Top Self-Publishing Companies of 2013

Choosing the right self-publishing company is an important part of the self-publishing process. There are many self-publishing companies available, and they all offer different types of packages and services. When choosing a self-publishing company, it is important for authors to do their research to help them decide which company is best for them.

One of the best ways to learn about self-publishing companies is consumer reviews. Unlike the materials available on company websites, consumer reviews aren’t trying to sell you a certain product; they are honest reviews by people who have used the services. They can tell you the good and the bad about the company. One great place to find reviews is TopConsumerReviews.com.

TopConsumerReviews.com recently announced the top self-publishing companies of 2013. The list includes Llumina Press, Trafford Publishing, iUniverse, Books Just Books, Virtual Bookworm, and Outskirts Press. Out of the companies reviews, Outskirts Press was ranked number one and received five stars.

To read the full reviews, visit http://www.topconsumerreviews.com/self-publishing/.

ABOUT KELLY SCHUKNECHT: Kelly Schuknecht is the 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: 10/15/13

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 boom sees 59% increase in DIY titles

A Bowker report shows a 59% increase in self-published titles. More than 391,000 self-published books with an ISBN were produced. Romance and literary fiction were among the top genres, and these authors helped drive the self-publishing growth. The article also shares information about who is buying self-published books and other trends. Anyone who is considering self-publishing a book should read this article.

WH Smith shuts down its website over hardcore pornographic ebooks

While self-publishing is a great opportunity for many authors, some people take advantage of the process and use it for disturbing purposes. Book sellers were recently exposed to pornographic ebooks depicting horrific topics such as rape and child abuse. After being alerted to the availability of these books, WH Smith shut down its website until the titles were removed. They do not promote such titles, and they have set up procedures to prevent a similar incident from happening again.

Self Publishing Company Earns Top 5-Star Rating from TopConsumerReviews.com

TopConsumerReviews.com recently rated the top self-publishing companies and awarded Outskirts Press with the highest 5-Star rating. The reviews help self-publishing authors decide which company is best for them. If you are considering self-publishing, this is a must read.

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ABOUT KELLY SCHUKNECHT: Kelly Schuknecht is the 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.