Self Publishing Week in Review: 5/21/13

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.

The Real Costs of Self-Publishing a Book

A lot of authors considering self publishing want to know how much the entire process will cost. This article breaks down what the different services may cost you. However, these are just guidelines. Contact your self publishing company for specific information.

What’s the best price for a self-published ebook? $3.99, Smashwords research suggests

One of the advantages of self publishing is setting the selling price of your book. This article talks about how to choose a price for your ebook.

The Writers’ Union of Canada to Vote On Accepting Self-Published Authors as Members

Some membership groups don’t accept self published authors, even though readers, other writers and the publishing industry recognizes self published authors as professionals. Check out the story behind the Writers’ Union of Canada discussion to vote on accepting self published authors as members.

Self-Publishers. Use Amazon Categories to Drive More Sales. 50 Ways To Reach Your Reader #10

There are many ways to improve sales, and using Amazon categories is one of them. Learn how in this article.

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ABOUT KELLY SCHUKNECHT: Kelly Schuknecht is the Vice President of Outskirts Press. In addition to her contributions to the Outskirts Press blog at, Kelly and a group of talented marketing experts offer book marketing services, support, and products to not only published Outskirts Press authors, but to all authors and professionals who are interested in marketing their books and/or careers. Learn more about Kelly on her blog at

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