Self-Publishing Week in Review: 10/08/13

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.

Are Self-published Authors Really Authors or Even Published?

Dr. Jim Taylor, who has self-published 4 of his 14 books, addresses the questions, “Are self-published authors really authors?” He discusses why he self-published his four books, gives examples of famous self-published authors, and talks about how self-publishing provides opportunities to great writers.

Christian Self-Publishing Advances with New Collaboration

A new partnership involving four established companies in Christian publishing will offer authors a variety of services, ranging from editing to distribution. The new company, 1Source, is a collaborative effort including Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild, Believers Press, Bethany Press, and Anchor Distributors. It has already signed novelists Brandilyn Collins and Bill Myers.

Melody Grace Has Two Self-Published Books Among Top Paid iBooks

Only two self-published books landed among all the top paid books in the in Apple’s iBookstore this week–both written by Melody Grace. The list included Grace’s Unbroken at No. 12 and  Unafraid at No. 20.  Self-publishing authors should review the books on the list, and other top lists, to stay current on what is happening in the industry.

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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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