Self-Publishing Week in Review: 12/30/14

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.

The Self-Published Stars of 2014

This list showcases all the fiction and non-fiction self-published books that received starred reviews in 2014. I always recommend writers check out successful books to learn more about the industry and to improve and inspire their own writing. Consider adding these books to your 2015 must read list.

6 Tips for Writing Fiction Based on True Events

This Writer’s Digest article shares six tips for writing fiction based on true events. One of the best tips is “Get Permission.” Every fiction writer should read this article.

How to fund self-publishing your book? How much do you need to self-publish your book?

This article talks about crowdfunding as a way to finance your self-publishing project and also offers tips on calculating a reasonable goal. This is an interesting read for writers looking for a way to fund their self-publishing project.

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