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!
Wicked Cover Designs – Starting at $100
✔ 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.
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.
✔ 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.
Book Addict Reviews – This blog is so cute!!
MoiraTheFates – needs paperback
ReadingVacation – She’s pretty young
ReaderBen – he’s 12
Lists of Book Review Blogs
✔ YA Promo
Addicted to eBooks – Must have 5 reviews or more
– 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
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
✔ Proofreading, Transcription & Typing Services:
Bonnie Myhrum, Professional Secretary LLC
✔ Interact with other self-publishers:
POD_Publishers Yahoo Group
✔ Manuscript Formatting, Fern Hill
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, SCBWI
✔ 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
Getting Publishing Credentials/Publishing Shorts
- AE (guidelines)
- Analog Science Fiction and Fact(guidelines)
- Apex (guidelines)
- Asimov’s Science Fiction(guidelines)
- Beneath Ceaseless Skies(guidelines)
- Brutarian (guidelines)
- Bull Spec(guidelines)
- Cemetery Dance(guidelines)
- Clarkesworld Magazine(guidelines)
- Cosmos(guidelines (PDF))
- Daily Science Fiction(guidelines)
- EscapePod (guidelines)
- Flash Fiction Online(guidelines)
- Grantville Gazette(guidelines)
- Highlights— (guidelines)
- Lightspeed Magazine — (guidelines)
- The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction(guidelines)
- Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show (guidelines)
- The Pedestal Magazine(guidelines)
- Redstone Science Fiction(guidelines)
- Strange Horizons(guidelines)
- Subterranean Magazine(no guidelines available; no unsolicited subs)
- Writers of the Future Anthology (rules)
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!
Carrie Harris – LOVE the new look!
Cambria Dillon – Happy Release DAY!!!
Frankie Writes – This is the other Frankie LOL!
Just Really NEAT People!
The Writing Professionals