Authors

We love indie authors! If you are contemplating writing a book or are a seasoned pro, here are some links for independent authors that we hope you find helpful:

Blogs for Writers

Independent Publisher Magazine: Resources for Indie Authors

Publitariat: News hub and community for Indie Authors.

Digital Book World: Digital Publishing News

Public Domain Pictures Free for Personal and Commercial Use

Forums for Writers

Absolute Write Water Cooler: Large community of writers offering support, tips and discussions.

The Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Community: Formatting, pricing, publishing help.

Romance Writers of America Forums: A members-only forum for romance writers.

John Kremer’s Book Marketing Network: Groups, blogs and forums for writers.

eBook Editing/Proofreading

Independent Editors Group Freelance editors, ghost writers and book doctors

eBook Cover design

CreateSpace Cover Generator Custom Covers with this Online Tool

Lightning Source Online Cover Generator

eBook Formatting

CutePDF Free PDF document converter

Open Office Free and Open Productivity Suite (Word processor, spreadsheet, presentations software)

eBook Marketing

The Indie View Free reviews for Indie Authors

Kirkus Indie Paid Book reviews for Indie Authors

PW Select Paid review program from Publishers Weekly

Blue Ink Review Paid Reviews

eBook Publishing

SmashWords An eBook publishing platform and distributor for self-published authors and independent publishers.

Author Solutions  A leading self publishing company, has helped more than 85,000 authors publish more than 120,000 titles.

Bowker Issues ISBNs and Barcodes

BookBaby eBook publishing, distribution, cover design