Self Publishing Week in Review: 6/18/13

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 gains bigger share of book market

Bowker Research just reported that self-published books now represent 12% of all  e-book sales and as much as 20% of specific genres like romance and fantasy. Also, there are now some 235,000 self-published titles in print, an increase of nearly  300% since 2006.

The Future Of Self-Publishing

Most articles about the future of self publishing talk about the growing number of authors who will choose this route, but this interesting article talks about the advancements in self publishing that authors can one day expect.

Hugh Howey on why he favors self-publishing

Best selling, self published author Hugh Howey talks about why he favors self publishing and his belief that it is the future and is great for writers.

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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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