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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Self-Publishing: Should You “Go Wide” With Multiple Retailers? | Self-Publishing Relief

Self-Publishing: Should You “Go Wide” With Multiple Retailers? | Self-Publishing Relief

Self-publishing offers great opportunities for savvy authors, but it also means tackling challenging production, marketing, and distribution decisions. The experts at Self-Publishing Relief know that one of the most vexing decisions is whether you should self-publish on one retailer, such as Amazon, or “go wide” and publish across many. The Pros And Cons Of Self-Publishing… Continue Reading

How Much Money Can You Really Make by Self-Publishing? | Self-Publishing Relief

How Much Money Can You Really Make by Self-Publishing? | Self-Publishing Relief

You’ve heard the stories—and you probably don’t believe them. The one about the unpublished sci-fi writer who had to be convinced to try self-publishing, only to find the money rolling in along with a traditional contract and a major motion picture deal. Or the story about the unpublished romance writer who kept her self-published project… 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

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