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

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

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

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

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

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

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