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Self-Publishing Tool Kit: A Free Resource For Writers

books, memoirs, novels, self-publishSelf-publishing, once considered a somewhat alternative form of publishing, has gone mainstream. More novels, memoirs, poetry and short story collections, and nonfiction books are self-published these days than are published by traditional presses. Thanks to the boom in digital and print publishing, anyone can see his or her book in print!

If you’re deciding whether or not to self-publish, or if you’ve already self-published but want to see if a traditional publisher is interested in your novel or nonfiction book, our Free Self-Publishing Tool Kit will help.

Over the years, we’ve helped many self-published authors submit their books to literary agents; and we can help you too! We write query letters, proofread and format, and research the best-suited literary agents for targeting. For more information about Writer’s Relief, visit our services overview page.

Or just enjoy our free tips and strategies for self-publishing writers!

Getting Started: Is Self-Publishing Right For Your Memoir, Nonfiction Book, Or Novel?

How To Write A Query Letter And Find A Literary Agent For Your Self-Published Book

Learn More About Query Letter Writing

There’s a lot of overlap between how you write a query for an unpublished manuscript and how you write a query for a self-published book or novel. To learn more, visit our Tool Kit For Query Letter Writing.

Who Does Writer’s Relief Recommend For Self-Publishing?

Many writers have asked us which self-publishing company we endorse, partly because there are so many self-publishing companies out there that are unethical, unresponsive, and shady. Some self-publishing companies will promise you the moon—and they’ll give it to you all right: as a cardboard cutout. We had so many writers come to us with complaints about bad self-publishers that it breaks our hearts.

Although every writer will have to do research to discover which self-publishing company is best for their work, budget, and expectations, we at Writer’s Relief can confidently recommend Dog Ear Publishing.

Dog Ear is not a bargain-basement self-publishing company. Nor are they the most expensive. But we feel they offer the best value. Their upfront costs are higher than some publishers’, but their print costs (where writers make a profit) are lower than most, if not all, self-publishing companies. Their staff strikes us as ethical and honest.

If you’re self-publishing, check out Dog Ear Publishing.

Writer’s Relief referrals who contract with Dog Ear receive EXCLUSIVE freebie offers from both companies, including:

  • Bonus copies of your book from Dog Ear
  • Writer’s Relief e-book: 50 Quick & Dirty Book Promo Strategies!
  • Writer’s Relief Classifieds advertising space for your book
  • And more!

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Closing Notes

recommend this page about self-publishingThis page has been a labor of love to help authors who hope to self-publish. We hope you’ve found it helpful in your quest to self-publish your novel, poetry or story collection, or nonfiction book!

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