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How To Turn Your Author Bio Into A Book-Selling Machine | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Turn Your Author Bio Into A Book-Selling Machine | Self-Publishing Relief

A good author bio should be more than a collection of informative facts about you as a writer—it should also inspire readers to take action. If you’re self-publishing—or marketing and promoting any book—Self-Publishing Relief reveals what you need to know in order to turn your author bio into a book-selling, fan-building machine. The Six Must-Have Elements Of… Continue Reading

5 Self-Published Books That Were Made Into Movies | Self-Publishing Relief

5 Self-Published Books That Were Made Into Movies | Self-Publishing Relief

  It’s a self-published author’s dream come true: Imagine having enough faith in your story that you take the leap and self-publish— and then your book not only flies off the shelves, it’s turned into a cinematic piece of art! We at Self-Publishing Relief know that nowadays, successful self-published books have the same chance at being made… Continue Reading

Help! My Self-Published Book Isn’t Selling!

Help! My Self-Published Book Isn’t Selling!

After the many late nights writing and revising, the hours spent proofreading and formatting, and the pressure of choosing the best cover design—your self-published book is now available for sale! You anxiously wait for the sales to start pouring in…or trickling in…maybe a few drops…but nothing. If you’re not selling as many copies of your… Continue Reading

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

What To Consider Before You Self-Publish A Poetry Book, Chapbook, or Collection of Poems | Self-Publishing Relief

What To Consider Before You Self-Publish A Poetry Book, Chapbook, or Collection of Poems | Self-Publishing Relief

Tired of trying to find a publisher for your poetry book, chapbook, or collection of poems? Most traditional, big-name publishers are not interested in poetry collections or chapbooks. As a result, there are many poets who have decided the time is NOW to take control of the publishing process and self-publish their poetry manuscripts. If you’re… 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

Don’t Let Bad Grammar Hurt A Good Self-Published Book

Don’t Let Bad Grammar Hurt A Good Self-Published Book

Every writer should develop the skills to proofread their own work. But sometimes, especially when you’ve invested so much energy and emotion into creating your book, it’s hard to see your own writing objectively. Of course, it’s important to present a professional piece when you’re submitting short stories or poems to literary agents and editors. But… 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

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