Read Up! The Right Way To Pitch A Book Promotion Event To A Library | Self-Publishing Relief

Read Up! The Right Way To Pitch A Book Promotion Event To A Library | Self-Publishing Relief

  Ready to promote your self-published book at your local library? Better have a plan! Library event coordinators are fabulous supporters of the arts, but they’re not always an easy sell for new authors. Self-Publishing Relief gives you the tips that will make more librarians say YES to your promotion ideas! First, decide on the… Continue Reading

8 Tips To Overcome Book Promotion Burnout | Self-Publishing Relief

8 Tips To Overcome Book Promotion Burnout | Self-Publishing Relief

If you’re a self-published author, you’re probably diligently blogging, posting on Facebook and Instagram, tweeting, hosting contests, crafting press releases, and talking up your book to anyone who will listen. All the hard work and time required to promote your book can leave you feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and utterly burned out. At Self-Publishing Relief, our… Continue Reading

Loud And Clear! 5 Questions To Ask Your Self-Publishing Company | Self-Publishing Relief

Loud And Clear! 5 Questions To Ask Your Self-Publishing Company | Self-Publishing Relief

Unless you’re a writer who enjoys endless hours of tedious formatting, checking and reconfiguring cover art specs, and navigating the intricacies of the self-publishing process, it’s a good idea to hire some help. And many self-publishing companies will claim to guide you through the steps of what may be a somewhat overwhelming project. But before… Continue Reading

Summer Sales Slump? Here Are Ways To Boost Summertime Self-Published Book Sales | Self-Publishing Relief

Summer Sales Slump? Here Are Ways To Boost Summertime Self-Published Book Sales | Self-Publishing Relief

Sometimes, a midsummer drought results in drooping flowers. For writers, a midsummer drought means slumping sales. If you’ve noticed that sales of your self-published book have wilted like a parched petunia, try these summer-bump strategies. Self-Publishing Relief’s Tips To Boost Book Sales During The Dog Days Of Summer Publish a freebie. Whether you publish a… Continue Reading

7 Smart Ways To Sell More Books At A Writing Conference | Self-Publishing Relief

7 Smart Ways To Sell More Books At A Writing Conference | Self-Publishing Relief

Heading to a writing conference? Make the most of your investment by putting yourself in a great position to sell lots of your self-published books! Self-Publishing Relief offers smart tips on how to boost your book sales at a writing conference. How To Make More Book Sales At A Writing Conference Hand out business cards.… Continue Reading

4 Ways Indie Writers Can Celebrate Their Independence | Self-Publishing Relief

4 Ways Indie Writers Can Celebrate Their Independence | Self-Publishing Relief

 Light the fireworks and start the parades—at Self-Publishing Relief, we celebrate publishing independence every day! Indie authors have almost total control over the publishing process from beginning to end and have the final say on everything from marketing platforms and distribution channels to cover design and trim size. While it’s also a lot of responsibility,… Continue Reading

5 Design Mistakes That Can Make Indie Book Covers Look Wonky | Self-Publishing Relief

5 Design Mistakes That Can Make Indie Book Covers Look Wonky | Self-Publishing Relief

Despite the popular saying, most people DO judge a book by its cover. So your self-published book cover is your last, best opportunity to attract the attention of potential readers, give them insight about the contents of your book, and close the sale. At Self-Publishing Relief, we know that the selling points of your book… Continue Reading

9 Pen Name FAQs For Self-Published Authors | Self-Publishing Relief

9 Pen Name FAQs For Self-Published Authors | Self-Publishing Relief

Indie authors sometimes self-publish under a pen name or pseudonym in order to protect their identity, avoid overexposure, or create a better association between their name and their work. An author’s real name might not fit his or her genre, or it may be a very difficult name for readers to spell, let alone remember!… Continue Reading

50 Great New Blog Post Ideas for Self-Published Authors (Plus Book Marketing Tips!) | Self-Publishing Relief

50 Great New Blog Post Ideas for Self-Published Authors (Plus Book Marketing Tips!) | Self-Publishing Relief

Many self-published writers have author websites (and if you don’t, you should!) where they actively maintain blogs to help build an audience for their books. But sometimes even the best creative writers will run out of ideas for their blogs. Self-Publishing Relief to the rescue! Check out our list of blog post ideas for marketing… Continue Reading

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