Resources

Be Inspired

Welcome to the resources page  for authors and writers where you can find valuable information on book publishing, book marketing, courses for writers, advertising, and more! I hope that the information provided on this website will inspire and motivate you to develop your writing skills and to become a successful author.

 

Writer Help Wanted Course Modules

 

Need help finding ways to earn a living online as a writer? These course modules can help. Grab your copy of the Writer Help Wanted Course Module and you will learn the following:

  1. Find Writing Jobs Online
  2. Get Paid While You Sleep
  3. Improve Your Writing Skills
  4. How to Start a Writing Business
  5. Find Profitable Writing Markets

 

Free Book Submission Sites

Author Marketing Club

An online community of authors who work together and help each other to promote their books. Use AMC’s free book submission tool to submit your book to various book listing sites.

 

Nothing Binding

This site was created for independent authors and unpublished writers who have written material that they would like to promote, regardless of format, style or publication. When you join Nothing Binding, you can promote your books for free.

 

Awesome Gang

Awesome Gang provides a submission form that is easy to fill out and is free. This site allows you to include a synopsis (description) of your book. You can include your author bio. Add your website, Facebook Fan Page, and a link to your book on Amazon. Upload a cover image of your book. To gain more exposure, you have the option to pay $10 to get your book listed on the front page for 2 days, a guaranteed spot in their newsletters, and your book will also be included on their social media channels.

 

BookGoodies.com

Book Goodies offers free book submission of your free book promos for Kindle and Smashwords. You must register as a member first in order to submit your book. Posts of your free book promotion on the same day only goes to the BookGoodies Forum. This site also offers other book submission opportunities but you must pay for these services. Prices range from $5 to $40. The form is easy to fill out. You can pay for your book submission through PayPal.

 

FreeBookDude.com

Use this site to list your free Amazon Kindle Book. The form is very easy to fill out and you can list your book for free when you have a free Kindle book promotion. This site also offers other paid promotion packages such as Featured Book Promotion Packages and Sidebar Ads at various prices. You can also write a guest post on this website.

 

FreeDiscountedBooks.com

Your e-book must be temporarily free through Amazon KDP and you will need to create an account at this site. They send confirmation by email that your book has been submitted. You may have to pay $5 to guarantee that your book is listed on this website.

 

BookHitch.com

This is a search engine for books. You must register to sign up for an account and to be able to list your books. It is free to list your books on this site but you can also upgrade to a premium service for $19.95. The form is easy to fill out and your book will be listed, viewed and searchable immediately.

 

Published.com

This is a free book directory that promotes the best books. You can join this website for free and the form is very easy to fill out. You must provide the ISBN number of your book and links to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, your website and anywhere else your book can be purchased online.

 

Pretty-Hot.com

You can submit your book for free to this site. They also offer a featured option for $25 that guarantees a featured spot on the home page for 5 days. Your book will also be promoted through their newsletter and on Twitter and Facebook. The form is easy to fill out and you can add a link to your Facebook page and Twitter profile page.

 

Indie Book of the Day (IBD)

If you want to boost more downloads of your book then you should join IndieBookoftheDay.com. If you have planned free book promotion days for your Kindle book then IBD can help you to reach more readers and get more free downloads of your book. As an author you will have the opportunity to promote your book on the IBD website, Facebook page, Twitter and Pinterest. The form is easy to fill out and can be completed in less than 10 minutes.

 

Writing Courses

Creative Writing NowCreative Writing Classes and Free Online Writing Courses

Visit this website to sign up for various writing courses that you can do online for free. Some of the writing courses offered include:

  • Endless Story Ideas
  • Bringing Characters to Life
  • Essentials of Fiction Writing
  • Essentials of Poetry Writing
  • Essentials of Memoir Writing
  • Story Structure
  • Mastering Dialogue
  • Irresistible Fiction
  • Mystery Writing
  • Through Your Character’s Eyes

 

The Writers’ WorkshopOnline Writing Courses that Could Change Your Life

This website offers online home study courses for new writers. The duration of most of these courses are from 4 weeks to 10 weeks. You do have to pay for these courses but the advantage is that you can work on these courses from home and in your spare time. They also offer plenty of support from the teachers. The following courses that are currently being offered are:

  • Reading for Writers
  • Creative Writing Flying Start
  • How to Write a Novel
  • Writing for Children
  • Picture Books
  • Writing from Life
  • How to Self-Edit Your Novel
  • How to Write a Script
  • The Complete Novel Course

 

Publishing

CreateSpace Publish Your Words, Your Way

If you have written a book and want to see it published in print format, then this is the way to go. CreateSpace provides tools and services that help you to design and publish your book – for Free! This site walks you step by step through the process of getting your book published. CreateSpace provides a free ISBN number for your book, the cover creator tool and templates to use to design your book cover, and distribution channels where you can list your book for sale. You can sign up for free and get started right away.

 

Kindle Direct Publishing (Amazon) Take Control with Independent Publishing

Through Amazon’s KDP program, you can publish your book for free and list it on Amazon so that it reaches millions of readers worldwide. With this site you can only publish your book in digital (Kindle) format, but it is fast and easy and you do receive royalty payments from Amazon every month. All you have to do is sign up for free, upload your book and cover image, set the price for your book, and publish. It’s that simple! Your book will then appear on Amazon sites within two days.

 

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