www.SellingBooks.com: A website full of information on how to write, publish, and market your book and/or e-book, SellingBooks.com offers fresh ideas through the regular articles that they post from professionals of all corners of the book industry and beyond. The site also posts author interviews so authors can read about what their writing peers are up to and exchange tips and tricks!
www.BookConnector.com: A FREE site that connects writers, authors, publishers, and publicists directly to book reviewers who are interested in their genre and book format. Once authors sign up for the free Basic Review Sites membership, they simply plug in the parameters of their book (i.e. Advanced Review Copy, Published hard copy or E-Book? Genre? Fiction or Nonfiction?) and submit their query. BookConnector.com then generates a list of book review outlets fit for the author and his or her book.
The Book Publicity Blog www.yodiwan.wordpress.com/: Authors can learn how to think like their publicist as they follow this informative blog and learn about what it takes to market and promote their book with ease. The founder categorizes lists of other blogs to connect to – from book blogs to literary agent blogs to publishing blogs, and more!
www.ReadersCircle.org: This is a non-profit site dedicated to helping the reading community locate and join, and even start, a local book club. People attend book club meetings with whatever they’re reading and, from there, conversations ensue. Try locating some of your local book clubs and enter your own book into the mix. Exciting commentary about your own title will help spark other readers’ curiosity in you and your book.
www.ePromos.com: ePromos.com is a website with a promotional calendar that lists everything from World Alzheimer’s Day (September 21) to Positive Attitude Month (October). Knowing when a book is ‘timely’ is half the battle in choosing when to begin book promotion. Simply visit ePromos.com, select ‘Calendars & Planners’ on the left search bar, and, once the page loads, click on ‘Promotional calendars’ in the top box.
www.bookmarketingworks.com: Book Marketing Works, LLC (BMW) helps authors sell more books in non-bookstore markets. BMW is the only company in the publishing industry that can provide authors and publishers with the leads, instructions and continuing assistance they need to increase their revenue and profits in special markets.
www.literarymarketplace.com: Looking for a literary agent or publisher information? The Literary Market Place (LMP) is the directory of America and Canadian book publishing. For more than 50 years, LMP has been the resource consulted by practically everyone looking for industry data–whether they are publishing professional, authors, industry watchers, or those seeking to gain entry into the world of publishing.
www.AuthorsDen.com: AuthorsDen.com focuses on delivering the best author promotion and personal discovery of content on the web, through innovative advanced technologies and by listening and reacting to the needs of Authors and Readers. The company delivers services and programs through its own websites, such as their Community Services MarketPlace: http://marketplace.authorsden.com/.
www.OffTheBookshelf.com: A free community where authors (published and unpublished) can set up their own bookstore, market themselves, sell books at the price they want, connect with like-minded writers, create their own cover art, and convert their books to epub for free. The site is not a vanity press, and they are constantly developing new tools for writers and readers in this evolving digital world.
www.BlueInkReviews.com: A site devoted to offering honest, objective reviews exclusively to self-publishers. BlueInk charges a fee for authors to order a review. Books are then channeled to legitimate book reviewers, drawn from mainstream media as well as respected traditional publishing houses. The completed reviews are then posted on the BlueInk website. In September 2010 the site was fully launched and the best titles discovered by reviewers are featured prominently on the website as well as vigorously promoted to publishers, literary agents, librarians and booksellers.
www.Book1One.com: Book1One is an on-demand, custom book manufacturing company providing book printing and binding services to individuals, publishers and other organizations seeking to self-publish. The company offers a variety of binding options (including soft cover, hard cover and plastic coil binding) with no up-front fees or hidden charges and no minimum quantity requirements.
Matador: Serious Self-Publishing www.troubador.co.uk: Matador is the UK’s foremost self-publishing services provider. Part of Troubador Publishing Ltd, Matador has been offering self-publishing to UK authors for over 12 years. From print on demand through to distribution via wholesalers and retailers, Matador is aimed at authors who want to a retail trade market penetration and are who are serious about their self-publishing project. Matador offers authors an unrivalled range of services, from professional book production to sales representation, author website design to distribution throughout the UK and Australia.
Author Connections, LLC http://www.authorconnections.com: Author Connections, LLC offers professional editing and marketing services for authors. Polish your manuscript until it shines. Create author brand material that immediately features you as a serious writer with a connection to your readers. Attend the Book Marketing Boot Camp™ Workshop for essential basic training. Design a custom marketing plan to expand your platform and increase sales.