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Effective Networking For Self-Published Authors

Effective Networking For Self-Published Authors

Self-publishing can be a lonely process, so it’s very helpful to have the support of friends, followers, and other authors. That’s where effective networking comes in. By making the right connections, you’ll meet writers who can offer you the benefits of their self-publishing experiences. And you’ll have access to an eager group of volunteers ready… Continue Reading

Know Your Goals Before You Self-Publish!

Know Your Goals Before You Self-Publish!

You may think the answer is obvious: The goal of self-publishing is to be published! But there are many factors that go into successfully self-publishing your book. Plan ahead and know the goals you need to meet before you reach the final step. Goals You Must Set Before You Self-Publish Write down what you want to accomplish.… Continue Reading

10 Things You Must Do Before You Self-Publish

10 Things You Must Do Before You Self-Publish

Self-publishing a book is a big step in any writer’s career. But before you have your finished book (or e-book) in hand, there’s important prep work to be done that will determine whether your self-publishing efforts are a success—or a flop. Here are ten things you must do before you self-publish: 1. Research your market. Determine… Continue Reading

Vanity Presses and Self-Publishing: What’s the Difference?

Vanity Presses and Self-Publishing: What’s the Difference?

Some people use the terms vanity press and self-publishing as if they are interchangeable. Unlike traditional publishing, where the publishing house covers the cost of bringing a book to market, with self-publishing and vanity presses it is the author who takes on the financial risk for getting his or her work published. But in many… Continue Reading

How Should I Price My E-Book?

How Should I Price My E-Book?

After you’ve spent countless hours writing, editing, and agonizing over it, your book manuscript is sure to seem priceless to you. But if you’re planning to sell your book, you will need to come up with an appropriate sales price. So how will you know if you’re pricing your book too high, too low, or just right? We’ve done… Continue Reading

Get Educated! Classes and Conferences on Self-Publishing

Get Educated! Classes and Conferences on Self-Publishing

How can you learn everything you need to know about self-publishing your novel, poetry collection, memoir, or cookbook? Research, research, research! The Internet is a good resource, and you can also pick the brains of other self-published authors. Another way to become a self-publishing guru is to find writers conferences and classes that focus on this burgeoning trend in… Continue Reading

The 411 On ISBNs—What You Need To Know

The 411 On ISBNs—What You Need To Know

To assign an ISBN or not to assign an ISBN? That is the question for many authors who are new to self-publishing. While the debate continues about the need for an ISBN when self-publishing a book—especially an electronic edition—it’s important that authors who are considering selling their self-published books know the basics. What is an… 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

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