Category Archives: Self-Publishing

Perfect Your Writer Autograph: Author Essentials For Signing Your Books | Self-Publishing Relief

Perfect Your Writer Autograph: Author Essentials For Signing Your Books | Self-Publishing Relief

It’s one of the most thrilling moments in a writer’s career—the first time you sign your name on a page of a book you’ve published. And while there are no formal publishing industry rules regarding book-signing etiquette, Self-Publishing Relief knows there are things you can do to ensure your author signature meets professional standards and… Continue Reading

Self-Publishing Numbers: The Cost, The Profits, And What Constitutes Good Book Sales | Self-Publishing Relief

Self-Publishing Numbers: The Cost, The Profits, And What Constitutes Good Book Sales | Self-Publishing Relief

At Self-Publishing Relief, we know that, for many writers, self-publishing is an investment in the future. But it can be difficult for indie authors to get a clear picture of their financial forecast in the publishing industry. How much does it cost to self-publish a book? How much money do most creative writers make when… Continue Reading

Writer: What You Need To Know About The End Of CreateSpace | Self-Publishing Relief

Writer: What You Need To Know About The End Of CreateSpace | Self-Publishing Relief

There’s news in the self-publishing industry: Amazon’s CreateSpace print-on-demand platform is closing its doors. More accurately, Amazon is folding CreateSpace into its Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) division. Here at Self-Publishing Relief, we’ve been watching this development closely. The merger is a work in progress, but this is what you need to know as of now… Continue Reading

People Who Can Legit Help You With Book Marketing And Promotion | Self-Publishing Relief

People Who Can Legit Help You With Book Marketing And Promotion | Self-Publishing Relief

If you’re thinking about recruiting someone to help promote your self-published book, the first person who may come to mind is a professional publicist. But if you’re looking for a more affordable alternative, the experts here at Self-Publishing Relief know there are other people who can help you get the word out about your self-published… Continue Reading

Holy Publishing Power! How To Self-Publish A Comic Book | Self-Publishing Relief

Holy Publishing Power! How To Self-Publish A Comic Book | Self-Publishing Relief

The freedom and overall control a writer enjoys when self-publishing isn’t limited to novels, memoirs, or poetry collections. If you’ve written and illustrated your own comic book, self-publishing can work for you too—if you know the right steps. Self-Publishing Relief breaks down what you should consider as you ka-pow! and gadzooks! your way through the… Continue Reading

22 Places To Hand-Sell Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

22 Places To Hand-Sell Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

Hand-selling your self-published book—also known as face-to-face marketing—can be a powerful way to generate good word-of-mouth buzz. If you’re a “people person” who enjoys interacting with readers, then hand-selling might be for you. If you’re ready to pack the trunk of your car with copies of your book and head out on tour, Self-Publishing Relief… Continue Reading

The 9 Tasks That Must Go On Your Book Launch To-Do List | Self-Publishing Relief

The 9 Tasks That Must Go On Your Book Launch To-Do List | Self-Publishing Relief

If you’re definitely considering self-publishing your book, you should already be checking off items on your book launch to-do list! Much of the important groundwork for marketing your book should be in place well before your publication date. The experts at Self-Publishing Relief have the best tips for planning and pulling off a great book… Continue Reading

Interview Tips For Self-Published Writers: For Blogging, Television, Newspapers, Q&A, Podcasts, and More | Self-Publishing Relief

Interview Tips For Self-Published Writers: For Blogging, Television, Newspapers, Q&A, Podcasts, and More | Self-Publishing Relief

There’s a knack to giving a good interview—and if you’re a self-published writer with a book to promote, chances are you’ll find yourself on the “Answer” side of a Q&A. Remember: The better your interview, the better your chances of scoring more interviews! Self-Publishing Relief lets you in on the essential strategies you’ll need to… Continue Reading

4 Dangerous Promises Self-Publishing Companies Make But Can’t Keep | Self-Publishing Relief

4 Dangerous Promises Self-Publishing Companies Make But Can’t Keep | Self-Publishing Relief

Enlisting others to help you navigate the self-publishing process is often a very wise strategy. You still run the show, but delegating some of the tasks to trusted experts can keep the project from becoming overwhelming. But at Self-Publishing Relief, we know that there are some companies making big promises they cannot possibly keep in… Continue Reading

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

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