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How To Ask (Bribe) Friends And Family To Promote Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Ask (Bribe) Friends And Family To Promote Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

What can friends, family, and coworkers do to help market your self-published book? More than you think! Is there a photographer in the family who can take your author publicity photo? Do your friends know other authors who may want to cross-promote? Or perhaps Aunt Frieda’s best friend is the local librarian. Whether it’s your… Continue Reading

10 Steps To Promote Your Self-Published Book Price Drop | Self-Publishing Relief

10 Steps To Promote Your Self-Published Book Price Drop | Self-Publishing Relief

One of the major challenges for self-published authors is discoverability. How do you shine a light on your self-published book when it’s bobbing in a sea of a hundred thousand others? How do you continue the momentum of a book launch? How do you promote your backlist books when they’ve been languishing on virtual shelves?… Continue Reading

Authors: Make The Most Of Your Book Review Quotes And Endorsements | Self-Publishing Relief

Authors: Make The Most Of Your Book Review Quotes And Endorsements | Self-Publishing Relief

Writers know it. Readers know it. Traditional publishers know it. And Self-Publishing Relief knows it too: Good reviews sell books. In an industry that typically sees breakout books rise to stardom through word-of-mouth book sales, what people are saying about your self-published book can be a huge factor in its success. So how can you… Continue Reading

How To Stay Out Of Trouble When Self-Publishing Your Memoir | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Stay Out Of Trouble When Self-Publishing Your Memoir | Self-Publishing Relief

For some writers, self-publishing a memoir is an important way to finalize their legacies and show their impact on the world. But if your memoir features anyone other than you (and unless you grew up on a deserted island, it will), Self-Publishing Relief recommends that you take steps to make sure you’re within your legal… Continue Reading

5 Ways To Stay Positive When Self-Publishing Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

5 Ways To Stay Positive When Self-Publishing Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

Sometimes the process of self-publishing your book can seem overwhelming. When the cover color doesn’t look right, or formatting the book is taking an excruciatingly long time, or your publish date keeps getting pushed back, or one hundred other things go wrong—you might be tempted to give up on your dream. Setbacks and surprises may… Continue Reading

Create A Business Plan For Your Self-Publishing Empire

Create A Business Plan For Your Self-Publishing Empire

If you’re diving into the world of self-publishing, the best thing you can do for yourself is become your own CEO. And few CEOs would leap into a major investment without a business plan in place. Before you launch your self-publishing empire, consider creating a written business plan that will guide your efforts and crystallize… Continue Reading

Putting Off Self-Publishing? 4 Signs You’re Ready—Now

Putting Off Self-Publishing? 4 Signs You’re Ready—Now

Many writers have no qualms about jumping right in to polish up and finish their book manuscripts, and then querying agents for representation. But when it becomes clear that self-publishing is their best option—some authors hesitate. Are you procrastinating about making the decision to self-publish your book? Here are some signs that you’re ready to take the plunge: Telltale… Continue Reading

Write Back Cover Copy That’s Tailored To Sell Your Self-Published Book

Write Back Cover Copy That’s Tailored To Sell Your Self-Published Book

Authors who are chasing a traditional publishing deal often consider writing a query letter to be one of their hardest tasks. Writers who are self-publishing their books don’t have to worry about writing a query letter…but they still have to write the summary for the back cover of their books—and that can be just as… Continue Reading

Increase Sales Of Your Self-Published Book While On Vacation

Increase Sales Of Your Self-Published Book While On Vacation

You may be taking a well-earned break, but the marketing campaign for your self-published book should still be hard at work helping to build sales. Luckily, maintaining your promotional momentum through new and existing campaigns while you’re on vacation is now easier than ever—you can literally take your campaign on the road! How To Run Your… Continue Reading

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