Category Archives: Self-Published Authors

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

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

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 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

Perfect Your Writer Autograph: Author Essentials For Signing Your Books | Self-Publishing Relief

Perfect Your Writer Autograph: Author Essentials For Signing Your Books | Self-Publishing Relief

It’s one of the most thrilling moments in a writer’s career—the first time you sign your name on a page of a book you’ve published. And while there are no formal publishing industry rules regarding book-signing etiquette, Self-Publishing Relief knows there are things you can do to ensure your author signature meets professional standards and… Continue Reading

Interview Tips For Self-Published Writers: For Blogging, Television, Newspapers, Q&A, Podcasts, and More | Self-Publishing Relief

Interview Tips For Self-Published Writers: For Blogging, Television, Newspapers, Q&A, Podcasts, and More | Self-Publishing Relief

There’s a knack to giving a good interview—and if you’re a self-published writer with a book to promote, chances are you’ll find yourself on the “Answer” side of a Q&A. Remember: The better your interview, the better your chances of scoring more interviews! Self-Publishing Relief lets you in on the essential strategies you’ll need to… Continue Reading

4 Dangerous Promises Self-Publishing Companies Make But Can’t Keep | Self-Publishing Relief

4 Dangerous Promises Self-Publishing Companies Make But Can’t Keep | Self-Publishing Relief

Enlisting others to help you navigate the self-publishing process is often a very wise strategy. You still run the show, but delegating some of the tasks to trusted experts can keep the project from becoming overwhelming. But at Self-Publishing Relief, we know that there are some companies making big promises they cannot possibly keep in… Continue Reading

Turn Your Individual Poems Into A Publishable Poetry Collection | Self-Publishing Relief

Turn Your Individual Poems Into A Publishable Poetry Collection | Self-Publishing Relief

You’ve written a number of poems, and maybe you’ve even been lucky enough to get some of them published in literary journals. Now you may be wondering: What’s the next step? Self-Publishing Relief recommends you gather your individual poems into a chapbook or poetry collection and self-publish your own book! Here’s how to get started:… Continue Reading

4 Tiny Self-Publishing Details That Writers Overlook (But Shouldn’t!) | Self-Publishing Relief

4 Tiny Self-Publishing Details That Writers Overlook (But Shouldn’t!) | Self-Publishing Relief

When you’re self-publishing a book, it’s important to consider the big picture: your brand, your author platform, your point-of-purchase marketing via your book cover, etc. But Self-Publishing Relief knows that there are little, easily overlooked details that are just as crucial to your book’s success. The self-publishing process has many steps and substeps—and when you’re… Continue Reading

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