Ten Rules Of Writing

Posted April 23, 2014 By Publetariat

This post by Alan Baxter originally appeared on his Warrior Scribe site on 4/23/14. People are always posting rules of writing and it annoys me. I have opinions about many things, and this is definitely one of them. If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you’ll know I think writing rules are [… Read More]


This article by Francine Prose and Leslie Jamison originally appeared on The New York Times Sunday Book Review on 4/22/14. Each week in Bookends, two writers take on questions about the world of books. When Robert Lowell used his ex-wife’s letters for his poetry, Elizabeth Bishop told him, “Art just isn’t worth that much.” This [… Read More]


This article by Ari Karpel originally appeared on FastCo Create in June of 2013. The writer-producer-director who made Much Ado About Nothing while editing The Avengers, and who’ll return to TV this fall with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., knows a bit about “getting things done.” In fact, he cites David Allen’s book of that title as [… Read More]


The Full-Time Writer

Posted April 22, 2014 By Publetariat

This post by Chuck Wendig originally appeared on his terribleminds site on 4/22/14. This is one of the questions most frequently asked of me. How do you become a full-time writer? I am, and have been, a full-time writer (on and off) for the last ten years. The most recent “off” period, many moons ago, [… Read More]


Why Indie Authors Need A Team

Posted April 21, 2014 By Publetariat

This post by Bruce McCabe originally appeared as a guest post on The Creative Penn blog on 4/16/14. People often ask me about how to be a successful indie author, or what’s the best way of marketing. I seem to be replying in the same vein every time these days – it’s all about collaboration [… Read More]


The Library ebook Situation is Appalling

Posted April 21, 2014 By Publetariat

This post by Michael Kozlowski originally appeared on Good Ereader on 4/20/14. Publishers have been heavily resistant about selling their catalog of eBooks to libraries in the US and Canada. It took years of lobbying from the American Library Association and companies such as 3M and Overdrive to finally sway them over. Now, in one [… Read More]


This post by Andrew E. Kaufman originally appeared on The Crime Fiction Collective blog on 4/16/14. I’m reaching a point in my current manuscript where I feel as though I’m starting to get a handle on things. Well, that’s a relative term. One never truly has a handle on things when one suffers from what [… Read More]


Why Ebook Authors Need to Embrace New Technologies

Posted April 20, 2014 By Publetariat

This post by Jason Matthews originally appeared on The Book Designer on 4/16/14. “Knowing what you know now…” I work with new writers online and at events. They ask a myriad of smart questions including this one: how would you publish differently if you did it all over again? As the saying goes, hindsight is [… Read More]


How Indie Authors Sell Foreign Rights

Posted April 17, 2014 By Publetariat

This post by Orna Ross originally appeared on ALLi on 6/6/13. The good news for us, as indie authors, is that rights issues are greatly simplified. We own our rights and we can decide what we want to do with them. We are not bound by a publisher’s overall policy and loyalties to other titles. [… Read More]


Why We’re Removing Comments on Copyblogger

Posted April 17, 2014 By Publetariat

This post by Sonia Simone originally appeared on Copyblogger on 3/24/14. As longtime readers know, Publetariat had to take this same action when the site was brought back following a hacker attack last year. “Would you ever consider taking comments off Copyblogger?” When the question was posed during our editorial meeting, my immediate reaction was, [… Read More]