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Could Your Self-Published Book Benefit From Literary Agent Representation? | Self-Publishing Relief

Could Your Self-Published Book Benefit From Literary Agent Representation? | Self-Publishing Relief

Self-publishing a book allows indie authors to be in charge of every aspect of the business, from selecting the cover design to marketing the book itself. But the continuing demands on your time and energy can become overwhelming, especially when you’d rather be writing instead of dealing with the marketing aspects of promoting a self-published… Continue Reading

The Latest Cover Design Trend: Minimalist Book Cover Art | Self-Publishing Relief

The Latest Cover Design Trend: Minimalist Book Cover Art | Self-Publishing Relief

From self-published books, to traditionally published new releases, and even to reimagined covers of literary classics, cover art is trending toward minimalist design. And while it may seem simplistic, this design trend can be very powerful and effectively capture the mood of the book: serious, comedic, terrifying, romantic, and everything in between. The cover design… Continue Reading

4 Digital Promo Giveaways Book Readers Love To Get From Authors | Self-Publishing Relief

4 Digital Promo Giveaways Book Readers Love To Get From Authors | Self-Publishing Relief

Readers love getting freebies from their favorite authors! And digital promo giveaways are an inexpensive (and frankly, quite easy) way to make your fans feel special. They’re also a great way to give your book a marketing boost by tying it into the giveaway. If you need some ideas, the experts at Self-Publishing Relief have… Continue Reading

How To Share Excerpts And Teasers From Your Self-Published Book To Boost Sales | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Share Excerpts And Teasers From Your Self-Published Book To Boost Sales | Self-Publishing Relief

Finally, after all the blood, sweat, and tears that go into writing, editing, and publishing a book, your self-published book is available for purchase! So now you can sit back and relax, right? Wrong. Unfortunately, books don’t sell themselves. And as a self-published author (and even as a traditionally published author!) you are responsible for… Continue Reading

5 Reasons Readers Pay More For Some Books (And How It Affects Your Self-Published Book Pricing) | Self-Publishing Relief

5 Reasons Readers Pay More For Some Books (And How It Affects Your Self-Published Book Pricing) | Self-Publishing Relief

You’ve seen it happen: A self-published book’s asking price is less than a dollar, yet it never sells. Meanwhile, another self-published book with a heftier price tag is flying off the virtual shelf! Why are readers willing to pay more for some books than others? At Self-Publishing Relief, we know the secrets to effectively pricing… Continue Reading

How To Get Over Your Fear Of Being Annoying While Selling Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Get Over Your Fear Of Being Annoying While Selling Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

While writing a novel may be a solitary venture, marketing the book is anything but. If you want to boost sales beyond friends and family members, you need to get out there and sell your self-published book and yourself to potential readers. Often, writers find that “selling themselves” is harder than the actual act of… Continue Reading

5 Questions To Ask A Self-Publishing Company That Could Save Time, Money, And Heartache | Self-Publishing Relief

5 Questions To Ask A Self-Publishing Company That Could Save Time, Money, And Heartache | Self-Publishing Relief

So you’ve finally completed your book and are ready to take the next step: self-publishing! While self-publishing is a very viable strategy to get your work into the hands of potential readers, it can be tricky to navigate. Many writers, despite their literary savoir-faire, can become lost when dealing with the technical and business sides… Continue Reading

11 Tips To Ace Your Book Club Call-Ins And Sell More Books | Self-Publishing Relief

11 Tips To Ace Your Book Club Call-Ins And Sell More Books | Self-Publishing Relief

You already know some of the strategies that self-published authors use to generate interest from book clubs and sell more books. And since you have a great “book me” page on your author website, it’s easy for book club coordinators to invite you to call in and speak to their groups. But once you get… Continue Reading

DIY Clever Book Promo Goodies For Writing Conference Giveaway Tables | Self-Publishing Relief

DIY Clever Book Promo Goodies For Writing Conference Giveaway Tables | Self-Publishing Relief

If you’re marketing your self-published book at a conference, odds are there will be many other authors there doing the same thing. Making sure your name stands out is a difficult (but important) task. So where do you start? At Self-Publishing Relief, we know that if you want to sell more books at a writing… Continue Reading

Wattpad: What Self-Published Authors Need To Know | Self-Publishing Relief

Wattpad: What Self-Published Authors Need To Know | Self-Publishing Relief

Launched in 2006, Wattpad is a free online publishing platform with over 70 million writers and readers. Authors of every possible genre have been flocking to Wattpad to discover, cultivate, and build a community of their own unique readers by instantly publishing work on this social media site. Most recently, Wattpad has caught the attention… Continue Reading

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