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8 Self-Publishing Mistakes You Should Avoid │ Self-Publishing Relief

8 Self-Publishing Mistakes You Should Avoid │ Self-Publishing Relief

Not wanting to be at the beck and call of traditional publishing houses, many writers, both new and established, are now turning to self-publishing to get their books into the hands of their readers. Keep in mind, though, that self-publishing has many important steps and can be complicated, so it’s important to get it right.… Continue Reading

KDP vs. IngramSpark: Which Self-Publishing Platform Is Right For You? ∣ Self-Publishing Relief

KDP vs. IngramSpark: Which Self-Publishing Platform Is Right For You? ∣ Self-Publishing Relief

Now that you’re ready to self-publish, it’s time to decide which of the print-on-demand platforms you’ll choose. The biggest, most popular options are Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) and IngramSpark. The experts at Self-Publishing Relief know there are many similarities between these two self-publishing companies—and also some key differences. When it comes to KDP vs. IngramSpark,… Continue Reading

Copyright Facts: What Writers Need To Know | Self-Publishing Relief

Copyright Facts: What Writers Need To Know | Self-Publishing Relief

Many authors who choose to self-publish their books may wonder if they should also get a copyright. But is having a copyright actually necessary? Is your book already protected without a copyright? We aren’t lawyers, but the experts at Self-Publishing Relief have some facts that could help you make your decision about whether or not… Continue Reading

8 Myths About Self-Publishing—Debunked | Self-Publishing Relief

8 Myths About Self-Publishing—Debunked | Self-Publishing Relief

Ever since Amazon dropped the price of a Kindle to under $100 in 2010, self-publishing has been a great way for authors to bring their books to the world. Yet, despite a decade of exponential growth and rising influence, myths about self-publishing still persist. If you’ve been thinking about self-publishing, don’t let these misconceptions stop… Continue Reading

What To Do If You Find An Error In Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

What To Do If You Find An Error In Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

In a perfect world, the hours and hours of time you’ve spent writing, proofreading, and meticulously preparing your book for self-publishing will guarantee that once you hit the “Publish” button, your book will be error-free and flawless. But unfortunately, mistakes have a way of sneaking into even the most thoroughly checked manuscripts. And the experts… Continue Reading

Why You Need An Editor Or Proofreader—BEFORE You Self-Publish | Self-Publishing Relief

Why You Need An Editor Or Proofreader—BEFORE You Self-Publish | Self-Publishing Relief

Writer, you know your book manuscript backward, forward, inside and out. And why shouldn’t you? You’ve edited and proofread every line so often, you’re probably seeing bright red proofreading marks in your sleep. But before you self-publish your book, the grammar gurus at Self-Publishing Relief have a few words of advice: Hire an editor or… Continue Reading

The Only Self-Publishing Checklist You’ll Need To Get Started | Self-Publishing Relief

The Only Self-Publishing Checklist You’ll Need To Get Started | Self-Publishing Relief

The number of books being self-published has been growing at an extraordinary rate, and more authors than ever before are considering self-publishing their books. If you’re thinking about self-publishing your novel, memoir, or collection of poetry or short stories, the experts at Self-Publishing Relief have put together this handy self-publishing checklist to help you get… Continue Reading

8 Ideas for Self-Published Authors Who Are Environmentally Conscious | Self-Publishing Relief

8 Ideas for Self-Published Authors Who Are Environmentally Conscious | Self-Publishing Relief

Thanks to the digital revolution, it’s now easier than ever to be environmentally conscious as a self-published author. At Self-Publishing Relief, we know that with a little thought and effort, you can take advantage of new options for book distribution while reducing waste and mitigating publishing’s effect on the planet. Check out these great ways… Continue Reading

5 Questions To Ask Yourself If You’re Thinking About Self-Publishing | Self-Publishing Relief

5 Questions To Ask Yourself If You’re Thinking About Self-Publishing | Self-Publishing Relief

If you’re struggling with the question of whether or not you should self-publish your book, you’re not alone. At Self-Publishing Relief, we know many writers wonder if self-publishing is the right choice. You may be concerned that you don’t have the marketing chops needed or that the self-publishing process might be complicated and overwhelming. Before… Continue Reading

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

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