Some interesting bits relating to self-publishing that I gathered while on retreat with no snow a few weeks back.
Ten Things I've Learned From Evaluating Self-Published Books for a Year at Writer Unboxed Notice that 2, 3, 6, and 8 involve very basic issues.
Companies book profits from self-publishing Who is making money from self-publishing?
Five Mistakes KILLING Self-Published Authors Pay particular attention to Number 5.
E-book Sales Are Leveling Off. Here's Why. This writer contends that the death of the paper book was announced way too soon, and that eBooks and traditional books will co-exist. Why is this of particular interest to self-published writers? Because eBook self-publication is cheaper and easier than paper self-publishing and has been seen as the way to go for many self-publishers.
The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators has established the Spark Award for self-published children's books. Applicants must be a member of the SCBWI.