Self-Publishing Week in Review: 8/12/14

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.

Indie Authors Talk Editors

In this article, eight successful indie authors share their editing experiences and offer some tips and advice on the editing process. This is a must read for all self-publishing authors.

Everyone Needs an Editor

This article shares why a great story, professional book cover, awesome marketing plan, and stellar website are all a waste of time if you haven’t hired a professional editor to review your book. This is a must read for all authors.

Simon & Schuster Acquires Self-Published YA Novel

Aladdin Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, has acquired the book rights to Strays by Virginia Castleman, a self-published YA novel about two orphans. This self-publishing success story will inspire all independent authors, especially YA writers.

Self-Publish or Perish: Why I Made the Leap from Traditional Publishing to Indie

This NY Times Bestselling author shares why she decided to take the leap from traditional publishing to indie publishing. This is a fascinating read for all authors.

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ABOUT KELLY SCHUKNECHT: Kelly Schuknecht is the Executive 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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