Self-Publishing Week in Review: 03/31/15

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-Published Graphic Novel Earns Praise of Industry Elite

This article tells how Christine Mari Inzer got acclaimed comics artists Jeff Smith, Lucy Knisley, and Hope Larson to blurb her self-published book. It is an interesting read for self-publishing graphic novel authors.

DIY: Twitter Ads for Indie Authors

Twitter’s easy-to-use advertising platform can be a useful resource for self-published authors who want to spread the word about their books.This article discusses how to create an ad, how to narrow your audience and more. It is a must read for self-publishing authors interested in using Twitter to market their books.

“Self-Publishing is No Longer a Dirty Word”: Sarah Taylor’s Indie Book Fair Keynote Address

Sarah Taylor, marketing manager of Matador Books, the self-publishing imprint of Troubadour Publishing in the UK, delivered the keynote address at the Indie Book Fair entitled: “Broadening horizons: The expanding opportunities and freedom of self-publishing”.Taylor explained how the self-publishing industry has been revolutionised in recent years, starting from a fledgling attempt at badly edited ebooks to becoming a booming, vibrant business. “Self-publishing is no longer a dirty word,” she said. Be sure to check out the full article to learn more.

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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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