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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Getting Started with Code: A List of Tutorials and Resources

Knowing how to code can be a powerful tool for an author (like if you want to build your own website). It's not easy, but it is rewarding. Here are some resources to help you learn and get started: Learning Dev Boot Camp Hurricane Electric Code Academy Jeffrey Faden (Youtube) Code School Noisebridge W3Schools Know …

Indie Authors: A Look at What It Takes to be an Authorpreneur

Indie author entrepreneurs, also known as authorpreneurs, are becoming more and more common. Being an authorpreneur means managing your own business, and in addition to writing books, includes design, marketing, converting to ebooks, selling, and even creating products around your books, such as online classes. Accelerator Programs There are now so many authorpreneurs that Notion …

7 Strategies and 110+ Tools to Help Indie Authors Find Readers and Reviewers

Self-publishing is growing, and with it come new resources. One of the biggest hurdles of being an indie author is finding readers and getting reviews (which helps find more readers). Some people may still consider self-publishing a stigma, and some writers may think that promotion takes away too much time from writing. But many sites, …

More Resources for Digital Publishing

I've extended my blog to include a large, hopefully helpful, list of resources that cover all aspects of digital publishing: agents, analytics, apps, associations, blogging, coding, contests/awards, design, distribution, ebooks, editing, entrepreneurial, funding, internships, jobs, legal, magazines, marketing, metadata, news, reading, reviews, self-publishing, startups, trends, video, webinars, and writing. (If I've missed anything, please let me …