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  • DIY: How to Plan a Virtual Book Tour

    Today, smart indie authors can maximize their publicity with a well-planned virtual tour of the blogosphere.

  • Sex Education That Sells: S.L. Jennings's Indie Success

    Jennings's advice to other indie authors is to hone their craft and to resist being hasty and publishing before the book is ready.

  • Self-Publish Like a Pro: Setting Goals for Your Book and Career

    The goals that an indie author has for her book and career should play a strategic role in the selection of the publishing platform, the book’s price, and the book’s marketing campaign.

  • BEA 2014: Revamped UpublishU Debuts

    Amid the excitement of BookCon, self-publishing took center stage at the Javits Center in New York City on Saturday, as uPublishU offered up a day packed with programming targeted to indie authors.

  • The Autobiography of Feeling: PW Talks with Elisabeth Russell Taylor

    The esteemed British author returns after 10 years with 'Belated,' a self-published collection of stories.

  • Are Book Giveaways Still Worth It for Indie Authors?

    Can indie authors still make money by giving away books? Are the rumors true, that freebies no longer help boost sales? We decided to ask some of the brightest stars in the self-publishing firmament for their take.

  • My Self-Publishing Journey: Revision Gut Check

    It’s easy to feel like you’re on a merry-go-round or even the roller coaster of doom while dealing with editorial notes.

  • Smashwords Self-Published Bestseller List, April 2014

    Tammy Falkner's romance, 'Smart, Sexy and Secretive,' takes the top spot on this month's list of the bestselling titles published on the Smashwords platform.

  • PW Select May 2014: The Reviews

    This month's installment of PW Select self-published print and e-books.

  • PW Select May 2014: New Titles from Self-Publishers

    Booksellers, publishers, and agents are encouraged to take a look at the following listings of self-published books; some are from authors waiting to be discovered, others are from those with track records and followings who are doing it on their own.

  • Writers Who Rocked Self-Publishing

    PW Select checks in with three writers who saw significant success with their self-published books, to see what they’re up to today.

  • uPubU Program Guide

    uPublishU at BEA is offering more than 40 speakers, dozens of exhibitors, two plenary sessions, and a new three-track structure.

  • Choose Your Own Publishing Adventure

    The self-publishing industry has enjoyed explosive growth over the past few years.

  • PW Launches BookLife; Integrates Self-Published Reviews

    PW will introduce BookLife, a new website for self-publishers, at this year’s BookExpo America. Simultaneously, we are integrating reviews of self-published books into our regular review coverage.

  • From Activist to Author

    After a successful crowdfunding campaign and a sold-out first printing, followed by an offer from a traditional publisher, 'A Is for Activist' is enjoying the kind of success indie authors dream about.

  • DIY: How to Pitch Book Bloggers

    There are hundreds of bloggers, and most are open to suggestions. The question is: How can you get your book into the hands of a book blogger whose review will amplify awareness and sales?

  • The Ranch Girl Recovers: PW Talks with Tamara Linse

    Linse's collection of stories debuted to rave reviews—15 years after she started writing it. And in July, Linse will self-publish the novel 'Deep Down Things.'

  • Blurb Acquires MagCloud

    Blurb, the fast-growing POD self-publishing platform, has acquired MagCloud, a web-based print and digital publishing platform, from HP.

  • Smashwords Self-Published Bestseller List, March 2014

    Kristy Moseley's romance "Enjoying the Chase" grabbed the #1 spot on our list of the best-selling titles published on the Smashwords platform.

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