How To Protect Your Self-Published Book From Plagiarism | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Protect Your Self-Published Book From Plagiarism | Self-Publishing Relief

In 2012, a multi-published writer received an email from an avid fan stating that a recent e-book contained a scene that was strikingly familiar to one found in one of the author’s out-of-print books. The shocked author soon discovered that the e-book in question was, word for word, plagiarized from a romance novel she had… 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

Perfect Your Writer Autograph: Author Essentials For Signing Your Books | Self-Publishing Relief

Perfect Your Writer Autograph: Author Essentials For Signing Your Books | Self-Publishing Relief

It’s one of the most thrilling moments in a writer’s career—the first time you sign your name on a page of a book you’ve published. And while there are no formal publishing industry rules regarding book-signing etiquette, Self-Publishing Relief knows there are things you can do to ensure your author signature meets professional standards and… Continue Reading

Self-Publishing Numbers: The Cost, The Profits, And What Constitutes Good Book Sales | Self-Publishing Relief

Self-Publishing Numbers: The Cost, The Profits, And What Constitutes Good Book Sales | Self-Publishing Relief

At Self-Publishing Relief, we know that, for many writers, self-publishing is an investment in the future. But it can be difficult for indie authors to get a clear picture of their financial forecast in the publishing industry. How much does it cost to self-publish a book? How much money do most creative writers make when… Continue Reading

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

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

If you’re self-publishing a horror novel, there are certain design elements your readers will expect to see in your cover art. At Self-Publishing Relief, we know that the right cover art for a horror novel will both attract and terrify your reader—and get them to pull out their wallets and buy your book! Here are… Continue Reading

Writer: What You Need To Know About The End Of CreateSpace | Self-Publishing Relief

Writer: What You Need To Know About The End Of CreateSpace | Self-Publishing Relief

There’s news in the self-publishing industry: Amazon’s CreateSpace print-on-demand platform is closing its doors. More accurately, Amazon is folding CreateSpace into its Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) division. Here at Self-Publishing Relief, we’ve been watching this development closely. The merger is a work in progress, but this is what you need to know as of now… Continue Reading

People Who Can Legit Help You With Book Marketing And Promotion | Self-Publishing Relief

People Who Can Legit Help You With Book Marketing And Promotion | Self-Publishing Relief

If you’re thinking about recruiting someone to help promote your self-published book, the first person who may come to mind is a professional publicist. But if you’re looking for a more affordable alternative, the experts here at Self-Publishing Relief know there are other people who can help you get the word out about your self-published… Continue Reading

15 Weird Words Self-Published Authors Should Know | Self-Publishing Relief

15 Weird Words Self-Published Authors Should Know | Self-Publishing Relief

ASIN? ISBN? Self-Publishing terminology may seem like a weird foreign language to writers who haven’t run the gauntlet of publishing their books. But if you don’t know a blurb from a bleed—don’t worry! The experts at Self-Publishing Relief are ready to translate. Here are some key terms you need to know if you’re ready to… Continue Reading

Holy Publishing Power! How To Self-Publish A Comic Book | Self-Publishing Relief

Holy Publishing Power! How To Self-Publish A Comic Book | Self-Publishing Relief

The freedom and overall control a writer enjoys when self-publishing isn’t limited to novels, memoirs, or poetry collections. If you’ve written and illustrated your own comic book, self-publishing can work for you too—if you know the right steps. Self-Publishing Relief breaks down what you should consider as you ka-pow! and gadzooks! your way through the… Continue Reading

22 Places To Hand-Sell Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

22 Places To Hand-Sell Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

Hand-selling your self-published book—also known as face-to-face marketing—can be a powerful way to generate good word-of-mouth buzz. If you’re a “people person” who enjoys interacting with readers, then hand-selling might be for you. If you’re ready to pack the trunk of your car with copies of your book and head out on tour, Self-Publishing Relief… Continue Reading

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