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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

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

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

21 Summertime Book Promotion Ideas For Self-Published Writers | Self-Publishing Relief

21 Summertime Book Promotion Ideas For Self-Published Writers | Self-Publishing Relief

The temperature’s rising, vacationers are trying to stuff their TBR shelves into their overnight bags, and it’s a great time to promote your self-published book! Check out these great ideas to host a summer-themed book promotion contest and create summer giveaways that will spread the word about your latest release! 10 Ideas For Summer-Themed Prizes… Continue Reading

How Much Does it Really Cost To Self-Publish A Book? | Self-Publishing Relief

How Much Does it Really Cost To Self-Publish A Book? | Self-Publishing Relief

You’d like to self-publish your book, but you’re wondering: How much should an author expect to spend? A little bit of research will bring up answers that run the gamut, from writers who spent thousands (and thousands) of dollars to those who claim they spent only pennies to self-publish—or nothing at all! So what’s the… Continue Reading

9 Tips For Selling More Books Via Word-Of-Mouth Sales | Self-Publishing Relief

9 Tips For Selling More Books Via Word-Of-Mouth Sales | Self-Publishing Relief

Encouraging word-of-mouth engagement to bump up sales can send your book to the top of the bestseller lists. But how can you make this mysterious phenomenon work for you? Self-Publishing Relief has the right answers and the most effective tips: What Are “Word-Of-Mouth” Book Sales? To put it very simply, a word-of-mouth book sale is a… Continue Reading

How To Enroll Your Book In The Kindle Unlimited Program—And Should You? | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Enroll Your Book In The Kindle Unlimited Program—And Should You? | Self-Publishing Relief

As a self-published author, you’re always on the lookout for ways to increase the discoverability of your books. What else can you do to boost profits in addition to promoting your book on social media, scheduling book signings, and blogging regularly? Here’s an idea from Self-Publishing Relief: Although it’s not right for everyone, getting your… Continue Reading

4 Clever Reasons To Donate Your Self-Published Book To Your Local Library

4 Clever Reasons To Donate Your Self-Published Book To Your Local Library

It’s on many writers’ bucket lists: seeing their book on a library shelf! But for self-published authors, reaching this goal may be a bit harder to accomplish. Most public libraries have limited budgets, so librarians rely on reputable, curated lists when adding titles to their collections—which gives an advantage to traditionally published books. So what’s… Continue Reading

Create A Business Plan For Your Self-Publishing Empire

Create A Business Plan For Your Self-Publishing Empire

If you’re diving into the world of self-publishing, the best thing you can do for yourself is become your own CEO. And few CEOs would leap into a major investment without a business plan in place. Before you launch your self-publishing empire, consider creating a written business plan that will guide your efforts and crystallize… Continue Reading

Get More Media Coverage For Your Self-Published Book

Get More Media Coverage For Your Self-Published Book

Media coverage for your book—via local news channels, blogs, radio stations, and newspapers—can be a powerful force for reaching new readers and boosting sales. But with so many authors clamoring for attention from reporters and bloggers, you’ll need to find a way to make your story stand out. Ask yourself: What would make you want… Continue Reading

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