Self-Publishing Week in Review: 7/23/13

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-Published Book Success Stories

This Wall Street Journal article shares how authors used free tools to get their books noticed. My favorite quote from the article is this: “The author or the topic or the brand drives the sale. When you go to the bookstore, you want Stephen King or a book on How To Knit. It doesn’t matter who published it.” This is so true. Who published it rarely influences my decision to read or purchase a book.

$1M in Sales! Self-Publishing Success Stories

Wall Street Journal’s Heidi Mitchell and author Theresa Ragan join Digits to discuss the successes of self-publishing and free online tools available to authors in this video. Heidi Mitchell wrote the first Wall Street Journal I mentioned today, so it is interesting to hear the journalist as well as one of the successful self-publishing authors talk about their stories.

Case Study: How a Self-Published Author and Blogger Negotiated a Six-Figure Traditional Book Deal

This week the news is full of self-publishing success stories. This article talks about how self-publishing author  Torre DeRoche negotiated a six-figure traditional book deal.

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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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