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4 Tiny Self-Publishing Details That Writers Overlook (But Shouldn’t!) | Self-Publishing Relief

4 Tiny Self-Publishing Details That Writers Overlook (But Shouldn’t!) | Self-Publishing Relief

When you’re self-publishing a book, it’s important to consider the big picture: your brand, your author platform, your point-of-purchase marketing via your book cover, etc. But Self-Publishing Relief knows that there are little, easily overlooked details that are just as crucial to your book’s success. The self-publishing process has many steps and substeps—and when you’re… Continue Reading

Go Big! How To Plan And Publicize A Mega Contest To Launch Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

Go Big! How To Plan And Publicize A Mega Contest To Launch Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

You’ve got a new self-published book to launch, and you want to rocket it into the ratings stratosphere. No simple Facebook Page giveaway of a few advance copies will do. You want a splashy, creative contest that’ll thrill your current fans, put a spotlight on your new release, and draw the attention of hundreds, if… Continue Reading

What To Do If Your Self-Published Novel Is Pirated Online | Self-Publishing Relief

What To Do If Your Self-Published Novel Is Pirated Online | Self-Publishing Relief

It’s a scary-but-true fact of life for self-published authors: eBook piracy is rampant. Anyone with basic programming knowledge can strip away DRM, the control technology which supposedly restricts the ability to reproduce or share an eBook. Then any thief can offer up exact reproductions for sale, or, more commonly, free downloads. Self-Publishing Relief Explains What… Continue Reading

How Much Money Can You Really Make by Self-Publishing? | Self-Publishing Relief

How Much Money Can You Really Make by Self-Publishing? | Self-Publishing Relief

You’ve heard the stories—and you probably don’t believe them. The one about the unpublished sci-fi writer who had to be convinced to try self-publishing, only to find the money rolling in along with a traditional contract and a major motion picture deal. Or the story about the unpublished romance writer who kept her self-published project… Continue Reading

How To Stay Out Of Trouble When Self-Publishing Your Memoir | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Stay Out Of Trouble When Self-Publishing Your Memoir | Self-Publishing Relief

For some writers, self-publishing a memoir is an important way to finalize their legacies and show their impact on the world. But if your memoir features anyone other than you (and unless you grew up on a deserted island, it will), Self-Publishing Relief recommends that you take steps to make sure you’re within your legal… Continue Reading

What To Consider Before Helping A Child Or Teen Self-Publish A Book

What To Consider Before Helping A Child Or Teen Self-Publish A Book

Now that self-publishing has taken the literary world by storm, young writers can take advantage of this option to publish their first book—regardless of their age. In fact, hundreds of kids and teens are choosing to self-publish every year! However, fledgling writers still need a parent or legal guardian to help them successfully navigate the… Continue Reading

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