Author Resources

treasure-map1Finding reliable and reasonable support services can be like swimming in shark-infested waters.

When we find a treasure, we’ll share it here…

 

Reviews

Here are two reviewers who are honest and fair and who love to support indie authors:

Julie Whiteley, a Goodreads and Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer  has joined eNovel Authors at Work as our Resident Reviewer. She is a mine of great information, as well as a blogger who likes to interview authors. Read her article on Reviews HERE.  Find Julie at The Book Review

Al Kunz (BigAl!) is another reviewer to trust at Big Al’s Books and Pals. His website is an international favorite and he will always let you know  if he finds issues with your book. Moreover Big Al maintains an active list of more than 200 book reviewers HERE.

Every promotion site on eNovel has been vetted. We know the owners/administrators. You will find promotion sites listed in our blogs and articles.  The sites deliver results consistently. No promoter can buy his or her way onto eNovel Authors at Work.  Our books are for sale, but never our honesty and integrity. We often work with promoter startups IF the owners will talk to us and are transparent about their subscriber lists. We also like to know where a promoter is home based.

Editing

If you’ve ever thought about managing without an editor, think again. Stats show that edited books earn more money. Laurie Boris is a treasure of an editor, as well as being an indie author who uses an editor herself. She knows how it feels. Find Laurie at her website.

More editors can be found on our Useful Links page along with cover artists with links to the books they’ve worked on. 

Formatting

How many formats do you need for your book? Kindle only, Smashwords? Print as well? It can all be learned but a quick ‘look inside’ a few books on Amazon will show that not everybody gets it right. We recommend: Caleb’s Book Formatting Services.

Blog Hops Book Tours and Rafflecopters

eNovel Authors at Work prefers  Tour Director  Njkinny’s World of Books & Stuff.  Nikita’s presentations are masterful. You can sign up to host a touring book on your blog as well as send your book on its travels. NOTE: Virtual book tours are for exposure, especially if a book is full priced. Many book tours are to offer ARC copies for reviews. Remember if $$$ changes hands, or gifts are offered in a Rafflecopter on a Tour resulting in reviews, those may NOT be posted on a book page, but may be copied and pasted in Editorial. Amazon rules. Both authors and book reviewers need to read them: Amazon Guidelines.

Website Creation

Amy Vansant has owned a web development and marketing firm since 1997, creating over 3000 web sites.  One of Amy’s specialties is building Word Press pages and blogs. She can also  include a WP newsletter Mail Poet.  Vansant Creations specializes in content management sites, ecommerce, and affordable solutions for authors.

Books for Authors

Best all around book for New and established indie authors

There are over 1.5 million books in the Kindle Store, with thousands more added every day. How do you get yours noticed? Visibility isn’t a challenge that can be bested once – it requires continuous work. But there are tools and strategies to do much of the heavy lifting for you. This is our indie bible: LET’S GET DIGITAL will teach you how to get your book noticed. And getting noticed is key to growing your sales.

 

One of the best resources for the new indie author

Find on Amazon

In February 2012 Martin Crosbie’s self-published eBook “My Temporary Life” hit Amazon’s top ten overall bestseller list. The next month Amazon posted a press release revealing that Crosbie had made $46,000 in one month with one book. His book outlines the methods the top 5% of successful self-published authors utilize to produce their eBooks in a professional, cost-effective manner and to adopt the philosophy that will allow promotional opportunities to come to you. Updated often, it includes a list of  promotional sites–not all vetted. eNovel authors use Martin’s list. It is our base.

 

jumpstart

Always just 99c

 

Why should you buy and read THIS book on promoting? Because this book is the result of eNovel Member Rebecca Dahlke’s effective experiences selling  books on Amazon. Naturally, your results may differ from hers and ours, but still,  you’ll find at least two things in this book to say it’s worth the price. Rebecca is one of eNovel Author’s at Work top earners–every month.

 

 

 

 

eNovel Authors at Work recommends Kindle Nation Daily eBook Tracker. It’s free. Read about a trackers usefulness here.

One Comment

  1. Thank you for the resources. Will check them out.

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