Self-Publishing Week in Review: 6/17/14

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.

The Guardian’s first self-published book prize winner

The Guardian, a major newspaper, is now showcasing self-published authors. The publication has announced the first winner of its new monthly self-published book contest: Dinosaurs and Prime Numbers. It is important for authors to study other successful self-published books to help improve their own success.

Self-publishing boom lifts sales by 79% in a year

Self-published books’ share of the UK market grew by 79% in 2013, with 18m self-published books bought by UK readers last year, according to new statistics. This article details the findings in the study that shows self-publishing is still booming. This is a must read for self-publishing authors.

Writers Who Rocked Self-Publishing

This Publisher’s Weekly article features three successful self-published authors and shares their secrets to success. This is a must read for all 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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