Self-Publishing Week in Review: 12/10/13

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.

Companies book profits from self-publishing

This USATODAY report talks about a social worker who self-published her books, sold hundreds of thousands of copies, and made millions. It also discusses the success of other self-published authors and self-publishing statistics.

Guess Which Amazon Top 100 List Self-Published Women Dominate?

At a recent trade conference, divulged that roughly 25 percent of its U.S. Kindle Top 100 list for 2012 was composed of self-published and “indie” authors. According to stats from this year’s current list, those numbers don’t seem to be budging. This is good news for self-published authors and independent publishing houses across the United States, but the big winner in this news seems to be women authors. This article is a must read for self-publishing authors.

The Self-Publishing Debate: A Social Scientist Separates Fact from Fiction (Part 1 of 3)

The author of this article begins by saying, “If you had asked me a year ago, I would have told you that self-publishing was the road to nowhere.” She goes on to share her research on self-publishing and how her perception of self-publishing has changed. This is a fascinating read for self-published authors.

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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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