Category Archives: Self-Published Authors

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

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

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

7 Ideas To Keep The Party Going After Readers Finish Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

7 Ideas To Keep The Party Going After Readers Finish Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

You’ve done it! You’ve self-published a novel or nonfiction book that readers are actually buying and enjoying. But once your readers finish your book—now what? At Self-Publishing Relief, we recommend self-published authors use the final pages of the book, called the back matter, to direct readers toward certain actions in order to forge a connection… Continue Reading

Should Self-Published Authors Stick To Only One Genre? | Self-Publishing Relief

Should Self-Published Authors Stick To Only One Genre? | Self-Publishing Relief

In the traditional publishing community, publishers usually expect their authors to write exclusively within a single genre in order to to develop an easy-to-market, strong author brand. But at Self-Publishing Relief, we know that this dusty old rule doesn’t have to apply to the independent, self-publishing author. In fact, indie authors can jump from genre… Continue Reading

99 Virtually Free Marketing Ideas For Self-Published Writers | Self-Publishing Relief

99 Virtually Free Marketing Ideas For Self-Published Writers | Self-Publishing Relief

Self-published authors embrace the freedom to write, package, and release books on their own terms. But with that freedom comes lots of responsibility, including the cost of book promotion. Lacking the budget of a traditional publisher’s marketing and sales department, self-published writers have to be creative, flexible, and innovative when it comes to book marketing… Continue Reading

45 Marketing Tweaks To Instantly Improve Book Sales And Build Fans | Self-Publishing Relief

45 Marketing Tweaks To Instantly Improve Book Sales And Build Fans | Self-Publishing Relief

Marketing your self-published book to generate more book sales and build your fan base can be exhausting work. But what if adding a few minor tweaks to your existing marketing efforts could have a huge impact on your sales figures? What if—instead of totally reinventing your promotional campaigns—you could make your existing book promotion strategies… Continue Reading

How Self-Published Writers Can Build Their Reputations Fast! |Self-Publishing Relief

How Self-Published Writers Can Build Their Reputations Fast! |Self-Publishing Relief

It’s a daunting prospect to start out as a self-published writer. Who is going to take you seriously when you don’t have a publishing track record? If you don’t have a mountain of book sales to point to, or don’t have any work already published in reputable literary journals, how will you gain the attention… Continue Reading

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