Self-Publishing Week in Review: 1/21/14

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.

Our Exclusionary Attitudes Toward Self-Publishing Must Change

This article comments on the controversy comments author John Green made about self-publishing during a speech to the Association of American Booksellers. This piece provides an honest look at both traditional and self-publishing and shares why self-publishing is a great option for some writers.

Authors who Publish with Outskirts Press in January Can Receive a Free Custom Cover

A book’s cover influences whether or not a reader decides to buy and read a book, so it is important for self-publishing authors to have a great cover. This month, Outskirts Press is offering a free custom cover to authors who self-publish in January.

How I Do It: Melissa Foster Shares Her Top Tips for Self-Publishing Success

In this article, author Melissa Foster shares her secrets to self-publishing success. She also talks about her creative process and her upcoming plans. This is an interesting read for all writers.

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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