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Self-Publishing: Should You “Go Wide” With Multiple Retailers? | Self-Publishing Relief

Self-Publishing: Should You “Go Wide” With Multiple Retailers? | Self-Publishing Relief

Self-publishing offers great opportunities for savvy authors, but it also means tackling challenging production, marketing, and distribution decisions. The experts at Self-Publishing Relief know that one of the most vexing decisions is whether you should self-publish on one retailer, such as Amazon, or “go wide” and publish across many. The Pros And Cons Of Self-Publishing… Continue Reading

5 Tips To Promote Your Self-Published Book Series | Self-Publishing Relief

5 Tips To Promote Your Self-Published Book Series | Self-Publishing Relief

For publishers and authors, most standard promotion and marketing campaigns are geared toward pushing sales of a new, stand-alone book. But what if the book you’re releasing is the fifth novel in an ongoing series? How do you generate interest in a new release if that interest is predicated on the buyer having already read… Continue Reading

10 Reasons Self-Publishing Is The Best Gift You Can Give Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

10 Reasons Self-Publishing Is The Best Gift You Can Give Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

At Self-Publishing Relief, we truly understand how frustrating it can be to get your book published the traditional way. Your novel may languish for years before finding a home with a publisher—if ever. You may consider self-publishing a last resort, but taking charge of your project and publishing independently just might give your book the… Continue Reading

How To Ask (Bribe) Friends And Family To Promote Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Ask (Bribe) Friends And Family To Promote Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

What can friends, family, and coworkers do to help market your self-published book? More than you think! Is there a photographer in the family who can take your author publicity photo? Do your friends know other authors who may want to cross-promote? Or perhaps Aunt Frieda’s best friend is the local librarian. Whether it’s your… Continue Reading

10 Steps To Promote Your Self-Published Book Price Drop | Self-Publishing Relief

10 Steps To Promote Your Self-Published Book Price Drop | Self-Publishing Relief

One of the major challenges for self-published authors is discoverability. How do you shine a light on your self-published book when it’s bobbing in a sea of a hundred thousand others? How do you continue the momentum of a book launch? How do you promote your backlist books when they’ve been languishing on virtual shelves?… Continue Reading

Authors: Make The Most Of Your Book Review Quotes And Endorsements | Self-Publishing Relief

Authors: Make The Most Of Your Book Review Quotes And Endorsements | Self-Publishing Relief

Writers know it. Readers know it. Traditional publishers know it. And Self-Publishing Relief knows it too: Good reviews sell books. In an industry that typically sees breakout books rise to stardom through word-of-mouth book sales, what people are saying about your self-published book can be a huge factor in its success. So how can you… Continue Reading

New And Classic Cover Art Design Trends For Memoir Writers | Self-Publishing Relief

New And Classic Cover Art Design Trends For Memoir Writers | Self-Publishing Relief

When you self-publish your memoir, you get to select your cover art. And it’s important to accurately reflect your genre, because your book cover is your most effective point-of-purchase marketing tool! Get it right and readers will be hitting the “buy now” button—get it wrong and sales will suffer. Self-Publishing Relief shows you the memoir… Continue Reading

Think Big: How To Use Pay-to-Play Mass Mailings To Promote Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

Think Big: How To Use Pay-to-Play Mass Mailings To Promote Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

Large, targeted email list services that connect writers to readers can be a great way to announce book launches and price drops to massive audiences. Thinking you might want to take advantage of the powerful sales-driving, reputation-building engines that mass mailing lists promise to be? Self-Publishing Relief reviews what you need to know. The Top… Continue Reading

5 Ways To Stay Positive When Self-Publishing Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

5 Ways To Stay Positive When Self-Publishing Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

Sometimes the process of self-publishing your book can seem overwhelming. When the cover color doesn’t look right, or formatting the book is taking an excruciatingly long time, or your publish date keeps getting pushed back, or one hundred other things go wrong—you might be tempted to give up on your dream. Setbacks and surprises may… Continue Reading

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