Scary-Good Halloween Contest Ideas To Promote Your Self-Published Book| Self-Publishing Relief

Scary-Good Halloween Contest Ideas To Promote Your Self-Published Book| Self-Publishing Relief

Hosting a book promotion contest is a great way to make sure your book stays fresh in your readers’ minds. And making the most of the holidays is an especially powerful means of boosting your visibility, growing your audience, and increasing book sales. To run an effective, memorable contest, Self-Publishing Relief suggests you first ask… Continue Reading

Cover Your Assets: FAQs For Self-Publishing Spoofs, Parodies, And Satires | Self-Publishing Relief

Cover Your Assets: FAQs For Self-Publishing Spoofs, Parodies, And Satires | Self-Publishing Relief

There’s a long literary tradition of writing satire, parody, and spoofs. But, unfortunately, there’s also a modern literary tradition in which arguments about rights infringements are often settled in the court systems. If you’re thinking of self-publishing a spoof, parody, or satire, Self-Publishing Relief suggests you consider these FAQs that could help you stay out… Continue Reading

How To Create A Budget For Launching Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Create A Budget For Launching Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

Self-publishing is a bold option available to authors who want to take control of their own careers. Yet, Self-Publishing Relief offers this caveat—with the great freedom of self-publishing comes great responsibility. Without the editing, design, and sales support offered by traditional houses, the cost of book production and advertising falls solely upon the writer. This… Continue Reading

How To Cope With Negative Reviews Of Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Cope With Negative Reviews Of Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

A negative review can hit an author with the force of a freight train. After all, you’ve spent months or even years writing, plowed through the necessary editing, and then invested your time, money, and energy into launching your book into the world. Yet, with just two or three off-the-cuff remarks, a bad review shatters… Continue Reading

A Literary Agent Offers To Rep Your Self-Published Book. Now What? | Self-Publishing Relief

A Literary Agent Offers To Rep Your Self-Published Book. Now What? | Self-Publishing Relief

Typically, literary agents don’t need to hunt for brand-new authors, because writers tend to gravitate to them. Yet Self-Publishing Relief knows that in this brave new world of publishing, many agents have offered unsolicited representation to indie authors, when circumstances draw their attention. For instance, if a self-published book achieves phenomenal sales, such as 50,000+… Continue Reading

How To Identify And Connect With Your Niche Market | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Identify And Connect With Your Niche Market | Self-Publishing Relief

When you’re making short story or poetry submissions to publishers, it makes sense to cast a wide net. But when you’re trying to sell your book and optimize your financial investments, narrowing your target audience might be a better choice. No one wants to waste time or money reaching out to readers who aren’t likely… Continue Reading

10 Tips For Self-Publishing A Book Of Remembrance | Self-Publishing Relief

10 Tips For Self-Publishing A Book Of Remembrance | Self-Publishing Relief

Just about everyone has lost someone special in his or her life, and this time of year can be extra difficult as we remember the overwhelming loss of the 9/11 attacks. Self-Publishing Relief suggests that a positive and life-affirming project may be just the thing to lift sad spirits. A book of remembrance, or a… Continue Reading

5 Sneaky Signs You’re Procrastinating About Self-Publishing Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

5 Sneaky Signs You’re Procrastinating About Self-Publishing Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

You’ve written your book, and you’ve either exhausted your traditional publishing options or decided you want total control over its publication process. You know self-publishing is right for you, but you can’t seem to get the project under way. Here’s how to tell if you’re procrastinating—and how to get the ball rolling! Signs You’re Stalling… Continue Reading

Words Of Encouragement: Quotes To Inspire Self-Publishing Authors | Self-Publishing Relief

Words Of Encouragement: Quotes To Inspire Self-Publishing Authors | Self-Publishing Relief

It’s easy to get worn down and discouraged by all the time and effort it takes to promote a self-published book. When you self-publish, you are responsible for the formatting, cover art, marketing, and promotion of your book. At Self-Publishing Relief, we’re here to support you through every stage of the self-publishing process. Here are… Continue Reading

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

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