My own video series on starting and improving your writing, will eventually cover publishing and marketting too:-
Author Martyn Stanley YouTube Channel
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
7 Deadly Sins of Fantasy Writing
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!
Writing Sword Fights
10 Things Writers Get Wrong About Sword Fights
Discussion on above article
Common Mistakes regarding Firearms Writers Make
Writing About Guns
Movie Gun Myths
Inge Beta Reads
Inge Beta Reads
AutoCrit Manuscript Editing Software
Pro Writing Aid Manuscript Editing Software
Pro Writing Aid
Cover Artists & Illustrators
Canva Free Cover Design
Helheimen Design (Isis Sousa)
Squared Motion Design (Daniel Johnson)
Book Covers by Joolz & Jarling
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)