Self Publishing Week in Review: 5/7/13

As a self-publishing author, you may find it helpful to stay up-to-date on the trends and news related to the self publishing industry. This will help you make informed decisions before, during and after the self publishing process, which will lead to a greater self publishing experience. To help you stay current on self publishing topics, simply visit our blog every Tuesday to find out the hottest news in self publishing this week.

‘Wool’ author Hugh Howey chimes in on print, digital, self-publishing

In this article, successful self publishing author Hugh Howey talks about the new publishing paradigm. He discusses  the future of self publishing, using social media to promote your book, and more.

Patti Davis to Self-Publish New Lesbian-themed Novel

Patti Davis, author, actress, and the daughter of Ronald and Nancy Reagan, is the latest notable author to give self publishing a try. Though mostly a nonfiction writer, Davis self published her new novel, Till Human Voices Wake Us, in March and now  is publishing a paperback edition. The book is the first of three new novels that Davis will self publish.

Self-Published Titles Dominate Top of Ebook Best-Sellers List

Self published authors recently stunned the publishing world by taking the #1 and #2 spots on the DBW Ebook Best-Seller list. Last week, five of the top 10 were self published ebooks.

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