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  • Campaigning for Children’s Rights: PW Talks with M. Dolon Hickmon

    M. Dolon Hickmon’s novel '13:24' received a positive review from PW, and we caught up with the author to discuss self-publishing and the prevalence of child abuse.

  • 'Unbroken' Breaks Through

    Melody Grace was a publishing veteran with nine titles under her belt when she decided to self-publish a new adult romance.

  • Kickstarter Diary, Chapter 4: Promoting the Campaign

    Now that the campaign has been launched, it's time for the next and longest phase of a Kickstarter campaign: using email, media contacts and social media to promote it. Also known as “30 days of obsessive compulsive disorder and stress.”

  • Smashwords Self-Published Bestseller List, June 2014

    Lilliana Anderson's romance 'Drawn 2 - Redemption (Damien)' takes the top spot on June's list of the bestselling titles published on the Smashwords platform.

  • BookLife Rolls Out New Features

    BookLife launched new features this month enabling authors to post to their pages excerpts from books and news items about their career and work.

  • Surprising Self-Publishing Statistics

    Two recent self-publishing surveys shake up conventional wisdom on e-book pricing, the value of "free," the sales impact of DRM, and more.

  • My Self-Publishing Journey: The Publicist Partnership

    I’ve chosen to hire a publicity firm because the less marketing on my plate, the more time I can devote to writing. While a rewarding one, the publicist-author relationship should be treated as a partnership.

  • Breaking the Mold: PW Talks with Azin Sametipour

    The author's debut novel received a starred review from PW, and we caught up with Sametipour to chat about family, life in Iran, and writing.

  • Indie Authors Talk Editors

    Indie authors all agree: hiring an editor to work on your manuscript is one of the best and most necessary investments an author can make.

  • Everyone Needs an Editor

    The reading public has no time for badly edited, error-ridden books. That’s true in the traditional publishing world, of course—but it’s even more relevant for indie authors. Sloppy work tars everyone.

  • PW Select July 2014: The Reviews

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

  • Spotlight Falls on E-book Subscription Services

    After the launch of Kindle Unlimited, Amazon’s e-book subscription service, pundits and media outlets began parsing what the model means for the future of books.

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

    A memoir of Tennessee Williams’s last year and a novel for adults about growing up dyslexic are among the titles that booksellers, publishers, and agents are encouraged to take a look at in the listings of self-published books below.

  • Kickstarter Diary Chapter 3: How to Use the Site to Run Your Campaign

    Here's the author's step-by-step guide to getting your campaign set up on the Kickstarter website, quirks and all.

  • SNL Writer Reaches the Right Readers at the Right Time

    Cindy Caponera’s new self-published book, 'I Triggered Her Bully,' finds success as a Kindle Single.

  • Self-Publish Like a Pro: Finding an Audience

    When readers discuss a writer’s work on social channels and leave positive book reviews, they become active marketers, which is exactly what an indie author needs most.

  • Wattpad Acquires Red Room Writers’ Site

    Wattpad, an online writing and reading community, has acquired the Red Room, an online community originally described as a “Facebook for authors.” The site will be subsumed into Wattpad.

  • Kickstarter Diary Chapter 2: Rewards and Goals—Running the Numbers

    Once I’d made up my mind I was going to do a Kickstarter campaign, the first thing I needed to do was figure out how the math was going to work—and there were a lot of numbers to run.

  • PW Select June 2014: The Reviews

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

  • PW Select June 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.

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