Self-Publishing Week in Review: 8/27/13

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.

Romance author finds success in self-publishing

Successful self-publishing author Donna Fasano ranked on the USA Today Best Seller’s List. Since becoming a self-published author, she has sold nearly 500,000 books, won the Best Romance Award in the Books And Pals Readers Choice Awards, and is currently a finalist in the eFestival of Words Awards.

Self-Publishing: Here to Say?

This article discusses the history of self-publishing and why it is here to stay. I love that the article begins by talking about Virginia Woolf setting up a small printing press in the front room of her home in 1917. It shows that self-publishing isn’t a new concept; it is just finally getting the respect and attention it deserves.

Outskirts Press Reveals Top 10 Marketing Tactics for July 2013

Outskirts Press recently announced its top 10 marketing tactics for July 2013. This list included numerous Amazon and Barnes and  Noble options as well as customer press releases, personal marketing assistants, and virtual book tours.

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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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