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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 jane@beaumonthardy.com

Neal Hock – http://www.hockseditingservices.com/

Recommended Publishers:

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

http://kdp.amazon.com

CreateSpace – Print on Demand

https://www.createspace.com/

Smashwords – Print on Demand and Digital

(No exclusive clause)

https://www.smashwords.com/

Wholesaler

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

http://www1.lightningsource.com/

Recommended Posts

Lucinda Sue Crosby – “How to become a successful Wordsmith” http://writingwell.luckycinda.com

Jessica Park – “How Amazon saved my Book”

http://indiereader.com/2012/06/how-amazon-saved-my-life/.

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

http://digitalbooktoday.com/getting-your-ebook-in-the-proper-category-for-improved-ranking/

The Codex Group Study – Book buyer habits

http://www.thebookdoctors.com/does-an-author-really-need-a-website-the-book-doctors-interview-annik-lafarge-on-how-to-be-a-more-effective-author-online

Book Design:

http://www.createspace.com

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

John Kremer, book marketing expert and bestselling author, has an extensive list of artists at his website: http://www.bookmarket.com/101des.htm

Art and photo sites

Clip Art http://www.clipart.com/en/?lid=s48OP9MQZ&pcrid=6378290319&property=CA

Photos/Illustrations

http://www.dreamstime.com/

Photos/Art

http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/

Free E-book conversion

http://ebook.online-convert.com/convert-to-epub

http://www.epubconverter.org/

Recommended FREE books about e-book conversion:

1. Building Your Book for Kindle by KDP

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007URVZJ6/

2. Building Your Book for Kindle for MAC by KDP

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00822K3Z0/

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

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004XWJ7UK/

Web Hosts:

http://www.hostgator.com

http://www.webhostingchoice.com

Other author tools

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

http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2009/02/20/award-winning-marketing-plan/

Dan Poynter – “Book Cover Worksheet” Free download

http://parapub.com/sites/para/resources/allproducts.cfm

Book Reviews

Amazon

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

TheMidwestBook Review

http://www.midwestbookreview.com/index.html

Step by Step Self-Publishing Blog

http://www.stepbystepselfpublishing.net/reviewer-list.html

Book Marketing and Book Promotion

http://www.bookmarket.com/magazines-books.htm

 You might also try these on our site:

Book Marketing Sources

Places to list your KDP Promos Free

 

 

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