Self-Publishing Week in Review: 03/10/15

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.

 Self-publishing lets women break book industry’s glass ceiling, survey finds 

While men still dominate the traditional books world, among DIY writers, women are publishing and selling more. The proportion of self-published bestsellers written by women is almost twice as large as in traditional publishing. Be sure to check out the full article for more fascinating statistics.

Why Jamie McGuire Returned to Self Publishing

Author Jamie McGuire first hit the New York Times bestseller lists as a self-published author with her breakout, new adult romance novel, Beautiful Disaster. Traditional publishers came knocking with a two-book deal she couldn’t refuse. This Huffington Post interview shares why she returned to self-publishing when she wrote her next books.

In Defense of Self-Publishing

In this PBS article, cookbook author Marcy Goldman responds to op-ed pieces that suggest self-publishing is the inferior publishing option. Based on personal experience and industry insight, Goldman shares why she thinks self-publishing is a suitable option for many 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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