Self-Publishing Week in Review: 10/28/14

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.

If You Self-Publish Your Book, Can You Sell It to a Big Publisher Down the Road — And Would You Even Want To?

In this article, Allison Carmen, an author who has published with both a self-publishing company and a traditional publisher, shares her story in hopes of helping you decide the best way to publish your book. This is an interesting read for all writers.

THE TWIBLE Wins in Writer’s Digest’s Self-Published Book Awards Nonfiction Category

The Twible: All the Chapters of the Bible in 140 Characters or Less . . . Now with 68% More Humor! by religion scholar Jana Riess has won First Place in the Nonfiction category in the Writer’s Digest 2014 Self-Published Book Awards. The honor includes a $1,000 cash award, a one-year membership in the Small Publishers Association of North America, and a one-year membership to Book Central Station. I always recommend writers study successful self-published authors as a way to learn about the industry and improve their craft.

The great Amazon debate: A leading Amazon critic and a self-publishing rock star try to find common ground

In this article, two writers each make their case for their view on the Amazon debate. This is an interesting read for all writers.

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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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