PhatPuppy  Claudia McKinney- She is in the over $700 range, but OMW! Fantastic! I’m saving up to use her at least once!

Cliff Neilson – He’s going to be wicked expensive, but his art is great. I’m sure you recognize some of these covers! – He’s $2,500-$4,000 per cover. There’s a reason for that!

Ravven’s Glass – Portfolio – WOW!!! Take a look at this!! Amazing!!  Starting at $150

Wicked Cover Designs – Starting at $100

✔  Mae I Design

✔  Once Upon A Time Covers

Shannon Associates

AmyGDala Designs

Jason Chan


Marc Wolfe

Eithne Ni Anluaine

✔  Dawne Dominique – She’s the illustrator of As Night Falls, The Dustman, The Hands of Tarot –Starting at around $200

GoBookCoverDesign – I like how crisp these designs are. I might give these guys a try.


Mooney Designs – I tried contacting her. No answer.

Wicked Smart Designs

Nelleke Schoemaker

Book Trailers

I’m still a little undecided on this one! I haven’t had too many people claim they bought my book because of my book trailer, but a lot of that could be because I don’t have a GREAT book trailer. Mine are kinda…well, amateur -ish. Here are some interesting facts on why book trailers should work.

Find a Radio Station/Program    AuthorBroadcast – $150 – $500

Find a Radio Station/Program    Readers Favorite – $150 – $400

✔ Book Reviews

I’m still a little undecided on this one, as well! Is this a scam? It sounds like it could be a good thing, but…

Individual Book Review Blogs

These are primarily blogs I’ve researched who are open to indie authors and who accept unsolicited queries in the realms of YA Fantasy and Adult Paranormal. Romance. MOST of these blogs are listed because they’ve hosted me.


Becky’s Book Notes


Book Addict Reviews – This blog is so cute!!

Book Club Sisters

Boys on the Brink



Celtic Lady Reviews





Geekery and Books

Gizmo Picks

Goldilox and the Three Weres



The Little Pink Book Boutique


Mary’s Cup of Tea

Me, My Bookshelf and I

Miss Vain

Miranda Stork


MoiraTheFates – needs paperback





RBTL Reviews 

ReadingVacation – She’s pretty young

ReaderBen – he’s 12

Reviewing Romance

Review News


Sweet Southern Home



Waiting on Sunday to Drown

Xpresso Reads

YA & Whiskey Sours

YA Book Bridge


Lists of Book Review Blogs

Book Review Blogs

Indie View

Other Promotions:

Black Lilac Kitty

  YA Promo

Book Tweeting Services

Indie Kindle

Free sites to promote your books!

Addicted to eBooks – Must have 5 reviews or more

 – You need at least (5) 4-star reviews

– You need at least (5) 4-star reviews

– Costs $5 for a guaranteed slot

– Submit on the DAY your book is free

– Costs $5 for a guaranteed slot

– Need (10) 4-star reviews

– Costs $10 for one day

– All kinds of stuff here!

The Author Marketing Club too! Click here.


For Writers and Publishers

Indie Writers Network

Independent Book Publishers Association

Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network, SPAWN 

Small Publishers Association of North America, SPAN

Independent Author Network, IAN

Find a local Intellectual Property Attorney

Resources For Writers and Publishers

✔ Publishing/Writing Organizations

Independent Book Publishers Association
Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network, SPAWN 
Small Publishers Association of North America, SPAN
Independent Author Network, IAN

✔ BISG (Book Industry Study Group)
POD Book: Digital Book printing for Dummies
BISG Book Subject Headings

✔ Registration Resources:
ISBN information
Register a copyright
Library of Congress
Bowker Books in Print

✔ Self-pub Blogs
Self-Publishing Review
POD, Self Publishing and Independent Publishing

✔ Writers’ Coaching & Education
Write Well University
eWomen Publishing Network

✔ Book Shepherds
Good Article on Book Shepherds
Barbara (Bobbi) Florio Graham, Simon Teakettle Ink
Ellen Reid

✔ Find a VA or Author’s Assistant
Assist University
Authors Assistants Directory

✔ Proofreading, Transcription & Typing Services:
Bonnie Myhrum, Professional Secretary LLC

✔ Editors/Ghost Writers/Indexers
Kim Pearson
Laurel Marshfield
Dakota Indexing
Editorial Freelancers Association

✔ Find a Book Club
Reader’s Circle
Barnes & Noble Online

✔ Interact with other self-publishers:
POD_Publishers Yahoo Group

✔ Book Distributors
Small Press United
Greenleaf Book Group
Ingram Book Group
Baker & Taylor

✔ Digital Book Printers
Lightning Source
360 Digital Books
Infinity Publishing

✔ Book Designers
Cotter Visual Communications
Toolbox Creative
Taylor By Design
Logical Expressions

✔ Manuscript Formatting, Fern Hill

✔ Illustrators
Lauren Francis
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, SCBWI

✔ ePublishing Sites:
Create Space (Amazon)
Kindle Direct Publishing (Amazon)

✔ Reviewers
Midwest Book Review
Library Journal
Directory of Book Review Blogs: BOTW

✔ Find a Radio Station/Program

✔ Find Book Industry Pros on Twitter
Directory by Highspot Inc.

✔ Book Publishing/Marketing Newsletter:
Dan Poynter’s “Publishing Poynters”

✔ Find a local Intellectual Property Attorney

✔ Find an Indie Book Store at Indie Bound


Indie Excellence Awards – Open

ForeWORD  Reviews – Open

Writer’s Digest Self-published Awards – Closed until 2013

Amazon Breakthrough Novel – Closed until 2013

Next Generation Indie Book Awards – Closed until 2013

IPPY Awards – Independent Publisher Book Awards – Closed until 2013

International Book Awards – 2013 now open

Anderbo Self-Published Book Award – Deadline Oct 15

Indie Book Award

Getting Publishing Credentials/Publishing Shorts


Eisley Jacobs – Author of a feel good MG series about dragons! How can you go wrong there? LOL! And she’s coming out with a new paranormal christian novel. So good!

Denise Grover Swank – Author of mystery romance, steamy paranormal romance and beautiful YA.

Alex Lidel – Official site of Young Adult author Alex Lidell.  Information on the author, her novels, and bonus materials for readers and writers. Insight into Lidell’s YA Fantasy CADET OF TILDOR.

Melissa Buell  – Author of possibly one of the very few princess stories I will ever read! LOL!!! It’s a good book and not your average princess story!

Kurt Chambers – He’s a children’s writer currently working of a series of fantasy novels, amongst other titles, written especially to introduce the younger readers into the exciting world of fantasy, and he’s just published his first novel, Truth Teller. You’ll love it!

Jay Eckert – Author of Urban Mythos and other YA & Middle Grade fiction. He’s am an active member of SCBWI and YALITCHAT, and periodically updates his YA Pubs and Agents page found on his blog.  His books Urban Mythos and The Children of Midian are out!  He’s phenomenal!

Natalie Whipple

Tamara Hart Heiner

Lisa Desrochers

Medeia Sharif

Kiersten White

Carrie Harris – LOVE the new look!

Michelle Rowen

Steph Bowe

JD Brown

Cambria Dillon – Happy Release DAY!!!

Stephanie Perkins

Writing Blogs

Writer Beware

YA Books Central

Storyteller Unplugged

History With a Twist

Confessions of a Wandering Heart

Market My Words


Writers Write, Right?

Author’s Echo

Elana Johnson

Shannon Whitney Messenger

Tossing It Out

Book Dreaming

Chronicles of a Novice Writer

The Writer’s Coccoon

First Novels Club

Chatterbox ChitChat

A Squirrel Amongst Lions

Ye Olde Inkwell

Writing YA

Write On Target

The Ron Empire Wants You


Frankie Writes – This is the other Frankie LOL!

Laugh. Write. Play.

Angelica Weatherby

Wicked Writers

Grab a Pen

The Book Writer Writer Writes The Book Writer

The Writing House

Just Really NEAT People!

Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom

The Character Therapist

Fern’s Fronds

The Writing Professionals

The Public Query Slushpile