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Publetariat: For People Who Publish!

Publetariat Dispatch: Nasty Publisher Practices

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, independent bookseller Bob Spear looks at some of the bad publisher business practices that drive more and more authors to go indie. This posting may explain why more and more authors, especially those with marketing abilities, are going the self-publishing route. Low-Balling Royalty Percentages—This is often done to inexperienced, unrepresented authors. […]

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Publetariat: For People Who Publish!

Publetariat Dispatch: Handling Writer’s Block The Piers Anthony Way

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, indie bookseller Bob Spear explains how Piers Anthony deals with writer’s block. How fortuitous it was that a copy of Piers Anthony’s second autobiography, How Precious Was That While, came to me shortly after I had blogged about Writers Block. It was published by Tor in 2002 in mass market paperback […]

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