Here are some links I’ve found to be helpful.


Websites For Authors

** A good place to start

** Alliance of Independent Authors – a must see, for any author!

and their Self Publishing Advice Center Blog **

Author Marketing Experts Blog – posts articles which indie authors can find useful.

Best Page Forward – great advice about book descriptions and offers training.

CreativIndie – boat-load of useful info! Book covers and self-publishing.

Digital Book World – some current news for self-publishers.

** Helen Sedwick – all tips and info on the legal side of self-publishing.

Jane Friedman – all things self-publishing.

Just Publishing Advice – insightful info, and shares his experiences.

Kindlepreneur – creative, funny, entertaining. Lots of useful info.

Kristen Lamb – tips about writing and author stuff

Nina Amir –  has many great posts that will be useful for authors.

Savvy Writers & e-Books online – not sure if it’s still being updated, but organized.

Self-publishing adventures – great insight into children’s books and more.

Resources for Canadian Authors

Update On Canada Tax Information With The United States by Diane Tibert

Tax on US royalties by Karen Inglis

Getting the Numbers: ISBN & CIP by Diane Tibert

3 Things I’ve Learned as a Canadian Indie Author by N.M Sotzek

How to Start Your Own Book Publishing Business by Savvy Writers & e-Books online

Createspace for Self Publishing and Sticky Royalty Payments for Canadian Authors by D.G. Kaye

Income Tax Tip for Canadian Writers (2012), Update to ‘Income Tax Tip for Canadian Writers’ (2014) by The Practical Writer

Note – Things are always changing, so if you find a link is broken or moved, please let me know here.

Book Recommendations

Book Design Made Simple by Fiona Raven & Glenna Collett

Crank It Out!: The Surefire Way to Become a Super-Productive Writer by C. S. Lakin

How to Choose A Self-Publishing Service by Jim Giammatteo & Orna Ross

Let’s Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should: Updated Second Edition (Let’s Get Publishing Book 1) by David Gaughran

Let’s Get Visible: How To Get Noticed And Sell More Books (Let’s Get Publishing Book 2) by David Gaughran

Reader Magnets: Build Your Author Platform and Sell more Books on Kindle (Book Marketing for Authors 1) by Nick Stephenson

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne & Dave King

Self-Publisher’s Legal Handbook by Helen Sedwick

Successful Self-Publishing: How to self-publish and market your book in ebook and print by Joanna Penn

The Story Grid by Shawn Coyne