5 Steps For Resolving Disputes With Your Self-Publishing Company | Self-Publishing Relief

5 Steps For Resolving Disputes With Your Self-Publishing Company | Self-Publishing Relief

  Sometimes, writers with the very best intentions find themselves stuck in bad situations with the self-publishing companies they hired. The frustration and stress of being in a working relationship with a disappointing partner can be overwhelming. A bad publisher can also hurt your book’s odds of success. In these circumstances, you might want to… Continue Reading

6 Signs That It’s Time To Get A Literary Agent For Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

6 Signs That It’s Time To Get A Literary Agent For Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

Self-published authors must act as their own CEOs, and for some writers, success in self-publishing can become overwhelming. Self-Publishing Relief knows that indie writers enjoy being in control of their own destiny. But could a literary agent benefit your career plans? Self-Published Writers: Signs You’re In A Good Position To Seek A Partnership With A Literary Agent… Continue Reading

How Self-Published Writers Can Balance Business And Creativity | Self-Publishing Relief

How Self-Published Writers Can Balance Business And Creativity | Self-Publishing Relief

Perhaps more than any other writer, a self-published author understands the difficulties associated with balancing a creative and professional life. You technically have three “jobs”: writer, publisher of your book, and your day job. Managing your time is essential, and reconciling all these responsibilities can often feel like a monumental task. Tips from Self-Publishing Relief… Continue Reading

21 Summertime Book Promotion Ideas For Self-Published Writers | Self-Publishing Relief

21 Summertime Book Promotion Ideas For Self-Published Writers | Self-Publishing Relief

The temperature’s rising, vacationers are trying to stuff their TBR shelves into their overnight bags, and it’s a great time to promote your self-published book! Check out these great ideas to host a summer-themed book promotion contest and create summer giveaways that will spread the word about your latest release! 10 Ideas For Summer-Themed Prizes… Continue Reading

5 Ways Indie Authors Can Make The Most Of A Writing Conference | Self-Publishing Relief

5 Ways Indie Authors Can Make The Most Of A Writing Conference | Self-Publishing Relief

  Before self-publishing became a legitimate, viable option, aspiring authors had only one choice: land a literary agent—a daunting task, since an agent could possibly receive up to 20,000 query letters a year. So many authors turned to writing conferences as a stepping stone toward meeting an agent and becoming traditionally published. Today, writing conferences… Continue Reading

Writer Beware: 5 Red Flags In Self-Publishing Book Contracts | Self-Publishing Relief

Writer Beware: 5 Red Flags In Self-Publishing Book Contracts | Self-Publishing Relief

At Self-Publishing Relief, we know how many hats an author must wear during the self-publishing process—and we’re sorry to say there’s one more…the intimidating lawyer hat. Okay, we’re exaggerating a bit, but savvy authors know to be extra careful when presented with a self-publishing book contract. Before you sign your work away, be sure to… Continue Reading

How Much Does it Really Cost To Self-Publish A Book? | Self-Publishing Relief

How Much Does it Really Cost To Self-Publish A Book? | Self-Publishing Relief

You’d like to self-publish your book, but you’re wondering: How much should an author expect to spend? A little bit of research will bring up answers that run the gamut, from writers who spent thousands (and thousands) of dollars to those who claim they spent only pennies to self-publish—or nothing at all! So what’s the… Continue Reading

6 Self-Publishing Mistakes Authors Must Avoid | Self-Publishing Relief

6 Self-Publishing Mistakes Authors Must Avoid | Self-Publishing Relief

Self-publishing a book can be just as challenging as writing one. You have countless decisions to make about the book cover, back-cover blurb, book formats, metadata, and promotion. Choosing to self-publish your book means that you have to sink or swim as a one-person publishing house! And if this is your first time (or even… Continue Reading

Do-Overs: How To Relaunch Your Revised Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

Do-Overs: How To Relaunch Your Revised Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

As a self-published author, you might find it necessary to revise books you’ve already self-published. Maybe you discovered typos and grammatical errors that slipped by you or your proofreader. Or perhaps negative reviews pointed out story flaws that need to be corrected. Constructive critiques might even make it clear that heavy editing of extraneous backstory is… Continue Reading

6 Author Bio FAQs For Self-Published Writers | Self-Publishing Relief

6 Author Bio FAQs For Self-Published Writers | Self-Publishing Relief

For some, writing the author bio that will appear on the back of a self-published book seems almost as difficult as writing the book itself! Self-Publishing Relief answers your questions and offers effective tips for writing a professional author bio for your back cover copy. FAQs About Writing An Author Bio For Self-Published Authors Q. How… Continue Reading

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