Resources for writers

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!

Podcasts

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

Amanda Walker 

Sugar & Spice 

Red Leaf Book Design

Editors 

Free Bird Editing

Finishing Touch Editing

Creating Ink Editing

Other resources

Love Kissed Book Bargains

Promotional services (romance only).

Love Kissed Author Creatives

Planners, content calendars and more.

LitRing Promotional Services

Group promos and advertising.

Draft2Digital

Distribute your books to all vendors and libraries, all in one place.

Books2Read

Create universal book links to redirect readers to their favorite online store.

Smashwords

Distribute your books to all vendors and libraries, and on the website.

Romance Rehab

Blurb help for romance novels.

The Beta Buddy

Affordable beta reading service.

The Image Apothecary

Marketing images and design services.

Canva

Create graphics for free. Includes templates and stock images.

Scrivener

Writing software available for Mac and Windows.

Publisher Rocket

Find Amazon keywords and check your competitors.

Siteground

Top-quality and affordable hosting service (affiliate link).

Namecheap

Buy a domain starting from less than 10$/year.

Elegant Themes

WordPress themes, plugins, and website builder (affiliate link).

Mailerlite

Affordable and efficient mailing list provider (affiliate link).

Mailchimp

Mailing list provider, free up to 2000 subscribers.

BookFunnel

Deliver magnets or ARC copies, join group promos, build your mailing list.

Courses

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.

Reedsy Learning

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

Gwen Hayes

Indie Author Mindset series

Adam Croft

Books for writers

Joanna Penn

Self Publishing Formula

Various Authors

Let’s Get Publishing

David Gaughran

Write Faster, Write Smarter

Chris Fox

Sizzling Synopsis

Brian Cohen

Newsletter
Ninja

Tammi Labrecque

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