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Cover Art And Copyright Law: What Self-Published Writers Need To Know | Self-Publishing Relief

Cover Art And Copyright Law: What Self-Published Writers Need To Know | Self-Publishing Relief

Whether a book is self-published or traditionally published, the cover art is considered a separate piece of intellectual property from the book itself. But because self-publishing gives an author more options and responsibilities when creating a cover design, dealing with the laws governing image copyrights can be a little trickier. Self-Publishing Relief is here to… 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

How To Get More Reviews Of Your Self-Published Book: A List Of Book Reviewers | Self-Published Relief

How To Get More Reviews Of Your Self-Published Book: A List Of Book Reviewers | Self-Published Relief

Want to get more reviews for your self-published book? First, the good news. There are LOTS of bloggers and reviewers who publish reviews of self-published books. That means you have plenty of opportunities to gather book reviews as an independent author. The bad news is everybody and their brother (and mother!) wants in. So the… Continue Reading

Self-Publishing Numbers: The Cost, The Profits, And What Constitutes Good Book Sales | Self-Publishing Relief

Self-Publishing Numbers: The Cost, The Profits, And What Constitutes Good Book Sales | Self-Publishing Relief

At Self-Publishing Relief, we know that, for many writers, self-publishing is an investment in the future. But it can be difficult for indie authors to get a clear picture of their financial forecast in the publishing industry. How much does it cost to self-publish a book? How much money do most creative writers make when… Continue Reading

5 Tips For Including Images In A Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

5 Tips For Including Images In A Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

At Self-Publishing Relief, we know there are many types of books that benefit greatly by having interior images: Children’s books, cookbooks, reference books, coffee table books, and graphic novels are just a few. Most novels and short story collections just don’t need pictures. And if you include color images in a self-published book, it directly… Continue Reading

7 People Who Should Get Free Copies Of Your Latest Book | Self-Publishing Relief

7 People Who Should Get Free Copies Of Your Latest Book | Self-Publishing Relief

Independent, self-published authors must pay out-of-pocket for copies of their own print-edition books. So it can be difficult to decide who gets a free promotional print copy of a book—and who doesn’t. Self-Publishing Relief can help you make the right choices: Here are the opinion-makers who should definitely be receiving free copies of your self-published… Continue Reading

5 Ways Indie Authors Can Make The Most Of A Writing Conference | Self-Publishing Relief

5 Ways Indie Authors Can Make The Most Of A Writing Conference | Self-Publishing Relief

  Before self-publishing became a legitimate, viable option, aspiring authors had only one choice: land a literary agent—a daunting task, since an agent could possibly receive up to 20,000 query letters a year. So many authors turned to writing conferences as a stepping stone toward meeting an agent and becoming traditionally published. Today, writing conferences… Continue Reading

The Best Self-Publishing Conferences of 2017 | Self-Publishing Relief

The Best Self-Publishing Conferences of 2017 | Self-Publishing Relief

Navigating the self-publishing industry may leave you feeling like an explorer lost in uncharted territory. Where should you start, and in which direction should you go? Whom should you ask—and trust—for help? What pitfalls should you avoid? The Internet can provide you with plenty of leads, but be careful: You might run across more hype than… Continue Reading

4 Hidden Tasks In The Self-Publishing Process (And How To Do Them)

4 Hidden Tasks In The Self-Publishing Process (And How To Do Them)

Once you’ve finished writing, proofreading, and formatting your book for self-publishing, what could be left to do? Now all that’s required is for you to upload your manuscript and book cover to a company like CreateSpace or IngramSpark, and you’re done—right? Not so fast. Here are four hidden tasks you must take care of before… Continue Reading

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