Tips & Resources


    Recommended Book Promo Services*

    • CraveBooks provides a large selection of marketing and promotional tools for authors with options for every budget level.
    • Written Word Media is the company behind FreeBooksy and Bargain Booksy. We recommend a Gold or Platinum Membership, which will get you 10% off all promos, 14 days of advance access to inventory, and more.
    • BookSweeps hosts giveaways to help grow your following. Open a Premium or Premium Plus account to make the most of BookSweeps.
    • Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) is a non-profit association that offers a self-publishing services center, guidebooks, and discounts on publishing and marketing services.

    *Full disclosure: We have affiliate relationships with the organizations listed above and may earn commissions on some sales.

    Additional Resources

    • BookFunnel - Service that fulfills digital sales to readers, ARCs, reader magnets and more. 
    • BookWormYogi - Copyediting and proofreading services
    • Draft2Digital - Self-publishing services. Acquired Smashwords in 2022.
    • eBookFairs - A virtual book fair service for authors. Use discount code FRIENDS20PCT to get 20% off their services.
    • HenryRoiPR - Specializes in virtual book tours, social media services, and custom PR/marketing campaigns.
    • Jane Friedman - Insightful advice on writing, publishing, and marketing.
    • Jessica Bell Design - Book cover and marketing materials design
    • Kindlepreneur - Great info on self-publishing and marketing.
    • Matthew J. Holmes - Expert advice on FB & Amazon ads. .
    • Poets & Writers Classifieds - Classified for writing contests, conferences, workshops, editing services, calls for submission, and more. 
    • Reedsy - A network of editors, designers, marketers, and ghostwriters for authors and publishers.
    • The Path of Words - Offers networking opportunities and advice/resources for marketing and promotion of your work.
    • The Writer- Instructs, informs, and inspires writers, providing practical coverage of the craft of writing and of the publishing industry.
    • Writer's Relief - Helps writers make well-targeted, professional submissions to literary agents and editors.
    • WOW! Women On Writing - Supporting women's creativity throughout all stages of the writing process. Also conducts virtual blog tours. 
    • Writer’s Write - A comprehensive writing resource for creative writers, business writers, and bloggers. 

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