Self-Publishing Week in Review: 2/18/14

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.

Is Self-Publishing a Better Road to Wealth for Writers?

This BusinessWeek article discusses Hugh Howey”s analysis of data that shows self-publishing authors make more money than authors with traditional deal.  This is an interesting article for all authors to read.

This chart ought to make the publishing industry very nervous

This chart illustrates some of the data recently analyzed by Hugh Howey. It shows daily unit sales of ebooks by publisher type.

10 Questions With Indie Author Hugh Howey

In this Huffington Post article, the author interviews successful self-published author Hugh Howey. He talks about his self-publishing experience, his writing process, marketing strategy, and more.

Swoon Reads: The Next Romance Bestseller, Selected By You

Swoon Reads, a new young adult romance publisher, has started crowdsourcing, promising a contract to the writer whose book wins the hearts of a community of online readers. On Valentine’s Day, Swoon Reads announced the winner of that contract: Sandra Hall a teen librarian in Morristown, N.J., who wrote A Little Something Different, about two college students falling in love. This is a must read article for romance 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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