Self-Publishing Week in Review: 11/19/13

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.

Self-publishing can be fun, and (for some) even profitable

This article discusses self publishing trends as well as the options available to those considering self-publishing. The author also covers important topics such as finding an audience and selling your book.
In this interview, Pastor James E. Parker talks about how self-publishing is changing the art world for the better. He shares his own self-publishing experience as well as his opinions on the publishing industry. It is an interesting read for anyone considering self-publishing.
The self-publishing industry is continuing to grow. According to Bowker, the market is up 59% compared to last year.
The Self-Publishing Book Expo marked its fifth anniversary Saturday at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City . The event featured panels, workshops, and addresses, as well as a host of exhibitors.

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Self-publishing Author Conferences

News of the first Self-Publishing Book Expo to be held in November of 2009 broke early this week, further supporting the growing advantages of self-publishing.

If you are a self-publishing author and unable to make it to New York in the fall, there is more good news. A Self-publishers online conference will be held in May this year, with the motto – “coming to a computer near you.”

Outstanding agendas and high power speakers are scheduled for both, including names like Dan Poynter and Sandra Beckwith.

Check out these websites for more details:

Perhaps we’ll see you there!

– Karl Schroeder