Welcome to the January 2014 edition of PW Select, your monthly guide to the latest in self-publishing. This month we have a look ahead about waht to expect in the next year, tips on avoiding bad service providers, book reviews, title listings, and more.

PW Select January 2014: 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.

PW Select January 2014: On the Road in 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.

Indie Author Beware

We’ve all heard the good news. Self-publishing is going through the roof. In fact, self-publishing was up 59 percent in 2012.

Attracting Readers with an Edge

"This book is dark and edgy with sexual situations, drinking, swearing, murder, and more messed-up parents," reads the description of Jaded, one of the earliest books by prolific self-published author Tijan.

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.