This list of resources for indie authors is in no particular order. And if there’s a resource you use religiously that we’ve left out please, please share it in the comments below.
Ruth Harris and Anne R. Allen are a couple of publishing industry veterans working to help newer writers create their best possible work and launch it successfully into the marketplace—whether you’re going indie or taking the traditional route.
They especially want to help writers avoid the pitfalls of this ever-more complex business, where unfortunately, a lot more people are making money from authors than for us.
They like to say, “We made the mistakes, so you don’t have to!”
Carla King, is your host on the Author Friendly Podcast and founder of the Self-Publishing Boot Camp series of guides, online courses, and workshops.
She got the idea to start the podcast because she wanted to interview the people behind the products, tools, and services she lists in her Consumer’s Guide for Self-Publishers. (You can get it in the signup form)
Published annually since 2009, The Book Reviewer Yellow Pages helps authors find book reviewers for indie and self-published books and provides trusted advice for contacting them. It is the only comprehensive resource available in paperback and eBook format.
Our mission at Bibliocrunch is to make sure you publish the best book possible. Bibliocrunch can help you find the professionals you need to take your work to the next level. And all within your personal budget!
We connect authors with the curated and trusted book publishing professionals they need to publish a high-quality book. Members of our exclusive community of industry professionals have worked for some of the largest publishing houses in the world, including Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House, and HarperCollins. Bibliocrunch has been featured in Consumer Reports, Forbes, Money Magazine, Bloomberg, BBC World News, Publishers Weekly, MediaBistro, The Wall Street Journal, Library Journal, and The Columbia Review, among other press outlets.
Julie Isaac, the Writing Success Coach, is an award-winning author and the creator of the S.H.I.N.E. Online Content Creation Formula. She helps authors and entrepreneurs create compelling content that builds their business while transforming reader’s lives. Since the dynamic duo of strategy and planning are the foundation of success, she works with clients to create a personalized roadmap for writing, monetizing, and marketing their book and blog.
BookLife is a website from Publishers Weekly dedicated to indie authors. The site provides a free and easy way to submit self-published books to Publishers Weekly for review, and offers editorial content—success stories, interviews, author profiles, how-to pieces, news, and features—geared toward helping indie authors achieve their goals. Whether an author is focused on writing and editing, art and design, or marketing and distribution, BookLife has valuable resources that can help along the way.
Book marketing expert John Kremer is the author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, mentor to authors who have sold over a billion books, and founder of the Billion Book Initiative to help the next generation of book authors sell another billion books.
Over the past 34 years, he has helped thousands of authors, both major celebrities and those just starting out, to sell more books! Lots more books!
BookWorks.com is a friendly, growing, international community for self-publishing authors and the professionals and companies who serve them. Our goal: to help our members Prepare, Publish and Promote their books, share what they learn and help each other. Our members include first time authors and seasoned pros, as well as experienced service providers and indie publishing experts who share their insider knowledge and guidance.