Ask Self-Publishing Relief: Our Best Self-Publishing Advice

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Ask Self-Publishing Relief: Our Best Self-Publishing Advice

When you decide to self-publish your book, you’ll have a lot of questions. Is there a best time to self-publish? Do I need a copyright? How do I choose a cover? Do I need to market my book? Fortunately, the experts at Self-Publishing Relief have the answers and advice you need!

In this installment of our “Ask Self-Publishing Relief” column, we touch on various important aspects of the self-publishing process.


Our Best Self-Publishing Advice: What Every Author Needs To Know 

Cover Art And Copyright Law: What Self-Published Writers Need To Know: Learn the ins and outs of cover art and its copyright for your self-published book to ensure your cover belongs to you!

How To Choose A Great Pen Name For Self-Publishing Your Writing: It’s your nom de plume, your literary double, your alter ego, your alias, your pseudonym. Here’s how to choose the best pen name for your self-publishing project!

The Latest Cover Design Trend: Minimalist Book Cover Art: Be sure your book cover catches your readers’ attention by keeping up with the latest cover design trends.

4 Digital Promo Giveaways Book Readers Love To Get From Authors: Who doesn’t love a free gift? Here are great ways to connect with your readers and boost book sales.

How To Share Excerpts And Teasers From Your Self-Published Book To Boost Sales: Congratulations! Your book is published! Now it’s time to kick your marketing efforts into high gear by sharing excerpts and teasers of your book!


Is Your Author Brand As Clear To Readers As You Think It Is?: If you want to find your readers and build book sales, you need to have a strong author brand. Here’s smart advice on how to create and maintain your brand.

5 Questions To Ask A Self-Publishing Company That Could Save Time, Money, And Heartache: Caveat Emptor: Buyer Beware! Don’t sign a contract until you’ve asked a self-publishing company these five important questions.

Timing Is Everything: When You SHOULDN’T Self-Publish: There are actually certain times when you shouldn’t self-publish your book. Here are the situations where you should hold off on starting the self-publishing process.

Help Readers Discover Your Self-Published Book: The self-publishing industry is growing—which can make it harder to get your book noticed. Check out these tips on using categories, keywords, and more to make it easier for readers to discover your self-published book in this quickly expanding market.

Should You Self-Publish Your Fan Fiction?: Do you enjoy writing fan fiction so much that you want to publish it? Here’s how to determine whether you really should self-publish your fan fiction.


Copyright Facts: What Writers Need To Know: You may be wondering if you need to get your book copyrighted before self-publishing. These are a few of the copyright facts to consider before you publish!

ISBNs: What Self-Publishing Authors Need To Know: Should you purchase your own ISBN or use the ISBN given to you by the self-publishing company? This article arms you with the information to make the best decision!

If you’d rather have an expert handle all these nitty-gritty details and the research needed to create a great self-published book, contact the pros at Self-Publishing Relief today for a free consultation!


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