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Use Paid Social Media Ads To Promote Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

Use Paid Social Media Ads To Promote Your Self-Published Book | Self-Publishing Relief

If you’ve spent any time on social media recently, you’ve probably seen paid or sponsored advertisements. Writers who are looking for effective ways to promote their self-published books might wonder if these paid social media ads are worth the cost—especially when using social media is free. Here’s the scoop: The marketing experts at Self-Publishing Relief… Continue Reading

How To Connect With Readers Who Love Books (And Hopefully Will Buy Yours) | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Connect With Readers Who Love Books (And Hopefully Will Buy Yours) | Self-Publishing Relief

After all the hard work of writing, editing, proofreading, and navigating the process of self-publishing, finally, finally, your book hits the virtual bookstand. Congratulations from Self-Publishing Relief! But don’t sit back and relax just yet. Whether you’re traditionally published or self-published, now starts the task of getting your book in the hands of readers. How… Continue Reading

How To Share Excerpts And Teasers From Your Self-Published Book To Boost Sales | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Share Excerpts And Teasers From Your Self-Published Book To Boost Sales | Self-Publishing Relief

Finally, after all the blood, sweat, and tears that go into writing, editing, and publishing a book, your self-published book is available for purchase! So now you can sit back and relax, right? Wrong. Unfortunately, books don’t sell themselves. And as a self-published author (and even as a traditionally published author!) you are responsible for… Continue Reading

The Indie Author’s 6-Step Guide To Goodreads Networking and Marketing | Self-Publishing Relief

The Indie Author’s 6-Step Guide To Goodreads Networking and Marketing | Self-Publishing Relief

If you’re obsessed with reading (like everyone here at Self-Publishing Relief!), then you’ve probably heard of Goodreads.com. This social cataloging site allows members to create libraries and reading lists of books they’ve read or plan to read, and to check out book reviews by other bibliophiles. With an ever-growing audience focused on books and reading—over… Continue Reading

How Self-Published Writers Can Build Their Reputations Fast! |Self-Publishing Relief

How Self-Published Writers Can Build Their Reputations Fast! |Self-Publishing Relief

It’s a daunting prospect to start out as a self-published writer. Who is going to take you seriously when you don’t have a publishing track record? If you don’t have a mountain of book sales to point to, or don’t have any work already published in reputable literary journals, how will you gain the attention… 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

Go Big! How To Plan And Publicize A Mega Contest To Launch Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

Go Big! How To Plan And Publicize A Mega Contest To Launch Your Book | Self-Publishing Relief

You’ve got a new self-published book to launch, and you want to rocket it into the ratings stratosphere. No simple Facebook Page giveaway of a few advance copies will do. You want a splashy, creative contest that’ll thrill your current fans, put a spotlight on your new release, and draw the attention of hundreds, if… Continue Reading

Market Your Self-Published Book Using A Promotional Gift Basket

Market Your Self-Published Book Using A Promotional Gift Basket

Who doesn’t love receiving gifts? (Answer: No one!) Publicists at major publishing houses sometimes create promotional packages for their most exciting books of the season. Why shouldn’t you do the same for the self-published book that you’re so excited to share? Promotional gift baskets can get readers, reviewers, booksellers, and opinion makers excited about reading… Continue Reading

The Importance Of Book Trailers For Self-Published Authors

The Importance Of Book Trailers For Self-Published Authors

The success of your self-published book will ultimately be determined by your ability to rise above the competition and grab the attention of your potential buyers. And let’s face it—with all the books currently on the market, there are a lot of titles competing for your readers’ attention. To stand out from the crowd, media-savvy… Continue Reading

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