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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

Words Of Encouragement: Quotes To Inspire Self-Publishing Authors | Self-Publishing Relief

Words Of Encouragement: Quotes To Inspire Self-Publishing Authors | Self-Publishing Relief

It’s easy to get worn down and discouraged by all the time and effort it takes to promote a self-published book. When you self-publish, you are responsible for the formatting, cover art, marketing, and promotion of your book. At Self-Publishing Relief, we’re here to support you through every stage of the self-publishing process. Here are… Continue Reading

Writer Beware: 5 Red Flags In Self-Publishing Book Contracts | Self-Publishing Relief

Writer Beware: 5 Red Flags In Self-Publishing Book Contracts | Self-Publishing Relief

At Self-Publishing Relief, we know how many hats an author must wear during the self-publishing process—and we’re sorry to say there’s one more…the intimidating lawyer hat. Okay, we’re exaggerating a bit, but savvy authors know to be extra careful when presented with a self-publishing book contract. Before you sign your work away, be sure to… 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

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