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Publetariat: For People Who Publish!

Publetariat Dispatch: Self-Publishing Strategies in 18 Slides

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, The Book Designer Joel Friedlander provides an overview of how to create an effective self-publishing strategy. Carla King’s Self-Publishing Bootcamp at Stanford University turned  into a terrific event. Through everyone I talked to I could tell that it  was an engaged and well-prepared group of attendees who were getting a  huge amount of information […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: There’s Something Odd About Self-Publishing Books

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, book designer Joel Friedlander discusses design weaknesses he’s found in books about self-publishing. Here’s something that’s mystified me for a long time: Most books about self-publishing look a lot worse than they ought to. I’ve often said that it doesn’t cost any more to produce a  good-looking book than it does […]

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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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Publetariat Dispatch: 6 Simple SEO Tips For Authors

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, The Book Designer Joel Friedlander talks SEO for authors. Lots of authors blog now, but blogging isn’t just about writing. There’s no way to avoid the technology side of blogging. Although you can hire someone to take care of installing software and setting up elements of your blog, the responsibility for […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: 7 Distraction-Free Writing Environments For Authors

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, The Book Designer Joel Friedlander offers a survey of writing platforms to help keep the writer focused. As someone who writes and publishes constantly, the tools that I use are pretty important to me. I’ve written before about how the distraction-free writing enviroments that are embodied in some recent writing software […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Will Children’s Book Self-Publishers Survive CPSIA?

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, The Book Designer Joel Friedlander addresses what the new CPSIA rules could mean for self-publishers of children’s books. Do you know about the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008? No? Do you think you ought to? It’s absolutely critical that you know about this law if you—or your clients—produce books […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Book Marketing – Your Online Press Kit

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, The Book Designer Joel Friedlander discusses how to assemble an online press kit, and why authors should do so. When you’re launching and marketing your book it can be essential to get attention from the media. It may be big media, niche market media, trade magazines, book reviewers, book bloggers, talent […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Book Design For Self-Publishers: Workflow Overview

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, The Book Designer Joel Friedlander offers self-publishers an overview of the book design process. Note from Joel Friedlander: This post is one of a series on Book Design for Self-Publishers. In the last article we looked at getting the raw materials for your book design project organized. Now it’s time to […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: 7 Distraction-Free Writing Environments For Authors

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Joel Friedlander, The Book Designer, offers a survey of minimalist word processor programs for writers. As someone who writes and publishes constantly, the tools that I use are pretty important to me. I’ve written before about how the distraction-free writing enviroments that are embodied in some recent writing software really help […]

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