Category Archives: Self-Publishing

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

Maximize The Marketing Potential Of Your Self-Published Book’s Final Pages | Self-Publishing Relief

Maximize The Marketing Potential Of Your Self-Published Book’s Final Pages | Self-Publishing Relief

It’s the last page of your story in your self-published book. And yet, all is not said and done—there’s the “back matter” to consider! Is your book’s back matter doing everything it possibly can to build your fan base and sell more copies of your self-published book? Could the final pages of your book do… Continue Reading

How Self-Published Writers Can Build Their Reputations Fast! |Self-Publishing Relief

How Self-Published Writers Can Build Their Reputations Fast! |Self-Publishing Relief

It’s a daunting prospect to start out as a self-published writer. Who is going to take you seriously when you don’t have a publishing track record? If you don’t have a mountain of book sales to point to, or don’t have any work already published in reputable literary journals, how will you gain the attention… Continue Reading

21 Signs Your Self-Published Book Could Turn A Profit | Self-Publishing Relief

21 Signs Your Self-Published Book Could Turn A Profit | Self-Publishing Relief

  Most self-published authors hope to publish a book (or books!) that will make some money. But while some indie books become popular with book-buying readers, other books struggle to break out beyond an audience of friends and family. How do you know if your self-published book could turn a profit? The experts at Self-Publishing… Continue Reading

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