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...
Book Cover Design “Strategies” You Should Avoid | Self-Publishing Relief
At Self-Publishing Relief, we know the road to poor book sales is often paved with good intentions. Sometimes writers will choose cover art design strategies that should work—in theory—but might inadvertently steer potential buyers away from their books. Since many...
How To Identify And Connect With Your Niche Market | Self-Publishing Relief
When you’re making short story or poetry submissions to publishers, it makes sense to cast a wide net. But when you’re trying to sell your book and optimize your financial investments, narrowing your target audience might be a better choice. No one wants to waste time...
Why Self-Publishing Works For Niche Genre Writers
Have you written a romance...about space aliens? Or did you put together a collection of ancient Viking dress sewing patterns? While these niche topics won't interest traditional publishers or literary agents—it's still possible there's an audience waiting for you to...
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