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The Big List of Websites for Authors

I discover websites which could benefit authors, every day. Thus, I’m compiling a big list of them. OK – it may not look like a big list, yet, but I’ll be adding to it frequently. I may even shape it up into some semblance of order.

If you have any suggestions, please leave them in the comments.

7 Tips for Turning Your Blog Into A Book

20 Rules for Writing Detective Stories

31 Ways to Find New Readers Outside of Your Network

50 Best Children’s Literature Blogs

Amazon’s Meet Our Authors forum

A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing

Author Central

Authorpreneur Magazine

Authors Database

Best Ways to Help Your Favorite Author

Book Awards for Independent Authors

Book Blogger Directory

Book Creator for iPad app


Book Marketing Tests and Studies by Caleb J. Ross

Brand Gamblin’s BookBub Experience

Brooke Johnson’s Character Worksheet

California Public Libraries list

Children’s Book Insider newsletter

Chicago Manual of Style Online

Goodreads Case Study: How Readers Discovered a Debut Novel

Dan Wells on Story Structure video series and a summary of them


Digital Publishing forum

eBook Creator Guide – free eBook

eBook formatting series

Ebook stores and royalties comparison chart

Flipick – software to generate your own fixed layout ebooks from InDesign to various formats


Google’s videos to learn how to use Google AdWords

How to Run a Goodreads Giveaway with Maximal Results



Jane Friedman’s Blog

Jutoh – Software for creating ebooks in popular formats



Midwest Book Review

Midwest Book Review’s publisher information for getting books reviewed

Nathan Bransford’s Blog

Online Etymology Dictionary

Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling

Preditors and Editors

Pressbooks Blog

Professional Editors

Publish your Own Books

Pub Rants and more Pub Rants

Rachelle Gardner’s Resources for Writers

Reviews of Book Marketing Companies

Savvy Book Writers

Self-Publishing Hall of Fame


Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators



The Alliance of Independent Authors

The Book Designer

People, Place, Plot, and Purpose video

The Passive Voice

The Phrase Finder – Meanings and Origins

Why Isn’t My Book Selling?

Word Counter with Frequency Statistics

Write Out Loud podcasts


Writer’s Discussion group

Writer’s Knowledge Base

Writing Genre Community Collection

Write to Publish blog

Write to Publish blog’s list of resources

Writing Excuses Podcast

Writing Resources forum