Self-Publishing Week in Review: 9/24/13

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 A Legal Casebook: An Ebook Success Story

This author shares his experience as a co-author of a self-published ebook, and he discusses the pros and cons of self-publishing. He makes a great point by explaining how convenient ebooks are for readers.

Four Self-Published Books Among Top Paid Books at Apple

Four self-published books landed among all the top paid books in the Apple’s iBookstore. The titles include Unbroken by Melody Grace at No. 6, Seduced, by Melody Anne at No. 8, The Road To Forgiveness by Justine Elvira at No. 16, and Submit by Melody Anne at No. 20.

Jeff Smith on Comic Books & Self Publishing

In 1991, artist Jeff Smith founded Cartoon Books to self-publish his comic book work. Anyone interested in self-publishing comic books should check out this article.

How a Self Published YA Author Found His Ideal Illustrator

Author Hillel Cooperman decided to serialize a beta-version of his self-published young adult book on Facebook this month. He will reveal new chapters and new illustrations every day. In this article, he provides advice on finding an illustrator and talks about his Facebook experiment.

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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.

BookExpo America 2012 – Recap

BookExpo America (BEA) 2012 took place June 5-7 at the Javits Center in New York City. BEA is the largest annual book trade fair in the United States. The event features major publishers from the US and abroad. Attendees are typically authors, librarians, and book purchasers. This year’s event featured several new events, including Digital Networking Cocktail Hours, streaming of favorite BEA events, and a refreshed BEA Education Program. A few highlights from the event this year included the following:

If you missed BEA 2012 (or just really loved the event), you can stream live events by clicking this link or visiting http://www.bookexpoamerica.com/. Next year’s event will be held June 4-6, 2013 at the Javitz Center in NYC. For more information, please visit http://www.bookexpoamerica.com/.

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.