Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Pssst! Over here, behind the dumpster...

Isn't it about time we indie authors and small imprints had an online home to call our own? And wouldn't it be great if that online home had news about publishing and authorship, articles on topics of interest to us, a moderated discussion board, member profile pages where you could promote your work and keep a blog, reviews of reference books, products, sites and services used by indies, and a general, all-around indie-friendly philosophy? Finally, there is just such a place, and it's called Publetariat.

Publetariat isn't open to the public yet, but all my blog readers get the super-secret link and invitation to join. People who go to Publetariat.com will only find a 'coming soon' page, and the beta launch won't be officially announced until next week at the O'Reilly Tools of Change conference, but since you're here you get to access the beta site a few days early. If you like what you see, you can join now! You may want to start with the 'About' page, to get a handle on Publetariat's mission.

Here's the link:http://www.publetariat.com/index.php

Feel free to share the news with your fellow indie authors and small imprint owners.

6 comments:

zoewinters said...

Hey April, I'm SO excited about this project! I wasn't sure how I felt about it at first, but I'm so happy to be on board with you on this!

April L. Hamilton said...

Thx, Z! I'm excited about it too, and the feedback from new members so far has been phenomenal.

Ara 13 said...

Why does the site look like a Russian Propaganda Poster? Seriously? Ara 13

April L. Hamilton said...

Ara -
It's a tongue-in-cheek take on the cultural revolution in China, because indie authors and small imprints are effecting a sort of cultural revolution in publishing.

Ara 13 said...

But 30 million people died in the horror of the Chinese Cultural Revolution.Seems in bad taste. It's hard to pull of a "Springtime for Hitler in Paradise," type parody. I know you don't mean it like I see it, but I read so much about the cultural revolution that I could see how anyone with a Chinese background would be offended by the motif. For whatever it's worth, I would reconsider this theme. Revolution is one thing; but ...

April L. Hamilton said...

Ara -
You're right, I do not mean to offend with the site graphics, and I'm sorry you find them offensive.