Self-Publishing Week in Review: 11/02/14

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.

3 Things I Learned About Self-Publishing

In this article, author Anthony Otero discusses his self-publishing journey and his advice to other authors. His words of wisdom cover  support, accepting help, and not taking things personally. This is a fascinating read for authors considering self-publishing.

DIY: Art and Illustrations

This informative article discusses DIY art and illustrations as well as working with professionals. It is a must read for all self-publishing authors.

Self-Publishing Book Expo Evolves with the Industry

The expo boasts new exhibitors and an expanded program to help self-publishing authors. This year’s show, held Saturday, November 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City, features an expansive program of education panels, events, and exhibitors. Be sure to check out the full article to learn about this year’s show.

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The Self-Publishing Book Expo is Happening Today

Today, the third annual Self-Publishing Book Expo is taking place at the Sheraton New York Hotel in New York City. The event is perfect for published and aspiring authors. Attendees will gain access to important information about self-publishing and book marketing. Industry professionals will offer a variety of workshops and seminars. Here are some of the most popular events that will be taking place at the expo.

Pitch Your Book to Real Editors and Agents at What’s Your Story?

Get Instant Feedback on Your Manuscript During a One-on-One Manuscript Evaluation Session

Enter to Win Free Book Marketing Services

If you attend the Self-Publishing Book Expo, we would love to hear about your experience, so be sure to leave us some comments.


Wendy Stetina is a sales and marketing professional with over 30 years experience in the printing and publishing industry. Wendy works as the Director of Author Services for Outskirts Press. The Author Services Department is composed of knowledgeable customer service reps and publishing consultants; and together, they all focus on educating authors on the self-publishing process in order to help them publish the book of their dreams. Whether you are a professional looking to take your career to the next level with platform-driven non-fiction, or a novelist seeking fame, fortune, and/or personal fulfillment, Wendy Stetina can put you on the right path.

Kindle versus iPad. Or, not really at all…

At the recent Self-publishing Book Expo in New York City, Amazon’s Jason Kuykendall admitted to owning both a Kindle and an iPad.

(Don’t tell Jeff Bezos!) He already knows, and should because this is a good thing for Amazon, and for self-publishing authors. As Jason pointed out, the Kindle is more than a device among the various available – it is a distribution channel. As a reader, you may have a preference, or as can be the case with Apple an open prejudice. We’ll let Bezos and Jobs worry about those manufacturing and marketing details.

As an author, these devices are much more than readers, they are distribution channels from the Espresso Book Machine all the way up to Ingram. Instead of being readers, the Kindle and iPad are for authors important distribution channels.

Be sure to check with your publisher about options distributing through as many as possible.

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