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  • Amazon Shares Details on Crowdsourced Publishing Program

    In an email to authors, Amazon officials shared more details on its recently announced 'American Idol'-style crowdsourced publishing platform.

  • DIY: Building an Author Website

    Depending on how tech savvy an author is and the size of her budget, there are a range of options to get an website up and running -- everything from DIY custom websites to hiring a web developer to create your site.

  • Reinventing Publishing: PW Talks with Claire Cook

    The bestselling author recently made the transition from traditional publishing to self-publishing, choosing to part ways with her big-five house and agent.

  • Herding Cats with Becky Cloonan

    Cloonan’s recent foray into self-publishing wasn’t explicitly an application for a writing job—it just happened to work out that way.

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

    Booksellers, publishers, and agents are encouraged to take a look at the 43 listings of self-published books below. Some of these authors are waiting to be discovered; others have a track record and a following and are doing it on their own.

  • The Indie Authors and Illustrators Guide to New York Comic Con, 2014

    We’ve compiled the Comic Con panels relevant to aspiring indie creators who don’t want to take a run through the traditional publishing houses.

  • Digital Comics, Digital Payments

    Here's a look at three online tools self-published creators can use to sell digital comics.

  • JukePop Hits Kickstarter for Funding

    JukePop, an e-book platform that provides book discovery for self-published authors by offering libraries and traditional publishers the ability to identify popular indie works, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $15,000.

  • Amazon Debuts Kindle Unlimited in the U.K.

    Amazon U.K. launched Kindle Unlimited, Amazon’s e-book subscription service, in the U.K. today with a 30 day free trial.

  • Amazon Launching New Crowdsourced Publishing Program

    After rumblings surfaced that Amazon is creating a new crowdsourced publishing platform, the e-tailer has confirmed that the new program is "in the works."

  • Stranger than Fiction: PW Talks with Landon J. Napoleon

    Napoleon's self-published book received a glowing review from PW, and we chatted with the author about everything from the difference between writing fiction and nonfiction to his decision to self-publish.

  • DIY: Essential Elements of an Author Website

    A simple, easily searchable website is one of the most potent tools in the indie author’s marketing arsenal.

  • Advice for New Indie Authors from Self-Publishing Veterans

    We asked some self-publishing experts one simple question: "If you could give someone starting out in self-publishing only one piece of advice, what would it be?"

  • Christian Self-Publisher Xulon Launches New Conservative Imprint

    The new unit, Liberty Hill Publishing, is being launched in partnership with Salem Communications, a conservative media company which owns, among other properties, Regnery Publishing.

  • Front Matter Matters: A Guide for Indie Authors

    Front matter matters. It matters a lot, but sometimes authors get confused about what goes where, when, and why.

  • A Quasi-Religious Experience: PW Talks with John H. Matthews

    The indie author's collection of stories received a positive review from PW, and we caught up with Matthews to talk about short fiction and the writing process.

  • Vook Acquires Byliner

    Months after rumors that Byliner, a publisher of digital longform nonfiction and fiction, was having financial problems, digital publishing services vendor Vook has acquired Byliner, which will now be Vook’s first in-house publishing imprint.

  • SPX 2014 Marks 20 Years Celebrating Small Press Comics

    SPX, an annual festival for independent and self-published comics, opens this weekend, September 13-14 in North Bethesda, Maryland with such artists as Lynda Barry, Keith Knight, Charles Burns and others.

  • My Self-Publishing Journey: Battle of the Blurb

    Asking other writers to read and blurb my book left me contemplating less painful careers.

  • Amazon Unveils KDP Kids

    In a move designed to attract and support children’s book authors and self-publishers, Amazon has launched KDP Kids, a children's-focused illustrated and chapter book category in the Kindle Store.

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