Posts Tagged ‘ Publetariat Dispatch ’

Publetariat Dispatch: Stretching the Definition of the Word, “Book”

December 20, 2011
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Publetariat Dispatch: Stretching the Definition of the Word, “Book”

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author and Publetariat founder and Editor in Chief April L. Hamilton discusses the inspiration and technical challenges that went into creation of her new, very unusual “social media novel,” Overshare.  The concept for my latest book, Overshare, had been bouncing around in my head for well over a year. In it, a young man encounters...

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Publetariat Dispatch: Why I Read and Write Crime Fiction

November 29, 2011
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Publetariat Dispatch: Why I Read and Write Crime Fiction

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author LJ Sellers discusses her abiding passion for crime fiction, both as an author and as a reader. After spending months writing about a bleak future, I found myself feeling depressed and negative. I even considered giving up writing gritty crime novels—if that’s what it took to stay positive. Then while working on a nonfiction book,...

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Publetariat Dispatch: Is God Necessary In Christian Fiction?

November 22, 2011
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Publetariat Dispatch: Is God Necessary In Christian Fiction?

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, indie author Virginia Ripple wonders how specific Christian Fiction needs to be with respect to the “Christian” part.   In Mike Duran’s post How Do We “Glorify God” in Our Writing? I discovered I wasn’t the only person asking if you can write a Christian story without specifically mentioning God. As Mike points out, it seems...

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Publetariat Dispatch: Why Self-Published Authors Know Best

November 15, 2011
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Publetariat Dispatch: Why Self-Published Authors Know Best

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, indie author indie author M. Louisa Locke explains why and how indie authors are at the vanguard of publishing.   I ran across this quote today, from a post that historical romance novelist Courtney Milan wrote this week as an open letter to agents. The traditional information storehouse has been inverted. Right now, the people...

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Publetariat Dispatch: Nasty Publisher Practices

November 8, 2011
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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. It is so...

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

November 1, 2011
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Publetariat Dispatch: Will Children’s Book Self-Publishers Survive CPSIA?

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, The Book Designer, Joel Friedlander, examines the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act’s chilling effects on self-publishers. 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 or other products for children. I found...

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Publetariat Dispatch: The Next 10 Ebook Trends

October 25, 2011
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Publetariat Dispatch: The Next 10 Ebook Trends

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, the Online Colleges site shares the latest trends in ebooks. This post originally appeared on the Online Colleges site and is reprinted here in its entirety with that site’s permission. No matter one’s opinion of ebooks and ebook readers, it’s highly doubtful they’re going to just up and disappear anytime soon. Since they’ve already started...

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Publetariat Dispatch: Why the Decision to Kill Off a Character Can Be Murder on an Author

October 18, 2011
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Publetariat Dispatch: Why the Decision to Kill Off a Character Can Be Murder on an Author

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Crime Fiction Collective author Andrew E. Kaufman talks about the repercussions of killing off a character.   This post, by Andrew E. Kaufman, originally appeared on The Crime Fiction Collective blog and is reprinted here in its entirety with that site’s permission. Somewhere during the course of my novels, someone has to die—actually, several people...

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Publetariat Dispatch: AAP President Speaks Out On GSU Case

October 11, 2011
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Publetariat Dispatch: AAP President Speaks Out On GSU Case

Publetariat Dispatch: In this Publisher’s Weekly Soapbox editorial (subscriber-only access), Tom Allen, President and CEO of the Association of American Publishers writes about Georgia State University being on trial for copyright infringement. Note that reprint permission was obtained from Publisher’s Weekly by the Copyright Clearance Center, which now provides this content to Publetariat’s audience. Common Goals: AAP on the...

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Publetariat Dispatch: Why Self-Published Authors Know Best – Clone

September 29, 2011
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Publetariat Dispatch: Why Self-Published Authors Know Best – Clone

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, indie author indie author M. Louisa Locke explains why and how indie authors are at the vanguard of publishing.   I ran across this quote today, from a post that historical romance novelist Courtney Milan wrote this week as an open letter to agents. The traditional information storehouse has been inverted. Right now, the people...

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