Category Archives: Marketing and Promotion

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

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

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

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

Tips For Creating And Marketing A Boxed Set Of Your Indie Books | Self-Publishing Relief

Tips For Creating And Marketing A Boxed Set Of Your Indie Books | Self-Publishing Relief

As a self-published author, you already know about the algorithmic boost you receive in sales and discoverability whenever you release a new indie-published book. Similar to the front-table advantage in physical bookstores, a spot on the Hot New Releases list makes your latest title soar in the rankings and increases the possibility that it’ll catch… Continue Reading

10 Great Ideas For Marketing Your Self-Published Poetry Collection | Self-Publishing Relief

10 Great Ideas For Marketing Your Self-Published Poetry Collection | Self-Publishing Relief

Gone are the days when poetry promotion was limited to local book shops, libraries, and coffee shops. There have never been more opportunities for poets to reach big audiences of potential book buyers—all across the world! If you’re ready to market and promote your self-published poetry collection, Self-Publishing Relief has the expert tips you need… Continue Reading

Go Big! How To Plan And Publicize A Mega Contest To Launch Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

Go Big! How To Plan And Publicize A Mega Contest To Launch Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

You’ve got a new self-published book to launch, and you want to rocket it into the ratings stratosphere. No simple Facebook Page giveaway of a few advance copies will do. You want a splashy, creative contest that’ll thrill your current fans, put a spotlight on your new release, and draw the attention of hundreds, if… Continue Reading

How Excerpts In Literary Journals Can Boost Your Self-Published Book Sales | Self-Publishing Relief

How Excerpts In Literary Journals Can Boost Your Self-Published Book Sales | Self-Publishing Relief

One powerful way to boost your self-publishing marketing efforts is to submit an excerpt from your book to literary journals. Getting your shorter works published in literary magazines will help promote your book to a wider audience and build your fan base. Self-Publishing Relief Explains How Literary Journal Publications Help Sell Your Book: Literary magazine… Continue Reading

The Best Locations To Promote Your Book—Plus Tips To Make It Happen | Self-Publishing Relief

The Best Locations To Promote Your Book—Plus Tips To Make It Happen | Self-Publishing Relief

Local book promotion events are a big deal for self-published writers—they can lead to event-driven sales, media coverage, and word-of-mouth publicity. Even “big player” traditional publishers encourage their writers to reach out to local venues and nearby events. At Self-Publishing Relief, we know that indie writers can effectively support their sales efforts with marketing events… Continue Reading

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