Self-Publishing - Website Guide
Courtesy of the recently released book Go Publish Yourself!, here is a listing of websites you'll want to be familiar with if you are considering producing and marketing your work.
(If you have any to add, please let me know and I will check them out.)
Sharazade’s Editorial Service - http://sharazade.fannypress.com/?p=825
A development editor and copy editor with over ten years of experience, including three years in-house with a New York publishing firm. Experienced with publishers and independent authors, fiction and non-fiction (including academic work).
Editing by Susan Helene Gottfried - http://westofmars.com/west-of-mars/susans-editing-services/
With a BA in English Writing (journalism, PR, and fiction) from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Bowling Green State University, Susan has the skills necessary to copy edit or proofread your work.
Red Adept Editing Service – http://redadeptreviews.com/?page_id=4286
If you’re an indie, you know about their book reviews. Recently, they decided to open up into editing too.
Autumn J. Conley – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Autumn-J-Conley-Proofreader-and-Copy-Editor/133806322428
Proofreader & Copy Editor
Victory Editing -http://victoryediting.com/
A Variety of manuscript services including “Oops Detection” (final proofing).
Book Cover Creation:
Coverage – Book Covers (print and ebook) - http://willsinrowe.blogspot.com
Professional book cover design at affordable prices!
Phatpuppy Art – http://phatpuppyart.com
Beautiful artwork available for purchase and use as book covers.
Lightning Source - http://www.lightningsource.com
GotPrint – http://gotprint.net Excellent printer for your bookmarks and flyers.
Royalty-Free Stock Photography
Software & Tools
Self-Pub.net - http://www.self-pub.net/wizard.html
Provides software and services to help you get your book ready to be published. Their Book Design Wizard 2.0 is a very useful tool to help you properly format your print-ready book block. *Not compatible with Mac computers.
GIMP - http://www.gimp.org
This free image manipulation program will help you do the basic things you need to make a cover that can be used for ebooks.
Inkscape – http://inkscape.org
A free program that is similar to Adobe Illustrator.
MobiPocket Creator – http://www.mobipocket.com/en/downloadsoft/productdetailscreator.asp
This free program will help you format your manuscript for Kindle.
*Not compatible with Mac computers.
Calibre – http://calibre-ebook.com
Another free software utility that can help you format your books for ePub (Nook).
*Compatible with both PC and Mac computers.
http://redadeptreviews.com Banner ads and sidebar book ads as cheap as $10
http://www.kindleboards.com Banner ads and Book of the Day ads $35-$195
http://kindlenationdaily.com Various ways to feature your work $89 -$299
http://www.projectwonderful.com Bid on various advertisements
http://thefrugalereader.com Various advertising packages
http://www.goodreads.com/advertisers Pay Per Click
http://ereadernewstoday.com/ Various advertising packages.
Legal Filings for your book
http://pcn.loc.gov To register for an LCCN or PCN, you will need to contact the Library of Congress.
www.myidentifiers.com Purchase your ISBNs.
http://www.copyright.gov File your US copyright online for as little as $35.00
http://www.critiquecircle.com Critique Circle is an online writer’s workshop. It’s members only, so any work you post for critique will not be searchable unless you are a member.
An excellent listing of book review blogs.
http://www.socialoomph.com Social Oomph will help you to schedule and streamline your social networking updates.
Virtual Book Tour Café - http://virtualbooktourcafe.weebly.com
Bewitching Book Tours - http://bewitchingbooktours.blogspot.com
The Bookish Snob Promotions - http://thebookishsnobtours.blogspot.com
Create free press releases with PRlog. http://www.prlog.org
Barns & Noble PubIt! http://pubit.barnesandnoble.com
Amazon KDP https://kdp.amazon.com
All Romance Ebooks http://www.allromanceebooks.com
Book Strand http://www.bookstrand.com
Read more in Go Publish Yourself! Available on Amazon Kindle. http://www.amazon.com/Go-Publish-Yourself-ebook/dp/B007415JD6/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329547160&sr=1-1