for Self Published Authors

Publish-L is an active online publishing email discussion taking place now at It caters to published and self-publishing authors.

The purpose of Publish-L is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information about publishing and marketing books and related materials.

The good news is, as a self-published author and reader of this blog, you have some very valuable stuff to share with the people on that list. You might even say you are a marketing expert. The other folks on that list will be drawn to you because of the advice and tactics you can share. Social Media is great, free publicity.

Just be sure to sign every email you write and discussion you post with information about your book, including a link to your webpage. After all, helping others is fun, but so is selling some books.

See you there.

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Radio Market Tip for the Self-Published Author

Lately I’ve been discussing radio interviews for the self-published author. I hope you’ve found these tips helpful. On-air interviews are one of the staples of a good self-published book publicity campaign. Here’s one more tip to help you get started.

It probably comes as no surprise to you that New York is the largest radio market in the United States. But who is number 2? Or number 22? By understanding market size, you can better prioritize your on-air marketing efforts.

The link below will take you to lists of US Radio market size organized by size and also organized alphabetically by market name.

Good luck and have fun!

Kelly Schuknecht

101 Surefire Ways to Market Your (Self-Published) Book

We recently posted a book review for The Daughter-in-Law Rules by Sally Shields.

On her website, this author lists 101 Surefire Ways to Market Your Book, Product or Service! which gives some really great ideas for promoting a self published book.  Check it out!

Don’t forget, every Saturday we post a weekly book review of a self-published book (submitted by the author). To submit your review, please send it to with a .jpg image of your cover. Self Publishing Advice will post your review and cover image on our blog.

Good luck and have fun!
Kelly Schuknecht

Promoting Your Self-Published Book to Libraries

In the course of promoting and marketing your self-published book, have you pursued libraries yet?

Libraries are a great place to conduct readings and a great way to get involved with your community. The contacts you make at your local library may be able to help you bridge that larger gap to national exposure.

Here is a website that lists all the public libraries by state. I hope you find it helpful.

Good luck and have fun!
Kelly Schuknecht