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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Top 10 Sites for Self-Publishers

Let's face it, as wannabe writers we all need a little help with guidance. The self-publishing world is vast and masterpieces can get lost if you just throw them out there. Trust me from experience, it will blow away with the wind.

So I thought I'd compile a short list of some of the sites I love to browse and seek guidance from when I need some motivation. It also is a great place to start to learn about opportunities out there for your writing. So without further adieu...

Top Ten Sites Wannabe Writers Should Use:

The Creative Penn
Great insight to self-publishing and being an authorpreneur

Nathan Bransford

Both a traditionally published and self-published author, he has great insight and tips for emerging authors. (I've read his book How to Write a's awesome. I recommend it)

David Gaughran
Really lays into self-publishing and why it's a great option to look into.

The Book Designer
Has great advice from everything from editing to cover design. He has lists and lists of people to turn to for help, as well as his own insight to being a successful Indie.

Hugh Howey
A huge self-publishing success story. Hugh has first hand experience into what it takes to sell books and make a living doing it.

Sean Platt & Johnny B. Truant
These guys are experts at self-publishing and recommend the funnel method--totally makes sense. (read their book Write, Publish, Repeat. Just do it, trust me)

Jane Friedman
Excellent thoughts on writing, editing and publishing

Lindsay Buroker
Self-published author that knows her stuff about marketing, and search optimization etc.

The Self Publishing Team
They have some great tips for authors looking to market and sell their own books.

JA Konrath
Successful self-published author with lots of advice.

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