Self-Publishing Week in Review: 2/11/14

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.

What Your Friends Can’t Tell You About Your Self-Published Book

This is a great article for anyone considering self-publishing. The author provides honest advice with a sense of humor. She compares self-publishing to American Idol and offers suggestions on how to be a successful self-published author.

British University Launches MA Program for Self-Publishing

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has introduced a new MA program in self-publishing, the first of its kind in the U.K. The degree is designed to guide students through writing, editing, publishing and marketing their own books. The fact that a university is offering a degree in self-publishing shows the impact of this option on the publishing industry and that self-publishing authors are getting the respect they deserve.

Local Authors Follow Self-Publishing Trend

This article talks about the growing interest in self-publishing and how some libraries are responding.

From Comics to Prose: Jerry Craft on Self-Publishing

Jerry Craft, an award-winning cartoonist, creator of the weekly syndicated comic strip Mama’s Boyz, and children’s book illustrator, was a self-publisher before it became cool. Last month, Craft self-published his first work of prose, The Offenders: Saving the World While Serving Detention, an illustrated middle grade novel co-written with his two sons, Jaylen and Aren, and focused on bullying. This is an interesting read for anyone considering self-publishing a comic or children’s book.

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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

One thought on “Self-Publishing Week in Review: 2/11/14

  1. The only thing that scares me about self-publishing is that it’s solely up to me to market my book, and that’s not my forte.

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