7 People Who Should Get Free Copies Of Your Latest Book | Self-Publishing Relief

7 People Who Should Get Free Copies Of Your Latest Book | Self-Publishing Relief

Independent, self-published authors must pay out-of-pocket for copies of their own print-edition books. So it can be difficult to decide who gets a free promotional print copy of a book—and who doesn’t. Self-Publishing Relief can help you make the right choices: Here are the opinion-makers who should definitely be receiving free copies of your self-published… Continue Reading

4 Tiny Self-Publishing Details That Writers Overlook (But Shouldn’t!) | Self-Publishing Relief

4 Tiny Self-Publishing Details That Writers Overlook (But Shouldn’t!) | Self-Publishing Relief

When you’re self-publishing a book, it’s important to consider the big picture: your brand, your author platform, your point-of-purchase marketing via your book cover, etc. But Self-Publishing Relief knows that there are little, easily overlooked details that are just as crucial to your book’s success. The self-publishing process has many steps and substeps—and when you’re… Continue Reading

Go Big! How To Plan And Publicize A Mega Contest To Launch Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

Go Big! How To Plan And Publicize A Mega Contest To Launch Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

You’ve got a new self-published book to launch, and you want to rocket it into the ratings stratosphere. No simple Facebook Page giveaway of a few advance copies will do. You want a splashy, creative contest that’ll thrill your current fans, put a spotlight on your new release, and draw the attention of hundreds, if… Continue Reading

Cover Art Design Trends For Mystery/Thriller Novels | Self-Publishing Relief

Cover Art Design Trends For Mystery/Thriller Novels | Self-Publishing Relief

When you’re ready to self-publish your mystery or thriller, it’s important to choose your cover art wisely. Your book cover is your ultimate point-of-purchase sales pitch for your book, so you want to be sure it appeals to and entices your potential readers! Typical mystery/thriller genre covers often feature blood splatter, magnifying glasses, dense fog,… Continue Reading

Self-Publishing A Novella? Here’s What You Need To Know | Self-Publishing Relief

Self-Publishing A Novella? Here’s What You Need To Know | Self-Publishing Relief

Writers usually avoid novellas because traditional publishers usually aren’t interested in these shorter works. A publishing house can’t make the same profit on a novella that it would with a full-length novel—which is why literary agents prefer not to handle novellas. But at Self-Publishing Relief, our experts know that the novella is absolutely perfect for… Continue Reading

How Excerpts In Literary Journals Can Boost Your Self-Published Book Sales | Self-Publishing Relief

How Excerpts In Literary Journals Can Boost Your Self-Published Book Sales | Self-Publishing Relief

One powerful way to boost your self-publishing marketing efforts is to submit an excerpt from your book to literary journals. Getting your shorter works published in literary magazines will help promote your book to a wider audience and build your fan base. Self-Publishing Relief Explains How Literary Journal Publications Help Sell Your Book: Literary magazine… Continue Reading

What To Do If Your Self-Published Novel Is Pirated Online | Self-Publishing Relief

What To Do If Your Self-Published Novel Is Pirated Online | Self-Publishing Relief

It’s a scary-but-true fact of life for self-published authors: eBook piracy is rampant. Anyone with basic programming knowledge can strip away DRM, the control technology which supposedly restricts the ability to reproduce or share an eBook. Then any thief can offer up exact reproductions for sale, or, more commonly, free downloads. Self-Publishing Relief Explains What… Continue Reading

Cover Art Trends For Self-Published Romance Novels | Self-Publishing Relief

Cover Art Trends For Self-Published Romance Novels | Self-Publishing Relief

With so many new authors self-publishing romantic novels, Self-Publishing Relief has noticed that cover art design trends have become so much more than the bodice-ripping Fabio fad of the ’80s. In the indie romance industry, a book cover can make or break your sales. So it’s important that you accurately reflect the correct subgenre for… Continue Reading

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

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