Self-Publishing Week in Review: 01/13/15

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.

Social Media Marketing: Simple Tips That Some Self-Published Authors Tend to Forget

Social media is an excellent marketing tool for self-published authors. It’s free, effective, and fairly easy to use. This excellent article offers simple tips to help authors harness the power of social media.

2015 Book Publishing Industry Predictions: Slow Growth Presents Challenges and Opportunities for Authors

This Huffington Post article by Smashwords founder Mark Coker explains the current trends and news in the publishing industry and offers insight into 2015 industry predictions. The article is well-informed and thought-provoking. It is a must read.

INFOGRAPHIC: Should you self-publish or go traditional?

In today’s publishing world, writers have lots of options. You can publish at a Big 5 press, publish with a small press, publish with a micropress, or self-publish both digitally and in print. This handy infographic breaks down whether self-publishing or traditional publishing is the right choice for you.

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ABOUT KELLY SCHUKNECHT: Kelly Schuknecht is the Executive Vice President of Outskirts Press. In addition to her contributions to the Outskirts Press blog at blog.outskirtspress.com, Kelly and a group of talented marketing experts offer book marketing services, support, and products to not only published Outskirts Press authors, but to all authors and professionals who are interested in marketing their books and/or careers. Learn more about Kelly on her blog at http://kellyschuknecht.com.

Self-Publishing Week in Review: 01/06/15

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.

 How Self-Publishing Services Blossomed in 2014

This article talks about how hybrid authors have become the new norm and how many authors are rejecting traditional publishing all together. It also shares insight on what to expect from self-publishing in 2015 and recaps some of the highlights of 2014.

Amazon Offers All-You-Can-Eat Books. Authors Turn Up Noses.

This New York Times author discusses why authors are angry about Amazon’s new subscription service and how all-you-can-eat type services are devaluing artists. This is a fascinating read for all writers  and readers.

H.M. Ward’s Publishing Predictions For 2015

Successful self-published author H.M. Ward shares predictions for 2015 in this Media Bistro article. Topics discussed include branding, technology, and interactivity. This is an interesting read for all writers.

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ABOUT KELLY SCHUKNECHT: Kelly Schuknecht is the Executive Vice President of Outskirts Press. In addition to her contributions to the Outskirts Press blog at blog.outskirtspress.com, Kelly and a group of talented marketing experts offer book marketing services, support, and products to not only published Outskirts Press authors, but to all authors and professionals who are interested in marketing their books and/or careers. Learn more about Kelly on her blog at http://kellyschuknecht.com.