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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 The one about the unpublished sci-fi writer who had to be convinced to try self-publishing, only to find the money rolling in along with a traditional contract and a major motion picture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 Or the story about the unpublished romance writer who kept her self-published project… Continue Reading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

A Simple Guide To Understanding Self-Publishing Royalties

A Simple Guide To Understanding Self-Publishing Royalties

Writing a book is hard enough, but capturing the attention of literary agents and overworked editors is harder. And with international conglomerates eating up little publishing houses, the industry is left with fewer imprints for your manuscript. The bold, new prospect of self-publishing beckons, but breaking free of traditional publishing means abandoning that oh-so-lovely advance. So… Continue Reading

The Fine Art Of Hand-Selling Your Self-Published Book

The Fine Art Of Hand-Selling Your Self-Published Book

Most authors are introverts by nature, so the idea of trekking from book signing to festival event may make you hyperventilate. But there’s nothing more powerful than a face-to-face connection to keep you and your work foremost in a new reader’s mind. The more book signing gigs you can land, the more readers you’ll meet,… Continue Reading

The #1 Self-Publishing Hack: Think Like A CEO

The #1 Self-Publishing Hack: Think Like A CEO

Some self-publishing companies act as if becoming a success is simple: A few clicks of the mouse and you’re on your way to becoming a best seller! But the truth is, most well-known, self-published books didn’t spontaneously rise through the ranks; they were passionately and vigorously promoted into best-seller-hood by their authors. So what do famous… Continue Reading

Where Are All The Readers For Your Self-Published Book? Find Out.

Where Are All The Readers For Your Self-Published Book? Find Out.

Your self-published book is finally available for sale—hooray! But instead of swimming in book orders, your sales report looks like a barren desert wasteland. Now what? You need to prime the pump and market your book to get your name out there and connect with readers! Wondering where you can make a big splash in… Continue Reading

5 Self-Publishing Secrets Nobody Tells You

5 Self-Publishing Secrets Nobody Tells You

As you sit twiddling your thumbs, waiting months for that agent to get back to you—or perhaps papering your office walls with yet another rejection letter—you might start to seriously consider taking the self-publishing route. The idea of actually getting your book into the hands of readers is tempting, but you’re worried about what self-publishing… Continue Reading

6 Affordable, Unbeatable Promotional Items To Market Your Book

6 Affordable, Unbeatable Promotional Items To Market Your Book

You’ve invested a lot of time—and money—into getting your book published. But just when you’re ready to start searching under the couch cushions for lost coins, here comes the most important part of making your book a success—now you need to market your book! One of the best ways to get the word out about… Continue Reading

Do Self-Published Authors Need Websites?

Do Self-Published Authors Need Websites?

Having an author website is essential to any writing career—especially if you are a self-published author! These days, when even traditionally published authors receive less marketing and publicity support, self-published authors will find that promotion is at least half of their job. Active, targeted marketing is vital—and the hub of any writer’s brand and online marketing… Continue Reading

How To Optimize Your Amazon Page To Increase Self-Published Book Sales

How To Optimize Your Amazon Page To Increase Self-Published Book Sales

Due to the many great opportunities self-publishing offers, the number of books being published or republished each year has exploded. As a result, it has become increasingly difficult for an author to raise his or her profile amid all the chatter and competition. So how do you capture a reader’s attention and lock in the… Continue Reading

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