LINKS FOR AUTHORS

I’m compiling links authors would find helpful in their writing and publishing endeavors.

* Feel free to post your most helpful links in the comments and I’ll add them here. *

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Premade & Custom Ebook and Print Covers:

Melchelle Designs – http://melchelledesigns.com/

Books by Design – http://bookcoverbydesign.co.uk/

Diverse Pixel – http://www.diversepixel.com/

The Book Cover Designer – http://thebookcoverdesigner.com/

Laercio Messias – http://fav.me/d96awj1

Jessica Allain Art – http://fav.me/d8ive48

Ed Hoojimans – http://fav.me/d9g47x8

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Writer Forums:

Absolute Write – http://absolutewrite.com/forums/

Kindle Boards – http://www.kboards.com/

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Literary Agent & Publisher Listings:

Agent Query – http://www.agentquery.com/

Association of Authors’ Representatives – http://aaronline.org/Find

Publishers Marketplace – http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/

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Editing:

Grammar Girl – http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/

Tips from CCC – http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/editing.htm

Text to Speech Reader – http://www.naturalreaders.com/

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Publishing Resources:

5 Ways To Publish A Book – http://writerswrite.co.za/five-ways-to-publish-a-book

Ebook Formatting – http://cameronchapman.com/ebook-formatting-the-easy-way

Copyright Samples – http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2010/01/copyright-page-samples-you-can-copy-and-paste-into-your-book/

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Audiobooks:

Audiobook Creation Exchange – http://www.acx.com/

Charles Kahlenberg (voiceover specialist) – http://myfifteenminutes.com/

Beginner’s Guide to Audiobooks – http://www.indiesunlimited.com/2013/07/23/beginners-guide-to-making-an-audiobook/

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DIY Book Trailers:

Animoto – http://animoto.com/

Stupeflix – http://studio.stupeflix.com/en/

Videolicious – https://videolicious.com/

YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/yt/advertise/make-a-video.html

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Author & Book Listing Sites:

Goodreads – http://www.goodreads.com/

Shelfari – http://www.shelfari.com/

Library Thing – http://www.librarything.com/

Author’s Den – http://www.authorsden.com/

AUTHORSdB – http://www.authorsdb.com/

Manic Readers – http://www.manicreaders.com/

Published.com – http://www.published.com/

Book Goodies – http://bookgoodies.com/

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Book Reviewer & Blogger Listings:

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/review/top-reviewers

Blog Directory – http://bookbloggerdirectory.wordpress.com/

Reviewer Blogs – http://www.bookreviewblogs.com/

Paranormal Romance Guild – http://www.paranormalromanceguild.com/prgbookreviews.htm

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Press Release Sites:

News Wire Today – http://www.newswiretoday.com/

1-888-Press-Release – http://www.1888pressrelease.com/

PR Log – http://www.prlog.org/

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Advertisements:

Google Books – http://books.google.com/googlebooks/tour/

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Promote Your Free Book:

Author Marketing Club – http://authormarketingclub.com/members/submit-your-book/

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Personalized Products:

Spreadshirt – http://www.spreadshirt.com/

Zazzle – http://www.zazzle.com/create

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Guest & Fellow Blogger Articles:

How to Write an Effective Book Description by Ron Herron – http://bit.ly/14VXvkm

Perfect Characters by Lauren Carr – http://wp.me/p2k90c-Oq

Tips for Despairing Authors by David McGowan – http://wp.me/p2k90c-2Q

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My Tips & Articles:

5 Fun Editing Tips – http://wp.me/p2k90c-Rg

5 Reasons We Keep Writing – http://wp.me/p2k90c-9M

5 Tips to Balancing Family & Writing – http://wp.me/p2k90c-rX

5 Tips to Better Blogging – http://wp.me/p2k90c-DD

10 Tips for Book Promotion – http://wp.me/p2k90c-do

All That Inspires – http://wp.me/p2k90c-L

Blogging Tip: Twitter Power – http://bit.ly/14Wcqx6

Escape From Your Escape – http://wp.me/p2k90c-qN

Helpful Blogs for Writers – http://wp.me/p2k90c-uh

Quick Self-Editing Tip – http://wp.me/p2k90c-KW

What IS in a Name? – http://wp.me/p2k90c-Q

By The Cover They Will Judge – http://bit.ly/HtW9Gl

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5 Comments

  1. Thanks for the links!

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  2. A big thumbs up. 😉

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  3. great list Mel. perhaps add Paranormal Romance Guild http://www.paranormalromanceguild.com/prgbookreviews.htm
    they do good comprehensive reviews

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  4. toad (chris jensen)

     /  July 3, 2013

    I glad that I come across your blog and all the links, what to do about it. I don’t know just yet.

    Reply

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