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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

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

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

How Self-Published Writers Can Balance Business And Creativity | Self-Publishing Relief

How Self-Published Writers Can Balance Business And Creativity | Self-Publishing Relief

Perhaps more than any other writer, a self-published author understands the difficulties associated with balancing a creative and professional life. You technically have three “jobs”: writer, publisher of your book, and your day job. Managing your time is essential, and reconciling all these responsibilities can often feel like a monumental task. Tips from Self-Publishing Relief… Continue Reading

21 Summertime Book Promotion Ideas For Self-Published Writers | Self-Publishing Relief

21 Summertime Book Promotion Ideas For Self-Published Writers | Self-Publishing Relief

The temperature’s rising, vacationers are trying to stuff their TBR shelves into their overnight bags, and it’s a great time to promote your self-published book! Check out these great ideas to host a summer-themed book promotion contest and create summer giveaways that will spread the word about your latest release! 10 Ideas For Summer-Themed Prizes… Continue Reading

5 Ways Indie Authors Can Make The Most Of A Writing Conference | Self-Publishing Relief

5 Ways Indie Authors Can Make The Most Of A Writing Conference | Self-Publishing Relief

  Before self-publishing became a legitimate, viable option, aspiring authors had only one choice: land a literary agent—a daunting task, since an agent could possibly receive up to 20,000 query letters a year. So many authors turned to writing conferences as a stepping stone toward meeting an agent and becoming traditionally published. Today, writing conferences… Continue Reading

Writer Beware: 5 Red Flags In Self-Publishing Book Contracts | Self-Publishing Relief

Writer Beware: 5 Red Flags In Self-Publishing Book Contracts | Self-Publishing Relief

At Self-Publishing Relief, we know how many hats an author must wear during the self-publishing process—and we’re sorry to say there’s one more…the intimidating lawyer hat. Okay, we’re exaggerating a bit, but savvy authors know to be extra careful when presented with a self-publishing book contract. Before you sign your work away, be sure to… Continue Reading

How Much Does it Really Cost To Self-Publish A Book? | Self-Publishing Relief

How Much Does it Really Cost To Self-Publish A Book? | Self-Publishing Relief

You’d like to self-publish your book, but you’re wondering: How much should an author expect to spend? A little bit of research will bring up answers that run the gamut, from writers who spent thousands (and thousands) of dollars to those who claim they spent only pennies to self-publish—or nothing at all! So what’s the… Continue Reading

6 Self-Publishing Mistakes Authors Must Avoid | Self-Publishing Relief

6 Self-Publishing Mistakes Authors Must Avoid | Self-Publishing Relief

Self-publishing a book can be just as challenging as writing one. You have countless decisions to make about the book cover, back-cover blurb, book formats, metadata, and promotion. Choosing to self-publish your book means that you have to sink or swim as a one-person publishing house! And if this is your first time (or even… Continue Reading

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