Web Resources for Self-Publishing Authors

Are you writing a book? Considering self-publishing? Here are some web resources that will help in all aspects of writing—from the first draft through marketing. This is Part 1; more next week.

256px-internet1These links are categorized by topic in alphabetical order. NOTE: as of September 14, 2016 all are active. No evaluation or approval is implied by the listing; you must evaluate the merits of any site you check on the list. On just a few listings there will be some pros or cons. Some items on this list contain lists of their own—links to other sites with more links. So there is a great deal of information to be gleaned here, some better than others. This is just a small sample of what’s available, but it’s a start. To update that old biblical quote—search the web and you shall find [some good stuff and some junk].

All of the above and more—special multifaceted sites
  • Indies Unlimited—writing tips, marketing, publishing and much more; good site
  • Michelle Rene Goodhew—primarily a good cover designer but also has articles for authors
  • Publishing and other forms of insanity—author Erica Verrillo’s site with frequent info on new agents, publishers accepting submissions without agents, writing contests and more (great)
  • Preditors and Editorspreeminent source for checking on agents, publishers, editors, etc.
  • The Story Reading Ape Blog—guest posts on writing, marketing, design and much more including free author profiles and book promotions (a great site); follow/sign up
  • Writer’s Digest—major source of information; not all free but check it out
Author blogs/sites of interest—most have many tips about self-publishing, writing, etc.

Excerpted from Part 4 of Becoming a Writer, a series published in the Eagle Peak Quarterly