If you're a new author, trying to figure out what's next, here are some resources to help you get started.
I found my editor by asking other authors I know. My editor is listed first. I've also included links to other resources. It's probably worth noting that there are several types of editors. Developmental editors who help you develop your story idea and character arcs to improve the overall structure of your book, copy editors who check your grammar and spelling, and proof readers who review the final edits to catch those few final typos, because you can't beat a fresh set of eyes.
Great covers sell! Here are some tips and links to cover design services.
Print On Demand
It's easier than ever to get a book into print. Here are some tips on how to do it and some services you can utilize.
Marketing is a tough nut to crack. I hired an expert. If you're the do-it-yourself sort, here are some articles, as well as some links to experts who can help.
Writing a compelling book description is hard! Here are some people who can help.
Book Formatting Tools
There are a number of tools, paid and free, that will generate digital formats for your books.
There are all kinds of ways to promote your book. They run the gamut between free to expensive. Google search on book promotions to find more resources. Here's a few articles to help you get started.
Connecting with Bloggers can be a great way to spread the word about your books. Finding bloggers who review your genre is key. A blog tour can help you connect you with your tribe. Here are two. Google search for others.
Here is a great article ranking the most popular website design tools.
Keywords & Categories
Choosing the right keywords and categories will make your work more discoverable. Here are a couple of useful links.
Reviews are an essential part of building your readership. There are different kinds of reviews.
Author Endorsements are blurbs from other authors you can use to promote your book. Some of my author friends have had luck reaching out to authors they don't know personally, but whose work they admire to provide blurbs for their work.
Reader Reviews: There is nothing like getting reviewed by a reader who loves your work. I've given away free books in exchange for honest reviews through Goodreads and Amazon. There are also services that help you connect with readers.
One of the young visitors to my site found this a useful link for learning about career paths: