Websites

Websites that can help your self-publishing business run more smoothly, more efficiently, and hopefully more profitably, AND help you produce better books and content.


The Professor with screwdriver

I will add to this list whenever I find a website that I consider to be truly informative and useful in helping me become a more knowledgeable and more successful self-publisher. -JCK

I vetted this list on January 21, 2021.

Audio Books

Audible ACX

Blogging and WordPress

Bloggers Pick Of The Day

Bloggers Pick Of The Day

Darren Rowse of ProBlogger
The Blog Herald
Mark McLaren
WordPress Tips
WPbeginner
BlogWorld
Alexa
Content Marketing Institute
Bitly’s Bitlink Embed-Code Generator
Siege Media’s Embed-Code Generator
ClickToTweet’s Tweet Embed-Code Generator
Have I Been Pwned?
Google’s PageSpeed Insights
Moz’s Free Domain SEO Analysis Tool
The FTC’s Endorsement Guides
CYMI Technology’s Twitter Web Intent URL Creator

Book Cover

Adobe Kuler
Cloford.com
VisiBone

Book Design

The Book Designer

Book Marketing

Book Marketing Buzz Blog of Brian Feinblum
ReelSeo

Book’s in General

The NY Times Book Section Online
The Millions

Branding

Operative Words Blog with Anthony Shore

Business

Michael Hyatt
Seth Godin’s Blog
CrowdSpring’s Blog

CIP – Cataloging In Publication Data

Adrienne Bashista

Copyright

The Rights Of Writers
Copyright Advisory Services of Columbia Univ.
Copyright & Technology
Public Domain Sherpa
Teaching Copyright
US Copyright Office
Wikipedia
YouTube

Digital Media

Digital Book World
MediaShift
Publishing 2.0
Tools of Change

Ebooks

Joe Konrath
Ann-Marie Concepcion & David Blatner
MobileRead.com
BookBaby
SmashWords

Ecommerce

Practical Ecommerce
MyWifeQuitHerJob
Reverse PayPal Fee Calculator by Greg Ledet

General Publishing

Aaron Shepard
Chris Stevenson
April Hamilton
BookSquare
Carla King on MediaShift
Carla King’s website Author Friendly
Carla King’s Travel and Adventure Blog
Derek Haines’ website Just Publishing Advice
Editorial Anonymous
Gerald Jackson
Indie Reader
Mike Shatzkin
Natalie Wickham
Self-Publishing Review
The Book Seller
Thomas Nixon
Virginia Heffernan
Women on Writing
Penny Sansevieri

Google AdSense

Google’s YouTube AdSense Page
Google’s YouTube Business Page
Inside AdSense Blog
Google Keyword Planner

ISBN

Freebarcodes.com
ISBN Converter

LCCN – Library of Congress Control Number

PCN-Preassigned Control Number Program of the US Library of Congress
WorldCat online library catalog

Podcasting

Cast Feed Validator by Blubrry Podcasting
Podbase Podcast Validator by Charles Wiltgen

Press Releases

PRLog

Publishing Industry

Publishing Perspectives
Independent Publisher
Folio Magazine
Publetariat
Publishers Marketplace
Publishers Newswire
Publishers Weekly
Writer Beware
Alan Rinzler

SEO

SEOMOZ

Voice-Over Acting, As A Career, Education

Susan Berkley
Bill DeWees
Nancy Wolfson
Dan Levine
William Williams

Writing/Grammar

C.S. Lakin’s website: Live Write Thrive
The Manuscript Assessor Danielle de Valera
Grammarist
The Writer’s Knowledge Base
Jeff Goins
English Language & Usage Stack Exchange
Writer’s Digest
Capitalize My Title
Vocabulary.com
GrammarPhobia.com

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