Self-Publishing Week in Review: 8/06/13

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.

Six Self-Publishing Surprises

This writer shares six noteworthy self-published books with the goal of dispelling the myth that finding great self-published work is difficult to impossible. The review includes books in a variety of genres, including poetry, art, YA, and flash fiction. Interestingly, the writer discovered many of the featured authors on Twitter. It shows that social media truly is a powerful way to market your self-published book and to connect with others in the industry.

How Print-On-Demand Is Transforming Self-Publishing

This article talks about print-on-demand and the many benefits it offers as well as the impact it has on the publishing industry. The key points include more books and author control.

Bella Andre, Romance Author, Talks Self Publishing And Writing (VIDEO)

In this video, a self-publishing author shares parts of her new book, and she shares her self-publishing success story. One of the highlights is her comment that she now makes more per month than she did from an entire traditional publishing advance.

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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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