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:
Get paid to create while you write at Patreon
Get your author Profile at Goodreads
My favorite writer’s forum
This is an online writing community
This is an online creative writing community
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.
Literary agent and blogger
Wordplay is a blog by K.M. Weiland helping writers become authors
Author tech tips to help grow your platform
Joanna Penn’s blog helping you write, publish, and market your book.
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.
A great place for book cover templates
some great fonts for instant free download
Design platform for book covers, and logos
Kindle Direct Publishing
Publish on Demand
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.