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  • 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.

  • My Self-Publishing Journey: Putting Together My A-Team

    While you don’t have to hire editors or use beta readers before you self-publish, a book without all that hard work feels, to me, a bit like a novel without a cover -- incomplete and still in development.

  • Finding Your Niche: On Genre Fiction and Indie Authors

    It's a new day for authors, and no matter what your genre, or your subject matter, you can find your readers, connect with them, listen to them, learn from them, and enjoy sales you probably never dreamed were possible.

  • Proving Them Wrong: PW Talks to Tracy E. Banghart

    Banghart's sci-fi adventure "Shattered Veil" received a starred review from PW Select, with our reviewer calling it "a gripping page-turner." We caught up with the indie author to chat about self-publishing and gender roles.

  • Blurb Debuts Amazon Distribution

    The self-publishing platform is expanding its services, adding broader distribution through Amazon.com, a new set of free online design tools, and offset printing.

  • New Titles from Self-Publishers: April 2014

    Booksellers, publishers, and agents are encouraged to take a look at the following listings of self-published books from authors either waiting to be discovered or with a track record and a following who are doing it on their own.

  • Scratch That Itch: Indie Authors Deliver Erotica

    Erotica readers aren’t shy in their tastes, and indie authors are more than willing to provide the product.

  • Second Life in Self-Publishing

    For romance writers, getting dropped midseries is no longer the end of the world -- thanks to self-publishing.

  • PW Select Reviews: April 2014

    The latest reviews of self-published titles from PW Select.

  • DIY: Crowdfunding 101

    Without an advance or the support of a publisher, securing funding to publish and publicize a book can be an uphill battle. Because of this, many enterprising indie authors have turned to crowdfunding platforms -- which pair artists and projects with donors -- to support their publishing efforts.

  • Indie Success Story: Jen McLaughlin's Shot to the Heart

    McLaughlin's first self-published romance novel, "Out of Line," went on to sell over 150,000 copies and hit number nine on The New York Times e-book bestseller list. It’s the kind of success that indie authors dream about -- but it didn’t happen without a lot of hard work.

  • In the Trenches: PW Talks with Karyn Rashoff

    A high school counselor with 33 years of experience, Karyn Rashoff self-published a guidebook for parents and students that received a starred review from PW Select. We caught up with Rashoff to talk about indie publishing and the issues facing parents and adolescents.

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