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Charting the Course – Great Resources for Indie Authors

The Book Designer: the mind boggles over how much helpful information book designer Joel Friedlander offers up regarding every facet of bringing your book to market. I spent a couple hours just on his history of reader-friendly fonts.

Write It Forward: successful (and how) author Bob Mayer offers insights and the view from the top of the heap with a focus on eBooks.

Self-Publishing Review: terrific depth and breadth of articles on every aspect of the self-publishing industry with a lively comments section.

The Creative Penn: indie author Joanna Penn generously shares everything she’s learned about the industry in almost exhaustive detail. Plenty of podcasts with informative guests, links to additional resources and just stuff. Tons of stuff.

Aaron Shepard’s Publishing Blog: straight-forward talk on the business side of things, with a particular focus on positioning your book for online sales.

Preditors and Editors: tons of useful information on agents and publishers and those who masquerade as such, as well as a growing body of data on companies promoting self-publishing options. Plus, I’m not lying, I’ve always loved the name.

Circle of Friends – Other Indie Authors You Might Enjoy

Douglas Armstrong: Set in 1920s Kansas, the award-winning Even Sunflowers Cast Shadows follows the misadventures of curious and trouble-prone Emma.

Paul Salsini: The Tuscan Trilogy chronicles the experiences of an Italian family, from World War II through the turbulent ’60s.

Beyond the Book – Places to Visit for Fun

Stories That Are True: my other blog, focused on the places, people and oddball moments I’ve encountered traipsing across seven continents.

Are you an indie author, aspiring or making it happen or–lucky you–already successful? I’d love to hear from you. Please say hello in the comments section and tell me how to find your site! Thanks!

One response

10 01 2013
Matt Nelson

Hi Gemma,

Plaguewalker was on my Christmas wish list. I read it cover-to-cover the day it arrived. Good read, a lot of detail, and as I have told you before, you write with such clarity. Hope you are doing well.

Drop me an email sometime. I have enjoyed reading about your travels.

God Bless,

Mongolian Matt – Scratch that – McMurdo Matt – Scratch that – MONTANA Matt

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