Self-Publishing Week in Review: 4/21/15

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.

Amazon Pays $450,000 A Year To This Self-Published Writer

This Forbes article shares the success story of self-published author Mark Dawson. He shares his publishing story and promotion tactics. The key to his success — he treats publishing like a business.

London Book Fair 2015: Self-Publishing Smashes Through

This Publisher’s Weekly interview with Smashwords founder Mark Coker discusses the state of self-publishing in 2015 and what the future holds. This is an interesting read for all writers.

Hybrid Publishing: Getting a Handle on the New Middle Ground

The hybrid author is someone who has book deals with traditional presses, but also self-publishes, or publishes in some other nontraditional way. This Huffington Post article looks at various publishing models.

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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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