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Could Your Self-Published Book Benefit From Literary Agent Representation? | Self-Publishing Relief

Could Your Self-Published Book Benefit From Literary Agent Representation? | Self-Publishing Relief

Self-publishing a book allows indie authors to be in charge of every aspect of the business, from selecting the cover design to marketing the book itself. But the continuing demands on your time and energy can become overwhelming, especially when you’d rather be writing instead of dealing with the marketing aspects of promoting a self-published… Continue Reading

How To Get Over Your Fear Of Being Annoying While Selling Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Get Over Your Fear Of Being Annoying While Selling Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

While writing a novel may be a solitary venture, marketing the book is anything but. If you want to boost sales beyond friends and family members, you need to get out there and sell your self-published book and yourself to potential readers. Often, writers find that “selling themselves” is harder than the actual act of… 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

Cover Art Design Trends For Self-Published Horror Novels | Self-Publishing Relief

Cover Art Design Trends For Self-Published Horror Novels | Self-Publishing Relief

If you’re self-publishing a horror novel, there are certain design elements your readers will expect to see in your cover art. At Self-Publishing Relief, we know that the right cover art for a horror novel will both attract and terrify your reader—and get them to pull out their wallets and buy your book! Here are… Continue Reading

Cover Art Trends For Self-Published Romance Novels | Self-Publishing Relief

Cover Art Trends For Self-Published Romance Novels | Self-Publishing Relief

With so many new authors self-publishing romantic novels, Self-Publishing Relief has noticed that cover art design trends have become so much more than the bodice-ripping Fabio fad of the ’80s. In the indie romance industry, a book cover can make or break your sales. So it’s important that you accurately reflect the correct subgenre for… Continue Reading

10 Reasons Self-Publishing Is The Best Gift You Can Give Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

10 Reasons Self-Publishing Is The Best Gift You Can Give Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

At Self-Publishing Relief, we truly understand how frustrating it can be to get your book published the traditional way. Your novel may languish for years before finding a home with a publisher—if ever. You may consider self-publishing a last resort, but taking charge of your project and publishing independently just might give your book the… 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

How To Create And Offer A Free Sample Of Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Create And Offer A Free Sample Of Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

Wander the food court of any local mall and you’re sure to pass someone offering you a delectable nibble from the nearest restaurant. There’s a reason why so many restaurateurs do this: Giving away samples is a tried-and-true marketing gambit to introduce a new product to a consumer faced with a multitude of choices. And what… Continue Reading

How To Query A Literary Agent With A Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Query A Literary Agent With A Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

In the not-too-distant past, some literary agents were reluctant to take on previously self-published books—especially those titles that did not have strong sales records. But today, literary agents are not only open-minded about considering self-published books—they’re eager to work with them! Self-Publishing Relief offers a few of the reasons why literary agents love to get… 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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