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Cover Art Design Trends For Self-Published Horror Novels | Self-Publishing Relief

Cover Art Design Trends For Self-Published Horror Novels | Self-Publishing Relief

If you’re self-publishing a horror novel, there are certain design elements your readers will expect to see in your cover art. At Self-Publishing Relief, we know that the right cover art for a horror novel will both attract and terrify your reader—and get them to pull out their wallets and buy your book! Here are… Continue Reading

Writer: What You Need To Know About The End Of CreateSpace | Self-Publishing Relief

Writer: What You Need To Know About The End Of CreateSpace | Self-Publishing Relief

There’s news in the self-publishing industry: Amazon’s CreateSpace print-on-demand platform is closing its doors. More accurately, Amazon is folding CreateSpace into its Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) division. Here at Self-Publishing Relief, we’ve been watching this development closely. The merger is a work in progress, but this is what you need to know as of now… Continue Reading

People Who Can Legit Help You With Book Marketing And Promotion | Self-Publishing Relief

People Who Can Legit Help You With Book Marketing And Promotion | Self-Publishing Relief

If you’re thinking about recruiting someone to help promote your self-published book, the first person who may come to mind is a professional publicist. But if you’re looking for a more affordable alternative, the experts here at Self-Publishing Relief know there are other people who can help you get the word out about your self-published… Continue Reading

15 Weird Words Self-Published Authors Should Know | Self-Publishing Relief

15 Weird Words Self-Published Authors Should Know | Self-Publishing Relief

ASIN? ISBN? Self-Publishing terminology may seem like a weird foreign language to writers who haven’t run the gauntlet of publishing their books. But if you don’t know a blurb from a bleed—don’t worry! The experts at Self-Publishing Relief are ready to translate. Here are some key terms you need to know if you’re ready to… Continue Reading

Holy Publishing Power! How To Self-Publish A Comic Book | Self-Publishing Relief

Holy Publishing Power! How To Self-Publish A Comic Book | Self-Publishing Relief

The freedom and overall control a writer enjoys when self-publishing isn’t limited to novels, memoirs, or poetry collections. If you’ve written and illustrated your own comic book, self-publishing can work for you too—if you know the right steps. Self-Publishing Relief breaks down what you should consider as you ka-pow! and gadzooks! your way through the… Continue Reading

22 Places To Hand-Sell Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

22 Places To Hand-Sell Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

Hand-selling your self-published book—also known as face-to-face marketing—can be a powerful way to generate good word-of-mouth buzz. If you’re a “people person” who enjoys interacting with readers, then hand-selling might be for you. If you’re ready to pack the trunk of your car with copies of your book and head out on tour, Self-Publishing Relief… Continue Reading

4 Dangerous Promises Self-Publishing Companies Make But Can’t Keep | Self-Publishing Relief

4 Dangerous Promises Self-Publishing Companies Make But Can’t Keep | Self-Publishing Relief

Enlisting others to help you navigate the self-publishing process is often a very wise strategy. You still run the show, but delegating some of the tasks to trusted experts can keep the project from becoming overwhelming. But at Self-Publishing Relief, we know that there are some companies making big promises they cannot possibly keep in… Continue Reading

Does Traditional Advertising Work For Promoting Self-Published Books? | Self-Publishing Relief

Does Traditional Advertising Work For Promoting Self-Published Books? | Self-Publishing Relief

Traditional advertising—magazine ads, website ads, radio spots, billboards, mailing lists, and essentially anything outside the realm of social media—can be a powerful engine for building your author brand and promoting your self-published book. But is the cost of traditional advertising worth the return on your investment? The experts at Self-Publishing Relief have the info that… Continue Reading

Read Up! The Right Way To Pitch A Book Promotion Event To A Library | Self-Publishing Relief

Read Up! The Right Way To Pitch A Book Promotion Event To A Library | Self-Publishing Relief

  Ready to promote your self-published book at your local library? Better have a plan! Library event coordinators are fabulous supporters of the arts, but they’re not always an easy sell for new authors. Self-Publishing Relief gives you the tips that will make more librarians say YES to your promotion ideas! First, decide on the… Continue Reading

8 Tips To Overcome Book Promotion Burnout | Self-Publishing Relief

8 Tips To Overcome Book Promotion Burnout | Self-Publishing Relief

If you’re a self-published author, you’re probably diligently blogging, posting on Facebook and Instagram, tweeting, hosting contests, crafting press releases, and talking up your book to anyone who will listen. All the hard work and time required to promote your book can leave you feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and utterly burned out. At Self-Publishing Relief, our… Continue Reading

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