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 The one about the unpublished sci-fi writer who had to be convinced to try self-publishing, only to find the money rolling in along with a traditional contract and a major motion picture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 Or the story about the unpublished romance writer who kept her self-published project… Continue Reading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

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

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