Category Archives: Inspiration for Self-Published Writers

12 Heart-Stopping Techniques To Write A More Emotional Book Summary Of Your Self-Published Novel | Self-Publishing Relief

12 Heart-Stopping Techniques To Write A More Emotional Book Summary Of Your Self-Published Novel | Self-Publishing Relief

Consumers lean heavily on their emotions when making purchasing decisions, whether they’re buying a house, an engagement ring, or a box of cereal. So it should come as no surprise that buying a book can also be an emotional choice. At Self-Publishing Relief, we know that when readers are choosing a book, they want to… Continue Reading

10 Best Awards Given To Self-Published Books | Self-Publishing Relief

10 Best Awards Given To Self-Published Books | Self-Publishing Relief

With thousands of books competing against your self-published book for sales—how can you help your book stand out and grab more attention? The experts at Self-Publishing Relief will let you in on an effective but often overlooked promotion strategy that can boost your sales, credibility, and fan base: Enter your book in contests. Winning a… Continue Reading

Cause Marketing: Donating A Portion Of Your Self-Published Book Sales To Charity | Self-Publishing Relief

Cause Marketing: Donating A Portion Of Your Self-Published Book Sales To Charity | Self-Publishing Relief

Pop quiz: If you had to decide between donating to a worthy charity and improving sales of your self-published book, which would you choose? Answer: It’s a trick question—you can do both at the same time! At Self-Publishing Relief, we know that donating a portion of your book sales to a nonprofit charity (aka cause… Continue Reading

The Story Behind Your Story: Personal Brand Building To Sell More Books | Self-Publishing Relief

The Story Behind Your Story: Personal Brand Building To Sell More Books | Self-Publishing Relief

Harnessing the power of your personal story to create a memorable author brand and grow your audience of book buyers is one of the most powerful promotional tactics available to writers. This strategy, sometimes called story marketing, is built on the belief that storytelling is the most powerful way to initiate emotional connections and encourage… Continue Reading

4 Ways Indie Writers Can Celebrate Their Independence | Self-Publishing Relief

4 Ways Indie Writers Can Celebrate Their Independence | Self-Publishing Relief

 Light the fireworks and start the parades—at Self-Publishing Relief, we celebrate publishing independence every day! Indie authors have almost total control over the publishing process from beginning to end and have the final say on everything from marketing platforms and distribution channels to cover design and trim size. While it’s also a lot of responsibility,… Continue Reading

7 Things You DON’T Need From Your Self-Publishing Company | Self-Publishing Relief

There are lots of online articles and insider tips telling you how to find the right self-publishing company for your book. And it’s important to know exactly what you’re getting into and how much help and guidance you can expect from the publisher. But have you considered what you DON’T need from a self-publishing company?… Continue Reading

5 Tips To Promote Your Self-Published Book Series | Self-Publishing Relief

5 Tips To Promote Your Self-Published Book Series | Self-Publishing Relief

For publishers and authors, most standard promotion and marketing campaigns are geared toward pushing sales of a new, stand-alone book. But what if the book you’re releasing is the fifth novel in an ongoing series? How do you generate interest in a new release if that interest is predicated on the buyer having already read… Continue Reading

How To Stay Out Of Trouble When Self-Publishing Your Memoir | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Stay Out Of Trouble When Self-Publishing Your Memoir | Self-Publishing Relief

For some writers, self-publishing a memoir is an important way to finalize their legacies and show their impact on the world. But if your memoir features anyone other than you (and unless you grew up on a deserted island, it will), Self-Publishing Relief recommends that you take steps to make sure you’re within your legal… Continue Reading

5 Ways To Stay Positive When Self-Publishing Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

5 Ways To Stay Positive When Self-Publishing Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

Sometimes the process of self-publishing your book can seem overwhelming. When the cover color doesn’t look right, or formatting the book is taking an excruciatingly long time, or your publish date keeps getting pushed back, or one hundred other things go wrong—you might be tempted to give up on your dream. Setbacks and surprises may… Continue Reading

5 Sneaky Signs You’re Procrastinating About Self-Publishing Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

5 Sneaky Signs You’re Procrastinating About Self-Publishing Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

You’ve written your book, and you’ve either exhausted your traditional publishing options or decided you want total control over its publication process. You know self-publishing is right for you, but you can’t seem to get the project under way. Here’s how to tell if you’re procrastinating—and how to get the ball rolling! Signs You’re Stalling… Continue Reading

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