7 Developments in Self Publishing That Will Matter Most to Authors in 2016

Since my first year-end report in 2010 (see also 2013, 2014), the world of self-publishing has stabilized significantly with vendors steadily improving their features and partnering with others to offer more robust services.

The publishing industry has been in great upheaval since the mid-90s, sending published and unpublished authors into a panic when faced with unknown options and complicated processes.

Today we have the benefit of trusted resources to help us ease our book creation, publishing, and marketing strategy. This means we now finally have more time to focus on what drew us to this in the first place: our craft.

  1. Ingram acquires Aer.io
  2. PubLaunch replaces PubSlush
  3. Pressbooks gets your ebook in libraries
  4. Smashwords gets your ebook into even more libraries
  5. PressBooks adds a cover creation tool
  6. Canva launches a book cover creator
  7. New York Book Editors pairs indie authors with editors

Read about these developments in my year-end post for MediaShift.

Carla King

Carla King is a travel and technology writer turned author and self-publishing expert. She started self-publishing in 1995 and founded the Self-Pub Boot Camp series of educational books, workshops, and online courses in 2010. She runs the self-publishing and technology track at the San Francisco Writers Conference and a series of online courses at www.selfpubbootcampcourses.com.