Where to Submit Your Book for Review

Book reviews can be a powerful marketing tool for books of all types. Potential customers learn about books by reading reviews in newspapers, consumer magazines, professional journals, newsletters, ezines, book review websites, and other websites and blogs. In addition to bringing books to their attention, well-crafted reviews also help the reader determine if a book […]

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Who Is Grady Harp? Amazon's Top Reviewers And The Fate Of The Literary Amateur.

This article, by Garth Risk Hallberg, was originally posted at Slate on January 22, 2008, but is no less revelent to the world of Amazon reviews today. Full disclosure: It was late at night, in a fit of furtive self-Googling, that I discovered the first Amazon customer review of my debut book of fiction. "Superb," […]

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Publishing Industry – Change or be Damned?

This article, by Mick Rooney, was originally posted on his POD, Self Publishing and Independent Publishing blog on 10/10/08.   Over the past month, there has been considerable debate about the current state and future of the publishing industry across the internet on writer’s forums and blogsites. Some of the discussion was sparked by Boris […]

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Why Can't A Woman Write The Great American Novel?

This book review, by Laura Miller, was originally posted on Salon.com today. Every few years, someone counts up the titles covered in the New York Times Book Review and the short fiction published in the New Yorker, as well as the bylines and literary works reviewed in such highbrow journals as Harper’s and the New York […]

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When To Schedule Bookstore Events (And When Not To)

This piece, by Yen, was originally posted today on The Book Publicity Blog.  While it’s geared toward mainstream authors and publicists, indies can benefit from this advice as well. Friday night I was chatting with a novelist friend who said she was a little surprised her publisher wasn’t sending her on a book tour, given that […]

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From Little Ventures Small Wonders Emerge

This piece was originally posted on The Age on 1/24/09. If you want to publish stylish and unique books, you don’t have to be a big concern, writes Simon Caterson.

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The Problem With Self-Publishing

by Guy LeCharles Gonzalez [A version of this article originally appeared on loudpoet.com]   Unless you’re a traditional publisher with a vested interest in the status quo, or an insecure writer who puts a lot of stock in the name of one’s publisher, there’s really nothing wrong with self-publishing that’s not a problem for the […]

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Shout Out From Canada

Hello from the still mostly frozen north!   I’ve long been a firm believer in the successful future of indie publishing, and as a writer on the verge of taking the leap, this certainly seems to be the place for me.   Now, off to read and learn. Vive le self-publishing!  

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Another day at the keys.

   After finishing a project to the point of publishing a new book, I find myself sitting at the keys of my computer staring at a blank screen.  My adrenalin in high and I have a hard time sitting still.  It is my time to write and write I will even if it kills me. […]

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The POD Pocket Guide to Marketing & Selling Your Book on Amazon

Have you written a book? Self-published it? Need to know what to do next? It’s time to market and sell your book! But where do you start?   In today’s growing technological society, the internet is the best place to start promoting yourself as an author. You can write a book, publish a book, and […]

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How Not To Write A Novel

Book Review: ‘How NOT To Write A Novel’, by S. Newman & H. Mittelmark

I am not currently writing fiction, so this book was more for pleasure reading than related to my own writing.  Still, I had to write about it as it is truly a must-read for every writer.

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Stealing Wishes now available at Smashwords

I came across a website called Smashwords this week (which is actually responsible for leading me here to Publetariat…Thanks, Mark!).  For those who may not know, Smashwords is a new Ebook Estore that was just launched last May.  It’s an excellent opportunity for indie authors to upload their work at no cost and instantly have […]

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Book Video

I finished a new video for the Monster Love Book. You can check it out here: The Monster Love Book Mother Ghoul’s Curses and Rhymes Video: Mother Ghoul’s Curses and Rhymes The Night Before Halloween Video: The Night Before Halloween Enjoy!

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How To Be Successful

This article, by Michael R. Hicks, originally appeared on his site, KreelanWarrior.com.   I apologize for the rather sensational title of this post, but I got to thinking the other day about my own struggles to get where I am now and thought that it might help someone with their own life journey.  

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Good Ideas vs. Bad Ideas

This post, by author and screenwriter Marshall Thornton, originally appeared on his blog on 2/7/09.   I’ve come to believe that there are no such thing as bad ideas. Yes, Tom Green did make a movie called Freddy Got Fingered and that was a bad idea. But, Tom Green in himself is not necessarily a […]

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