Self-Publishing Week in Review: 8/19/14

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.

Writer’s Digest Inks Deal With BookBaby on New Self-Publishing Imprint

Writer’s Digest recently announced that the Company has entered a partnership with BookBaby to launch a new self-publishing division named Blue Ash Publishing. This new venture is grounded in what Writer’s Digest does best: educating writers. As more companies such as Writer’s Digest join the self-publishing industry, authors will reap countless benefits and the industry will continue to grow and flourish.

Yacht Captain Turned Bestselling Self-Published Author Tells All

This interview with NY Times bestselling self-published author Hugh Howey shares his writing journey and advice. He discusses his views on traditional publishing, his secrets to success, the film based on his book, and more.

Kindle Direct Publishing Unveils Pre-Orders for eBooks

Amazon has finally rolled out their pre-order program for all authors who distribute through the Kindle Direct Publishing. Self-published authors will be able to start selling their title before its officially ready, giving them the ability to hype the book in advance and start capturing sales. All self-publishing authors should check out this opportunity.

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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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