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9 Questions To Ask Before You Pay Someone To Proofread Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

9 Questions To Ask Before You Pay Someone To Proofread Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

You’ve just finished writing your novel, memoir, or book of poetry and can’t wait to self-publish. But as a savvy writer, you know that your masterpiece needs an experienced proofreader to check spelling, punctuation, grammar, and style before you start the self-publishing process. For this, Aunt Edith just won’t do! So how do you choose… Continue Reading

How Excerpts In Literary Journals Can Boost Your Self-Published Book Sales | Self-Publishing Relief

How Excerpts In Literary Journals Can Boost Your Self-Published Book Sales | Self-Publishing Relief

One powerful way to boost your self-publishing marketing efforts is to submit an excerpt from your book to literary journals. Getting your shorter works published in literary magazines will help promote your book to a wider audience and build your fan base. Self-Publishing Relief Explains How Literary Journal Publications Help Sell Your Book: Literary magazine… Continue Reading

9 Important Legal Tips For Self-Publishing Memoir And Nonfiction

9 Important Legal Tips For Self-Publishing Memoir And Nonfiction

Memoir writers have great opportunities in the field of self-publishing. While traditional publishing houses clamor after memoirs written by celebrities, established authors, and people who have lived wildly unbelievable lives, there is a strong market for “quiet” true stories of public interest in the self-publishing industry. But how do you avoid a lawsuit—or even just… Continue Reading

Writers Beware: Self-Publishing Nightmares To Avoid

Writers Beware: Self-Publishing Nightmares To Avoid

Maybe you’ve spent months trying to get a literary agent’s attention, without success (don’t feel bad—it’s a difficult task!). Or maybe you’ve decided to skip the agent, maintain creative control, and get your book published ASAP. Either way—you’ve decided you’re ready to self-publish. Self-publishing no longer suffers from the scary stigma of being called “second… Continue Reading

4 Self-Published Authors Who Made It Big

4 Self-Published Authors Who Made It Big

It wasn’t too many years ago that choosing to self-publish was something no self-respecting author would do. But now the trend in the publishing industry has shifted, and self-publishing no longer carries the old stigma. In fact, more and more books that have gone on to become best sellers were originally self-published! Here are four… Continue Reading

5 Reasons Self-Publishing Is Right For You

5 Reasons Self-Publishing Is Right For You

At Writer’s Relief, we’re committed to helping authors navigate the path to publishing—whether they choose traditional publishing opportunities or decide to self-publish. Some authors committed to the traditional publishing route might think self-publishing is a second-rate option. However, respect for self-publishing continues to grow within the industry—to the point that some authors are choosing self-publishing… Continue Reading

How To Design A Book Cover To Boost Sales

How To Design A Book Cover To Boost Sales

Book covers can sometimes be more memorable than books themselves—The Great Gatsby’s first edition cover featuring an original painting by Francis Cugat comes to mind. The power that book covers have over consumers cannot be ignored, which is why one must put the utmost care into creating or selecting a cover for his or her… Continue Reading

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