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HELPFUL LINKS FOR INDIE WRITERS
« on: April 30, 2013, 09:50:42 AM »
Updated List. Let me know if I've missed anyone.


HELPFUL LINKS FOR INDIE WRITERS
From Christiana Miller
                        
You can find these links as a clickable document (which will be updated
with new links as I find more of them) on my website at:

http://www.christianamiller.com/Christiana_Miller_Site/Ye_Olde_Writing_Blog/Entries/2012/4/21_INSANELY_HELPFUL_LINKS_FOR_E-PUBLISHING.html


To Publish:
https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/signin
http://pubit.barnesandnoble.com
https://www.draft2digital.com/
http://www.smashwords.com
https://www.wavecloud.com/
https://www.createspace.com
http://www.lulu.com
http://www.overdrive.com/#2
http://www1.lightningsource.com
https://itunesconnect.apple.com/WebObjects/iTunesConnect.woa/wa/bookSignup

Writing, Formatting and Conversion Software:
http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php
https://www.marinersoftware.com/products/storymill/
https://www.marinersoftware.com/products/narrator/
http://calibre-ebook.com/
http://code.google.com/p/sigil/
http://www.mobipocket.com/en/downloadsoft/productdetailscreator.asp

Important Links if You Want to Publish Audiobooks:
https://www.acx.com
http://www.podiobooks.com (Podcast-based audiobooks)
http://www.audiobookvoicetalent.com
http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/gvpages/index.shtml
http://www.beeaudio.com
http://perfectvoices.net/
http://voice123.com
http://www.voices.com/audiobooks/finding-an-audiobook-narrator
http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/305358-lc-best-and-worst-audiobook-narrators

To Buy ISBNs:
http://www.isbn.org/ (U.S.)
http://www.isbn.nielsenbook.co.uk/controller.php?page=121  (U.K.)

Conversion Software:
http://calibre-ebook.com
http://www.mobipocket.com/en/downloadsoft/productdetailscreator.asp
http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000765211
http://www.jutoh.com
http://code.google.com/p/sigil/

Blogs That You Should Check Out:
http://amandahocking.blogspot.com
http://blog.smashwords.com
http://booksat.scarlettrugers.com/bookcoverdesign
http://catherinebybee.blogspot.com
http://www.christianamiller.com/Christiana_Miller_Site/Ye_Olde_Writing_Blog/Ye_Olde_Writing_Blog.html
http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com
http://densewords.blogspot.com/
http://www.thedominoproject.com
http://gailcarsonlevine.blogspot.com
http://e-bookformattingfairies.blogspot.com
http://indeliblewriters.blogspot.com
http://ireaderreview.com
http://jackson-pearce.com
http://jakonrath.blogspot.com
http://jennybent.blogspot.com
http://jimbutcher.livejournal.com
http://guidohenkel.com
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/blog/writing-and-publishing/?page=2
http://kristenweber.com/blog/
http://kriswrites.com
http://marissameyer.livejournal.com
http://nailyournovel.wordpress.com
http://phoenixsullivan.blogspot.com
http://plotwhisperer.blogspot.com 
   (also on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/user/marthaalderson/%5B/url%5D)
http://sjmaas.livejournal.com
http://www.stevenpressfield.com
http://talliroland.blogspot.com
http://terribleminds.com/ramble/blog/
http://thedarksalon.blogspot.com
http://thewritersguidetoepublishing.com
http://thisblogisaploy.blogspot.com
http://tonyakappes.blogspot.com
http://veronicasicoe.dyndns.org:1001/wordpress/
http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com
http://writeitforward.wordpress.com
http://www.deanwesleysmith.com
http://www.howtowriteshop.com
http://www.lindsayburoker.com
http://www.publetariat.com
http://www.thebookdesigner.com
http://www.thepassivevoice.com
http://writersforensicsblog.wordpress.com
http://www.yaindie.com

Publicity Blogs To Notify For Promos (Free, Bargain, Regular Price as well as National and International):
http://addictedtoebooks.com (day of)
http://authormarketingclub.com/members/announce-your-free-book/
http://awesomegang.com/places-to-submit-your-book-for-free-promotion/
http://bargainbooksy.com/for-authors
http://bargainebookhunter.com/feature-your-book/
http://blog.booksontheknob.org/p/about-this-blog-and-contact-info.html
http://bookangel.co.uk
http://www.bookblast.co/advertise.shtml
http://bookgoodies.com/contact-us/authors-tell-us-about-your-book/
http://dailycheapreads.co.uk/
http://dailycheapreads.com/your-two-cents-worth/
http://digitalbooktoday.com/12-top-100-submit-your-free-book-to-be-included-on-this-list/
http://digitalbooktoday.com/join-our-team/
http://ebookimpresario.com/advertise/
http://ebooklister.net/submit.php
http://ebooksforabuck.wordpress.com/for-authors/
http://ebookshabit.com/for-authors/
http://ereadernewstoday.com/bargain-kindle-books/
http://ereadernewstoday.com/ent-free-book-submissions/
http://eroticafree.blogspot.com/p/submissions_21.html
http://fireapps.blogspot.com/p/app-developers-authors.html
http://flurriesofwords.blogspot.com/p/book-advertising.html
http://freebooksy.com
http://freekindleebooks.com
http://freekindlefiction.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_12.html
http://indie.kindlenationdaily.com/?page_id=642
http://indiebookoftheday.com/authors/free-on-kindle-listing/
http://kebooks.com
http://kindle-author.com/advertise/
http://kindlebookblast.com/for-authors-promote-your-book/
http://kindlenationdaily.com
http://kindlespice.com/submissions
http://rebekaharrington.com/author-promotion/
http://ruthnestvold.wordpress.com/2012/03/04/promoting-ebooks-with-kdp-select/
http://snickslist.com/books/place-ad/
http://super-e-books.com/calendar/
http://thecheapebook.com/authors/
http://thefrugalereader.com/promotional-opportunities/
http://thefrugalereader.com/submissions/
http://thefrugalereader.wufoo.com/forms/frugal-freebie-submissions/
http://www.amazon.com/forum/meet our authors/ref=cm_cd_tfp_ef_tft_tp?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx2UYC1FC06SU8S&cdThread=Tx26GH5ZWBDFOMN
http://www.bookblast.co/advertise.shtml
http://www.bookbub.com/advertise/guidelines.php
http://www.bookdaily.com/free?gclid=CIWns8_yubYCFQxxQgod0z8APw
http://www.booktalk.org/
http://www.centsibleereads.com/p/for-authors.html
http://www.daily-free-ebooks.com/
http://www.ebooklister.net
http://ebookimpresario.com/advertise/
http://www.ereaderiq.co.uk/
http://www.ereaderiq.com/contact/
http://www.fkbooksandtips.com/for-authors/
http://www.freebookdude.com/p/list-your-free-book.html
http://www.freebookshub.co.uk/
http://www.freebookshub.com/authors/
http://www.freebooksy.com/editorial-submissions
http://www.freeebooksdaily.com/p/contact.html
http://www.frugal-freebies.com/p/submit-freebie.html
http://www.getfreeebooks.com/?page_id=81
http://www.goodkindles.net/p/submit-your-book.html
http://www.gospelebooks.net/promo/a-note-to-self-published-authors.html
http://www.indie-book-bargains.co.uk
http://www.indiebookpromo.com/submit-to-ibp-3/
http://www.indiebookslist.com/kdp-select-submission-form/
http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,130101.0.html
http://www.kindleboards.com/free-book-promo/
http://www.kindlemojo.com/contact-info/
http://www.kuforum.co.uk/free_ebooks/latest/
http://www.kuforum.co.uk/kindleusersforum
http://www.new-daily-free-ebooks.com
http://www.orangeberrybooktours.com/2012/06/orangeberry-free-me.html
http://www.pixelofink.com/sfkb/ (free)
http://www.pixelofink.com/sskb/ (bargain)
http://www.rainysbookrealm.com
http://www.shainarichmond.com/myblogs/spicy-romance-submission-form/
http://www.squidoo.com/going-free-kindle-ebook-promotional-campaigns-for-authors
http://www.techsupportalert.com/free-books-kindle
http://www.thatbookplace.com/free-promo-submissions/
http://www.theereadercafe.com/p/authors.html
http://www.worldliterarycafe.com/content/find-your-books-wings
http://www.worldliterarycafe.com/content/erotica-book-promotions
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFpBd0JUMk9KZzZ0TXJBYXRENFZYMVE6MQ
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHI3UVVZdTZkWUo3d2w3aDExbXk5MEE6MQ - gid=0
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dDZHTlg2cUlySDF3QUN6Z2RISlV1Umc6MQ - gid=0
https://www.facebook.com/AontheC
https://www.facebook.com/KindleKorner
mailto:medianlinetech@gmail.com (Kindle Fire Dept)
mailto:sw@xtme.de (Germany)
mailto:thekindledailydeal@gmail.com

Inexpensive Blog Tours
http://austinindiewriters.blogspot.com/2012/06/deciding-to-do-blog-tour-for-your-book.html
http://www.bewitchingbooktours.blogspot.com
http://cblspromotions.blogspot.com
http://chicklitplus.com/category/clpblogtours/
http://www.clpblogtours.com
http://www.goddessfish.com/tours.htm
http://orangeberrybooktours.com/
http://parajunkee.com
http://www.pumpupyourbook.com/about-us/ (more expensive)
http://www.shadowblogtours.com
http://supagurltours.blogspot.com/p/tour-info-sign-up.html
http://www.virtualbooktourcafe.com
http://tlcbooktours.com/book-a-tour/ (traditionally-published books only)

Editing Software (free or cheap)
http://www.autocrit.com/index.php
http://www.cliches.biz/clichecleaner/index.html
http://editminion.com
http://www.gingersoftware.com
http://prowritingaid.com/Free-Editing-Software.aspx
http://www.serenity-software.com/
http://www.textanz.com

Freelance Editors and Proofreaders:
http://abetterbook.biz/Welcome.html
http://ashleycase.com
http://bevharrosproofreading.weebly.com
http://www.bookeditorcoach.com/index.htm
http://cedarsky.net/
http://www.densewords.com/
http://ebookeditingpro.com
http://hollowayhouse.me/
http://indie-editor.webs.com
http://jenniferpooley.com
http://www.kristenweber.com
http://www.laurenbaratzlogsted.com
http://lectorsbooks.com/proofreading/
http://www.moviesmackdown.com/smackrefs/editors/eric-estrin
http://myeditingservice.com
http://onceuponabookcover.blogspot.com
http://peggyireland.blogspot.ca/
https://help.plagtracker.com/
http://redadeptpublishing.com/editing-services/
http://rewriterewordrework.wordpress.com/about/
http://size12bystpatricksday.blogspot.com/p/cherise-kelley-book-editor.html
http://theeyesforediting.com
http://wordvagabond.wordpress.com/editing-services/
http://www.everything-indie.com
http://www.lastdraftediting.com/index.html
http://www.rachelstarrthomson.com
http://rhondaedits.com
http://www.victoryediting.com/services.html
http://www.glaws.org/editors/index.html

Formatters:
http://www.52novels.com/pricing/
http://b10mediaworx.com/b10mwx/
http://www.candescentpress.com
http://cyberwitchpress.com
http://www.everything-indie.com
http://www.facebook.com/EbookFormatting/info
http://hollowayhouse.me/
http://www.jasonga.com/ebook-formatting
http://thebeautifulpeopleawritersjourney.blogspot.com/p/hire-me-to-format-your-e-books-and.html
http://www.writersblockadminservices.com/ebook-formatting/

Cover Designers:
http://alchemybookcover.blogspot.com
http://artbykarri.com
http://www.avalongraphics.org/books.html
http://authormarketingclub.com/members/view-all-pre-made-book-covers/
http://bookcovers.creativindie.com
http://www.bookcoversale.com
http://bookcoversmarket.com
http://booksat.scarlettrugers.com
http://www.candescentpress.com
http://www.canvas.nu/illustration-bokomslag-eng.htm
http://cckellystudios.wordpress.com/book-covers/
http://charismaknight.blogspot.com/p/graphic-design.html?zx=85ab96dd5e349ac8 (also http://designsbycharisma.yolasite.com)
http://www.chipkidd.com/gallery.html
http://coverart.joleenenaylor.com
http://coverd.wix.com/premadecovers
http://www.coversbycali.com
http://www.covershotcreations.com/Premade_Covers.php
http://cpbookdesign.blogspot.com
http://www.create-imaginations.com
http://www.creationwarrior.net/
http://dafeenah.deviantart.com/gallery/ (also http://www.indiedesignz.com/gallery.html)
http://damonza.com
http://www.deerwatsonmedia.deviantart.com
http://digitaldonna.com
http://divasatwork.wordpress.com
http://www.dreamscapecovers.com
http://www.ebook-coverdesigns.com
http://ebookcovers4u.wordpress.com (also http://apocalypsewriters.com/premadecovers4u/)
http://ebookindiecovers.com
http://www.eldesigns.net/index.html
https://www.facebook.com/TheDarkRayne
http://flipcitybooks.com
http://www.fostercovers.com
http://gobookcoverdesign.com/pages/book_cover_design.html
http://graphiczxdesigns.zenfolio.com
http://www.hotdamndesigns.com
http://humblenations.com (also http://www.goonwrite.com)
http://www.indieauthorservices.com
http://jaebeecreations.com/samples.html
http://www.jamesledgerconcepts.com
https://jhillustration.wordpress.com
http://www.jsimmonsillustration.com
http://killercovers.com/#ebook
http://www.katiewstewart.com/cover-designs.html
http://thekilliongroupinc.com
http://www.kitfosterdesign.com/Home.aspx
http://www.kivatrading.com/coverart.html
http://www.leahsuttle.com
http://lharper.deviantart.com/gallery/
http://www.litteradesigns.com
http://www.llpix.com
http://marionsipe.blogspot.com/p/book-covers.html
http://melchelledesigns.com
http://mishka19.deviantart.com/gallery/33572981?offset=0
http://mycoverart.wordpress.com (LFD Designs)
http://www.ninjameldesigns.com/portfolio/
http://www.originalcynadvertising.com/Design-Services.html
http://phatpuppyart.com
http://www.q42graphicdesign.com
http://www.rockingbookcovers.com
http://sarah-janelehoux.com/coverart.htm
http://www.scribbleleaf.com
http://shaynehellerman.deviantart.com/gallery/#
http://streetlightgraphics.com
http://www.tamianwood.com
http://thebookcoverdesigner.com/shop/?vendor=jesrdesign
http://thecovercounts.blogspot.com
http://www.timmonsdesign.com
http://www.tugboatdesign.net
http://www.victoriafaye.com/work/portfolio/
http://www.walkingstickbooks.com/site.cfm/Services/Cover-Design.cfm
http://www.waywardsunstudio.com/art.htm
http://www.wickedsmartdesigns.com
http://winterheart.com/category/covers

Freelance Places to Look/List for Inexpensive Cover Designer:
https://www.elance.com
http://fiverr.com
https://www.odesk.com

Illustrators:
http://www.deannadionne.com/illus/
http://www.illustriabooks.com/illustrations/our-illustrators/
http://www.illustrationweb.com/styles/children?gclid=CPzIt4v5u7YCFW7hQgodOx8AWA
http://www.henrykszor.com
http://www.tizianobaracchi.com

Cover Art:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Public_domain_image_resources
http://www.coverreadyart.com
http://booksat.scarlettrugers.com/bookcoverdesign/resource-list-of-stock-image-websites-photo-vector-and-footage-free-and-paid/
http://ifi.photoshelter.com
http://papiliophotos.com/?service=page&action=show_home_page&language=en
http://us.fotolia.com
http://www.visionsingolf.com
http://www.123rf.com
http://www.acclaimimages.com
http://www.adigitaldreamer.com/gallery/index.php
http://www.alaskastock.com/Index.asp
http://www.alunablue.com
http://www.arcticphoto.com
http://www.artbeats.com
http://www.artbitz.com
http://www.artres.com/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=ARTHO1_3_VForm
http://www.blendimages.com
http://www.bluemoonstockphotos.com
http://www.canstockphoto.com
http://www.cfgphoto.com
http://www.cgtextures.com
http://www.chalkartstudio.com/home.aspx
http://www.corbisimages.com
http://www.cornerhousestock.com
http://www.crestock.com
http://www.dartmoorarchive.org/
http://depositphotos.com
http://www.deviantart.com
http://www.digitalanarchy.com
http://www.digitaljuice.com
http://www.dinodia.com
http://www.dreamstime.com
http://www.europestockphotos.com/search.php
http://www.everynight.co.uk/
http://www.fairfaxsyndication.com
http://www.foodanddrinkphotos.com
http://www.footagebank.com/home.asp
http://us.fotolia.com
http://www.fotolibra.com
http://www.fotoscopio.com
http://www.fotosearch.com
http://www.francisfrith.com
http://www.galaxypix.com
http://www.garden-collection.com
http://www.gardenworldimages.com
http://www.gekkoimages.com
http://www.gettyimages.com.au/
http://www.hotdamnstock.com
http://www.illustrationweb.com
http://www.imagesource.com
http://www.inmagine.com
http://www.israelimages.com
http://www.istockphoto.com
http://www.johnbirdsall.co.uk/
http://www.jpsviewfinder.com
http://www.jupiterimages.com/Collections/BananaStock
http://www.klemcoll.com
http://www.lebrecht.co.uk/
http://www.leonardsmith.co.uk/
http://www.lonelyplanetimages.com
http://www.loupeimages.com/Index.asp
http://www.marinethemes.com
http://www.masterfile.com
http://www.mindenpictures.com
http://www.morguefile.com
http://www.narratives.co.uk/
http://www.northwindpictures.com
http://www.officialpsds.com/stocks
http://www.onimage.co.uk/do/onimage/
http://www.ozimages.com.au/
http://www.pacificstock.com/Index.asp
http://www.petemcarthur.com/stockhome.asp
http://www.photo-key.com
http://www.photoalto.com
http://www.photoresourcehawaii.com
http://www.photos.com
http://www.photoshot.com/home.jsp
http://www.photosindia.com/Home/Default.aspx
http://www.picturesque.com
http://www.picturesque.com
http://www.retrostockpix.com
http://www.romancenovelcovers.com
http://www.sciencefaction.com
http://www.scienceimage.csiro.au/
http://www.sciencephoto.com
http://www.shutterstock.com
http://www.simmonds.com.au/
http://www.stockbyway.com.au/
http://www.stockphotofinder.com
http://www.storee.se/
http://www.sxc.hu/
http://www.theispot.com
http://www.thinkstockphotos.com
http://totallyfreeimages.com
http://www.travel-library.co.uk/
http://www.vandaimages.com/index.asp
http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons

All-In-One Service Providers (formatting, editing, covers, publicity):
http://www.fostering-success.com/

Publicists:
http://www.breakthroughpromotions.net/What-we-do.html
Sarie Morrell Author and Book Promotions https://www.facebook.com/sarie.morrell?fref=ts

Fee-based Publisher:
http://www.luckybatbooks.com/about/

Helpful Boards:
http://www.kindleboards.com/index.php/board,60.0.html  (Writer's Cafe)
http://www.bksp.org  (Writer's Forum)
http://community.podiobooks.com (Forum)
http://www.authormarketingclub.com
http://www.indiebooklounge.com

Industry News:
http://bookbee.net/
http://idpf.org/
http://www.epicorg.com/ebook-news.html

Transferring paper books to e-files:
http://www.blueleaf-book-scanning.com

U.S. Copyright Office:
http://www.copyright.gov/

To Get a List of E-Book Formatters and Cover Artists:
Send an email to Smashwords, asking for Mark's List.

To Get More Lists of Just About Everthing:
http://writersresourcedirectory.com/eBooks.html

Sign into Writer's Caf on the Kindle Boards and go to Kindleboards Yellow Pages for Writers. http://www.kindleboards.com/index.php/topic,50419.msg868937.html#msg868937

Here's the link to the thread you can find this list on:
http://www.kindleboards.com/index.php/topic,111778.125.html

 
FREE HOW-TO GUIDES

E-Publishing:
http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/lets-get-digital/
http://www.amazon.com/Publish-Amazon-Kindle-Publishing-ebook/dp/B004LX069M/ref=zg_bs_156116011_6
http://www.amazon.com/Write-Good-or-Die-ebook/dp/B003H4QZOG/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1335126132&sr=1-5
You can also download "Be The Monkey" for free, from either Barry Eisler's or J.A. Konrath's webstores for a discussion on indie publishing vs. legacy publishing.

E-Book Formatting:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/52
http://www.amazon.com/Smashwords-Style-Guide-Format-ebook/dp/B004XWJ7UK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334979676&sr=8-1
https://simg1.imagesbn.com/pimages/pubit/support/pubit_epub_formatting_guide.pdf
http://guidohenkel.com/2010/12/take-pride-in-your-ebook-formatting/
http://johnaugust.com/2009/kindle-formatting-for-web-geeks
http://www.jmooneyham.com/cheat-sheet-how-to-make-your-own-amazon-kindle-ebook-in-hours.html
http://www.idsystem.cz/kindle/
http://www.paulsalvette.com/p/ebook-formatting-tutorial.html
http://www.amazon.com/Building-Your-Book-Kindle-ebook/dp/B007URVZJ6/ref=zg_bs_156116011_2 (IBM)
http://www.amazon.com/Building-Your-Book-Kindle-ebook/dp/B00822K3Z0/ref=zg_bs_156116011_17 (Mac)
http://www.amazon.com/Publishing-with-iBooks-Author-ebook/dp/B0078X1PCE/ref=zg_bs_156116011_38

Audiobook Formatting:
http://www.podiobooks.com/authors/PBAuthoringGuidev2.0.4.pdf   

Marketing:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/305
http://www.amazon.com/Smashwords-Book-Marketing-Guide-ebook/dp/B004XR57PE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1334979654&sr=8-2
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/145431
http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Publishing-Success-Smashwords-ebook/dp/B007P8H80A/ref=zg_bs_158266011_7
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Re: HELPFUL LINKS FOR INDIE WRITERS
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2013, 10:01:04 AM »
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!

Just starting out and this is extremely helpful.

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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2013, 10:14:28 AM »
Wow, impressive list. Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2013, 10:16:39 AM »
Could you add Frugal Freebies to this list:
Publicity Blogs To Notify For Promos (Free, Bargain, Regular Price as well as National and International):

http://www.frugal-freebies.com/p/submit-freebie.html
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2013, 10:19:06 AM »
You're welcome!

And Frugal Freebies is already on the list.

Thanks!

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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2013, 10:21:07 AM »
Wow, you could charge $50 for this list! Amazing share, thanks so much  :D

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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2013, 10:47:27 AM »
Thank you. Amazing list.

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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2013, 11:30:31 AM »
Thanks of posting this!

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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2013, 11:35:24 AM »
Very good resource. Thank you. Personally I found Guido Henkel's guide to be lacking any robust testing and wasted a lot of time on it. Although I think he genuinely means well. For standard fiction you could use sigil and have it formatted for epub and amazon in a couple of hours. Will definitely check out some of the other pages tho, especially the book announcement sites. Thanks again.
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2013, 12:21:48 PM »
This monster list is an incredible resource. Thank you for compiling it.

I was especially glad to see among your industry blogs the ones by Passive Guy (passivevoice.com) and Kris Rusch (kriswrites.com). Both are exceptionally helpful.

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« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2013, 12:26:22 PM »
It is getting to be a monster. And to think, it started out its life as a short, one-page list.

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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2013, 12:53:26 PM »
What a great list! Could you add Lector's Proofreading under Editors? Here's the link: http://lectorsbooks.com/proofreading/

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« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2013, 12:56:41 PM »
Nice!

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What a great list! Could you add Lector's Proofreading under Editors? Here's the link: http://lectorsbooks.com/proofreading/


Done!  :D

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« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2013, 01:02:46 PM »
Thank you. I'm so impressed!

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« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2013, 01:14:44 PM »
Thanks. It fell by the wayside while I was sick, so I'm trying to get back in the groove with it.

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« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2013, 01:20:06 PM »
And Frugal Freebies is already on the list.

Thanks so much! missed it the first time, and even did a search of the page and it didn't come up. Oh well at least it's there, even if both my computer and I are blind! LOL
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« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2013, 01:22:11 PM »
You're welcome! I know it can be a bit confusing to look through. I'm planning to alphabetize all the links soon, so that should help.

If anyone notices that there's anyone missing, please let me know. Like, for instance, on the Publish links, I had forgotten Draft-2-Digital.


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« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2013, 02:19:36 PM »
You're amazing. Thanks!

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« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2013, 02:40:46 PM »
Must have taken you forever to compile this list! Thank you very much.


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« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2013, 03:29:13 PM »
This is a wonderful list! Thanks so much for posting.

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« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2013, 03:51:31 PM »
Only discovered this post today. I'm blown away by the number of links you've provided. Just wow! Sincerely thank you for this.


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« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2013, 05:14:26 PM »
Thank you so much for doing this. What a lot of work.  I'm sorry you've been ill but am glad you are feeling better.  :)

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« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2013, 05:15:49 PM »
You're welcome. It was something I really wanted when I started out, and it didn't exist. And I had to look things up each time I wanted to do anything. So, I created this list for me, and for everyone else who was starting out and didn't know where to go for different things. And it just kept expanding.

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« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2013, 05:42:59 PM »
Got it.

And great idea re: formatting software. Added a new section in.

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« Reply #27 on: April 30, 2013, 08:57:17 PM »
Wow. You deserve a prize!

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« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2013, 08:00:47 AM »
There are at least four links in this list that need to be updated from kindleboards to kboards. :)

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« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2013, 08:06:41 AM »

For people who do their xhtml work (or fine tuning) by hand, the markup validation service can tell you if you've made any mistakes:
http://validator.w3.org/

And then, once you've converted to epub format (with Calibre for example), you can check it here:
http://validator.idpf.org/

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« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2013, 06:57:24 AM »
Thanks for compiling this. It is very much appreciated.

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« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2013, 07:48:34 AM »
That is a fantastic List thank you!

 
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« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2013, 12:39:34 PM »
All I can say is thanks.  I've bookmarked this for future reference.
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« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2013, 12:55:33 PM »
The Indie 50 The 50 Best Sites for Indie and Self-Published Authors: http://augustwainwright.com/the-indie-50-the-50-best-sites-for-indie-and-self-published-authors/

The Self Publishing Podcast: http://selfpublishingpodcast.com/

The Story Telling Podcast: http://thestorytellingpodcast.com/

Indie Recon: http://www.indierecon.org/
 

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« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2013, 01:17:45 PM »
Thank you! This list is extremely helpful!

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« Reply #35 on: July 25, 2013, 07:48:48 AM »
Another you can add is my new podcast. 

The Self Publishing Master Class - http://www.selfpublishingmasterclass.com

I just launched it a few weeks ago.  I had to take a break for a few weeks due to moving but I'll be starting back up in the coming weeks. 

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« Reply #36 on: July 25, 2013, 07:58:11 AM »
Thanks so much!  I'll use this to replace your earlier list!

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« Reply #37 on: October 06, 2013, 01:35:37 PM »
This needs to get added to this thread, at least, if not your blog post, S.

Ten Tips for Writing a Book Description for Your Book's Page on Amazon
http://matthewkadish.com/ten-tips-for-writing-a-great-book-synopsis-for-amazon/#comment-460

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« Reply #38 on: October 16, 2013, 11:20:42 PM »
Hey, all! This list that I started has grown into 150 page, fully hyperlinked book. It's completely updated and covers the following categories:

PRODUCING YOUR BOOK
Distribution Links
E-Books
Paper Books
Amazon-Owned Sites
AudioBook Links
Writing & Book Creation Links
Self-Editing Software & Sites
Conversion Software
To Buy ISBNs
Formatters
Editors & Proofreaders
Cover Designers
Illustrators
Finding Cheap Freelancers
Stock Art
Multi-Service Providers
Scanning Services
Copyrights
Making Apps and Turning Books Into Apps
Articles on Making Apps & Books Into Apps

PUBLICITY BLOGS TO NOTIFY FOR PROMOTIONS
Free Promotions Only
Day Of Free Notifications
Free or Bargain Promotions U.S.
Free or Bargain Promotions Overseas
Bargain Promotions Only
Promotions for New Releases
General Ads & Promotions
Promotion Multi-Site Aggregators
Promo Blog Lists on Other Sites
Promotions for Traditionally Published Books
Promo Blogs Currently Closed For Submissions
FaceBook Pages

ADDITIONAL MARKETING FOR YOUR BOOK
Social Media Sites
Twitter Hashtags
Press Releases
Publicists
Newsletter Services
E-Book Autographs
Book Reviews
Blog Tours
Create a Website or Blog
Swag/Merchandising
Online Raffles & Sweepstakes

BOOK TRAILERS
Book Trailers: DIY, Pre-Mades & Online Editing Sites
Book Trailer Software
Video, Sound & Music Clips
Book Trailer Producers
Book Trailer Education

THE WRITING COMMUNITY
Author Education
Author Education FB Pages
Blogs on Writing & Publishing
Writing Forums

OTHER RESOURCES
National Guilds & Organizations
Industry News Blogs
Book Rank Trackers

FREE HOW-TO GUIDES
Writing
E-Publishing
E-Book Formatting
Audiobooks
Marketing
Miscellaneous

If you want to check it out, you can find it at: http://www.amazon.com/Self-Publishing-Shoestring-Insanely-Helpful-Authors-ebook/dp/B00FYAAQZK

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« Reply #39 on: October 17, 2013, 06:02:28 AM »
Great list, didn't even know it was here until today!  :D

Would you be able to add cover designer Laura Gordon to the list: bookcovermachine.wordpress.com?
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« Reply #40 on: October 17, 2013, 06:11:09 AM »
Wow!  :o
Awesome list. Thank you sooo much.

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« Reply #41 on: October 17, 2013, 07:40:10 AM »
Would love it if you could add my editor.

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« Reply #42 on: October 23, 2013, 02:39:08 PM »
Thanks for the fantastic resource!

It would be great if you could add www.bookflydesign.com to the list (for both cover design and copyediting).

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« Reply #43 on: October 23, 2013, 03:26:48 PM »
YA indie seems to be a Chinese website now. Just a heads up.

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« Reply #44 on: October 23, 2013, 04:20:04 PM »
Another awesome thread on kboards for us Indies. :)
Thanks for postings.

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« Reply #45 on: October 23, 2013, 04:46:26 PM »
Christiana, great work, thank you.

Cherise, thanks for the link on blurbs.
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« Reply #46 on: October 23, 2013, 04:52:42 PM »
Wow! That's fabulous! Thank you.


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« Reply #47 on: December 17, 2013, 03:11:35 PM »
amazing lists. Thank you.

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« Reply #48 on: December 17, 2013, 03:17:31 PM »
Bookmarked this page for future reference.  Thanks so much for sharing!


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« Reply #49 on: January 22, 2014, 08:52:42 AM »
Hi all,
This is a great resource and somewhat overwhelming.  With all the possible places to market our work, does anyone have any advice as to which are best, get more attention, or actually end up selling more books?  I've tried several and so far based on very limited exposure, the Kindleboards ads have worked best.  What have others experienced?
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« Reply #50 on: January 22, 2014, 08:58:31 AM »
Bookmarked. Thank you for all the hard work it must have taken to compile this information!

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« Reply #51 on: February 02, 2014, 09:24:52 AM »
Love this list. Thank you!
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« Reply #52 on: June 25, 2014, 01:00:28 AM »
Oh, wow. Thanks for the thanks. I actually expanded this list out to a 150 page book. The thing about 'best' is that it's subjective, and it depends on your taste and budget. And for marketing promos, 'best' can change. There are some mid-size blogs that are really on the bubble with the ROI, and some that are superstars. And, of course, nothing can beat the big blogs.

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« Reply #53 on: July 07, 2014, 05:15:33 PM »
Thank you!

I am fascinated by the possibilities of what if.
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« Reply #54 on: July 07, 2014, 06:20:16 PM »
Thanks for posting this! This is FANTASTIC! I'm just starting to do Blog Tours and I'm delighted to see a list of Blog Tours on your list.

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« Reply #55 on: August 19, 2014, 08:42:34 AM »
Thank you so much for your hard work! I am new to the KBoards and thinking about self-publishing some of my works. This post goes at the top of my "how to" reference page.

 
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« Reply #56 on: August 19, 2014, 09:29:51 AM »
Many, many thanks! Incredibly helpful!!!

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« Reply #57 on: August 25, 2014, 11:51:23 AM »
Wow! what a fantastic list!  8) Thank you for compiling it. Would you be able to add my cover design company to it? It's at http://www.acapellawebdesign.com Thanks! - Jennifer
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« Reply #58 on: August 25, 2014, 01:01:12 PM »
Sophrosyne,

You are an absolute star for sharing that information. Many Thanks.


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« Reply #59 on: October 08, 2014, 08:34:47 PM »
Wow...thank you so much for helping the rest of us get down the path a little quicker.
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Re: HELPFUL LINKS FOR INDIE WRITERS
« Reply #60 on: October 09, 2014, 02:56:34 AM »
Following! Thanks!

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« Reply #61 on: October 09, 2014, 06:34:43 AM »
Thanks, Sophrosyne; excellent resources! Bookmarking this thread now!

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« Reply #62 on: October 09, 2014, 06:49:46 AM »
Thanks for posting this! This is FANTASTIC! I'm just starting to do Blog Tours and I'm delighted to see a list of Blog Tours on your list.
Marilyn,
How are the blog tours working for you?  Which ones have you tried and what did you think of them?
Thanks for anything you feel like sharing.
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« Reply #63 on: October 09, 2014, 03:54:11 PM »
Great list, bookmarked! If you are seeking more freelance editors to add, my link is http://stacyjuba.com/blog/editorial-services-2/

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« Reply #64 on: October 28, 2014, 11:10:04 AM »
Great resources. Thanks for that. So much to learn...

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« Reply #65 on: October 29, 2014, 08:29:18 AM »
For cheap book tours try Fire and Ice Book Tours http://fireandicebooktours.wordpress.com

I just signed up for another tour with them on their four week special, which is less than $25 a week.

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« Reply #66 on: December 11, 2014, 06:01:27 AM »
As a newbie author, all I can say is thank you very very much. I hope that I can give back to KB as you have generously done.

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« Reply #67 on: December 11, 2014, 07:29:21 AM »
Thanks for the excellent resource!

Perhaps Hugh's and Data Guy's AuthorEarnings would also fit in there
http://authorearnings.com/

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« Reply #68 on: March 17, 2015, 04:30:29 PM »
Another good resource to find design help for covers, illustrations etc...

https://99designs.com/discover/?category%5B%5D=book-cover-design&max-age=&page=1

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« Reply #69 on: March 17, 2015, 09:28:38 PM »
Definitely agree with jaiken on 99designs being a great resource for covers! If your budget is low, but you can afford more than Fiverr, then it's totally worth it.
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« Reply #70 on: March 18, 2015, 01:03:28 AM »
I've been checking out 99 designs. I love that you get so many cover choices. But I would recommend going the least expensive choice, because I'm not really seeing a difference in quality between the three price levels.


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Re: HELPFUL LINKS FOR INDIE WRITERS
« Reply #71 on: March 18, 2015, 02:35:30 AM »
Great list! :)

Not sure where you would put this under, but you might want to add my Author Utilities webpage:

http://www.veranazarian.com/goodies/author-utilities/

Thanks!

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« Reply #72 on: March 18, 2015, 04:52:36 AM »
Very nice, bookmarked!

And I don't know if I'm blind, but couldn't find Vellum from the list. A great piece of software for the mac users: https://180g.co/vellum/
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« Reply #73 on: March 18, 2015, 07:33:16 AM »
Bookmarked!

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« Reply #74 on: April 01, 2015, 02:46:52 AM »


thank you for this long impressive list.

bookmarked

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« Reply #75 on: May 19, 2015, 07:19:21 AM »
Thank you for the awesome list!  :)
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« Reply #76 on: September 19, 2015, 09:36:08 PM »
Hey there,

Thanks for the lists, much appreciated.  I am traditionally e-published but am wondering, having watched all the changes in the industry, what is the key piece of advice that can be given and more importantly, how much does paid exposure actually help?  I'm thinking in terms of ROI.

And where are the higher ROI places? 

I'm not a new writer, I'm a veteran but have spent most of my time writing, not really marketing.  My latest novel is doing okay but I'd like to see bettter results.  I'm listed with a number of the free sites, but if I"m going to spend advertising dollars, I want the most bang for my buck.

Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

Sascha

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« Reply #77 on: March 15, 2017, 11:41:52 AM »
It is a very nice list. But regarding the promo sites: it would be helpfull to have a separate list of those who allows free submission, so that maybe it is required a new topic with just free promo resources (sorry if any already exists, but I did not find it) Thanks, anyway.

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« Reply #78 on: March 15, 2017, 12:28:25 PM »
It is a very nice list. But regarding the promo sites: it would be helpfull to have a separate list of those who allows free submission, so that maybe it is required a new topic with just free promo resources (sorry if any already exists, but I did not find it) Thanks, anyway.


This post is two years old, and I'm not sure the original poster visits this forum anymore.

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Re: HELPFUL LINKS FOR INDIE WRITERS
« Reply #79 on: March 15, 2017, 12:48:37 PM »
Updated List. Let me know if I've missed anyone.


HELPFUL LINKS FOR INDIE WRITERS
From Christiana Miller
                        
You can find these links as a clickable document (which will be updated
with new links as I find more of them) on my website at:

http://www.christianamiller.com/Christiana_Miller_Site/Ye_Olde_Writing_Blog/Entries/2012/4/21_INSANELY_HELPFUL_LINKS_FOR_E-PUBLISHING.html


To Publish:
https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/signin
http://pubit.barnesandnoble.com
https://www.draft2digital.com/
http://www.smashwords.com
https://www.wavecloud.com/
https://www.createspace.com
http://www.lulu.com
http://www.overdrive.com/#2
http://www1.lightningsource.com
https://itunesconnect.apple.com/WebObjects/iTunesConnect.woa/wa/bookSignup

Writing, Formatting and Conversion Software:
http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php
https://www.marinersoftware.com/products/storymill/
https://www.marinersoftware.com/products/narrator/
http://calibre-ebook.com/
http://code.google.com/p/sigil/
http://www.mobipocket.com/en/downloadsoft/productdetailscreator.asp

Important Links if You Want to Publish Audiobooks:
https://www.acx.com
http://www.podiobooks.com (Podcast-based audiobooks)
http://www.audiobookvoicetalent.com
http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/gvpages/index.shtml
http://www.beeaudio.com
http://perfectvoices.net/
http://voice123.com
http://www.voices.com/audiobooks/finding-an-audiobook-narrator
http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/305358-lc-best-and-worst-audiobook-narrators

To Buy ISBNs:
http://www.isbn.org/ (U.S.)
http://www.isbn.nielsenbook.co.uk/controller.php?page=121  (U.K.)

Conversion Software:
http://calibre-ebook.com
http://www.mobipocket.com/en/downloadsoft/productdetailscreator.asp
http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000765211
http://www.jutoh.com
http://code.google.com/p/sigil/

Blogs That You Should Check Out:
http://amandahocking.blogspot.com
http://blog.smashwords.com
http://booksat.scarlettrugers.com/bookcoverdesign
http://catherinebybee.blogspot.com
http://www.christianamiller.com/Christiana_Miller_Site/Ye_Olde_Writing_Blog/Ye_Olde_Writing_Blog.html
http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com
http://densewords.blogspot.com/
http://www.thedominoproject.com
http://gailcarsonlevine.blogspot.com
http://e-bookformattingfairies.blogspot.com
http://indeliblewriters.blogspot.com
http://ireaderreview.com
http://jackson-pearce.com
http://jakonrath.blogspot.com
http://jennybent.blogspot.com
http://jimbutcher.livejournal.com
http://guidohenkel.com
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/blog/writing-and-publishing/?page=2
http://kristenweber.com/blog/
http://kriswrites.com
http://marissameyer.livejournal.com
http://nailyournovel.wordpress.com
http://phoenixsullivan.blogspot.com
http://plotwhisperer.blogspot.com 
   (also on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/user/marthaalderson/%5B/url%5D)
http://sjmaas.livejournal.com
http://www.stevenpressfield.com
http://talliroland.blogspot.com
http://terribleminds.com/ramble/blog/
http://thedarksalon.blogspot.com
http://thewritersguidetoepublishing.com
http://thisblogisaploy.blogspot.com
http://tonyakappes.blogspot.com
http://veronicasicoe.dyndns.org:1001/wordpress/
http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com
http://writeitforward.wordpress.com
http://www.deanwesleysmith.com
http://www.howtowriteshop.com
http://www.lindsayburoker.com
http://www.publetariat.com
http://www.thebookdesigner.com
http://www.thepassivevoice.com
http://writersforensicsblog.wordpress.com
http://www.yaindie.com

Publicity Blogs To Notify For Promos (Free, Bargain, Regular Price as well as National and International):
http://addictedtoebooks.com (day of)
http://authormarketingclub.com/members/announce-your-free-book/
http://awesomegang.com/places-to-submit-your-book-for-free-promotion/
http://bargainbooksy.com/for-authors
http://bargainebookhunter.com/feature-your-book/
http://blog.booksontheknob.org/p/about-this-blog-and-contact-info.html
http://bookangel.co.uk
http://www.bookblast.co/advertise.shtml
http://bookgoodies.com/contact-us/authors-tell-us-about-your-book/
http://dailycheapreads.co.uk/
http://dailycheapreads.com/your-two-cents-worth/
http://digitalbooktoday.com/12-top-100-submit-your-free-book-to-be-included-on-this-list/
http://digitalbooktoday.com/join-our-team/
http://ebookimpresario.com/advertise/
http://ebooklister.net/submit.php
http://ebooksforabuck.wordpress.com/for-authors/
http://ebookshabit.com/for-authors/
http://ereadernewstoday.com/bargain-kindle-books/
http://ereadernewstoday.com/ent-free-book-submissions/
http://eroticafree.blogspot.com/p/submissions_21.html
http://fireapps.blogspot.com/p/app-developers-authors.html
http://flurriesofwords.blogspot.com/p/book-advertising.html
http://freebooksy.com
http://freekindleebooks.com
http://freekindlefiction.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_12.html
http://indie.kindlenationdaily.com/?page_id=642
http://indiebookoftheday.com/authors/free-on-kindle-listing/
http://kebooks.com
http://kindle-author.com/advertise/
http://kindlebookblast.com/for-authors-promote-your-book/
http://kindlenationdaily.com
http://kindlespice.com/submissions
http://rebekaharrington.com/author-promotion/
http://ruthnestvold.wordpress.com/2012/03/04/promoting-ebooks-with-kdp-select/
http://snickslist.com/books/place-ad/
http://super-e-books.com/calendar/
http://thecheapebook.com/authors/
http://thefrugalereader.com/promotional-opportunities/
http://thefrugalereader.com/submissions/
http://thefrugalereader.wufoo.com/forms/frugal-freebie-submissions/
http://www.amazon.com/forum/meet our authors/ref=cm_cd_tfp_ef_tft_tp?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx2UYC1FC06SU8S&cdThread=Tx26GH5ZWBDFOMN
http://www.bookblast.co/advertise.shtml
http://www.bookbub.com/advertise/guidelines.php
http://www.bookdaily.com/free?gclid=CIWns8_yubYCFQxxQgod0z8APw
http://www.booktalk.org/
http://www.centsibleereads.com/p/for-authors.html
http://www.daily-free-ebooks.com/
http://www.ebooklister.net
http://ebookimpresario.com/advertise/
http://www.ereaderiq.co.uk/
http://www.ereaderiq.com/contact/
http://www.fkbooksandtips.com/for-authors/
http://www.freebookdude.com/p/list-your-free-book.html
http://www.freebookshub.co.uk/
http://www.freebookshub.com/authors/
http://www.freebooksy.com/editorial-submissions
http://www.freeebooksdaily.com/p/contact.html
http://www.frugal-freebies.com/p/submit-freebie.html
http://www.getfreeebooks.com/?page_id=81
http://www.goodkindles.net/p/submit-your-book.html
http://www.gospelebooks.net/promo/a-note-to-self-published-authors.html
http://www.indie-book-bargains.co.uk
http://www.indiebookpromo.com/submit-to-ibp-3/
http://www.indiebookslist.com/kdp-select-submission-form/
http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,130101.0.html
http://www.kindleboards.com/free-book-promo/
http://www.kindlemojo.com/contact-info/
http://www.kuforum.co.uk/free_ebooks/latest/
http://www.kuforum.co.uk/kindleusersforum
http://www.new-daily-free-ebooks.com
http://www.orangeberrybooktours.com/2012/06/orangeberry-free-me.html
http://www.pixelofink.com/sfkb/ (free)
http://www.pixelofink.com/sskb/ (bargain)
http://www.rainysbookrealm.com
http://www.shainarichmond.com/myblogs/spicy-romance-submission-form/
http://www.squidoo.com/going-free-kindle-ebook-promotional-campaigns-for-authors
http://www.techsupportalert.com/free-books-kindle
http://www.thatbookplace.com/free-promo-submissions/
http://www.theereadercafe.com/p/authors.html
http://www.worldliterarycafe.com/content/find-your-books-wings
http://www.worldliterarycafe.com/content/erotica-book-promotions
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFpBd0JUMk9KZzZ0TXJBYXRENFZYMVE6MQ
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHI3UVVZdTZkWUo3d2w3aDExbXk5MEE6MQ - gid=0
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dDZHTlg2cUlySDF3QUN6Z2RISlV1Umc6MQ - gid=0
https://www.facebook.com/AontheC
https://www.facebook.com/KindleKorner
mailto:medianlinetech@gmail.com (Kindle Fire Dept)
mailto:sw@xtme.de (Germany)
mailto:thekindledailydeal@gmail.com

Inexpensive Blog Tours
http://austinindiewriters.blogspot.com/2012/06/deciding-to-do-blog-tour-for-your-book.html
http://www.bewitchingbooktours.blogspot.com
http://cblspromotions.blogspot.com
http://chicklitplus.com/category/clpblogtours/
http://www.clpblogtours.com
http://www.goddessfish.com/tours.htm
http://orangeberrybooktours.com/
http://parajunkee.com
http://www.pumpupyourbook.com/about-us/ (more expensive)
http://www.shadowblogtours.com
http://supagurltours.blogspot.com/p/tour-info-sign-up.html
http://www.virtualbooktourcafe.com
http://tlcbooktours.com/book-a-tour/ (traditionally-published books only)

Editing Software (free or cheap)
http://www.autocrit.com/index.php
http://www.cliches.biz/clichecleaner/index.html
http://editminion.com
http://www.gingersoftware.com
http://prowritingaid.com/Free-Editing-Software.aspx
http://www.serenity-software.com/
http://www.textanz.com

Freelance Editors and Proofreaders:
http://abetterbook.biz/Welcome.html
http://ashleycase.com
http://bevharrosproofreading.weebly.com
http://www.bookeditorcoach.com/index.htm
http://cedarsky.net/
http://www.densewords.com/
http://ebookeditingpro.com
http://hollowayhouse.me/
http://indie-editor.webs.com
http://jenniferpooley.com
http://www.kristenweber.com
http://www.laurenbaratzlogsted.com
http://lectorsbooks.com/proofreading/
http://www.moviesmackdown.com/smackrefs/editors/eric-estrin
http://myeditingservice.com
http://onceuponabookcover.blogspot.com
http://peggyireland.blogspot.ca/
https://help.plagtracker.com/
http://redadeptpublishing.com/editing-services/
http://rewriterewordrework.wordpress.com/about/
http://size12bystpatricksday.blogspot.com/p/cherise-kelley-book-editor.html
http://theeyesforediting.com
http://wordvagabond.wordpress.com/editing-services/
http://www.everything-indie.com
http://www.lastdraftediting.com/index.html
http://www.rachelstarrthomson.com
http://rhondaedits.com
http://www.victoryediting.com/services.html
http://www.glaws.org/editors/index.html

Formatters:
http://www.52novels.com/pricing/
http://b10mediaworx.com/b10mwx/
http://www.candescentpress.com
http://cyberwitchpress.com
http://www.everything-indie.com
http://www.facebook.com/EbookFormatting/info
http://hollowayhouse.me/
http://www.jasonga.com/ebook-formatting
http://thebeautifulpeopleawritersjourney.blogspot.com/p/hire-me-to-format-your-e-books-and.html
http://www.writersblockadminservices.com/ebook-formatting/

Cover Designers:
http://alchemybookcover.blogspot.com
http://artbykarri.com
http://www.avalongraphics.org/books.html
http://authormarketingclub.com/members/view-all-pre-made-book-covers/
http://bookcovers.creativindie.com
http://www.bookcoversale.com
http://bookcoversmarket.com
http://booksat.scarlettrugers.com
http://www.candescentpress.com
http://www.canvas.nu/illustration-bokomslag-eng.htm
http://cckellystudios.wordpress.com/book-covers/
http://charismaknight.blogspot.com/p/graphic-design.html?zx=85ab96dd5e349ac8 (also http://designsbycharisma.yolasite.com)
http://www.chipkidd.com/gallery.html
http://coverart.joleenenaylor.com
http://coverd.wix.com/premadecovers
http://www.coversbycali.com
http://www.covershotcreations.com/Premade_Covers.php
http://cpbookdesign.blogspot.com
http://www.create-imaginations.com
http://www.creationwarrior.net/
http://dafeenah.deviantart.com/gallery/ (also http://www.indiedesignz.com/gallery.html)
http://damonza.com
http://www.deerwatsonmedia.deviantart.com
http://digitaldonna.com
http://divasatwork.wordpress.com
http://www.dreamscapecovers.com
http://www.ebook-coverdesigns.com
http://ebookcovers4u.wordpress.com (also http://apocalypsewriters.com/premadecovers4u/)
http://ebookindiecovers.com
http://www.eldesigns.net/index.html
https://www.facebook.com/TheDarkRayne
http://flipcitybooks.com
http://www.fostercovers.com
http://gobookcoverdesign.com/pages/book_cover_design.html
http://graphiczxdesigns.zenfolio.com
http://www.hotdamndesigns.com
http://humblenations.com (also http://www.goonwrite.com)
http://www.indieauthorservices.com
http://jaebeecreations.com/samples.html
http://www.jamesledgerconcepts.com
https://jhillustration.wordpress.com
http://www.jsimmonsillustration.com
http://killercovers.com/#ebook
http://www.katiewstewart.com/cover-designs.html
http://thekilliongroupinc.com
http://www.kitfosterdesign.com/Home.aspx
http://www.kivatrading.com/coverart.html
http://www.leahsuttle.com
http://lharper.deviantart.com/gallery/
http://www.litteradesigns.com
http://www.llpix.com
http://marionsipe.blogspot.com/p/book-covers.html
http://melchelledesigns.com
http://mishka19.deviantart.com/gallery/33572981?offset=0
http://mycoverart.wordpress.com (LFD Designs)
http://www.ninjameldesigns.com/portfolio/
http://www.originalcynadvertising.com/Design-Services.html
http://phatpuppyart.com
http://www.q42graphicdesign.com
http://www.rockingbookcovers.com
http://sarah-janelehoux.com/coverart.htm
http://www.scribbleleaf.com
http://shaynehellerman.deviantart.com/gallery/#
http://streetlightgraphics.com
http://www.tamianwood.com
http://thebookcoverdesigner.com/shop/?vendor=jesrdesign
http://thecovercounts.blogspot.com
http://www.timmonsdesign.com
http://www.tugboatdesign.net
http://www.victoriafaye.com/work/portfolio/
http://www.walkingstickbooks.com/site.cfm/Services/Cover-Design.cfm
http://www.waywardsunstudio.com/art.htm
http://www.wickedsmartdesigns.com
http://winterheart.com/category/covers

Freelance Places to Look/List for Inexpensive Cover Designer:
https://www.elance.com
http://fiverr.com
https://www.odesk.com

Illustrators:
http://www.deannadionne.com/illus/
http://www.illustriabooks.com/illustrations/our-illustrators/
http://www.illustrationweb.com/styles/children?gclid=CPzIt4v5u7YCFW7hQgodOx8AWA
http://www.henrykszor.com
http://www.tizianobaracchi.com

Cover Art:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Public_domain_image_resources
http://www.coverreadyart.com
http://booksat.scarlettrugers.com/bookcoverdesign/resource-list-of-stock-image-websites-photo-vector-and-footage-free-and-paid/
http://ifi.photoshelter.com
http://papiliophotos.com/?service=page&action=show_home_page&language=en
http://us.fotolia.com
http://www.visionsingolf.com
http://www.123rf.com
http://www.acclaimimages.com
http://www.adigitaldreamer.com/gallery/index.php
http://www.alaskastock.com/Index.asp
http://www.alunablue.com
http://www.arcticphoto.com
http://www.artbeats.com
http://www.artbitz.com
http://www.artres.com/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=ARTHO1_3_VForm
http://www.blendimages.com
http://www.bluemoonstockphotos.com
http://www.canstockphoto.com
http://www.cfgphoto.com
http://www.cgtextures.com
http://www.chalkartstudio.com/home.aspx
http://www.corbisimages.com
http://www.cornerhousestock.com
http://www.crestock.com
http://www.dartmoorarchive.org/
http://depositphotos.com
http://www.deviantart.com
http://www.digitalanarchy.com
http://www.digitaljuice.com
http://www.dinodia.com
http://www.dreamstime.com
http://www.europestockphotos.com/search.php
http://www.everynight.co.uk/
http://www.fairfaxsyndication.com
http://www.foodanddrinkphotos.com
http://www.footagebank.com/home.asp
http://us.fotolia.com
http://www.fotolibra.com
http://www.fotoscopio.com
http://www.fotosearch.com
http://www.francisfrith.com
http://www.galaxypix.com
http://www.garden-collection.com
http://www.gardenworldimages.com
http://www.gekkoimages.com
http://www.gettyimages.com.au/
http://www.hotdamnstock.com
http://www.illustrationweb.com
http://www.imagesource.com
http://www.inmagine.com
http://www.israelimages.com
http://www.istockphoto.com
http://www.johnbirdsall.co.uk/
http://www.jpsviewfinder.com
http://www.jupiterimages.com/Collections/BananaStock
http://www.klemcoll.com
http://www.lebrecht.co.uk/
http://www.leonardsmith.co.uk/
http://www.lonelyplanetimages.com
http://www.loupeimages.com/Index.asp
http://www.marinethemes.com
http://www.masterfile.com
http://www.mindenpictures.com
http://www.morguefile.com
http://www.narratives.co.uk/
http://www.northwindpictures.com
http://www.officialpsds.com/stocks
http://www.onimage.co.uk/do/onimage/
http://www.ozimages.com.au/
http://www.pacificstock.com/Index.asp
http://www.petemcarthur.com/stockhome.asp
http://www.photo-key.com
http://www.photoalto.com
http://www.photoresourcehawaii.com
http://www.photos.com
http://www.photoshot.com/home.jsp
http://www.photosindia.com/Home/Default.aspx
http://www.picturesque.com
http://www.picturesque.com
http://www.retrostockpix.com
http://www.romancenovelcovers.com
http://www.sciencefaction.com
http://www.scienceimage.csiro.au/
http://www.sciencephoto.com
http://www.shutterstock.com
http://www.simmonds.com.au/
http://www.stockbyway.com.au/
http://www.stockphotofinder.com
http://www.storee.se/
http://www.sxc.hu/
http://www.theispot.com
http://www.thinkstockphotos.com
http://totallyfreeimages.com
http://www.travel-library.co.uk/
http://www.vandaimages.com/index.asp
http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons

All-In-One Service Providers (formatting, editing, covers, publicity):
http://www.fostering-success.com/

Publicists:
http://www.breakthroughpromotions.net/What-we-do.html
Sarie Morrell Author and Book Promotions https://www.facebook.com/sarie.morrell?fref=ts

Fee-based Publisher:
http://www.luckybatbooks.com/about/

Helpful Boards:
http://www.kindleboards.com/index.php/board,60.0.html  (Writer's Cafe)
http://www.bksp.org  (Writer's Forum)
http://community.podiobooks.com (Forum)
http://www.authormarketingclub.com
http://www.indiebooklounge.com

Industry News:
http://bookbee.net/
http://idpf.org/
http://www.epicorg.com/ebook-news.html

Transferring paper books to e-files:
http://www.blueleaf-book-scanning.com

U.S. Copyright Office:
http://www.copyright.gov/

To Get a List of E-Book Formatters and Cover Artists:
Send an email to Smashwords, asking for Mark's List.

To Get More Lists of Just About Everthing:
http://writersresourcedirectory.com/eBooks.html

Sign into Writer's Caf on the Kindle Boards and go to Kindleboards Yellow Pages for Writers. http://www.kindleboards.com/index.php/topic,50419.msg868937.html#msg868937

Here's the link to the thread you can find this list on:
http://www.kindleboards.com/index.php/topic,111778.125.html

 
FREE HOW-TO GUIDES

E-Publishing:
http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/lets-get-digital/
http://www.amazon.com/Publish-Amazon-Kindle-Publishing-ebook/dp/B004LX069M/ref=zg_bs_156116011_6
http://www.amazon.com/Write-Good-or-Die-ebook/dp/B003H4QZOG/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1335126132&sr=1-5
You can also download "Be The Monkey" for free, from either Barry Eisler's or J.A. Konrath's webstores for a discussion on indie publishing vs. legacy publishing.

E-Book Formatting:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/52
http://www.amazon.com/Smashwords-Style-Guide-Format-ebook/dp/B004XWJ7UK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334979676&sr=8-1
https://simg1.imagesbn.com/pimages/pubit/support/pubit_epub_formatting_guide.pdf
http://guidohenkel.com/2010/12/take-pride-in-your-ebook-formatting/
http://johnaugust.com/2009/kindle-formatting-for-web-geeks
http://www.jmooneyham.com/cheat-sheet-how-to-make-your-own-amazon-kindle-ebook-in-hours.html
http://www.idsystem.cz/kindle/
http://www.paulsalvette.com/p/ebook-formatting-tutorial.html
http://www.amazon.com/Building-Your-Book-Kindle-ebook/dp/B007URVZJ6/ref=zg_bs_156116011_2 (IBM)
http://www.amazon.com/Building-Your-Book-Kindle-ebook/dp/B00822K3Z0/ref=zg_bs_156116011_17 (Mac)
http://www.amazon.com/Publishing-with-iBooks-Author-ebook/dp/B0078X1PCE/ref=zg_bs_156116011_38

Audiobook Formatting:
http://www.podiobooks.com/authors/PBAuthoringGuidev2.0.4.pdf   

Marketing:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/305
http://www.amazon.com/Smashwords-Book-Marketing-Guide-ebook/dp/B004XR57PE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1334979654&sr=8-2
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/145431
http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Publishing-Success-Smashwords-ebook/dp/B007P8H80A/ref=zg_bs_158266011_7

That is a lot, Thanks so much!

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Re: HELPFUL LINKS FOR INDIE WRITERS
« Reply #80 on: March 15, 2017, 12:50:59 PM »
Wow, bookmarked. Thank you!

I'm still figuring this out.
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« Reply #81 on: March 15, 2017, 02:05:16 PM »
wow!! Thank you for the very quick answer!! bookmarked!! (and homework...)

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« Reply #82 on: March 15, 2017, 02:37:57 PM »
WOW! Such an amazing resource in one place, really appreciate the time and work you put into this.

I would only add:

http://www.tomedwardsdesign.com/

Amazing designer, unbelievably priced (last I checked) and extremely indie friendly. He's done some bestsellers since I've used him. One of the best.