Category Archives: Self-Publishing

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

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

Republishing Yourself: 5 Tips To Create A Collection Of Previously Published Works | Self-Publishing Relief

Republishing Yourself: 5 Tips To Create A Collection Of Previously Published Works | Self-Publishing Relief

If you have a stack of published poems or short stories, congratulations! Creative writers know how important it is to be published in top-notch literary journals. But most journals don’t want previously published work, so once the rights revert back to you, what’s next for all those great stories or poems? At Self-Publishing Relief, we… Continue Reading

6 Book Marketing And Promotion Strategies Writers Might Want To Skip | Self-Publishing Relief

6 Book Marketing And Promotion Strategies Writers Might Want To Skip | Self-Publishing Relief

In today’s publishing marketplace, writers (even authors with big publishing houses behind them) need to find smart ways to promote their books. But what if you’ve self-published and are on a tight budget? When you need to carefully pick and choose your promotions, you might want to think twice before investing in these traditional book… Continue Reading

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