We’ve put together a list of resources you might find useful. While we’ve included podcasts and Facebook groups we’ve been following and resources we’ve been using, we’ve also added popular services we haven’t personally used yet but that we’ve been following online (e.g. some cover designers).
We hope you find this helpful. Happy writing!
The Self Publishing Show
Joanna Penn – The Creative Penn
Adam Croft’s Indie Author Mindset
Spa Girls podcast
The Writing Gals
Kobo Writing Life
Book covers & graphics
Najla Qamber Designs
Tattered Quill Designs
Opium House Creatives
Bailey & Wilde Premades
More Than Words Graphic Design
The Author Buddy Premades
Sugar & Spice
Red Leaf Book Design
Free Bird Editing
Finishing Touch Editing
Creating Ink Editing
Love Kissed Book Bargains
Promotional services (romance only).
Love Kissed Author Creatives
Planners, content calendars and more.
LitRing Promotional Services
Group promos and advertising.
Distribute your books to all vendors and libraries, all in one place.
Create universal book links to redirect readers to their favorite online store.
Distribute your books to all vendors and libraries, and on the website.
Blurb help for romance novels.
The Beta Buddy
Affordable beta reading service.
The Image Apothecary
Marketing images and design services.
Create graphics for free. Includes templates and stock images.
Writing software available for Mac and Windows.
Find Amazon keywords and check your competitors.
Top-quality and affordable hosting service (affiliate link).
Buy a domain starting from less than 10$/year.
WordPress themes, plugins, and website builder (affiliate link).
Affordable and efficient mailing list provider (affiliate link).
Mailing list provider, free up to 2000 subscribers.
Deliver magnets or ARC copies, join group promos, build your mailing list.
Self Publishing Formula
101 course for beginners and advanced ad courses.
The Indie Author Mindset
Mini courses on different topics for indie authors.
Learn Scrivener Fast
Make the most out of Scrivener (affiliate link).
Starting from zero
Free course to self-publish like a pro, hosted by author David Gaughran.
Your Author Engine
Writing and marketing courses hosted by author Melissa Storm.
Free online courses on different topics.
Books for authors
These are popular non-fiction books that could help you in different areas of your writing career. Please note: these are affiliate links that point to Amazon US, although these books are also available on other marketplaces and retailers. Please look them up in your favorite online store.
Romancing The Beat
Indie Author Mindset series
Books for writers
Self Publishing Formula
Let’s Get Publishing
Write Faster, Write Smarter
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