Resources for Authors


Amazon KDP Category Info

Amazon KDP Categories help section

Cover Design

Online Book Mockup Maker

Make 3-D mockups of your books easily with this tool.

Resize Photos

Use this tool to resize your cover images.


Writer Beware Blog

A blog about various scams and pitfalls in the world of self-publishing that authors should watch out for

Hot Sheet Bestseller List

The top bestselling self-published books by month

Email Spam trigger words

Words to avoid when sending email blasts to your readers, to help avoid landing in their spam folder.




Non-Amazon Publishing


Used to distribute your self-published book to a variety of stores easily and with one place to setup and edit your book info


Radish is a fiction app, an alternative option for self-publishing where books are published in chunks with readers charged as they go


Facebook (Meta) ad library

Search ads across all Meta sites (Facebook, Instagram, etc) to find example or competitor ads.

Sales Tracking

Book Report

Get detailed and useful reporting on all of your Amazon book sales


Writing and Selling Short Stories

Great article on tips for writing and selling short stories

Writing Retreat Directory

Searchable directory of writing retreats to find a place to get away from it all and just write.


Use Books2Read to create universal book links for your backmatter!


Use BookFunnel to distribute ARCs, send reader magnets, and much more!

Useful Software


Popular eBook formatting software (Mac only).


Writing, research and organization software for creating your manuscripts.

Publisher Rocket

Very useful software to help find keywords, check competition, select categories and more.


Backup your ebook library and convert ebook files with this powerful piece of free software!


Google Forms

Create free surveys and forms with Google

Survey Monkey

Create more detailed and robust surveys, but for a price