Self-Publishing Week in Review: 4/22/14

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.

Research and Markets: The Rise and Impact of Self-Publishing 2013-2014

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “The Rise and Impact of Self-Publishing 2013-2014” report to their offering. The Rise and Impact of Self-Publishing details the journey self-publishing has taken over the last few years and shows compelling data on who is actually buying self-published books and in what format. This is a must read for self-publishing authors.

5 Tips for Self Publishers from ‘Party Girl’ Author Erin Shaw

In this article, self-published author Erin Shaw offers five tips for self-publishing authors. Here advice includes there’s no shame in self-publishing, a good editor will break your heart a little, and more. This is a must read for self-publishing authors.

Forget agents and big-time publishers, today’s savvy writers are authors of their own destinies 

This article discusses three writers who used self-publishing to create their own destinies. The authors include “the godfather of self-publishing” Hugh Howey, up and coming author S.K Falls, and hybrid author Chuck Wendig. This is an interesting read for all writers.

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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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