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Here are a few sites we have used and have found helpful:

Author Marketing Club – Many free author tools

GoodReads – Very active book site with book readers, reviewers, authors and advertising opportunities

Galley Cat – great listings of help to authors

How to Write Everything – fantastic blog with helpful writing tips

Top Book Marketing GURUS

Patricia Fry – Offers free advice and posts links for author resources

Brian Jud –  Post free articles about book marketing and is an expert at making sales through non-traditional channels.

John Kremer – Offers an extensive list of resources to book agents, book sellers, reviewers, publishers and other necessary information for authors

Dan Poynter – Has published over 100 books, his site offers many free resources

Book sites with author tools and advertising possibilities

Digital Book Today – Offers marketing opportunities and listings for Free Promos as well as free writing and marketing articles

World Literary Café – Free book tag, retweets and Facebook likes with membership. Also markets Free Promos.

The Kindle Book Review – Offers marketing opportunities and listings for Free Promos as well as free writing and marketing articles

Kindle Nation Daily – Offers marketing opportunities and listings for Free Promos as well as free writing and marketing articlesa

Dirt Cheap Mystery Reads – A nice blog for mystery writers with a long author resource link page where you can promote your books

Recommend Book Editors

Elizabeth McAdams – Beaumont Hardy Editing

Neal Hock –

Recommended Publishers:

Kindle Direct Publishing – Select (Has 90 day exclusive clause)

CreateSpace – Print on Demand

Smashwords – Print on Demand and Digital

(No exclusive clause)


Lightning Source – Print on Demand, part of Ingram Group Content

Lists your titles with Baker and Taylor and makes your titles available to any bookstore worldwide

Recommended Posts

Lucinda Sue Crosby – “How to become a successful Wordsmith”

Jessica Park – “How Amazon saved my Book”

Author Hope – “how to place your book in the proper category”

The Codex Group Study – Book buyer habits

Book Design:

The Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network (SPAWN) offer a $100 book design discount to its members for services at:

John Kremer, book marketing expert and bestselling author, has an extensive list of artists at his website:

Art and photo sites

Clip Art



Free E-book conversion

Recommended FREE books about e-book conversion:

1. Building Your Book for Kindle by KDP

2. Building Your Book for Kindle for MAC by KDP

3. Smashwords Style Guide – How to Format Your Ebook (Smashwords Guide) by Mark Coker

Web Hosts:

Other author tools

Author Joanna Pennoffers a copy of her Award-winning marketing plan as a free download on her website:

Dan Poynter – “Book Cover Worksheet” Free download

Book Reviews


TheMidwestBook Review

Step by Step Self-Publishing Blog

Book Marketing and Book Promotion

 You might also try these on our site:

Book Marketing Sources

Places to list your KDP Promos Free



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