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

25 New Book Marketing Strategies For When You’ve Run Out Of Ideas | Self-Publishing Relief

25 New Book Marketing Strategies For When You’ve Run Out Of Ideas | Self-Publishing Relief

No book sells itself, so whether you’re self-published or traditionally published, effective book marketing strategies are vital to attracting the attention your work deserves. But what do you do when you’re fresh out of new ideas? Where can you go to find innovative strategies to boost your self-published book sales? And how can you continue… Continue Reading

Q&A: How To Properly Attribute Published Work In A Self-Published Collection | Self-Publishing Relief

Q&A: How To Properly Attribute Published Work In A Self-Published Collection | Self-Publishing Relief

Once you’ve assembled the poems or short prose you want to have in your self-published collection, the next step is to review the acknowledgments info you should also include. Any works in your collection that have been previously published in literary journals should note the details about that publication credit. The formatting experts here at… Continue Reading

Writer Freebie: Sample Author Interview Questions For Your Book Marketing Materials | Self-Publishing Relief

Writer Freebie: Sample Author Interview Questions For Your Book Marketing Materials | Self-Publishing Relief

As a self-published author, you need to market your own book if you want to make sales. And while you’re hand-selling your book, hosting reading events and book signings, and talking about your writing on a podcast or blog—you’re going to be asked questions. Readers will want to know more about you, your writing, and… Continue Reading

9 Effective Ways To Market Your Self-Published Book And Boost Sales | Self-Publishing Relief

9 Effective Ways To Market Your Self-Published Book And Boost Sales | Self-Publishing Relief

If you have a self-published book to sell, then you’ve probably heard the hype about how word-of-mouth recommendations and positive reviews build interest and convince readers to buy your book. And it’s all true! But these aren’t the only ways to generate book sales. At Self-Publishing Relief, our marketing experts know time-tested techniques that will… 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

Business Plan Guide And Planning Tools For Self-Published Authors | Self-Publishing Relief

Business Plan Guide And Planning Tools For Self-Published Authors | Self-Publishing Relief

If you’re a self-published author, having a business plan is essential to your success. Let’s be honest: Writers may have brilliant, creative minds, but we’re often less gifted with business and marketing know-how. A business plan is a great tool that will guide you, keep you on track, and help you stay focused on your… 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

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