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

    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.

  • Creating a Genre of Her Own: On Ann Charles's Indie Success

    Charles cites her fans as the greatest source of her success, much more so than promotions or release dates. She does not just ask fans to buy the latest book, but makes them part of her sales and marketing team.

  • DIY: How to Price a Self-Published E-Book

    Setting a book’s price requires some creativity on the part of the author, a careful consideration of the book’s potential audience, and an assessment of what the author hopes to accomplish with the book.

  • I Spy: Indie Book and Mobile Game Take Aim at Young Readers

    "The Stormglass Protocol" is a popular mobile game with a middle-grade indie book tie-in, a product of the unusual team-up of brothers Pete and Andy Deemer, and Hugo Award-winner Tim Pratt.

  • PW Select February 2014: All Our Coverage

    Publishers Weekly's guide to what's new in the self-publishing industry.

  • PW Select February 2014: The Reviews

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

  • PW Select February 2014: New Titles from Self-Publishers - The Listings

    Just in time for the Winter Olympic Games, the incomparable broadcaster, gold medalist, and world champion figure skater Dick Button demystifies the sport in a book that is among the titles 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.

  • Not Your Parents’ Parenting Book - Karen Alpert

    Sometimes overwhelmed parents are less interested in reading measured advice than hearing someone say what they’re thinking— or wouldn’t dare to say in front of their kids.

  • Which E-Book Publisher Is Right for You?

    While many authors report excellent experiences with the various companies listed here, it’s always important to read the fine print to determine which service is right for your book—and your budget.

  • What Every Indie Author Needs to Know About E-Books

    It has never been easier to publish your own e-book. But it is more important than ever for authors to position themselves to engage the largest possible audience.

  • From Comics to Prose: Jerry Craft on Self-Publishing

    Cartoonist and illustrator Jerry Craft was a self-publisher before it became cool, self-publishing three collections of his comics strip between 1997 and 2010. Last month Craft self-published his first novel for kids.

  • 'Wonder Years' Dad Pens Quirky Indie Book for Kids

    With a famous name and Hollywood connections, one might think Dan Lauria wouldn’t “need” to go the self-publishing route, but he never really considered seeking a traditional publisher.

  • Six Great Blogs for Indie Authors

    What we value most in a blog is passion, extensive knowledge of all aspects of self-publishing, consistency, and clean, clear, entertaining prose. All of these blogs meet those standards, and they can have a huge, positive impact on your self-publishing success if you let them.

  • DIY: How to Design an Indie Book Cover

    For an indie book to sell, the cover is key. Thankfully, authors have more ways than ever to give their books polished, good-looking covers.

  • Smashwords Self-Published Bestseller List, December 2013

    "Storm Shells," a YA romance by G.J. Walker-Smith, stormed to the top of our list of the best-selling titles published on the Smashwords platform.

  • PW Select January 2014: All Our Coverage

    Publishers Weekly's guide to what's new in the self-publishing industry.

  • PW Select January 2014: The Reviews

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

  • PW Select January 2014: Listings

    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.

  • A Look Ahead to Self-Publishing in 2014

    Self-publishing has been enjoying an exceptional run in recent years, as new technologies and growing acceptance of indie books have led to an explosion of new titles and industry growth.

  • Book Fairs and Writers' Conferences, 2014

    Much like a comprehensive marketing strategy and an active social media presence, book fairs and expos, writers’ conferences, and literary festivals can be a valuable tool for indie authors looking to raise their profile and promote their books.

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