Self-Publishing Week in Review: 9/09/14

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.

Amazon launches self-publishing program for kids books

In its latest move to generate more original content, Amazon launched KDP Kids, a set of tools to allow authors to publish illustrated and chapter books for children. Amazon’s KDP Kids is modeled after its self-publishing program.

Self-publishing changes book world, library collections

The Springfield-Greene County Libraries now own over 300 self-published titles, and the number is increasing rapidly. In the past year, they added almost three times as many self-published titles as the previous year. Many of the self-published books in their collection have been added based on customers’ suggestions after learning about the titles through social media, blogs and authors’ websites.

Indie Author Interview: Judith Kohnen

Judith Kohnen is a novelist, poet, healer and an intuitive counselor. In this interview, she discusses all aspects of the writing process including her writing routine and her self-promotion methods. This is an interesting read for all writers.

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