle Fire. “That is just ten kinds of awesome! I’ve even made it to the Bestsellers list for Romance on […]

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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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