Resources for Self-Published Authors

Freelance Editors

Books by Brookes –

Editorial Freelance Association –

Jakki Leatherberry –

NY Book Editors –

S.H. Book Editing Services –


Freelance Cover Designers

Farah Evers Cover Designs –

GraphiczX Design –

Hot Damn Designs –

Indigo Chick Designs –

Kalen O’Donnell –

Pehr Graphic Designs –

Vivid Book Designs –

Book layout & design (for art-rich, or complicated book design): Pam Terry at Opus One Design.

Illustrator for covers – Stormy Haney –


All-in-One Self-Publishing Services

BookBaby –

Lulu –


Distributors and Print On Demand Companies

CreateSpace –

Smashwords –

Xlibris –


Book Marketing and Blog Tour Services

Author Marketing Club –

Badass Marketing –

BookBub –

The Fussy Librarian –

Novel Publicity & Co. –

Orangeberry Book Tours –

Pixel of Ink –

StoryCartel –

Storyfinds –


Other Useful Sites and Services

All Romance eBooks –

Distributor for eBooks, but also offers various promotions.

InD’Tale Magazine –

Online review magazine for indie romance novels. Usually takes about 3-4 months for a review to appear as they have so many submissions.

R.T. Book Reviews –

Accepts Indie books for review, but they need an ARC three or more months in advance and prefer that you buy an ad.


Best Craft Books

Bird by Bird, by Anne Lamott

On Writing, by Stephen King

Writing the Breakout Novel, by Donald Maas


Have something you’d like to add?  An editor or cover designer who you love, a craft book that you can’t live without, or a marketing avenue that you think people need to try?  Comment below and I’ll add it to the list!

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