Self-Publishing Week in Review: 9/16/14

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.

A dream deferred no more: Teen secretly publishes his mother’s book

Mary Petrie put her publishing dreams on hold to raise a family. This year, her college-bound son gave her a graduation gift: he secretly self-published her book. This is an inspiring story for all writers.

My Self-Publishing Journey: Battle of the Blurb

This self-published author shares how she asked seasoned authors to review her book and write a blurb. This is a great marketing tool and an easy way to build credibility. All writers should read this post.

 A Genocide Survivor’s Story: Seng Ty’s Long Road

A survivor of the Khmer Rouge genocides writes his memoir, from the killing fields to his new home in America, with a stop along the way on ’60 Minutes.’ This success story is an inspiring read.

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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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