For many years, being published by one of the big-name publishing houses was the ultimate goal for book authors. And traditional publishing still offers writers many perks, including no out-of-pocket costs, brand name recognition, access to industry professionals, and...
Do This So Your Self-Published Book Doesn’t Look Self-Published | Self-Publishing Relief
Many writers—even successful, traditionally published writers—have jumped on the self-publishing bandwagon. The experts at Self-Publishing Relief know you can get your book into the hands of your readers much more quickly through self-publishing than through the...
The Difference Between Book Wholesalers And Distributors| Self-Publishing Relief
Book publishing has come a long way since the days of cottage printing presses and hand-sewn spines. Now, traditional publishing is a huge business that has spawned many other industries, including specialized book wholesalers and distributors whose sole job it is to...
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....
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...
Why All Authors Must Market Their Own Books
Once upon a time, when a big, traditional house published a book, the author just sat back and relaxed while the publisher did all the marketing and sales promotion. Those days are over. Today’s authors, whether self-published or published through a traditional house,...
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