Category Archives: Self-Published Authors

How Self-Published Writers Can Balance Business And Creativity | Self-Publishing Relief

How Self-Published Writers Can Balance Business And Creativity | Self-Publishing Relief

Perhaps more than any other writer, a self-published author understands the difficulties associated with balancing a creative and professional life. You technically have three “jobs”: writer, publisher of your book, and your day job. Managing your time is essential, and reconciling all these responsibilities can often feel like a monumental task. Tips from Self-Publishing Relief… Continue Reading

FAQs About Taxes, Write-Offs, And Refunds For Self-Published Authors

FAQs About Taxes, Write-Offs, And Refunds For Self-Published Authors

Self-published authors face daunting questions about what they can and can’t write off on their tax returns. We at Self-Publishing Relief are not accountants, so it’s important that you get the recommendations of a trained personal accountant for your unique tax situation. But we can offer you some generally accepted information to help you begin… Continue Reading

Artisan Self-Publishing: What It Is, What It Means, And Why It’s Working

Artisan Self-Publishing: What It Is, What It Means, And Why It’s Working

Artisan cheese. Artisan bread. And now…artisan self-published print and ebooks? One of the most recent terms to pop up in the self-publishing industry is “artisanal author.” But before you think you should start writing your books by hand or get to work pressing pulp to make paper, let’s take a look at what artisanal self-publishing… Continue Reading

What To Consider Before Helping A Child Or Teen Self-Publish A Book

What To Consider Before Helping A Child Or Teen Self-Publish A Book

Now that self-publishing has taken the literary world by storm, young writers can take advantage of this option to publish their first book—regardless of their age. In fact, hundreds of kids and teens are choosing to self-publish every year! However, fledgling writers still need a parent or legal guardian to help them successfully navigate the… Continue Reading

7 Ways To Establish A Reputation For Quality Self-Publishing

7 Ways To Establish A Reputation For Quality Self-Publishing

In the last decade, the success of self-published authors has shown traditional publishers that DIY writers can earn the adoration of millions and the respect of even the harshest literary critics. In fact, self-published and independent authors are sometimes so successful that they have forced traditional publishers to do things they never would have agreed… Continue Reading

Self-Publishing: Why Your “Last Resort” Could Be The Beginning Of Something Amazing (True Stories!)

Self-Publishing: Why Your “Last Resort” Could Be The Beginning Of Something Amazing (True Stories!)

If you’re feeling discouraged because no traditional venues have shown interest in publishing your book, cheer up! You may consider self-publishing to be your last resort, but why not look at it as a great opportunity? Think of the possibilities! 4 Great Things That Can Happen When You Self-Publish You could make money. It is… Continue Reading

Bragging Tips for Self-Published Authors

Bragging Tips for Self-Published Authors

Successfully self-publishing your book is no simple feat. You spend months (maybe years) crafting the perfect story. Then comes proofing, editing, formatting, book cover choices, ISBN decisions, and much more. You’ll probably drink way too much coffee and lose too much sleep before you finally have a finished book you’re proud to call your own.… 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

The 3 Cornerstones To Self-Publishing Success

The 3 Cornerstones To Self-Publishing Success

How is publishing success measured? The obvious answer is—book sales! To accomplish this goal, you need the solid support of three important components: a book people want to read; professional production quality; and smart promotion. This is true whether you self-publish or go the traditional route. 3 Cornerstones That Support Self-Publishing Success 1. Great Content This… Continue Reading

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