Celebrate Visit Your Relatives Day With Self-Publishing

Today, May 18, is National Visit Your Relatives Day. It’s a reminder to take time out of our busy lives to spend time with and connect with our relatives. If your relatives don’t live close, a phone call or video chat make it possible to stay in touch. Here are three ways to honor your relatives with self-publishing.

1. Collect their stories.

When you’re visiting, note the interesting stories they share. Older people love to share stories and often have fascinating lives to hear about. Turn these stories into a book.

2. Use them for inspiration.

If you write fiction, use your family as inspiration when creating your characters. What do they look like? How do they talk? What are their quirks? What are their motivations?

3. Dedicate to them.

Even if your book has nothing to do with your family, you can still dedicate it to them. They will love opening up your book and seeing that you dedicated your work to them.

I’d love to know, how do you plan on celebrating National Visit Your Relatives Day?

JodeeABOUT JODEE THAYER: With over 25 years of experience in sales and management, Jodee Thayer works as the Director of Author Services for Outskirts Press. The Author Services Department is composed of knowledgeable customer service reps and publishing consultants; together, they all focus on educating authors on the self-publishing process in order to help them publish the book of their dreams. Whether you are a professional looking to take your career to the next level with platform-driven non-fiction or a novelist seeking fame, fortune, and/or personal fulfillment, Jodee Thayer can put you on the right path.

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