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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

A Simple Guide To Understanding Self-Publishing Royalties

A Simple Guide To Understanding Self-Publishing Royalties

Writing a book is hard enough, but capturing the attention of literary agents and overworked editors is harder. And with international conglomerates eating up little publishing houses, the industry is left with fewer imprints for your manuscript. The bold, new prospect of self-publishing beckons, but breaking free of traditional publishing means abandoning that oh-so-lovely advance. So… Continue Reading

Should You Offer A Print Version Of Your Self-Published Book?

Should You Offer A Print Version Of Your Self-Published Book?

Choosing to self-publish your novel means you’ll have total control over the end result, so you’ll have a lot of important decisions to make—from formatting to font to cover design elements. And you’ll also be making all of the marketing and sales decisions for your book, including whether to sell print copies, e-books, or both!… Continue Reading

Writers Beware: Self-Publishing Nightmares To Avoid

Writers Beware: Self-Publishing Nightmares To Avoid

Maybe you’ve spent months trying to get a literary agent’s attention, without success (don’t feel bad—it’s a difficult task!). Or maybe you’ve decided to skip the agent, maintain creative control, and get your book published ASAP. Either way—you’ve decided you’re ready to self-publish. Self-publishing no longer suffers from the scary stigma of being called “second… Continue Reading

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