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Writer: What You Need To Know About The End Of CreateSpace | Self-Publishing Relief

Writer: What You Need To Know About The End Of CreateSpace | Self-Publishing Relief

There’s news in the self-publishing industry: Amazon’s CreateSpace print-on-demand platform is closing its doors. More accurately, Amazon is folding CreateSpace into its Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) division. Here at Self-Publishing Relief, we’ve been watching this development closely. The merger is a work in progress, but this is what you need to know as of now… Continue Reading

15 Weird Words Self-Published Authors Should Know | Self-Publishing Relief

15 Weird Words Self-Published Authors Should Know | Self-Publishing Relief

ASIN? ISBN? Self-Publishing terminology may seem like a weird foreign language to writers who haven’t run the gauntlet of publishing their books. But if you don’t know a blurb from a bleed—don’t worry! The experts at Self-Publishing Relief are ready to translate. Here are some key terms you need to know if you’re ready 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

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

9 Pen Name FAQs For Self-Published Authors | Self-Publishing Relief

9 Pen Name FAQs For Self-Published Authors | Self-Publishing Relief

Indie authors sometimes self-publish under a pen name or pseudonym in order to protect their identity, avoid overexposure, or create a better association between their name and their work. An author’s real name might not fit his or her genre, or it may be a very difficult name for readers to spell, let alone remember!… 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

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

How To Cope With Negative Reviews Of Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Cope With Negative Reviews Of Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

A negative review can hit an author with the force of a freight train. After all, you’ve spent months or even years writing, plowed through the necessary editing, and then invested your time, money, and energy into launching your book into the world. Yet, with just two or three off-the-cuff remarks, a bad review shatters… 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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