Self-Publishing Week in Review: 12/02/14

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.

Defying the Traditional Model: Crowdfunding in Sci-Fi and fantasy

While the publishing industry has seen a number of changes over the past few years, the impact of crowdfunding on the sci-fi and fantasy genres is potentially game-changing. This is an interesting read for all writers in these genres.

Sidestepping the Slush Pile: PW Talks with Tricia Donovan

In this interview, indie author Tricia Donovan talks about how she leveraged Kickstarter, a book trailer, and a little help from her friends to bring her novel to market. This is a fascinating read for all authors.

Five Digital Publishing Questions for Jane Friedman

This post is part of the “Digital Publishing Questions” blog series featuring Scratch Magazine publisher Jane Friedman. The series is intended to help lay the groundwork for conversations that will take place at the Digital Book World Conference + Expo, kicking off on January 13, 2015.

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