I decided to add the links that I used to self-publish my work, create my covers, ebook publishing, and so much more. I have done so much research as a writer/author and can tell you first hand that I need to learn more. I hope that you will find these links helpful in your journey to becoming an author too.

The first few websites are writing community websites and are great for meeting other authors and writers that share your interests and genres:

Patreon

Get paid to create while you write at Patreon

Goodreads

Get your author Profile at Goodreads

Writers Digest

My favorite writer’s forum

Writers Cafe

This is an online writing community

Writers-Network

This is an online creative writing community

writing.com

A writing community for all skill levels and genres

The next and most important links in my list are bloggers that blog about writing, publishing, etc. These websites will help in some of the greatest ways possible, and most of them offer free ebooks in guiding you through some of the key elements in creating your masterpiece.

Rachelle Gardner

Literary agent and blogger

KM Weiland

Wordplay is a blog by K.M. Weiland helping writers become authors

Author Media

Author tech tips to help grow your platform

Joanna Penn

Joanna Penn’s blog helping you write, publish, and market your book.

DIY MFA

Do it yourself a degree in creative writing.

The last few websites are of the Tools and resources category, places to go for templates, etc. Also below are the most common Publish-on-demand websites available, and will get you up and published quickly.

CoverVault

A great place for book cover templates

Simply the best

some great fonts for instant free download

Canva

Design platform for book covers, and logos

Kindle Direct Publishing

KDP

Smashwords

Publish on Demand

48hrbooks

Ingramsparks

LuLu

Book Baby

Draft2Digital

 

Wonderful Ebook Publisher carries all e-reader formats.

I hope that all of these websites help you out, as they have me in publishing my books; one of the few things that I recommend is getting your author platform built and draw in an audience; you may be excited about getting your first book in print as I was, however, if you don’t have an audience it will not sell that well. Get a marketing plan, gain a following, use social media to your advantage, share, share, and share. If you find links like this above and think it relevant, add it to comments and groups that you belong to; it will not only help your platform but help out many of your peers as well.