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  • PW Select November 2013: 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.

  • Self-Publishing Book Expo Marks Fifth Year

    The Self-Publishing Book Expo marked its fifth anniversary Saturday at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City with a day full of panels, workshops, and addresses, as well as a host of exhibitors—all dedicated to indie books.

  • Smashwords Self-Published Bestseller List, September 2013

    Melody Grace occupied two spots, including the one at the top, on the September list of the 25 bestselling titles published on the Smashwords platform.

  • Indie Success Story: The Grace and Redemption of William Sirls

    Sirls's advice to authors planning to self-publish? “Do your homework and choose the right company. Set realistic goals. Don’t discount the value of editing...Figure out how to differentiate yourself from the thousands of other books out there. And get your book into the hands of the right people.”

  • Smashwords Self-Published Bestseller List, September, 2013

    Melody Grace's romances Unbroken and Unafraid grabbed the #1 and #3 spots respectively on this month's list of the top-selling titles on the Smashwords platform.

  • Circumventing the Gatekeepers: PW Select Talks to Josiah Bancroft

    I decided to self-publish Senlin Ascends before I started drafting the novel. I’d spent the previous 10 years sending out queries and mailing blind submissions, and I was just tired of spending most of my time dealing with the gatekeepers. The decision was really liberating because I didn’t have to worry about negotiating with editors, or appealing to trends, or wooing agents. I could just sit down and write the story I wanted to write.

  • Why All Self-Publishers Need a Good Editor

    In Betty Kelly Sargent's 30 years as an editor in the traditional book publishing world, she's seen skilled editors transform hundreds of manuscripts from ordinary to extraordinary.

  • DIY: How to Understand Self-Publishing Acronyms

    One of the first challenges of self-publishing is learning the jargon. Authors who manage marketing, distribution, and printing will find that there are far more concepts — and acronyms — they must learn about than if they were working with a traditional publisher.

  • Keeping the Faith and Opening Doors: The Story of WestBow Press

    Successful self-publishing might be fairly new, but one company can trace its roots back more than 200 years.

  • PW Select October 2013: All Our Coverage

    A guide to what's new in self-publishing, with full reviews of 27 self-published books, listings for 177 new titles, and more.

  • PW Select October 2013: Reviews

    Reviews of Fiction, Nonfiction and Children's self-published titles from this round of PW Select submissions.

  • Mystery Title Takes #1 on Smashwords

    Romance books again claimed more spots than any other genre on the August list of the top-selling titles published via the Smashwords platform—which are distributed to Amazon, the Apple iBooks store, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Sony, and Diesel.

  • PW Select October 2013: Colliding with Readers - Gail McHugh

    It might seem like pitting readers against a main character could hurt an indie author’s book sales.

  • PW Select October 2013: Listings from Self-Publishers

    A historical novel by Charles Van Doren and one of a series on harvesting rainwater for sustainable living; fiction about a novelist who becomes a bestseller with a fake self-help book; and a memoir about searching for lost treasure in a boat that sank in 1909 are among the titles booksellers, publishers, and agents are encouraged to take a look at in the following listings of self-published books.

  • PW Select October 2013: Jim Carrey Rolls Out His First Children’s Book

    Jim Carrey may be best known as a movie star and comedian, but to him, his most meaningful roles are that of father to Jane and grandfather to her son, Jackson.

  • PW Select October 2013: Seeing Is Believing

    Here are a few eye-opening facts for anyone who has ever wanted to self-publish or who has actually jumped into the ring and self-published a book or two. Did you know that:

  • Shifting Sands

    Brittany Geragotelis had every mark of the aspiring author: a will to write, six unpublished novels, and nine years’ worth of rejection letters.

  • Writers & Artists Launch Self-Publishing Comparison Service

    The new service will allow indie authors to filter through a list of providers offering services relevant to their writing project.

  • Colliding with Readers

    McHugh sold almost a half a million copies of her debut self-published romance, Collide, and has seen the recent follow-up, Pulse, top the list of Amazon bestsellers.

  • The World Had Completely Changed: PW Interviews Kevin Bohacz

    Kevin Bohacz’s Immortality received a starred review from PW Select. We caught up with Bohacz recently to chat over e-mail about self-publishing and Immortality’s success.

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