10 Resources for Indie Novelists

Indie LinksIn no particular order, here are some resources I’ve come across recently that have helped inform my life as in indie novelist and my life as coach and consultant to authors.

Educate yourself. Get to know the lay of the land. Get informed! Being an indie author is a business folks, so let’s get writing and publishing.

  1. Author Virna DePaul offers useful Cheat Sheets, her latest on the pros and cons of self-publishing. Sign up for her newsletter to get it.
  2. Author Zoe Winters offer sage and witty advice  in her book, Smart Self-Publishing: Becoming an Indie Author
  3. Author and teacher Kristen Lamb writes a good book on social media for indie and traditional publishers alike: We Are Not Alone: The Writer’s Guide to Social Media
  4. The Independent Authors Network is a great way to get some attention and connect with other indie authors. I’m there!
  5. A blog by multiple authors: The Self Publishing Revolution
  6. A yahoo group discussing everything self-publishing: This discussion forum is a community of authors and small presses interested or involved in publishing and marketing their own work and that of others. It is sponsored by SPAN. Both newcomers and veterans welcome. Subscribe by sending an email to Self-Publishing-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.
  7. No list would be complete without one of the most outspoken proponents of self-publishing, JA Konrath. His blog, A Newbie’s Guide to Self-Publishing, is a wealth of information, news and clear-eyed assessment of the whole publishing industry.
  8. Keep up with what’s going on in the indie publishing industry, Publetariat: People Who Publish.
  9. I’ve just discover IndieReader.com, a site that review independently published book that  have been vetted for quality.
  10. Lastly but by no means least in this random list, Publishing Perspectives offers an international view of the whole publishing industry. The big picture! My favorite!

Do you have a favorite resource that should be on a list? Post it here. And thanks!

Beth Barany

Beth Barany is the editor and publisher of the Writer's Fun Zone. Certified as a Creativity Coach and NLP Practitioner, and an award-winning novelist of a YA fantasy novel, Beth Barany is passionate about helping genre novelists get their message out into the world, gain confidence in their self-expression, and discover how they can get noticed and sell books to their readers. More about her services and products for genre novelists at http://www.bethbarany.com. Write on!

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4 Responses

  1. Virna DePaul says:

    Thanks for mentioning my cheat sheet, Beth. I definitely plan to check out the other resources you’ve listed here. Very helpful!

  2. Beth Barany says:

    You’re welcome, Virna!

  3. An absolutely essential resource for any indie authors out there is Joanna Penns Thecreativepenn.com. Joanna is an author and writers consultant with a wealth of experience. her site is packed with information to help you write, publish and market your book. Her podcasts are well worth subscribing to too! and her pro writer series of courses for authors is highly recommended.

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