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Publetariat Dispatch: Why Being In The KDP Select Is Not A Bad Business Decision — For Me.

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author M. Louisa Locke discusses her experiences with Amazon KDP Select. My two historical mysteries, Maids of Misfortune and Uneasy Spirits,  have come to the end of their first 3 months as part of the KDP Select  program, and I have decided to re-enroll them. I know that a good number  […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Categories, Key Words, and Tags, Oh My: Why should an Author Care?

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author M. Louisa Locke discusses Amazon “tagging”, and why authors need to know more about it. Two weeks ago I published my second historical mystery, Uneasy Spirits,  and in the process I was reminded of how confusing it can be to  determine the best category and key words I should use […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Uneasy Spirits and Halloween: Using Fact in Support of Fiction

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author M. Louisa Locke discusses using fact as touchstones when writing fiction. “The  feast of All Saints, which was ushered in Friday evening by the  old-fashioned games of ‘All Hallows’ E’en, was yesterday celebrated in  the Catholic and Episcopal Churches.” San Francisco Chronicle, 1879 “It’s barmbrack  cake. Beatrice has baked a […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: My Book Ate My Blog

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author M. Louisa Locke discusses the challenges in balancing writing with author platform. I ran across an excerpt of this interesting post entitled “My Book Ate my Blog” by Sophie Perinot on the Passive Voice blog (which if you haven’t discovered the Passive Guy yet,  run right over and check him […]

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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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