Here is a list of my top recommended resources for authors. I will update this from time to time as I find new resources for you to use:
Writing and Editing
The easiest way to start writing is to just open up a document and start typing. The auto-save function is a life-saver!
It is the industry standard for a reason. I could not edit and format without it.
You can use the free version or upgrade to premium. I always use Grammarly as a final check before hitting “publish.”
Your direst access to getting your eBook and Paperback out to the Amazon ecosystem.
WATCH NOW: Set-Up Review
Copyright for Indie Authors
This is the official website of the U.S. Copyright Office
Self-Publisher’s Legal Handbook
Helen Sedwick’s book is an amazing primer on all legal elements to self-publishing. I highly recommend it.
Dave Chesson has put together easy-to-use copyright page templates. I recommend them to my clients all the time.
DMCA Takedown Request Template
If you find that your work has been pirated, you first need to submit a takedown request.
Design and Formatting Services
Get your book formatted for a great price. Both eBook and Print books will look amazing! (I used to offer formatting services, but their prices and quality are 100x better!)
Book Marketing and Promotion
This is the easiest service for creating beautiful mock-ups and promotions for your books!
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Looking for a cover, audiobook editing, or any number of services that can help your author business? You can find a solution on Fiverr.
Education and Communities
Think I’m missing something? Write to firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what resources you think I should check out!
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