our top 10 favorite websites that help authors market their book
At Evergreen Authors we always strive to share the best content we can to help you move your book marketing forward.
Something else we love to do is to share our other favorite resources from around the web because we think authors are strongest together, learning from each other.
So without further adieu, here are our Top 10 favorite self-publishing websites, in no particular order, because they are all equally awesome!
Passive Guy, an attorney and writer, curates his favorite blog posts from around the web daily about trends in book marketing and publishing. There's a thriving community of authors who visit this site and the comments section is usually filled with great ideas and discussion.
Kristine Kathryn Rusch is a prolific author who's been in the publishing industry forever. Kris has a wealth of knowledge as an industry veteran and as a perpetual innovator. Her blog is filled with sage advice about book publishing that stands the test of time, yet still manages to stay ahead of the curve. Her husband Dean Wesley Smith also has an excellent blog for authors as well.
Joanna Penn started the Creative Penn podcast and blog before indie publishing was even a thing, and now it's become one of the most popular online destinations for authors. Joanna's interviewed all the major players in publishing on her podcast and has a backlist of archives filled with a goldmine of useful information.
There's a reason why Wise Ink is quickly becoming the number one independent publisher in the country: They really, genuinely care about publishing high-quality books and have been champions for independent authors since day one. They've worked with over 400+ authors and share their expertise in the top-rated Wise Ink blog.
Anne and Ruth are veteran authors who are passionate about helping writers avoid the common mistakes authors make when they're just starting out, or if they've been in the business a long time and the publishing rules suddenly change (which seems to happen all the time). I love Anne and Ruth's blog because their posts are super informative, but also warm and conversational. It's like you're sitting at their kitchen table drinking a cup of tea with them, and getting the best career advice ever.
Kristen's blog is heavily focused on the writing process itself, but she does occasionally talk about book marketing and her advice is rock-solid. Kristen is a bestselling author of several books about how to sell books in today's economy and the founder of the WANA (We Are Not Alone) Tribe for writers who wish be a part of a supportive community of authors online.
Chances are good if you've ever Googled the search term "how to sell more books" the Kindlepreneur website is the first site to pop up, and with good reason. Dave Chesson at Kindlepreneur has created an incredible website filled to the brim with everything you need to know about book marketing, and has it all laid out in an easy-to-follow format. He's also the creator of the super popular book market research software KDP Rocket.
David Gaughran's book, Let's Get Digital is a perennial bestseller in the indie publishing world because his advice is extremely practical and actionable. David is a huge advocate and watchdog for authors - he's usually the first to report any big changes within the publishing industry or with Amazon, and is totally worth following to stay up-to-date on what's happening and how it could affect you as an author.
Jane is a powerhouse author, book marketing consultant, and co-founder of Open Road Media, an innovative publishing imprint that brings thousands of backlist titles to life. Her blog has won several awards for its first-class reporting of publishing trends and book marketing advice for authors.
Joel's website has tons of useful information on the specifics of self-publishing, and he has the most comprehensive online tutorial about how to easily and beautifully design your book interior and cover (which is an extremely important part of selling your book.) He also has the popular Monthly e-Book Cover Design Awards which is a great place to find inspiration for covers.