Author Resources

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

Google Docs
The easiest way to start writing is to just open up a document and start typing. The auto-save function is a life-saver!

Microsoft Word
It is the industry standard for a reason. I could not edit and format without it.

Grammarly
You can use the free version or upgrade to premium. I always use Grammarly as a final check before hitting “publish.”


Publishing

Amazon KDP
Your direst access to getting your eBook and Paperback out to the Amazon ecosystem.

All Things KDP and Amazon Publishing

Smashwords
An aggregator to get your eBook out to a lot of retailers! The system also takes your Word Doc and reformats it for you.
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Google Play
Publish your eBook directly into the Google Eco-System.

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IngramSpark
The power of the Ingram network behind your book.

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Streetlib
Make your eBook available to growing international markets.

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ACX
Produce and publish the audiobook version of your books.

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Podcasts and Blogs

ALLI
The Alliance of Independent Authors. If the membership isn’t in your budget, the podcast is FREE!

The Creative Penn
Joanna’s blog and podcast are the gold standard for self-publishers and indie authors.

Go Publish Yourself
Topics in self-publishing from IngramSpark

Inside Independent Publishing
Independent Book Publishers Association. Again, if the membership is too much, you can listen to the podcast for free!

Book RiotThe Podcast
Think of this as the New York Times for all things books and publishing.

Side Hustle Show
Self-publishers and Independent Authors are small business owners. The podcast and blog have amazing strategies for building your business.


Think I’m missing something? Write to authoryourambition@gmail.com and let me know what resources you think I should check out!

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