Author Archives: SPR Staff

A Literary Agent Offers To Rep Your Self-Published Book. Now What? | Self-Publishing Relief

A Literary Agent Offers To Rep Your Self-Published Book. Now What? | Self-Publishing Relief

Typically, literary agents don’t need to hunt for brand-new authors, because writers tend to gravitate to them. Yet Self-Publishing Relief knows that in this brave new world of publishing, many agents have offered unsolicited representation to indie authors, when circumstances draw their attention. For instance, if a self-published book achieves phenomenal sales, such as 50,000+… Continue Reading

How To Identify And Connect With Your Niche Market | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Identify And Connect With Your Niche Market | Self-Publishing Relief

When you’re making short story or poetry submissions to publishers, it makes sense to cast a wide net. But when you’re trying to sell your book and optimize your financial investments, narrowing your target audience might be a better choice. No one wants to waste time or money reaching out to readers who aren’t likely… Continue Reading

10 Tips For Self-Publishing A Book Of Remembrance | Self-Publishing Relief

10 Tips For Self-Publishing A Book Of Remembrance | Self-Publishing Relief

Just about everyone has lost someone special in his or her life, and this time of year can be extra difficult as we remember the overwhelming loss of the 9/11 attacks. Self-Publishing Relief suggests that a positive and life-affirming project may be just the thing to lift sad spirits. A book of remembrance, or a… Continue Reading

5 Sneaky Signs You’re Procrastinating About Self-Publishing Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

5 Sneaky Signs You’re Procrastinating About Self-Publishing Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

You’ve written your book, and you’ve either exhausted your traditional publishing options or decided you want total control over its publication process. You know self-publishing is right for you, but you can’t seem to get the project under way. Here’s how to tell if you’re procrastinating—and how to get the ball rolling! Signs You’re Stalling… Continue Reading

Words Of Encouragement: Quotes To Inspire Self-Publishing Authors | Self-Publishing Relief

Words Of Encouragement: Quotes To Inspire Self-Publishing Authors | Self-Publishing Relief

It’s easy to get worn down and discouraged by all the time and effort it takes to promote a self-published book. When you self-publish, you are responsible for the formatting, cover art, marketing, and promotion of your book. At Self-Publishing Relief, we’re here to support you through every stage of the self-publishing process. Here are… Continue Reading

5 Steps For Resolving Disputes With Your Self-Publishing Company | Self-Publishing Relief

5 Steps For Resolving Disputes With Your Self-Publishing Company | Self-Publishing Relief

  Sometimes, writers with the very best intentions find themselves stuck in bad situations with the self-publishing companies they hired. The frustration and stress of being in a working relationship with a disappointing partner can be overwhelming. A bad publisher can also hurt your book’s odds of success. In these circumstances, you might want to… Continue Reading

6 Signs That It’s Time To Get A Literary Agent For Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

6 Signs That It’s Time To Get A Literary Agent For Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

Self-published authors must act as their own CEOs, and for some writers, success in self-publishing can become overwhelming. Self-Publishing Relief knows that indie writers enjoy being in control of their own destiny. But could a literary agent benefit your career plans? Self-Published Writers: Signs You’re In A Good Position To Seek A Partnership With A Literary Agent… Continue Reading

How Self-Published Writers Can Balance Business And Creativity | Self-Publishing Relief

How Self-Published Writers Can Balance Business And Creativity | Self-Publishing Relief

Perhaps more than any other writer, a self-published author understands the difficulties associated with balancing a creative and professional life. You technically have three “jobs”: writer, publisher of your book, and your day job. Managing your time is essential, and reconciling all these responsibilities can often feel like a monumental task. Tips from Self-Publishing Relief… Continue Reading

21 Summertime Book Promotion Ideas For Self-Published Writers | Self-Publishing Relief

21 Summertime Book Promotion Ideas For Self-Published Writers | Self-Publishing Relief

The temperature’s rising, vacationers are trying to stuff their TBR shelves into their overnight bags, and it’s a great time to promote your self-published book! Check out these great ideas to host a summer-themed book promotion contest and create summer giveaways that will spread the word about your latest release! 10 Ideas For Summer-Themed Prizes… Continue Reading

5 Ways Indie Authors Can Make The Most Of A Writing Conference | Self-Publishing Relief

5 Ways Indie Authors Can Make The Most Of A Writing Conference | Self-Publishing Relief

  Before self-publishing became a legitimate, viable option, aspiring authors had only one choice: land a literary agent—a daunting task, since an agent could possibly receive up to 20,000 query letters a year. So many authors turned to writing conferences as a stepping stone toward meeting an agent and becoming traditionally published. Today, writing conferences… Continue Reading

Live Chat Software

WAIT! BEFORE YOU LEAVE

sprlogo
This page was chock-full of great info...
and there's so much more here to help you meet your publishing goals!

Be sure to sign up for our FREE guides as you enter each site.

CHECK OUT
SELF-PUBLISHING RELIEF
For advice, marketing ideas, and step-by-step guidance through the self-publishing process!

CHECK OUT
WEB DESIGN RELIEF
Featuring smart ways to boost your online presence, build your author website, or improve your existing website.

CHECK OUT
WRITER'S RELIEF
For everything you need to know about writing, preparing, and targeting submissions to literary agents and editors!