Self-Publishing Week in Review: 10/21/14

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.

With “Let’s Get Digital” You Can Finally Say Yes to Successful Self-Publishing

This article discusses important things to consider when considering self-publishing and provides information about a new book by David Gaughran, a successful self-published author, that offers advice and resources for writers who are ready to publish, but are unfamiliar with the indie self-publishing process.

Appeal of Writing Memoirs Grows, as Do Publishing Options

This NY Times article discusses “the age of memoirs” and how self-publishing is making it easier and more accessible. This is an interesting read for anyone considering writing a memoir.

Canada’s Self-Publishing Awards shortlists announced

Finalists for the first self-publishing awards in Canada, the Blurb Inc. Creation of Stories: Canada’s Self-Publishing Awards, have been revealed. I always encourage writers to study successful self-published authors. Lists such as this are a great resource to learn what makes a great self-published book.

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