This post comes to us from Author Marketing Experts I am only posting the first ten Kickass Resources for Indie Authors. If you would like to check out the other forty, please see the original post on their website. Click here to read the original article.
So the main difference between being an indie author versus working with a publisher is personal accountability. And most authors eventually come to the shocking realization that being traditionally published means MUCH less than they thought.
The Accountability Reality
If you’re an indie author you are solely responsible for the success of your work.
That’s a big task, but it’s not impossible. And the key to making your book promotion efforts manageable is having the right resources in your arsenal.
And in turn, the right resources will help you develop a plan of action.
This list I’ve compiled is in no particular order. And if there’s a resource you use religiously that we’ve left off please, please share it and give them some love – that’s what this is all about. I’m not doing this to kiss any rings. Instead, I’m doing this to help you become a better author.
I encourage you to work through this list and check them all out. Bookmark the ones that you vibe with, or the ones that meet your needs right now. And please, bookmark this list as well.
Because as you grow, your book marketing needs will grow too. And you’ll likely want to revisit a lot of these fab individuals and groups!
50 Kickass Resources You NEED to Bookmark!
One of Writer’s Digest’s 101 Best Websites for Writers, Ann updates on Sundays and her blog includes regular contributions from former Big Six editor, Ruth Harris. @annerallen
The Author’s Success Guild fills the painfully clear need for authors to get access to high level, inexpensive book marketing training and coaching. And it’s all in one spot. Check them out.
Run by Miral Sattar, BibiloCrunch is a fantastic portal to find great service providers that have been vetted by the BiblioCrunch staff. They also have a fab #indiechat every Tuesday at 4pm EST. @BiblioCrunch
Julie Isaac, the founder, offers tools, solutions, and support to thousands of writers since 2003. @WritingSpirit
Books and Such is a Literary Management Agency. They sell books to a wide range of publishers in such categories as women’s fiction, general fiction, nonfiction, gift books, easy readers, and chapter books. @JanetKGrant
Publishers Weekly’s site is dedicated to indie authors. They have success stories, author profiles, how-tos, news and more, all to help indie authors achieve their goals. @booklife
John Kremer is a long-time self-publishing proponent and knows his stuff. He is the author of 1001 Ways To Market Your Book and shares good insight on his blog and in his book! @JohnKremer
With Betty Sargent, at the helm (who has a very impressive publishing resume), it’s the new go-to for all thing traditionally and self-published. The blog is fantastic, with a hard-working team cranking the best and most helpful information on self-publishing. @BookWorksNYC
Sandra Beckwith has more than 25 years of experience as a publicist. She shares tips and writes on currently relevant topics for authors. Build Book Buzz was awarded a “Top Website for Self-Publishers” by The Alliance of Independent Authors. @sandrabeckwith
Author Marketing Experts 50 Kickass Resources for Indie Authors https://www.amarketingexpert.com/50-resources-indie-authors/