10 Awesome Resources for Authors

I like having resources at my fingertips. All I have to do is pull it up and I have help right away. There are so many resources out there that it can be overwhelming. Today I’m going to tell you about 10 awesome resources that can help you with your writing! Get ready to add these to your list! 

. 1. Canva

I cannot get enough of Canva! With this website, you can create your own book cover, invitations, presentations, flyers, social media graphics and more! This is where I make most of my pictures for my blog and even made my book cover for my homeschooling book. It is user-friendly and has hundreds of options for you to choose from. Many are free but you can purchase some graphics for a small fee! If your looking to make any of your images cheap and easy this is the resource for you! 

https://www.canva.com/

2.  Scrivener

This is a word-processing software. This is a one-stop shop for writers since you can write and keep your outlines, research, concepts, chapters, and notes all in one place. It keeps you organized and you don’t have to go crazy hunting all over the place for your notes and outlines while trying to keep your story going. This resource gets lots of love from many writers. It does cost money but is well worth the cost. A standard license will run you $45 and an educational license will run you $38.25 

https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener/overview

3. Vellum 

If your looking for formatting templates Vellum may be what you’re looking for. These are beautiful and customizable. This will allow you to have an amazing formatted book without having to research and hire an editor. The cost for Vellum will run you $199-$249. 

https://vellum.pub/

4. BookBoast

With BookBoast you get a newsletter swap for cross-promotion with other authors. The whole idea of this is that authors will share others books with their email and newsletter lists. You get to read others work and they read yours. If you like any books you promote it and they do the same with yours. This is a great way to grow your list but one set back could be that no one promotes your work. I think it’s worth that little risk and besides, you may find a new favorite book. It is free to sign up or you can pick a plan from $10-$20 a month. 

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https://www.bookboast.com/


5. Instafreebie 

This is a platform that lets you set up giveaways to help you promote your book. You can also use this to build your mailing list and even promote your book before it’s released. It has a huge community meaning your book can be in the hands of a lot of people depending on how many giveaways you do. Yes, your giving your work away for free but you’re also getting it read, reviewed and shared! I think it is absolutely worth using if you’re a new author and need exposure. It is free to sign up. 

https://www.prolificworks.com/

6. MailChimp

MailChimp is a marketing automation system that helps you grow your email list. You can create campaigns and schedule those emails to go out as often as you like. This is a very popular resource for authors, bloggers and business. You can customize each email however you want and can even add images and links. This is by far the best way to grow your list. It is free as long as you’re below 1200 subscribers.

https://login.mailchimp.com/

7. Reedsy

Reedsy offers courses for writers and they are free. I have taken a couple and they are great. Packed with a lot of info and you go away feeling like you learned something. Reedsy also offers the best publishing talent out there to help you on your writing journey. They have editors, designers, marketers, publicists, ghostwriters, and web designers. If you are looking for something related to your writing odds are they have it! Prices vary so you will need to check the website for what you are looking for! 

https://reedsy.com/

8. Fiverr

Fiverr is a website that offers many services. It’s not just authors who use it but many, many do! They have graphics and design, digital marketing, writing and translation, video and animation, music and audio, programming and tech, business, and fun and lifestyle. Each category is broken down into subcategories. You can find book cover designers, book trailer designers, ghostwriters and more! Each person is allowed to decide what they charge so you’re going to have to search for the one who you think will fit for you! This is an amazing resource and so many ways to make your book the best it can be! 

https://www.fiverr.com/

9. BookBub

BookBub is for you to be able to reach millions of readers for your ebook. They are very selective about the books they promote so you will need to read their guidelines thoroughly to give you the best chance for your book to be seen.  The pricing varies depending on genre and can run you from $113-$738. The price may seem steep but considering they only take the best and you can gain a ton of readers it is well worth it! 

BookBub ebook deal experience
https://www.bookbub.com/welcome

10. Scribe Writing

This website offers a full team of writers, publishers, and editors. When your done the team at Scribe Writing will help you put on the finishing touches so you aren’t alone while doing so. They help you keep your focus while giving you an interview to help draw out your best ideas, in the most meaningful way so that you can gain more readers. Throughout the entire process they are with you side by side making sure you do your best work!

https://scribewriting.com/
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These are just a few of the many resources for writers. Hopefully, you can use this list to help amplify your writing. I do want to point out I’m not affiliated in any way with these companies and will not make any money if you click the links included! 

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7 Replies to “10 Awesome Resources for Authors”

  1. Seeing as it is officially NaNoWriMo — this is actually the perfect post for me to be reading. I used to be an avid writer back in the day, but it fell off a bit. I told myself I would get back into into this November.

    Thanks for this post! x

    Michelle
    dressingwithstyle-s.com

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