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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

How To Create And Offer A Free Sample Of Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Create And Offer A Free Sample Of Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

Wander the food court of any local mall and you’re sure to pass someone offering you a delectable nibble from the nearest restaurant. There’s a reason why so many restaurateurs do this: Giving away samples is a tried-and-true marketing gambit to introduce a new product to a consumer faced with a multitude of choices. And what… Continue Reading

The 8 Milestones Of Successful Self-Publishing

The 8 Milestones Of Successful Self-Publishing

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just beginning to research the publishing process, there are a series of steps every author must take on his or her self-publishing journey. Reaching each of these landmarks can seem a little overwhelming sometimes, so remember to celebrate each and every successful self-publishing milestone along the way! 8 Major… Continue Reading

Quiz: Are You A Good Candidate For Self-Publishing?

Quiz: Are You A Good Candidate For Self-Publishing?

Self-publishing has turned the publishing industry upside down: Today many writers are choosing to publish their books themselves instead of pursuing the traditional route. But is self-publishing right for your personality? Take our self-test to find out! Choose the answer that best matches your true feelings about: Your book’s cover art… You want total control.… Continue Reading

What To Consider Before Helping A Child Or Teen Self-Publish A Book

What To Consider Before Helping A Child Or Teen Self-Publish A Book

Now that self-publishing has taken the literary world by storm, young writers can take advantage of this option to publish their first book—regardless of their age. In fact, hundreds of kids and teens are choosing to self-publish every year! However, fledgling writers still need a parent or legal guardian to help them successfully navigate the… Continue Reading

7 Ways To Establish A Reputation For Quality Self-Publishing

7 Ways To Establish A Reputation For Quality Self-Publishing

In the last decade, the success of self-published authors has shown traditional publishers that DIY writers can earn the adoration of millions and the respect of even the harshest literary critics. In fact, self-published and independent authors are sometimes so successful that they have forced traditional publishers to do things they never would have agreed… Continue Reading

So Your Self Published Book Is Out. What’s Next?

So Your Self Published Book Is Out. What’s Next?

Congratulations—you’re officially a published author! You’ve worked hard to self-publish a great book with a well-designed, professional-looking cover, proper formatting, and thoroughly proofread text.  Ideally, you did some preliminary promotional work before your book was published so the launch energy could be big and focused. But if you didn’t do any pre-launch marketing—take heart. It’s never too late… Continue Reading

Self-Publishing: Why Your “Last Resort” Could Be The Beginning Of Something Amazing (True Stories!)

Self-Publishing: Why Your “Last Resort” Could Be The Beginning Of Something Amazing (True Stories!)

If you’re feeling discouraged because no traditional venues have shown interest in publishing your book, cheer up! You may consider self-publishing to be your last resort, but why not look at it as a great opportunity? Think of the possibilities! 4 Great Things That Can Happen When You Self-Publish You could make money. It is… Continue Reading

5 Self-Publishing Secrets Nobody Tells You

5 Self-Publishing Secrets Nobody Tells You

As you sit twiddling your thumbs, waiting months for that agent to get back to you—or perhaps papering your office walls with yet another rejection letter—you might start to seriously consider taking the self-publishing route. The idea of actually getting your book into the hands of readers is tempting, but you’re worried about what self-publishing… Continue Reading

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