Resources

Stuff We Think Authors Will Find Useful!

Please note that some of these are affiliate links which means that I will get a small commission if you click and decide to buy.

Marketing

Starting from Zero with David Gaughran a FREE marketing course for Indie authors. Start here if you are new to indie publishing, if you are trad and thinking about switching to indie. 

Cover Stuff

Graphics

Creative Market  The Font Fantasy Deals land of your dreams (+ so many graphic deals if you want to get into merchandising). Did you know that you need a commercial license in order for you to use a font on your cover? Most well known cover designers will have purchased the license already (and if you're not sure, you should ask). But if you're going to hire someone on Fiverr who might be overseas with different copyright laws, you should probably buy the font (and commercial use license) yourself. Plus, if you have your cover's font, you can use it other marketing. Also has a font matching program if you're looking for a particular font. (Affiliate Link)

Technical Stuff

Editing
ProWriting Aid - Editing Software for Writers - Try it for Free

ProWritingAid  My drafts are quite dirty so I use ProWritingAid as an add-on to Microsoft Word. It's also available as a stand-alone cut-and-paste app. And even then my copy editors and proofreaders still find typos. 😆 (Affiliate Link)

Webstuff
Siteground Webhosting

Siteground  I use Siteground for my web hosting along with Wordpress. I have the GrowBig plan where you can build as many websites as you want. This is useful for organizing group marketing promotions, have multiple pen names, run an anthology, open a merchandising store, start a podcast, etc.  The benefit with going with a bigger hosting company like this, is that you can pretty much google any "How to _____ with Siteground" and find a bajillion resources.  Their customer service has always been top-notch for me. (Affiliate Link)

Pretty Links A Branded Short Link to add on to Wordpress. This is how I can make my Printable One Year At A Glance Planner be easy to remember in a branded link like this www.pomegranateauthors.com/one-year-planner instead of a long google doc link that I'll never remember. I use this as shortcut for media kits, book bibles, reader lists, etc.  (Affiliate Link)

Planners

Passion Planner This will be my 4th year in a row using this planner. If you’re not sure, you can also download all the planner pages in PDF form for free before testing it out. I also really like the Passion Roadmap which comes in the Planner, but is available as a one page Free printable. www.passionplanner.com

A simple free printable One Year At A Glance Planner Pages Editable in Google Doc Made by Me! www.pomegranateauthors.com/one-year-planner


More to come!