Self Publishing Week in Review: 5/28/13

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.

Self-Publishing Tools for Science Artists

This author shares how self publishing tools have helped her share her art with the world. Her main message is that just because a traditional publisher rejects you, doesn’t mean the world shouldn’t have the opportunity to read your book. Self publishing allows you to take your destiny into your own hands.

Newly Released Promotional Video Highlights Benefits of Self-Publishing
Outskirts Press recently released a beautifully animated, 98-second video that follows the story of an author who runs into frustrating roadblocks in his efforts to publish his book before ultimately finding self publishing success. While the character of John in the video is fictional, the story illustrated in the video is based on actual feedback from authors who’ve had bad experiences elsewhere. You can view the video on YouTube:

Spreadsheets to Galleys: How to Budget Your Self-published Book

Self publishing a quality book is an investment. There are certain services that can greatly improve your success, such as copy editing and customer cover design. This is a great article that helps you figure out a budget for your book.

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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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