On this page, you will find resources to help you as an indie author. These resources are recommended by Lacy. Please note affiliate links are in play on this page.

Download the SMART Indie Book Publishing Checklist

Crafting your best book:
Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell
Writing Fiction for Dummies by Randy Ingermanson
The Story Equation by Susan May Warren
The 11 Secrets of Getting Published by Mary DeMuth
Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook by Donald Maass
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Brown

Marketing advice:
The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell
Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath
Discoverability: A WMG Writers Guide by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Sell More Books With Less Social Media by Chris Syme
http://nicholaserik.com/getting-book-visibility/

Business plan for authors:
(this website did not renew it’s domain so the info is hosted at the Wayback machine)
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Interior and ebook formatting and publishing to iBooks:
http://e-bookformattingfairies.blogspot.com
http://www.authorems.com

Multi-author newsletter promotions:
LitRing
AuthorsXP

Metadata resources, help choosing keywords & categories:
Amazon Author Central: http://authorcentral.amazon.com
KDP Help pages: https://kdp.amazon.com/help
How to Sell Romance Novels on Kindle by Michael Alvear -includes extensive keywords list for romance
Supercharge Your Kindle Sales by Nick Stephenson
KindleSpy – Google Chrome browser add-on
Post from Kindlepreneur

Books on indie publishing (not an exhaustive list):
The Naked Truth About Self-Publishing by various authors
Let’s Get Visible by David Gaughran

Where to find industry news:
The Hot Sheet
Publishing Trends (you should subscribe to this one)
GoodEReader
Author Earnings
Publisher’s Weekly BookLife (subscribe to newsletter)
Publisher’s Lunch

Book blurb:
Great post on Your product description

Editors I recommend:
Robin’s Red Pen
Judy DeVries (proofreading)

Narrators I recommend:
Lara Asmundson
Laural Merlington
Becky Doughty

Cover artists I recommend:
Seedlings Design Studio
The Killion Group
Damonza

Formatting programs:
Vellum
Scrivener (also for writing/drafting)