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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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