The Writer's Resource Directory 2013

eBooks


E-books are here and have risen to the forefront of publishing. Creating quite a stir and giving many books a chance to shine, this new format is on the move. Whether you love print and only print, consider the impact and the readership expansion ebooks offer.

Below you'll find links, articles, tips, and tricks on ebooks.



HELPFUL LINKS FOR INDIE WRITERS

To Publish:
https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/signin

 E-Book
http://pubit.barnesandnoble.com/ 
http://www.smashwords.com/


Paperback Books
https://www.createspace.com/ 
http://www.lulu.com/ 


Paperback and Hardcover Books
http://www.overdrive.com/#2
http://www1.lightningsource.com/

Important Links if You Want to Publish Audiobooks:
https://www.acx.com/
http://www.podiobooks.com/


Podcast-based audiobooks
http://www.audiobookvoicetalent.com/
http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/gvpages/index.shtml
http://www.beeaudio.com/
http://perfectvoices.net/
http://voice123.com/
http://www.voices.com/audiobooks/finding-an-audiobook-narrator
http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/305358-lc-best-and-worst-audiobook-narrators


To Buy ISBNs:
http://www.isbn.org/ (U.S.)
http://www.isbn.nielsenbook.co.uk/controller.php?page=121  (U.K.)


Conversion Software:
http://calibre-ebook.com/
http://www.mobipocket.com/en/downloadsoft/productdetailscreator.asp
http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000765211
http://www.jutoh.com/
http://code.google.com/p/sigil/


Blogs That You Should Check Out:
http://amandahocking.blogspot.com/
http://blog.smashwords.com/
http://booksat.scarlettrugers.com/bookcoverdesign
http://catherinebybee.blogspot.com/
http://www.christianamiller.com/Christiana_Miller_Site/Ye_Olde_Writing_Blog/Ye_Olde_Writing_Blog.html
http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/
http://gailcarsonlevine.blogspot.com/
http://indeliblewriters.blogspot.com/
http://jackson-pearce.com/
http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/
http://jimbutcher.livejournal.com/
http://guidohenkel.com/
http://kristenweber.com/blog/
http://kriswrites.com/
http://marissameyer.livejournal.com/
http://nailyournovel.wordpress.com/
http://phoenixsullivan.blogspot.com/
http://plotwhisperer.blogspot.com/ 


Also on YouTube at:
http://www.youtube.com/user/marthaalderson/%5B/url%5D)
http://sjmaas.livejournal.com/
http://www.stevenpressfield.com/
http://talliroland.blogspot.com/
http://terribleminds.com/ramble/blog/
http://thedarksalon.blogspot.com/
http://thewritersguidetoepublishing.com/
http://thisblogisaploy.blogspot.com/
http://tonyakappes.blogspot.com/
http://veronicasicoe.dyndns.org:1001/wordpress/
http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/
http://writeitforward.wordpress.com/
http://www.deanwesleysmith.com/
http://www.howtowriteshop.com
http://www.lindsayburoker.com/
http://www.publetariat.com/
http://www.thebookdesigner.com/
http://www.thepassivevoice.com/
http://www.yaindie.com/


Freelance Editors:
http://ashleycase.com/
http://www.bookeditorcoach.com/index.htm
http://ebookeditingpro.com/
http://hollowayhouse.me/
http://indie-editor.webs.com/
http://www.laurenbaratzlogsted.com/
http://myeditingservice.com/
http://onceuponabookcover.blogspot.com/
http://peggyireland.blogspot.ca/
http://redadeptpublishing.com/editing-services/
http://rewriterewordrework.wordpress.com/about/
http://theeyesforediting.com/
http://wordvagabond.wordpress.com/editing-services/
http://www.everything-indie.com/
http://www.lastdraftediting.com/index.html
http://www.rachelstarrthomson.com/
http://rhondaedits.com/
http://www.victoryediting.com/services.html


Formatters:
http://b10mediaworx.com/b10mwx/
http://www.candescentpress.com/
http://cyberwitchpress.com/
http://www.everything-indie.com/
http://hollowayhouse.me/


Blogs To Notify For Free Book Promos:
http://addictedtoebooks.com/
http://authormarketingclub.com/members/submit-your-book/
http://bargainebookhunter.com/feature-your-book/
http://blog.booksontheknob.org/
http://the-cheap.net/contact-2/
http://ereadernewstoday.com/
http://fireapps.blogspot.com/p/for-app-developers.html
http://flurriesofwords.blogspot.com/
http://freebooksy.com
http://goodkindles.blogspot.com/p/how-to-add-book.html
http://kindle-author.com/advertise/
http://kindlenationdaily.com/
http://thefrugalereader.wufoo.com/forms/frugal-freebie-submissions/
http://thekindledailydeal.com/contact.cfm
http://super-e-books.com/submit-your-book/
http://www.centsibleereads.com/p/for-authors.html
http://www.ereaderiq.com/free/
http://www.fkbooksandtips.com/
http://www.freeebooksdaily.com/p/contact.html
http://www.indiebookslist.com/
http://www.pixelofink.com/
http://kindlespice.com/submissions
http://www.shainarichmond.com/myblogs/spicy-romance-submission-form/
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFNrbUVhS3JUQW5EREtaOTB6UUwtUnc6MQ
http://www.squidoo.com/going-free-kindle-ebook-promotional-campaigns-for-authors


Cover Designers:
http://booksat.scarlettrugers.com/
http://www.candescentpress.com
http://coverart.joleenenaylor.com/
http://digitaldonna.com/
http://fiverr.com/
http://flipcitybooks.com/
http://gentlepeneditorials.com/portfolio/
http://gobookcoverdesign.com/
http://jaebeecreations.com/samples.html
http://www.jsimmonsillustration.com/
http://killercovers.com/#ebook
http://mycoverart.wordpress.com/
http://onceuponabookcover.blogspot.com/p/book-cover-design_07.html
http://spearcarrier.daportfolio.com/
http://streetlightgraphics.com/
http://artbykarri.com/
http://www.missmaesite.com/designingbookcovers.htm
http://thecovercounts.blogspot.com/
https://www.elance.com/
http://www.everything-indie.com/


Cover Art:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Public_domain_image_resources
http://www.coverreadyart.com/
http://booksat.scarlettrugers.com/bookcoverdesign/resource-list-of-stock-image-websites-photo-vector-and-footage-free-and-paid/
http://ifi.photoshelter.com/
http://papiliophotos.com/?service=page&action=show_home_page&language=en
http://us.fotolia.com/
http://www.visionsingolf.com/
http://www.123rf.com/
http://www.acclaimimages.com/
http://www.adigitaldreamer.com/gallery/index.php
http://www.alaskastock.com/Index.asp
http://www.alunablue.com/
http://www.arcticphoto.com/
http://www.artbeats.com/
http://www.artbitz.com/
http://www.artres.com/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=ARTHO1_3_VForm
http://www.blendimages.com/
http://www.bluemoonstockphotos.com/
http://www.canstockphoto.com/
http://www.cfgphoto.com/
http://www.cgtextures.com/
http://www.chalkartstudio.com/home.aspx
http://www.corbisimages.com
http://www.cornerhousestock.com/
http://www.crestock.com/
http://www.dartmoorarchive.org/
http://depositphotos.com/
http://www.deviantart.com/
http://www.digitalanarchy.com/
http://www.digitaljuice.com/
http://www.dinodia.com/
http://www.dreamstime.com/
http://www.europestockphotos.com/search.php
http://www.everynight.co.uk/
http://www.fairfaxsyndication.com/
http://www.foodanddrinkphotos.com
http://www.footagebank.com/home.asp
http://us.fotolia.com/
http://www.fotolibra.com/
http://www.fotoscopio.com/
http://www.fotosearch.com/
http://www.francisfrith.com/
http://www.galaxypix.com/
http://www.garden-collection.com/
http://www.gardenworldimages.com/
http://www.gekkoimages.com/
http://www.gettyimages.com.au/
http://www.hotdamnstock.com/
http://www.illustrationweb.com/
http://www.imagesource.com/
http://www.inmagine.com/
http://www.israelimages.com/
http://www.istockphoto.com/
http://www.johnbirdsall.co.uk/
http://www.jpsviewfinder.com/
http://www.jupiterimages.com/Collections/BananaStock
http://www.klemcoll.com/
http://www.lebrecht.co.uk/
http://www.leonardsmith.co.uk/
http://www.lonelyplanetimages.com/
http://www.loupeimages.com/Index.asp
http://www.marinethemes.com/
http://www.masterfile.com/
http://www.mindenpictures.com/
http://www.morguefile.com/
http://www.narratives.co.uk/
http://www.northwindpictures.com/
http://www.officialpsds.com/stocks
http://www.onimage.co.uk/do/onimage/
http://www.ozimages.com.au/
http://www.pacificstock.com/Index.asp
http://www.petemcarthur.com/stockhome.asp
http://www.photo-key.com/
http://www.photoalto.com/
http://www.photoresourcehawaii.com/
http://www.photos.com/
http://www.photoshot.com/home.jsp
http://www.photosindia.com/Home/Default.aspx
http://www.picturesque.com/
http://www.picturesque.com/
http://www.retrostockpix.com/
http://www.romancenovelcovers.com/
http://www.sciencefaction.com/
http://www.scienceimage.csiro.au/
http://www.sciencephoto.com/
http://www.shutterstock.com/
http://www.simmonds.com.au/
http://www.stockbyway.com.au/
http://www.stockphotofinder.com/
http://www.storee.se/
http://www.sxc.hu/
http://www.theispot.com/
http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/
http://totallyfreeimages.com/
http://www.travel-library.co.uk/
http://www.vandaimages.com/index.asp
http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons


Helpful Boards:
http://www.kindleboards.com/index.php/board,60.0.html  (Writer's Cafe)
http://www.bksp.org

Writer's Forum
http://community.podiobooks.com/

Forum
http://www.authormarketingclub.com
http://www.indiebooklounge.com/

Industry News:
http://bookbee.net/
http://idpf.org/
http://www.epicorg.com/ebook-news.html

Transferring paper books to e-files:
http://www.blueleaf-book-scanning.com/

U.S. Copyright Office:
http://www.copyright.gov/


eBook Sites for Readers

Compass eBooks on Facebook

Lovereading.co.UK

Kindle Boards Blog/Facebook




ePublishers, Services, & Info




How to Create an eBook With Free Tools - A Tutorial
http://bolognaornot.wordpress.com/how-to-create-a-kindle-book-with-easy-and-free-tools-tutorial/



And 3 Related Articles on Indie Publishing -


Article 1 Releasing Your First Book

http://www.edwardwrobertson.com/2012/08/im-new-to-indie-publishing-and-this-is.html


Article 2 Building Your Floor

http://www.edwardwrobertson.com/2012/09/im-new-to-indie-publishing-part-2.html


Article 3 - Is Select a Long Term Answer?

 http://www.edwardwrobertson.com/2012/09/im-new-to-indie-publishing-part-3-is.html


Selling eBooks Direct: How to set Up A Simple eBookstore

14 Tips for Good Kindle Cover Design

Foboko.com


KDPSelect

Apple iBooks Author

Red Adept Reviews (full service publishing assistance)

The Book Designer

kek19 eBook Cover Design


Street Light Graphics


Nephan eBook Design and Art

Kindle Conversion Cheat Sheet

Writer Network

Book Baby (epublishers)

eBook Publishers and Distributors

Kindle Direct Publishing

Barnes & Noble Pub It!

Barnes & Noble Pub It! Discussion Forums

Smashwords

Bookmark Services

Publish Green

How to Self Publish Via Kindle

US Copyright Office


Calibre eBook Formatting (free)

J.A. Konrath - A Newbies Guide To Publishing

52 Novels eBook Design

Kindle Boards


Chilli Breeze Graphic Services

Robin Ludwig Designs, Inc. (book covers)

Unbridled Editor (book cover design)

Holloway House, editing and ebook formatting

Cover Art and Design

Jutoh Epub Editor

Author Editing and Ebook Formatting

Hot Damn Designs

Valentine Design - Affordable and elegant art, graphics, websites, banner ads

Dellaster Design - ebook formatting




Articles and Information


The Secret of Why KDP Select Members Have An Advantage

Cheap Ebooks Crowd Bestseller List

The Essentials Of Indie Success

The End Of Content Ownership?

Kindle and Amazon Encore News

Why 99 Cent Ebooks are A Bad Deal For Authors

10 Common Errors Formatting an eBook

7 Tips On How To Sell Books On Kindle

B&N Nook Has 25% of U.S. Ebook Market

The New Normal of Publishing

The New Way of Publishing - The Wild Wild West

How Do YOU Measure Success?

Sony Daily Edition eReader Goes High Calibre

The Writer's Guide To ePublishing

Indie Book Lounge

How To Publish Your eBook

Kindle Nation Newsletter

Kindle Nation Weekly Digest

Kindle Nation Daily

Independent Authors Forum

Publishers Weekly - January (2011) eBook Sales Soar

When Self Published Book Design Goes Bad

How the Ebook Reader's Bill Of Rights Benefits Authors

Kindle and Nook readers Bash high Ebook Prices

Ebook Lending Takes Off

Kindle: The Results of Lowering Prices

What Happens If eBook Prices Drop to $1 to $5 Range?

Ebook Piracy May Have Unexpected Benefits for Publishers

What Authors And Readers Need To Know About Ebooks

Ebooks: Could you be the next self published star?


FREE HOW-TO GUIDES

E-Publishing:
http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/lets-get-digital/
http://www.amazon.com/Write-Good-or-Die-ebook/dp/B003H4QZOG/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1335126132&sr=1-5

You can also download "Be The Monkey" for free, from either Barry Eisler's or J.A. Konrath's webstores.


E-Book Formatting:
Quick and Dirty eBook  DIY Formatting
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/52
http://www.amazon.com/Smashwords-Style-Guide-Format-ebook/dp/B004XWJ7UK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334979676&sr=8-1
https://simg1.imagesbn.com/pimages/pubit/support/pubit_epub_formatting_guide.pdf
http://guidohenkel.com/2010/12/take-pride-in-your-ebook-formatting/
http://johnaugust.com/2009/kindle-formatting-for-web-geeks
http://www.jmooneyham.com/cheat-sheet-how-to-make-your-own-amazon-kindle-ebook-in-hours.html
http://www.idsystem.cz/kindle/


Audiobook Formatting:
http://www.podiobooks.com/authors/PBAuthoringGuidev2.0.4.pdf


Marketing:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/305

http://www.amazon.com/Smashwords-Book-Marketing-Guide-ebook/dp/B004XR57PE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1334979654&sr=8-2
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/145431