Great Advice

Lots of great ideas from Judy Cullins –
http://www.bookcoaching.com/

The Shatskin Files – Serious, hardcore publishing perspectives
http://www.idealog.com/blog/

The Book Designer – by Joel Friedlander
http://www.thebookdesigner.com

A worthwhile blog by Rachelle Gardner – Literary Agent
http://www.rachellegardner.com/

Suess’s Pieces is a new favorite. Emily Suess tells it like it is about vanity presses and other publishing-related topics – http://blog.emilysuess.com

Indie Spotlight – Independent Publishing News and Views
http://www.indiespotlight.org

CreativIndie.com – Derek Murphy’s Publishing Blog
http://www.creativindie.com/

Self-Publishing Resources

Writing
StoryMill for the Macintosh – marinersoftware.com
Scrivener – literatureAndLatte.com
Microsoft Word – office.com
Adobe™ Acrobat – adobe.com
Apple Pages – apple.com/iwork
Open Office – openOffice.org
Buzzword Word Processor – buzzword.com
ThinkFree – Online Office – thinkFree.com
Google Docs – docs.google.com

ISBN Numbers and Copyright
ISBN Numbers – bowker.com or
Enter ISBN Book Information – bowkerlink.com
U.S. Copyright Office – copyright.gov

Vanity Presses/Print On Demand (POD)
iUniverse – iUniverse.com
XLibris – xLibris.com

Print On Demand (POD)
Lightning Source (LSI) – LightningSource.com
CreateSpace – createspace.com

Page Layout
Quark XPress® – quark.com
Adobe™ inDesign® – adobe.com
Choosing Typefaces – fonts.com

See some useful InDesign tutorialas at http://www.agitraining.com/adobe/indesign/tutorials

Cover Design
Chip Kidd – goodisdead.com
Reid Miles/Blue Note album art – gokudo.co.jp/Record/BlueNote1
Apple iTunes – apple.com/itunes
Duncan Long’s Blog – http://duncanlong.com/book_cover_blog.html

eBooks
Amazon Kindle – kindle.com
Barnes & Noble’s Nook® – nook.com
Barnes & Noble’s Pub-it – barnesandnoble.com/pubit
Adobe™ Digital Editions – adobe.com/products/digitaleditions
SmashWords – smashWords.com
eBook Architects – eBookArchitects.com
Sigil – code.google.com/p/sigil
iTunes Producer – itunesconnect.apple.com
Adobe™ AIR – adobe.com/products/air
Adobe™ AIR Marketplace – adobe.com/go/airmarketplace
Richard Geller – aSiteAboutSomething.com
Google Books – books.google.com/googlebooks/tour/

Marketing on Amazon.com
Amazon’s Search Inside This Book – sellercentral.amazon.com
Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing – kdp.amazon.com
Amazon’s Author Central – authorcentral.amazon.com