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7 Ideas To Keep The Party Going After Readers Finish Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

7 Ideas To Keep The Party Going After Readers Finish Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

You’ve done it! You’ve self-published a novel or nonfiction book that readers are actually buying and enjoying. But once your readers finish your book—now what? At Self-Publishing Relief, we recommend self-published authors use the final pages of the book, called the back matter, to direct readers toward certain actions in order to forge a connection… Continue Reading

Should Self-Published Authors Stick To Only One Genre? | Self-Publishing Relief

Should Self-Published Authors Stick To Only One Genre? | Self-Publishing Relief

In the traditional publishing community, publishers usually expect their authors to write exclusively within a single genre in order to to develop an easy-to-market, strong author brand. But at Self-Publishing Relief, we know that this dusty old rule doesn’t have to apply to the independent, self-publishing author. In fact, indie authors can jump from genre… Continue Reading

99 Virtually Free Marketing Ideas For Self-Published Writers | Self-Publishing Relief

99 Virtually Free Marketing Ideas For Self-Published Writers | Self-Publishing Relief

Self-published authors embrace the freedom to write, package, and release books on their own terms. But with that freedom comes lots of responsibility, including the cost of book promotion. Lacking the budget of a traditional publisher’s marketing and sales department, self-published writers have to be creative, flexible, and innovative when it comes to book marketing… Continue Reading

Book Cover Design “Strategies” You Should Avoid | Self-Publishing Relief

Book Cover Design “Strategies” You Should Avoid | Self-Publishing Relief

At Self-Publishing Relief, we know the road to poor book sales is often paved with good intentions. Sometimes writers will choose cover art design strategies that should work—in theory—but might inadvertently steer potential buyers away from their books. Since many self-publishers feel illegitimate in the larger publishing industry, they blindly copy cover art design strategies… Continue Reading

45 Marketing Tweaks To Instantly Improve Book Sales And Build Fans | Self-Publishing Relief

45 Marketing Tweaks To Instantly Improve Book Sales And Build Fans | Self-Publishing Relief

Marketing your self-published book to generate more book sales and build your fan base can be exhausting work. But what if adding a few minor tweaks to your existing marketing efforts could have a huge impact on your sales figures? What if—instead of totally reinventing your promotional campaigns—you could make your existing book promotion strategies… Continue Reading

The Story Behind Your Story: Personal Brand Building To Sell More Books | Self-Publishing Relief

The Story Behind Your Story: Personal Brand Building To Sell More Books | Self-Publishing Relief

Harnessing the power of your personal story to create a memorable author brand and grow your audience of book buyers is one of the most powerful promotional tactics available to writers. This strategy, sometimes called story marketing, is built on the belief that storytelling is the most powerful way to initiate emotional connections and encourage… Continue Reading

The 9 Tasks That Must Go On Your Book Launch To-Do List | Self-Publishing Relief

The 9 Tasks That Must Go On Your Book Launch To-Do List | Self-Publishing Relief

If you’re definitely considering self-publishing your book, you should already be checking off items on your book launch to-do list! Much of the important groundwork for marketing your book should be in place well before your publication date. The experts at Self-Publishing Relief have the best tips for planning and pulling off a great book… Continue Reading

Interview Tips For Self-Published Writers: For Blogging, Television, Newspapers, Q&A, Podcasts, and More | Self-Publishing Relief

Interview Tips For Self-Published Writers: For Blogging, Television, Newspapers, Q&A, Podcasts, and More | Self-Publishing Relief

There’s a knack to giving a good interview—and if you’re a self-published writer with a book to promote, chances are you’ll find yourself on the “Answer” side of a Q&A. Remember: The better your interview, the better your chances of scoring more interviews! Self-Publishing Relief lets you in on the essential strategies you’ll need to… Continue Reading

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