Category Archives: Choosing A Genre

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

Book Cover Design “Strategies” You Should Avoid | Self-Publishing Relief

Book Cover Design “Strategies” You Should Avoid | Self-Publishing Relief

At Self-Publishing Relief, we know the road to poor book sales is often paved with good intentions. Sometimes writers will choose cover art design strategies that should work—in theory—but might inadvertently steer potential buyers away from their books. Since many self-publishers feel illegitimate in the larger publishing industry, they blindly copy cover art design strategies… Continue Reading

How To Identify And Connect With Your Niche Market | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Identify And Connect With Your Niche Market | Self-Publishing Relief

When you’re making short story or poetry submissions to publishers, it makes sense to cast a wide net. But when you’re trying to sell your book and optimize your financial investments, narrowing your target audience might be a better choice. No one wants to waste time or money reaching out to readers who aren’t likely… Continue Reading

Why Self-Publishing Works For Niche Genre Writers

Why Self-Publishing Works For Niche Genre Writers

Have you written a romance…about space aliens? Or did you put together a collection of ancient Viking dress sewing patterns? While these niche topics won’t interest traditional publishers or literary agents—it’s still possible there’s an audience waiting for you to publish that unique book! Traditional publishers typically shy away from projects considered to have unpredictable returns. But… Continue Reading

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