Category Archives: Self-Publishing

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

10 Pesky Self-Publishing Chores You Can Safely Outsource To Other People | Self-Publishing Relief

10 Pesky Self-Publishing Chores You Can Safely Outsource To Other People | Self-Publishing Relief

For many authors who self-publish their books, having complete control over every step of the design, packaging, pricing, and marketing of their books is a rewarding advantage of this “do it yourself” process. Yet the pressure to do every self-publishing chore—and do it right—can also be exhausting. At Self-Publishing Relief, we know the best way… Continue Reading

How To Connect With Readers Who Love Books (And Hopefully Will Buy Yours) | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Connect With Readers Who Love Books (And Hopefully Will Buy Yours) | Self-Publishing Relief

After all the hard work of writing, editing, proofreading, and navigating the process of self-publishing, finally, finally, your book hits the virtual bookstand. Congratulations from Self-Publishing Relief! But don’t sit back and relax just yet. Whether you’re traditionally published or self-published, now starts the task of getting your book in the hands of readers. How… 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

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

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

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