Category Archives: Self-Publishing

How To Stay Out Of Trouble When Self-Publishing Your Memoir | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Stay Out Of Trouble When Self-Publishing Your Memoir | Self-Publishing Relief

For some writers, self-publishing a memoir is an important way to finalize their legacies and show their impact on the world. But if your memoir features anyone other than you (and unless you grew up on a deserted island, it will), Self-Publishing Relief recommends that you take steps to make sure you’re within your legal… Continue Reading

Think Big: How To Use Pay-to-Play Mass Mailings To Promote Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

Think Big: How To Use Pay-to-Play Mass Mailings To Promote Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

Large, targeted email list services that connect writers to readers can be a great way to announce book launches and price drops to massive audiences. Thinking you might want to take advantage of the powerful sales-driving, reputation-building engines that mass mailing lists promise to be? Self-Publishing Relief reviews what you need to know. The Top… Continue Reading

5 Ways To Stay Positive When Self-Publishing Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

5 Ways To Stay Positive When Self-Publishing Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

Sometimes the process of self-publishing your book can seem overwhelming. When the cover color doesn’t look right, or formatting the book is taking an excruciatingly long time, or your publish date keeps getting pushed back, or one hundred other things go wrong—you might be tempted to give up on your dream. Setbacks and surprises may… Continue Reading

Scary-Good Halloween Contest Ideas To Promote Your Self-Published Book| Self-Publishing Relief

Scary-Good Halloween Contest Ideas To Promote Your Self-Published Book| Self-Publishing Relief

Hosting a book promotion contest is a great way to make sure your book stays fresh in your readers’ minds. And making the most of the holidays is an especially powerful means of boosting your visibility, growing your audience, and increasing book sales. To run an effective, memorable contest, Self-Publishing Relief suggests you first ask… Continue Reading

Cover Your Assets: FAQs For Self-Publishing Spoofs, Parodies, And Satires | Self-Publishing Relief

Cover Your Assets: FAQs For Self-Publishing Spoofs, Parodies, And Satires | Self-Publishing Relief

There’s a long literary tradition of writing satire, parody, and spoofs. But, unfortunately, there’s also a modern literary tradition in which arguments about rights infringements are often settled in the court systems. If you’re thinking of self-publishing a spoof, parody, or satire, Self-Publishing Relief suggests you consider these FAQs that could help you stay out… Continue Reading

How To Create A Budget For Launching Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Create A Budget For Launching Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

Self-publishing is a bold option available to authors who want to take control of their own careers. Yet, Self-Publishing Relief offers this caveat—with the great freedom of self-publishing comes great responsibility. Without the editing, design, and sales support offered by traditional houses, the cost of book production and advertising falls solely upon the writer. This… Continue Reading

How To Cope With Negative Reviews Of Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Cope With Negative Reviews Of Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

A negative review can hit an author with the force of a freight train. After all, you’ve spent months or even years writing, plowed through the necessary editing, and then invested your time, money, and energy into launching your book into the world. Yet, with just two or three off-the-cuff remarks, a bad review shatters… Continue Reading

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

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