We’re here to help, but we know we can’t do everything. If you need a web host, the ability to take payments, a way to understand best seller lists, or help with pretty much anything else that goes into being an author, check out these resources below:
- Website Hosting: DreamHost – Great prices with free unlimited email addresses for your domain. Get $50 off the Unlimited plan (which includes a free domain and allows you to host any number of sites starting at under $6/month) when you use this link!
- Payments and Billing: Square – Take orders on your phone with a free reader or online with other free tools. Get your first $1,000 in sales processed for free when you use this link!
- Make A Business of Writing – If you’re looking to take your writing beyond a hobby, Write Publish Repeat by Sean M. Platt and Johnny B. Truant is the best resource available for the truth behind self-publishing – it will not mislead you with scheming scammy nonsense.
- Read For Free – If you don’t want to pay for Write Publish Repeat, you can get a free trial of Kindle Unlimited by clicking here.
- Get Inspired to Finish – If you need a little boost finish your project, The War of Art by Steven Pressfield is a quick read that gets you ready to unleash writing productivity.
- Listen on the Go – If you (like me) find it to hard to sit down and read anything, try Audible by clicking here and listen to everything on your commute.
- Book Sales – Amazon – The trailblazer of online book sales and ebooks, click here to check out the current best-seller list so you can see what’s popular and what the latest cover trends are.
- Amazon Sales Algorithms – If you want to know what keywords are searched for the most on Amazon and how many sales you’ll need for your book to rank in the top 10 or even #1 on a best seller list, there is no better tool than Publisher Rocket.
Also, let your friends help you. Even if you’re an introvert, even if you hate self-promoting. If nothing else, just send them to this page that we put together on how people can Help Your Author Friends.
Fine print: These are all tools we use and personally love. They are affiliate links, meaning we get a small bonus if you use them, but they do not impact your price in any way. We’d recommend them anyways because we really do use them and love them. If you have any questions, just ask through our Contact page.