Tools, Services & Products for Authors, Writers & Self Publishers

Top Ten Tools & Services

partnersThis page provides a useful resource for authors on where to get the best help when creating content. This is a comprehensive list that you can use for creating content including where to get high quality covers and templates.

Tools we Recommend for Speedy Members

Automation Tools

List of the best writers on TextBroker.ComInvite These Members To Join Your Team, they are 5 star writers charging 3 star prices.

Ebook Niche ExplorerWe use this tool for comprehensive keyword research.

Kindle Game CreatorWe use this for creating interactive books.

SEMRush.Coma web based tool used for discovering which what keywords Amazon.Com, Barnes & Noble and other book selling platforms.

Copyscape.Coma web based tool used to verify unique content.

Dropbox.ComA cloud based service used to store my completed books.

Gimp.Orgused for image retouching and basic design

QuickBooksaccounting software used to track profit and loss for investment books.

Microsoft SharePoint Designerused as an html editor to create more interactive based books.

MagicJack.Comused to make and receive calls in the USA and Canada for free – creating vanity numbers.

Team Viewerweb based software used to conduct meetings with staff and to cross train team members.

Dragon Naturally SpeakingUsed to convert speech to text to generate content quickly.

OmniPageused to conduct ocr scanning of public domain books & magazines

GetResponse.ComUsed for publishing our company newsletter.

Book Reading Communities

GoodReadsthe largest online book reading community

Shelfari Amazon.Com owned book reading community

Library ThingOver 2 million book readers and book lovers

KindleBoardsCommunity of about 200,000 Kindle owners, writers, professional authors and book lovers.

 

Author Services

Writers DigestWhere writers go to get published and a good source of news

WattPadFree publishing, the perfect place to buy ready made content

TextBroker.ComWhere to build your army of writers

Elance.ComWhere to find good graphic designers and writers.

Odesk.ComAnother community of contractors for virtual assistant

Micro WorkersWhere we go to find people to do odd jobs

iWriterA source for less than perfect content creation.

All Freelance WritingA one stop source for writing services online

Berkeley Graduate School of JournalismA one stop source for academic writers.

JournalismJobs.comA perfect way to fund your existing blog on Kindle with current affairs.

The Market ListWhere to send content and possibly find some writers.

Mediabistro.comPlace your available jobs here to get consistent writers.

Media Group bosacks.comLots of marketing nuggets for marketing

Marketing Services

PRWEBThe premier online press release service for getting into Google news

PR NewswireA pretty expensive service that deals with press releases that target offline sources.

SB Wirea very good aggregator for news releases

PR BuzzA professionaly run service that creates buzz and exposure for newly created books.

Publishers WeeklyWhere to market your book for notoreity and publishing companies to pick up.

Kirkus ReviewOne of the most trusted and respected review sources for books

Absolute WriteGreat advice for budding writers

Backspace.OrgAn awesome community of best selling authors

Critique CircleThe perfect place to get reviews for your books.

Critters WorkshopFor writers that want to get some constructive criticism on their fiction work.

My Writers Circle One of the most respected site, home to several best selling authors.

Review FuseA Review trading service, you get three reviews for every four that you write.

Writers CaféAn awesome and active community of writers who help each other with advice

The Writer’s ChatroomGet free reviews and comments from authors and writers.

The Review ReviewAn awesome service for full time authors.

Facebook Author Groups

Page One ProfitsOnline marketing for kindle publishers

Apex Authorsgood online source with very active members

Financing

Paypal financingBill me later service and WeBank

Legal

Legal Zoom.ComAll legal contracts and basic legal services.

the Delaware CompanyAll LLC and company formation services