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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

The 8 Milestones Of Successful Self-Publishing

The 8 Milestones Of Successful Self-Publishing

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just beginning to research the publishing process, there are a series of steps every author must take on his or her self-publishing journey. Reaching each of these landmarks can seem a little overwhelming sometimes, so remember to celebrate each and every successful self-publishing milestone along the way! 8 Major… Continue Reading

4 Clever Reasons To Donate Your Self-Published Book To Your Local Library

4 Clever Reasons To Donate Your Self-Published Book To Your Local Library

It’s on many writers’ bucket lists: seeing their book on a library shelf! But for self-published authors, reaching this goal may be a bit harder to accomplish. Most public libraries have limited budgets, so librarians rely on reputable, curated lists when adding titles to their collections—which gives an advantage to traditionally published books. So what’s… Continue Reading

FAQs About Taxes, Write-Offs, And Refunds For Self-Published Authors

FAQs About Taxes, Write-Offs, And Refunds For Self-Published Authors

Self-published authors face daunting questions about what they can and can’t write off on their tax returns. We at Self-Publishing Relief are not accountants, so it’s important that you get the recommendations of a trained personal accountant for your unique tax situation. But we can offer you some generally accepted information to help you begin… Continue Reading

5 Ways To Make Your Self-Published Book Stand Out On Amazon

5 Ways To Make Your Self-Published Book Stand Out On Amazon

In the twenty-odd years since Amazon was founded as an online bookstore, the world’s largest Internet retailer has transformed the publishing business. Amazon is now responsible for about two-thirds of all sales of print books as well as eBooks. With that much power, maximizing the Amazon book page for your self-published book is a savvy… Continue Reading

4 Hidden Tasks In The Self-Publishing Process (And How To Do Them)

4 Hidden Tasks In The Self-Publishing Process (And How To Do Them)

Once you’ve finished writing, proofreading, and formatting your book for self-publishing, what could be left to do? Now all that’s required is for you to upload your manuscript and book cover to a company like CreateSpace or IngramSpark, and you’re done—right? Not so fast. Here are four hidden tasks you must take care of before… Continue Reading

How To Find A Freelance Editor For A Book You Want To Self-Publish

How To Find A Freelance Editor For A Book You Want To Self-Publish

Finding the right freelance book editor isn’t easy, but if you’re self-publishing, having your book professionally edited can make the difference between positive reviews and good sales—or bad word of mouth and lackluster sales results. Here’s how you can find a freelance editor for your book manuscript: What To Do Before You Find A Freelance Editor For… Continue Reading

How To Edit Your Self-Published Book After It’s Been Published

How To Edit Your Self-Published Book After It’s Been Published

Ideally, you’ve made sure your manuscript and cover are as perfect as possible before you hit the “approve” button to self-publish your book. But even the most meticulous proofreader can sometimes miss an error. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to fix post-publication mistakes when you’ve self-published. The process by which you make such edits varies slightly… Continue Reading

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