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Let Go Of Responsibility For Your Ideas

This article, by Christopher R. Edgar, originally appeared on his Purpose Power Coaching site on 2/11/09.   One of the most liberating realizations I’ve had in my life is that I’m not responsible for my ideas.  In other words, I can do very little to make myself become creative, except for keeping my mind open […]

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The Publetariat Shop Is Now Open

See the new "Shop" link in the left-hand navigation bar?  That’s a link to the new Publetariat Cafepress shop, where your purchases accomplish two things: first, they enable you to be "out and proud" of your indie status, and second, they help us to cover the costs of hosting and running Publetariat.

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Site Enhancement – Rich Text Editor Toolbars!

 We’ve added a rich text editor toolbar to Publetariat!

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Small Press Marketing Tips

This post, by Jim Cox, Editor In Chief of the Midwest Book Review, originally appeared on that site. Note that these tips are also applicable to individual authors. What follows are a wealth of specific hands-on suggestions from a host of small press publishers on promoting and marketing small press titles which I gleaned from […]

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self publishing

how does a self publishing company do the marketing for a book? especially to an audience in several foreign countries?

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Historical Fiction: Do Your Research

Editor’s note: when writing historical fiction, research is crucial. In this essay, author Heidi M. Thomas shares just some of the research she did to bring her novel, Cowgirl Dreams, to life.

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Winner at Last!

I’ve just won first prize in the H E Bates shorts story competition!! Although I‘ve been short listed a few times in various comps and even came second a few times, this is the first time I have ever won a short story contest, so I’m pretty much over the moon about it. The details […]

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Beware of Email Overload

With most of us suffering from email overload these days, it’s important to think carefully about the frequency and format of your broadcast emails.

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Beware of Email Overload

With most of us suffering from email overload these days, it’s important to think carefully about the frequency and format of your broadcast emails. Online marketing experts advise communicating with your list frequently, so people don’t forget you. On the other hand, sending too much email is the quickest way to motivate people to click […]

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Just Getting Started with my own Publishing Company "Sleepytown Press."

Hello! I am in the process of getting everything set up with Lightning Source and starting my own Publishing Company. I am going to republish my book “Sleepy Town,” as it was meant to be published. I am also in the process of accepting submissions from authors who might be interested in what I have […]

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Erotic Fiction Contest:: This is for all the marbles, go vote!

Okay, not all the marbles, but this is for the finals. We are now in the week of semi-finals. There are 13 stories going into the print anthology, mine is one of them, YAY! So now it’s the semi-finals. Please vote for my story, “A Safer Life” Here: Vote For A SAFER LIFE HERE At […]

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Cover Design: A Tutorial + A Few Recommendations

One of the most important things your book has is its cover. The simple notion of "don’t judge a book by its cover" is simply preposterous, especially in an age where attention is fleeting and the most important thing you can do when marketing a product is to get someone to notice what you’re selling […]

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Inside Scoop on ABNA '07-08 From A Judge

I knew it! I knew it! Reality Publishing, a confessional from a 2007-08 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award judge.

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Free Guide to Editing On My Site

You can get a free, PDF copy of my IndieAuthor Guide to Editing on my site—no registration required, no strings attached. Enjoy! http://www.aprillhamilton.com/iaguides.html#IAGFree

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Signs of Acceptance Among Agents

Excerpted from “It’s The End Of Publishing As We Know It: Do You Feel Fine?” by Nathan Bransford, a literary agent with the San Francisco office of Curtis Brown, Ltd.: Well, in my opinion there are two meta forces at work in book publishing at the moment. With the closing of bookstores, fewer titles being […]

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