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Author Writing Helps (Items dealing with writing, plotting, editing, and revision etc.)

Tips about world building

http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/tips-on-world-building-for-writers-how-to-make-your-imaginary-world-real

 

Fantasy Name Generator

http://fantasynamegenerators.com/

 

How to keep your characters frustrated.

http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/2009/04/what-characters-want-art-of-frustration.html

 

Learn from Peter Jackson on doing epic battle scenes

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/10/23/peter-jackson-hobbit-the-battle-of-the-five-armies/

 

Showing vs Telling

http://www.scribendi.com/advice/how_to_avoid_telling_writing_in_fiction.en.html

 

How to print out your scrivener index cards

http://www.quepublishing.com/articles/article.aspx?p=2111397&seqNum=8

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Publishing Helps : (Items dealing with layout and design)

All about ISBN’s: http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2010/03/isbn-for-self-publishers-answers-to-20-of-your-questions/

How to do a manual interactive table of contents.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BYd5YCLo_A

Get help on laying out your books  http://www.bergsland.org/

How to make a 3D and boxed set cover(s) using a free program called GIMP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihaFgtsJPhM

10 Free places to promote you book! http://angiesdiary.com/articles/top-10-free-book-promotion-sites/

Turning your book into a graphic novel?

http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2014/03/22/graphic-novels-nathan-massengill/

http://nathanmassengill.com/nam2/why-authors-should-adapt-their-books-into-graphic-novels/

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Entrepreneurial Helps: (Items dealing with legal, issues, reviews, marketing, promotion, exposure, discoverability etc.)

A Tax Cheat Sheet for Kindle eBook Self-Publishing

Publishers of Christian Speculative Fiction. 

Need places to review your book?

http://publishedtodeath.blogspot.com/2014/08/list-of-online-reviewers-who-accept.html

https://storycartel.com/

 

Just write the next book is bad advice if no one knows about the first.

http://noorosha.com/readermagnets/

 

A place to get low cost net galley access

http://www.patchwork-press.com/class-of-2013-2014/

 

The best way to grow your platform

http://outthinkgroup.com/tips/when-should-you-start-marketing-your-book

 

How to format your eBook

http://blog.bookbaby.com/2014/05/how-to-format-your-ebook/

http://www.writeintoprint.com/p/affordable-kindle-epub-service.html

 

Keyword training 100

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do5IGzhIvdM

https://kdp.amazon.com/help?topicId=A200PDGPEIQX41

https://kdp.amazon.com/help?topicId=A2EZES9JAJ6H02

 

Need to translate you novel to another language? http://translation-software-review.toptenreviews.com/babylon-review.html

http://www.trainingauthors.com/how-to-translate-your-book/

http://www.babelcube.com/

 

Where to get radio and TV interviews?

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#safe=off&q=radio%20and%20tv%20rreport

 

Overall goodies on making an audio book

How ACX royalties work?

http://www.acx.com/help/what-s-the-deal/200497690

How to narrate your own book.

https://www.acx.com/help/authors-as-narrators/200626860

Submission guidelines

http://www.acx.com/help/acx-audio-submission-requirements/201456300

 

Great Info to help get an ad with Bookbub

http://www.indiesunlimited.com/2014/10/13/bookbub-tips-for-a-successful-submission/

 

EBook Bargains UK is the world’s first and currently only international ebook promotion newsletter. We send out daily newsletters to subscribers in fourteen countries / regions.

http://www.ebookbargainsuk.com/

Marketing options other than Bookbub

 

Ebooksoda

http://www.ebooksoda.com/

 

Fussy Librarian

http://www.thefussylibrarian.com/submit/

 

ereadernewstoday

http://www.ereadernewstoday.com/

 

Pixel of Ink

http://www.pixelofink.com/authors-corner/

 

Kindle Books and Tips

http://fkbooksandtips.com/for-authors/regular-book-posting/

 

A new way to do book promotion via phones

http://www.genrepulse.com/how-it-works/

 

Createspace Expanded Distribution vs Lightning Source what are the pros and cons?

http://www.newshelves.com/2014/07/23/why-you-need-lightning-source-and-createspace/

 

Are platforms overrated for the indie author?

https://www.creativenonfiction.org/online-reading/platforms-are-overrated

 

12 great publishing tools

http://thefutureofink.com/12-digital-publishing-tools/

 

Blog Review sites

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?hl=en_US&hl=en_US&key=0ApH17IbfXGIXdHhJOVdYWDRjS1JRV1VUTFdiY2Z0Qnc&output=html

 

Are Kirkus Reviews worth the price?

http://www.selfpublishingadvice.org/publishing-is-a-kirkus-review-worth-the-price/

 

Need international book translation?

http://www.babelcube.com/faq/revenue-share

 

A new way to acquire emails for your mailing list.

http://janefriedman.com/2014/09/10/noisetrade-books-marketing/

http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/32028/25-Clever-Ways-to-Grow-Your-Email-Marketing-List.aspx

 

How to increase exposure via LISTMANIA

http://howtoblogabook.com/authors-can-use-listmania-promote-books/

 

About author branding

http://jamigold.com/2013/12/branding-101-do-you-have-a-tagline/

 

Book conferences to go to that are African American based

http://aalbc.com/events/

 

Want a printer to print your comic?

http://ka-blam.com/printing/index.php?page=Calculator&op=1

 

Great Facebook group to explore Graphic Novels

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Connecting.Comic.Book.Writers.and.Artists/

 

How to submit to comic publisher?

http://jasonthibault.com/definitive-list-comic-publisher-submission-guidelines/

10 great places to increase your discoverability

  1. Goodreads: Giveaway your book (give 1 signed autographed copy)
  2. Christian Author Show
  3. KDP select
  4. http://www.buzzblogger.com/600-places-to-share-your-content/
  5. http://authorspromotingauthors.org/p/contactour-features.html
  6. http://blogspot.com/p/get-featured.html
  7. http://readersrealm1.wordpress.com/join-us/
  8. http://www.bookblast.co/
  9. http://www.ebookbooster.com/
  10. http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/15-places-to-promote-your-book-for-free_b76294?goback=%2Egde_88594_member_5810064255042494465#%21

Here is an excellent resource to find sites to promote your discounted and free book. http://www.rachelleayala.com/p/promo-sites.html

Locate the bloggers you need for reviews  http://bookbloggerlist.com/

Need to know how to know how to move from a free wordpress.com to a self hosted site?  Here you go.  http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-properly-move-your-blog-from-wordpress-com-to-wordpress-org/

Learn how to start an email list  http://www.stevescottsite.com/new-email-list

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Two great books to help you with platform building and marketing

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These are great books to help you with your plot and writing.

These are great “overall” books that I recommend especially A.P.E.

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