Category Archives: Goal Setting and Preparation

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

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

Self-Publishing A Novella? Here’s What You Need To Know | Self-Publishing Relief

Self-Publishing A Novella? Here’s What You Need To Know | Self-Publishing Relief

Writers usually avoid novellas because traditional publishers usually aren’t interested in these shorter works. A publishing house can’t make the same profit on a novella that it would with a full-length novel—which is why literary agents prefer not to handle novellas. But at Self-Publishing Relief, our experts know that the novella is absolutely perfect for… Continue Reading

7 Things You DON’T Need From Your Self-Publishing Company | Self-Publishing Relief

There are lots of online articles and insider tips telling you how to find the right self-publishing company for your book. And it’s important to know exactly what you’re getting into and how much help and guidance you can expect from the publisher. But have you considered what you DON’T need from a self-publishing company?… Continue Reading

Self-Publishing: Should You “Go Wide” With Multiple Retailers? | Self-Publishing Relief

Self-Publishing: Should You “Go Wide” With Multiple Retailers? | Self-Publishing Relief

Self-publishing offers great opportunities for savvy authors, but it also means tackling challenging production, marketing, and distribution decisions. The experts at Self-Publishing Relief know that one of the most vexing decisions is whether you should self-publish on one retailer, such as Amazon, or “go wide” and publish across many. The Pros And Cons Of Self-Publishing… 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

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

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

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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