Self-Publishing Week in Review: 11/11/14

reading succesAs 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.

The Fifty Shades effect: women dominate self-publishing

The success of EL James and her Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy did much to overturn the stereotype of a self-published author. Now academic research further challenges the image of eccentric hobbyists scribbling away in their sheds by revealing that it is middle-aged and well-educated women who dominate the growing e-publishing market. This article is an interesting read for all female writers.

 Amazon’s Impact on Publishing? It’s Complicated 

This article explores the question “Will Amazon Lead Us To the Golden Age of Books?” This is an intriguing read for all writers.

BookLife’s Best Books of 2014

This list of top self-published books is an excellent resource for authors wanting to learn more about the industry and craft by studying other writers. I recommend reading successful books by self-published authors as a way to see what works, what doesn’t work, and to improve your own writing and marketing approach.

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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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