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How Much Does it Really Cost To Self-Publish A Book? | Self-Publishing Relief

How Much Does it Really Cost To Self-Publish A Book? | Self-Publishing Relief

You’d like to self-publish your book, but you’re wondering: How much should an author expect to spend? A little bit of research will bring up answers that run the gamut, from writers who spent thousands (and thousands) of dollars to those who claim they spent only pennies to self-publish—or nothing at all! So what’s the… Continue Reading

6 Self-Publishing Mistakes Authors Must Avoid | Self-Publishing Relief

6 Self-Publishing Mistakes Authors Must Avoid | Self-Publishing Relief

Self-publishing a book can be just as challenging as writing one. You have countless decisions to make about the book cover, back-cover blurb, book formats, metadata, and promotion. Choosing to self-publish your book means that you have to sink or swim as a one-person publishing house! And if this is your first time (or even… Continue Reading

Do-Overs: How To Relaunch Your Revised Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

Do-Overs: How To Relaunch Your Revised Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

As a self-published author, you might find it necessary to revise books you’ve already self-published. Maybe you discovered typos and grammatical errors that slipped by you or your proofreader. Or perhaps negative reviews pointed out story flaws that need to be corrected. Constructive critiques might even make it clear that heavy editing of extraneous backstory is… Continue Reading

6 Author Bio FAQs For Self-Published Writers | Self-Publishing Relief

6 Author Bio FAQs For Self-Published Writers | Self-Publishing Relief

For some, writing the author bio that will appear on the back of a self-published book seems almost as difficult as writing the book itself! Self-Publishing Relief answers your questions and offers effective tips for writing a professional author bio for your back cover copy. FAQs About Writing An Author Bio For Self-Published Authors Q. How… Continue Reading

9 Tips For Selling More Books Via Word-Of-Mouth Sales | Self-Publishing Relief

9 Tips For Selling More Books Via Word-Of-Mouth Sales | Self-Publishing Relief

Encouraging word-of-mouth engagement to bump up sales can send your book to the top of the bestseller lists. But how can you make this mysterious phenomenon work for you? Self-Publishing Relief has the right answers and the most effective tips: What Are “Word-Of-Mouth” Book Sales? To put it very simply, a word-of-mouth book sale is a… Continue Reading

The Best Self-Publishing Conferences of 2017 | Self-Publishing Relief

The Best Self-Publishing Conferences of 2017 | Self-Publishing Relief

Navigating the self-publishing industry may leave you feeling like an explorer lost in uncharted territory. Where should you start, and in which direction should you go? Whom should you ask—and trust—for help? What pitfalls should you avoid? The Internet can provide you with plenty of leads, but be careful: You might run across more hype than… Continue Reading

How To Create And Offer A Free Sample Of Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Create And Offer A Free Sample Of Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

Wander the food court of any local mall and you’re sure to pass someone offering you a delectable nibble from the nearest restaurant. There’s a reason why so many restaurateurs do this: Giving away samples is a tried-and-true marketing gambit to introduce a new product to a consumer faced with a multitude of choices. And what… Continue Reading

How To Turn Your Author Bio Into A Book-Selling Machine | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Turn Your Author Bio Into A Book-Selling Machine | Self-Publishing Relief

A good author bio should be more than a collection of informative facts about you as a writer—it should also inspire readers to take action. If you’re self-publishing—or marketing and promoting any book—Self-Publishing Relief reveals what you need to know in order to turn your author bio into a book-selling, fan-building machine. The Six Must-Have Elements Of… Continue Reading

How To Query A Literary Agent With A Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Query A Literary Agent With A Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

In the not-too-distant past, some literary agents were reluctant to take on previously self-published books—especially those titles that did not have strong sales records. But today, literary agents are not only open-minded about considering self-published books—they’re eager to work with them! Self-Publishing Relief offers a few of the reasons why literary agents love to get… Continue Reading

How To Enroll Your Book In The Kindle Unlimited Program—And Should You? | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Enroll Your Book In The Kindle Unlimited Program—And Should You? | Self-Publishing Relief

As a self-published author, you’re always on the lookout for ways to increase the discoverability of your books. What else can you do to boost profits in addition to promoting your book on social media, scheduling book signings, and blogging regularly? Here’s an idea from Self-Publishing Relief: Although it’s not right for everyone, getting your… Continue Reading

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