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Offline Cherise

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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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Re: HELPFUL LINKS FOR INDIE WRITERS
« 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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Re: HELPFUL LINKS FOR INDIE WRITERS
« 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.

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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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Re: HELPFUL LINKS FOR INDIE WRITERS
« 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.

http://frankiesfreelanceediting.blogspot.com

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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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Re: HELPFUL LINKS FOR INDIE WRITERS
« 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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