Author Resources

Indie Author Diaries

AUTHOR RESOURCES

(We aren’t affiliated with these services or programs listed here. We don’t receive commissions if you use these services or programs).

Services

Book Cover Design: The Cat’s Pyjamas also, listen to Episode 13

Book Formatting: Book Reality Academy ebook formatting course also, listen to Episode 14

Book Editing: Celtic Frog Editing Services, also, listen to Episode 15.

Programs Mentioned

Writing Programs
Microsoft Word
Scrivener
Vellum
Calibre
Grammarly
Pro-writing Aid
Fictionary

Graphics Programs
(for covers, website banners and social media etc.)

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Gimp2
  • Pixelmator
  • Canva

Writing Books Mentioned

Writing Craft Books

  • Understanding Show Don’t Tell by Janice Hardy

Business, Mindset, Marketing & Writer Lifestyle Books

  • Work Smarter, Live Better by Cyril Peupion

Other Writing Podcasts We Like

  • The Science Fiction & Fantasy Marketing Podcast
  • The Creative Penn
  • Self Publishing Journeys (Paul Teague’s Self Publishing Diary)
  • The Bestseller Experiment
  • The Misfit’s Guide to Writing Indie Romance
  • Author Like a Boss
  • The Self Publishing Show

Our 2018 Favourites

 Songs

  • Sarah’s fave song: Tell Me You Love Me by Demi Lavato
  • Lisa’s fave song: Little Boxes by Malvina Reynolds & Waiting for Superman by Daughtry

Movies

  • Sarah’s fave movie: Dumplin
  • Lisa’s fave movie: The Incredibles 2 & How to Train A Dragon (movie 1)

 Books

  • Sarah’s fave book: Making Faces by Amy Harmon
  • Lisa’s Fave books: Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman & Bombproof by Michael Robotham (also forgot to mention Everless by Sara Holland)

Podcast Guests