Category Archives: Self-Publishing

5 Ways To Help Readers Find Your Self-Published Book Online | Self-Publishing Relief

5 Ways To Help Readers Find Your Self-Published Book Online | Self-Publishing Relief

Since the introduction of e-book readers and print-on-demand publishing, self-publishing has been growing by leaps and bounds. In 2018 alone, over one million self-published titles were released! The experts at Self-Publishing Relief know that all this competition for readers’ attention makes boosting the visibility of your book a real challenge. 5 Ways You Can Make… Continue Reading

34 Places That Might Host A Book Promotion Event For Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

34 Places That Might Host A Book Promotion Event For Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

Looking for a new event location to promote your self-published book? Check out this great list of local and regional book promotion venues for self-published authors! Some of these book promotion locations are traditional (we’re looking at you, bookstores!), but here at Self-Publishing Relief, we also see the potential in think-outside-the-box book promotion spots too.… Continue Reading

7 Ideas To Keep The Party Going After Readers Finish Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

7 Ideas To Keep The Party Going After Readers Finish Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

You’ve done it! You’ve self-published a novel or nonfiction book that readers are actually buying and enjoying. But once your readers finish your book—now what? At Self-Publishing Relief, we recommend self-published authors use the final pages of the book, called the back matter, to direct readers toward certain actions in order to forge a connection… Continue Reading

Should Self-Published Authors Stick To Only One Genre? | Self-Publishing Relief

Should Self-Published Authors Stick To Only One Genre? | Self-Publishing Relief

In the traditional publishing community, publishers usually expect their authors to write exclusively within a single genre in order to to develop an easy-to-market, strong author brand. But at Self-Publishing Relief, we know that this dusty old rule doesn’t have to apply to the independent, self-publishing author. In fact, indie authors can jump from genre… Continue Reading

99 Virtually Free Marketing Ideas For Self-Published Writers | Self-Publishing Relief

99 Virtually Free Marketing Ideas For Self-Published Writers | Self-Publishing Relief

Self-published authors embrace the freedom to write, package, and release books on their own terms. But with that freedom comes lots of responsibility, including the cost of book promotion. Lacking the budget of a traditional publisher’s marketing and sales department, self-published writers have to be creative, flexible, and innovative when it comes to book marketing… Continue Reading

Book Cover Design “Strategies” You Should Avoid | Self-Publishing Relief

Book Cover Design “Strategies” You Should Avoid | Self-Publishing Relief

At Self-Publishing Relief, we know the road to poor book sales is often paved with good intentions. Sometimes writers will choose cover art design strategies that should work—in theory—but might inadvertently steer potential buyers away from their books. Since many self-publishers feel illegitimate in the larger publishing industry, they blindly copy cover art design strategies… Continue Reading

Is It Worthwhile To Self-Publish In Audiobook Format? (An FAQ) | Self-Publishing Relief

Is It Worthwhile To Self-Publish In Audiobook Format? (An FAQ) | Self-Publishing Relief

The audiobook market is one of the fastest growing in the publishing industry, and the popularity of audiobooks is only increasing. But many self-published authors may be stumped as to how to offer their books in audio format—and wonder if it’s even worthwhile to do so. As is the case with most aspects of self-publishing,… Continue Reading

45 Marketing Tweaks To Instantly Improve Book Sales And Build Fans | Self-Publishing Relief

45 Marketing Tweaks To Instantly Improve Book Sales And Build Fans | Self-Publishing Relief

Marketing your self-published book to generate more book sales and build your fan base can be exhausting work. But what if adding a few minor tweaks to your existing marketing efforts could have a huge impact on your sales figures? What if—instead of totally reinventing your promotional campaigns—you could make your existing book promotion strategies… Continue Reading

How To Get More Reviews Of Your Self-Published Book: A List Of Book Reviewers | Self-Published Relief

How To Get More Reviews Of Your Self-Published Book: A List Of Book Reviewers | Self-Published Relief

Want to get more reviews for your self-published book? First, the good news. There are LOTS of bloggers and reviewers who publish reviews of self-published books. That means you have plenty of opportunities to gather book reviews as an independent author. The bad news is everybody and their brother (and mother!) wants in. So the… Continue Reading

4 Self-Published Book Challenges Nobody Talks About | Self-Publishing Relief

4 Self-Published Book Challenges Nobody Talks About | Self-Publishing Relief

At Self-Publishing Relief, we know you’ll encounter a lot of challenges during the steps of self-publishing your book. Some will be the technical tasks and sales-building efforts you typically expect: formatting, cover design, publication, marketing, and promotion. But there are also intangible pitfalls lurking in the self-publishing process—the stuff no one talks about. We’re here… Continue Reading

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