Category Archives: Self-Publishing

Use These Acting Tips To Sell More Self-Published Books | Self-Publishing Relief

Use These Acting Tips To Sell More Self-Published Books | Self-Publishing Relief

Now that you’ve self-published your book, it’s time for the one thing most writers dread more than an editor’s red pen: marketing and promotion. Many writers are a bit shy about speaking in public, and the thought of having to actively promote and pitch their books gets them tongue-tied. The marketing experts at Self-Publishing Relief… Continue Reading

Cover Art Trends In Self-Published Historical Fiction | Self-Publishing Relief

Cover Art Trends In Self-Published Historical Fiction | Self-Publishing Relief

Your self-published book may be historical fiction, but that doesn’t mean your cover art has to be stuck in the past! The latest cover art trends for historical fiction are taking the genre in a direction that’s more aesthetically pleasing to the modern reader without necessarily sacrificing old-fashioned charm. Our forecasters at Self-Publishing Relief predict… Continue Reading

11 Tips To Ace Your Book Club Call-Ins And Sell More Books | Self-Publishing Relief

11 Tips To Ace Your Book Club Call-Ins And Sell More Books | Self-Publishing Relief

You already know some of the strategies that self-published authors use to generate interest from book clubs and sell more books. And since you have a great “book me” page on your author website, it’s easy for book club coordinators to invite you to call in and speak to their groups. But once you get… Continue Reading

Wattpad: What Self-Published Authors Need To Know | Self-Publishing Relief

Wattpad: What Self-Published Authors Need To Know | Self-Publishing Relief

Launched in 2006, Wattpad is a free online publishing platform with over 70 million writers and readers. Authors of every possible genre have been flocking to Wattpad to discover, cultivate, and build a community of their own unique readers by instantly publishing work on this social media site. Most recently, Wattpad has caught the attention… Continue Reading

“Free” Self-Publishing: 6 Reasons It’s Not The Bargain It Seems | Self-Publishing Relief

“Free” Self-Publishing: 6 Reasons It’s Not The Bargain It Seems | Self-Publishing Relief

When you self-publish, you get to have the final say in any decisions about your book: cover art, formatting, publication date, etc. And in addition to taking on all these responsibilities, you also take on all the costs. So when a company promises “free” self-publishing, a budget-conscious writer may break out in a happy dance.… Continue Reading

Cover Art And Copyright Law: What Self-Published Writers Need To Know | Self-Publishing Relief

Cover Art And Copyright Law: What Self-Published Writers Need To Know | Self-Publishing Relief

Whether a book is self-published or traditionally published, the cover art is considered a separate piece of intellectual property from the book itself. But because self-publishing gives an author more options and responsibilities when creating a cover design, dealing with the laws governing image copyrights can be a little trickier. Self-Publishing Relief is here to… Continue Reading

How To Develop An Amazing Speaking Event To Promote Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Develop An Amazing Speaking Event To Promote Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

Pitching real-time lectures, talks, and seminars is a great way to promote your self-published book to local venues. Not only will these book promotion events offer you unbeatable opportunities to sell more books—you’ll also reach new audiences, develop your reputation as a writer, and establish yourself as an expert in your field. But here’s the… Continue Reading

10 Practical Tips For Your Book Signing Event: A Checklist For Self-Published Authors | Self-Publishing Relief

10 Practical Tips For Your Book Signing Event: A Checklist For Self-Published Authors | Self-Publishing Relief

A book signing is a great way to connect with your readers and promote your latest book. While there are no hard-and-fast industry standards for these events, we at Self-Publishing Relief have put together a practical checklist to maximize the fan base appeal and marketing potential of your next self-published book signing event. Use This… Continue Reading

10 Mistakes That Could Turn Off Book Buyers—Fast | Self-Publishing Relief

10 Mistakes That Could Turn Off Book Buyers—Fast | Self-Publishing Relief

At Self-Publishing Relief, we know it’s a crowded book-buying world—and it’s getting more competitive every day. In 2018, over one million self-published books landed on the virtual shelves! With so many options for readers, self-published authors only have a few seconds to capture a potential online buyer’s attention. And how do you do that? You… Continue Reading

How To Get People Talking Online About Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Get People Talking Online About Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

One of the biggest challenges self-published authors face is effectively promoting their books. Advertising and discount-price strategies can only go so far. Constantly announcing your book launch on social media can quickly get you branded as a spammer. And none of these methods takes advantage of the single most powerful way to sell anything—get people… Continue Reading

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