Simple tips to improve your writing
Two minutes to improve your writing!
Use of language (I don’t entirely agree with this, but it’s worth a read.)
Writers Digest – Use of Language
Writing Strong Female Characters
Ways to write a strong female character
General advice about writing, self-publishing and marketing (This is a great post!)
Sell loads of books – System spelled out!
Inge Beta Reads
Inge Beta Reads
AutoCrit Manuscript Editing Software
Pro Writing Aid Manuscript Editing Software
Pro Writing Aid
Cover Artists & Illustrators
7 Reasons NOT to Self-Publish (I don’t agree with this, but he makes some interesting points.)
7 Reasons NOT to Self-Publish
Amazon KDP – Amazon’s Self-Publishing Platform
Smashwords – Multi-Format Publishing Platform (For Nook, epub, ppdf, Kobo, mobi, iTunes, Google Play and more)
CreateSpace – Amazon’s Paperback Publishing Partner
Ingram Spark – Lightning Source Paperback Publisher (Alternative to CreateSpace – need ISBN)
Nielsen UK ISBN Agency (Needed for Ingram Spark Paperbacks.)
Nielsen ISBN Agency
Free Kindle Books And Tips
Read Free.ly – A good promo site with a straightforward submission process. They prioritize authors who link back to their site.
Bookbub – The biggest, most powerful email subscriber promotion. Expensive, but if you can get accepted you’ll get a LOT of downloads.
Ebook Hounds – Similar to Bookbub, but less reach. Worth scheduling in though.
FreeBooksy – Great email subscriber promo site with a few options.
FreeBooksy for Authors
Ebooksoda – Cheap email subscription promo site.
Genre Pulse – Another Bookbub type site. Less picky, seems to give decent results.
The Fussy Librarian – Another great email subscription site to schedule in.
Fussy Librarian – For Authors
Book Sends – Formerly Book Blast
Pixel of Ink – Another option.
Pixel of Ink Authors Page
Book Gorilla – Good reach, but can be picky. Some say they are geared more towards trad-pubbed.
Book Gorilla Advertise
Ereader News Today – Not supposed to be great for my genre (fantasy) but they are supposed to be good for many others.
Ereader News Today
Robin Reads – Picky, but supposed to be good for many genres.
Robin Reads Author Sign Up
Books Butterfly – I’ve had good results with these. Not cheap, not picky but they seem to deliver.
Books Butterfly Order page
Book Perk – Not used yet, but probably worth a look.
Book Perk UK
Kindle Nation Daily – Not used, but worth a look I suspect.
Kindle Nation Daily
Buck Books – Not used but I will look into.
Free Kindle Books & Tips – Not used yet.
Free Kindle Books & Tips
Indie Author News – Not used yet.
Indie Author News
Awesome Gang – Not used so far.
Awesome Gang Advertise
Good Kindles – I’m new to this one too.
Read Cheaply – Another new one.
Reading Deals – Not tried.
Reading Deals Submit
People’s Read – Not tried.
People’s Read – List Your Book
Book Bear – Not tried it.
Book Bear – Author Services
Ebook Lister – This one’s new to me too!
Digital Book Today – Not used so far.
Digital Book Today Submissions
Many Books – Not tried yet
Many Books – Promote page
More Alternatives to Book Bub – Tried some, some of them are repeated here.
Book Bub Alternatives
BKnights – The GOLD STANDARD of ebook promotion on Fivver. Probably the only Fivver promo service worth using!
BKnights On Fivver
Book Blogs for Reviews/Review Requests
Book Shelf Reflections (Inge van de Kraats & Co)
Readful Things (Ionia Martin)
The Gal in the Blue Mask (Meghan)
Elizabeth Ehlen Administration Book Reviews
Paulams Giveaways & Reviews
Imaginary Adventures of Me (Eliza)
Woman On The Edge Of Reality (Linda Parkinson-Hardman)
Clarice’s Book Nook (Clarice Minchew)
Sunshine & Mountains Books
Online Book Club
British Bookworm Blog (Jo Evans)
Relaxed Reads (Lou)