Self-Publishing Week in Review: 6/24/14

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.

Self-publishing industry empowers local authors, service providers

This article shares self-publishing statistics and tips for marketing your book. It is an interesting read for all writers.

Self-Publishing Offers Hope for Diverse Authors Shut Out by Traditional Publishers

This article points out the lack of diversity in the publishing industry and how self-publishing can help close the gap. Self-publishing gives readers access to stories, characters, and settings outside the “mainstream.”

DIY: Book Jacket and Cover Design

This article shares why it may be a good investment to hire a professional to design your book cover. It shares how to choose a designer and how to maximize the design. This is a great read for anyone deciding whether to design their own cover or hire a professional.

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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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