A List of 194 Tools and Resources: Apps, Trends, Marketing Tips, and More

It's about that time again for another roundup post. This time I've got a bunch of tools and resources that cover a wide range of topics, from freelancing to marketing to reading and more. Book Creation Tools/Help Book Creator Comic Book Paper Omnibook Vellum Vivliostyle¬†(and why it's important) "Automated Cleanup for Word Manuscripts" Beyond XML …

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Authors and Publishing

If you're serious about publishing, you'll treat it as a business. That holds true if you decide to go the traditional publishing route or they self-publishing route. Kristen Lamb has a great post about the odds of author success, where she talks about putting in the hard work to develop discipline, write and edit the …

Indie Authors: An Overview of Self Publishing

When it comes to self-publishing, there's a lot to know: business models, library distribution, marketing, research, and more. Below is a list of helpful links I've compiled over the years. Author Business "5 Observations on the Evolution of Author Business Models" On Jane Friedman "Enter the Publishing Industry: Publishing is a Business" on Kate Tilton …

Starting a Business

At the eLuminate crowdfunding conference, I had the pleasure of listening to Sandi Webster, the co-founder of Consultants 2 Go. She offered some great advice for people starting their own businesses.¬† Get your name out by winning awards. Be flexible and able to adapt (ex: have small deliverables, then analyze) Find your niche The hiring …