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Publetariat: For People Who Publish!

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: 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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Publetariat Dispatch: Use Autoresponders And Emails To Promote Your Book

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Savvy Book Marketer Dana Lynn Smith discusses how to add email and autoresponders to your author platform bag of tricks. Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, it’s important to have an opt-in form on your website to capture email addresses of visitors, so that you can contact them now and in […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Can The Subscription Model Work For Trade Publishers?

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author and Publetariat founder April L. Hamilton wonders if a Gamefly-style subscription model might work for trade publisher ebook catalogs. I recently read a Slate article about how the film industry is repeating the DRM and business model mistakes of the music industry, and of course saw many parallels with, and […]

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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: Why People Buy Ebooks: A Comparison Between Countries And Kindle Marketing Techniques

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, indie author and publishing consultant Joanna Penn discusses how cultural differences can impact ebook sales. So I’ve just moved from Australia to England and it’s fascinating to me how different ebook and Kindle sales are here, on the other side of the world, albeit in a similar culture. In the video […]

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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: 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: 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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