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Book Cover Design “Strategies” You Should Avoid | Self-Publishing Relief

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 self-publishers feel illegitimate in the larger publishing industry, they blindly copy cover art design strategies… Continue Reading

Is It Worthwhile To Self-Publish In Audiobook Format? (An FAQ) | Self-Publishing Relief

Is It Worthwhile To Self-Publish In Audiobook Format? (An FAQ) | Self-Publishing Relief

The audiobook market is one of the fastest growing in the publishing industry, and the popularity of audiobooks is only increasing. But many self-published authors may be stumped as to how to offer their books in audio format—and wonder if it’s even worthwhile to do so. As is the case with most aspects of self-publishing,… Continue Reading

4 Self-Published Book Challenges Nobody Talks About | Self-Publishing Relief

4 Self-Published Book Challenges Nobody Talks About | Self-Publishing Relief

At Self-Publishing Relief, we know you’ll encounter a lot of challenges during the steps of self-publishing your book. Some will be the technical tasks and sales-building efforts you typically expect: formatting, cover design, publication, marketing, and promotion. But there are also intangible pitfalls lurking in the self-publishing process—the stuff no one talks about. We’re here… Continue Reading

Cause Marketing: Donating A Portion Of Your Self-Published Book Sales To Charity | Self-Publishing Relief

Cause Marketing: Donating A Portion Of Your Self-Published Book Sales To Charity | Self-Publishing Relief

Pop quiz: If you had to decide between donating to a worthy charity and improving sales of your self-published book, which would you choose? Answer: It’s a trick question—you can do both at the same time! At Self-Publishing Relief, we know that donating a portion of your book sales to a nonprofit charity (aka cause… Continue Reading

How To Connect With Other Indie Writers Online And In Person | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Connect With Other Indie Writers Online And In Person | Self-Publishing Relief

The writing life can be lonely. For months and sometimes years, it’s just you, your characters, and your story. And if you’re an indie writer who has decided to publish your own book, you have the additional burden of climbing a daunting learning curve about self-publishing. So how do you know if you’re on the… Continue Reading

21 Signs Your Self-Published Book Could Turn A Profit | Self-Publishing Relief

21 Signs Your Self-Published Book Could Turn A Profit | Self-Publishing Relief

  Most self-published authors hope to publish a book (or books!) that will make some money. But while some indie books become popular with book-buying readers, other books struggle to break out beyond an audience of friends and family. How do you know if your self-published book could turn a profit? The experts at Self-Publishing… Continue Reading

How To Protect Your Self-Published Book From Plagiarism | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Protect Your Self-Published Book From Plagiarism | Self-Publishing Relief

In 2012, a multi-published writer received an email from an avid fan stating that a recent e-book contained a scene that was strikingly familiar to one found in one of the author’s out-of-print books. The shocked author soon discovered that the e-book in question was, word for word, plagiarized from a romance novel she had… Continue Reading

Interview Tips For Self-Published Writers: For Blogging, Television, Newspapers, Q&A, Podcasts, and More | Self-Publishing Relief

Interview Tips For Self-Published Writers: For Blogging, Television, Newspapers, Q&A, Podcasts, and More | Self-Publishing Relief

There’s a knack to giving a good interview—and if you’re a self-published writer with a book to promote, chances are you’ll find yourself on the “Answer” side of a Q&A. Remember: The better your interview, the better your chances of scoring more interviews! Self-Publishing Relief lets you in on the essential strategies you’ll need to… Continue Reading

8 Tips To Overcome Book Promotion Burnout | Self-Publishing Relief

8 Tips To Overcome Book Promotion Burnout | Self-Publishing Relief

If you’re a self-published author, you’re probably diligently blogging, posting on Facebook and Instagram, tweeting, hosting contests, crafting press releases, and talking up your book to anyone who will listen. All the hard work and time required to promote your book can leave you feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and utterly burned out. At Self-Publishing Relief, our… Continue Reading

5 Design Mistakes That Can Make Indie Book Covers Look Wonky | Self-Publishing Relief

5 Design Mistakes That Can Make Indie Book Covers Look Wonky | Self-Publishing Relief

Despite the popular saying, most people DO judge a book by its cover. So your self-published book cover is your last, best opportunity to attract the attention of potential readers, give them insight about the contents of your book, and close the sale. At Self-Publishing Relief, we know that the selling points of your book… Continue Reading

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