Self-Publishing Week in Review: 9/10/13

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.

Kerry Wilkinson: ‘It’s not true that self-publishers can only be successful if they sell for under a pound’

Kerry Wilkinson has self-published six books in a crime series. Although he recently signed a 14-book deal, he says he would “definitely” self-publish again. In this article, he talks about his self-publishing experience and his future publishing plans.

The Rise of ‘Hybrid Authors’ Who Have Self-Published and Had Publishers

This article talks about the impact of self-publishing on the publishing industry as well as authors. The writer suggests that the changes have created an author who is “savvier about her prospects in the publishing industry; one who works hard to understand the economics of publishing and make smart decisions; one who knows how to take the job of being an author seriously and market her books.”

How to Set the Right Price for Your Self-Published Book

Choosing the price for your book is an important decision when self-publishing. This article discusses the average price for self-published books, whether you should price your book high or low, the “freemium” strategy, and price pulsing.

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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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