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9 Questions To Ask Before You Pay Someone To Proofread Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

9 Questions To Ask Before You Pay Someone To Proofread Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

You’ve just finished writing your novel, memoir, or book of poetry and can’t wait to self-publish. But as a savvy writer, you know that your masterpiece needs an experienced proofreader to check spelling, punctuation, grammar, and style before you start the self-publishing process. For this, Aunt Edith just won’t do! So how do you choose… Continue Reading

Is It Worthwhile To Self-Publish In Audiobook Format? (An FAQ) | Self-Publishing Relief

Is It Worthwhile To Self-Publish In Audiobook Format? (An FAQ) | Self-Publishing Relief

The audiobook market is one of the fastest growing in the publishing industry, and the popularity of audiobooks is only increasing. But many self-published authors may be stumped as to how to offer their books in audio format—and wonder if it’s even worthwhile to do so. As is the case with most aspects of self-publishing,… Continue Reading

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

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

When you’re self-publishing your book, it’s no mystery that your cover design can make or break your book sales. And the best way to grab the attention of your audience and boost sales is to use cover design trends that are easily identified with your genre. At Self-Publishing Relief, we know that cozy mystery novels… Continue Reading

How To Get More Reviews Of Your Self-Published Book: A List Of Book Reviewers | Self-Published Relief

How To Get More Reviews Of Your Self-Published Book: A List Of Book Reviewers | Self-Published Relief

Want to get more reviews for your self-published book? First, the good news. There are LOTS of bloggers and reviewers who publish reviews of self-published books. That means you have plenty of opportunities to gather book reviews as an independent author. The bad news is everybody and their brother (and mother!) wants in. So the… Continue Reading

10 Best Awards Given To Self-Published Books | Self-Publishing Relief

10 Best Awards Given To Self-Published Books | Self-Publishing Relief

With thousands of books competing against your self-published book for sales—how can you help your book stand out and grab more attention? The experts at Self-Publishing Relief will let you in on an effective but often overlooked promotion strategy that can boost your sales, credibility, and fan base: Enter your book in contests. Winning a… Continue Reading

4 Self-Published Book Challenges Nobody Talks About | Self-Publishing Relief

4 Self-Published Book Challenges Nobody Talks About | Self-Publishing Relief

At Self-Publishing Relief, we know you’ll encounter a lot of challenges during the steps of self-publishing your book. Some will be the technical tasks and sales-building efforts you typically expect: formatting, cover design, publication, marketing, and promotion. But there are also intangible pitfalls lurking in the self-publishing process—the stuff no one talks about. We’re here… Continue Reading

Maximize The Marketing Potential Of Your Self-Published Book’s Final Pages | Self-Publishing Relief

Maximize The Marketing Potential Of Your Self-Published Book’s Final Pages | Self-Publishing Relief

It’s the last page of your story in your self-published book. And yet, all is not said and done—there’s the “back matter” to consider! Is your book’s back matter doing everything it possibly can to build your fan base and sell more copies of your self-published book? Could the final pages of your book do… Continue Reading

Cause Marketing: Donating A Portion Of Your Self-Published Book Sales To Charity | Self-Publishing Relief

Cause Marketing: Donating A Portion Of Your Self-Published Book Sales To Charity | Self-Publishing Relief

Pop quiz: If you had to decide between donating to a worthy charity and improving sales of your self-published book, which would you choose? Answer: It’s a trick question—you can do both at the same time! At Self-Publishing Relief, we know that donating a portion of your book sales to a nonprofit charity (aka cause… Continue Reading

How Self-Published Writers Can Build Their Reputations Fast! |Self-Publishing Relief

How Self-Published Writers Can Build Their Reputations Fast! |Self-Publishing Relief

It’s a daunting prospect to start out as a self-published writer. Who is going to take you seriously when you don’t have a publishing track record? If you don’t have a mountain of book sales to point to, or don’t have any work already published in reputable literary journals, how will you gain the attention… Continue Reading

How To Connect With Other Indie Writers Online And In Person | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Connect With Other Indie Writers Online And In Person | Self-Publishing Relief

The writing life can be lonely. For months and sometimes years, it’s just you, your characters, and your story. And if you’re an indie writer who has decided to publish your own book, you have the additional burden of climbing a daunting learning curve about self-publishing. So how do you know if you’re on the… Continue Reading

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