7 Things You DON’T Need From Your Self-Publishing Company | Self-Publishing Relief

There are lots of online articles and insider tips telling you how to find the right self-publishing company for your book. And it’s important to know exactly what you’re getting into and how much help and guidance you can expect from the publisher. But have you considered what you DON’T need from a self-publishing company?… Continue Reading

Finding The Right Stock Artwork For Your Self-Published Book Cover Design | Self-Publishing Relief

Finding The Right Stock Artwork For Your Self-Published Book Cover Design | Self-Publishing Relief

When it comes to cover art design, stock artwork (aka images created for licensing to anybody who needs them for commercial or private purposes) can be a self-published writer’s best friend. Because stock art isn’t created for one particular customer, it can be relatively inexpensive. It’s easy to download from the Internet, easy to sort… Continue Reading

The Best Locations To Promote Your Book—Plus Tips To Make It Happen | Self-Publishing Relief

The Best Locations To Promote Your Book—Plus Tips To Make It Happen | Self-Publishing Relief

Local book promotion events are a big deal for self-published writers—they can lead to event-driven sales, media coverage, and word-of-mouth publicity. Even “big player” traditional publishers encourage their writers to reach out to local venues and nearby events. At Self-Publishing Relief, we know that indie writers can effectively support their sales efforts with marketing events… Continue Reading

Self-Publishing: Should You “Go Wide” With Multiple Retailers? | Self-Publishing Relief

Self-Publishing: Should You “Go Wide” With Multiple Retailers? | Self-Publishing Relief

Self-publishing offers great opportunities for savvy authors, but it also means tackling challenging production, marketing, and distribution decisions. The experts at Self-Publishing Relief know that one of the most vexing decisions is whether you should self-publish on one retailer, such as Amazon, or “go wide” and publish across many. The Pros And Cons Of Self-Publishing… Continue Reading

5 Tips To Promote Your Self-Published Book Series | Self-Publishing Relief

5 Tips To Promote Your Self-Published Book Series | Self-Publishing Relief

For publishers and authors, most standard promotion and marketing campaigns are geared toward pushing sales of a new, stand-alone book. But what if the book you’re releasing is the fifth novel in an ongoing series? How do you generate interest in a new release if that interest is predicated on the buyer having already read… Continue Reading

10 Reasons Self-Publishing Is The Best Gift You Can Give Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

10 Reasons Self-Publishing Is The Best Gift You Can Give Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

At Self-Publishing Relief, we truly understand how frustrating it can be to get your book published the traditional way. Your novel may languish for years before finding a home with a publisher—if ever. You may consider self-publishing a last resort, but taking charge of your project and publishing independently just might give your book the… Continue Reading

How To Ask (Bribe) Friends And Family To Promote Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Ask (Bribe) Friends And Family To Promote Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

What can friends, family, and coworkers do to help market your self-published book? More than you think! Is there a photographer in the family who can take your author publicity photo? Do your friends know other authors who may want to cross-promote? Or perhaps Aunt Frieda’s best friend is the local librarian. Whether it’s your… Continue Reading

How Much Money Can You Really Make by Self-Publishing? | Self-Publishing Relief

How Much Money Can You Really Make by Self-Publishing? | Self-Publishing Relief

You’ve heard the stories—and you probably don’t believe them. The one about the unpublished sci-fi writer who had to be convinced to try self-publishing, only to find the money rolling in along with a traditional contract and a major motion picture deal. Or the story about the unpublished romance writer who kept her self-published project… Continue Reading

10 Steps To Promote Your Self-Published Book Price Drop | Self-Publishing Relief

10 Steps To Promote Your Self-Published Book Price Drop | Self-Publishing Relief

One of the major challenges for self-published authors is discoverability. How do you shine a light on your self-published book when it’s bobbing in a sea of a hundred thousand others? How do you continue the momentum of a book launch? How do you promote your backlist books when they’ve been languishing on virtual shelves?… Continue Reading

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