Whether you are traditionally published for self-published, it is important to take control of your own brand and public profile.
It is also great to make friends with fellow publishers, agents and writers. Some of the links here have podcasts and email newsletters that provide tips for time management, raising your profile, networking, social media marketing, and enjoying your chosen career.
ALLI is a great website for indie authors. A Facebook webinar runs every other Tuesday and the transcripts come out the following week. All their service providers are vetted, and they have a lot of useful free information on their website. You can sign up as a non-member in the first instance. @IndieAuthorALLI
Anne’s website was voted one of Writer’s Digest’s 101 Best Websites for Writers. Their blog has funny stories and covers current trends with regular contributions from former Big Six editor, Ruth Harris. @annerallen
Run by Miral Sattar, BibiloCrunch is a fantastic portal to find vetted professionals to support you with your writing career. They have a great blog Publishing News Roundup Series and run an #indiechat series every Tuesday. @BiblioCrunch
Booklife is a website from Publishers Weekly just for indie authors. You can submit your book for review, read news, authors profiles, success stories and how-to pieces, and more. @booklife
Sandra Beckwith has more than 25 years of experience as a publicist. She shares tips and writes on currently relevant topics for authors. @sandrabeckwith
Copyblogger has grown into a training platform for content marketing, and offers free courses. There are many good blogging tips to improve your content marketing and improve your writing and readability. @copyblogger
David Gaughran focuses on how to get visible and sell more books. He is a successful fiction author that has been both traditionally published as well as self-published, and lots of tips on getting yourself visible online. @DavidGaughran
USA Today bestselling writer, Dean Wesley Smith is the author of more than a hundred novels so has lots of experience as an author. Check out Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing book and signup to his email list. @DeanWesleySmith
Jeff Goins is an American author, blogger, speaker, who wears race car pyjamas. He founded Tribe Writers which shares tips on writing, creativity and making a difference with your work and writes an uplifting blog. @JeffGoins
Good e-Reader is the leading online news source for eBooks, e-Readers and Digital Publishing. They publish over 80 news items every week, covering the entire industry @goodereader
Goodreads is a great website for authors as they cover a range of topics in depth. You can also find new authors and new books on their website, and sign up their weekly newsletter which is full of useful advice. @goodreads
KM Weiland is an author from Nebraska who has written Historical Fiction, Westerns, Fantasy as well as non-fiction books on writing. She mentors authors through her blog which was voted one of the Best Websites for Writers. Her posts focus on characters, writing resources, scene dilemmas, plots, themes and more. @kmweiland
Jane Friedman is the former publisher of Writer’s Digest. She offers consulting services and advice from her publishing days which can be useful if you are considering the traditional route. @JaneFriedman
Dave Chesson founded Kindlepreneur and is a digital marketing guru. His website has a lot of useful advice and tips for marketing your book, and he has his own guest Podcast show. @davechesson
Sarah Bolme offers guidance on marketing to the Christian market. She is the Director of the Christian Indie Publishing Association and wrote Your Guide to Marketing Christian Books. @SarahBolme
Author Bridget McNulty provides a structured method to help you finish your novel. You can sign up to her blog, receive advice, get free feedback on your writing and short email courses. She also runs an online community for writers you can join. @bridgetmcnulty
Joan is the Publicity Hound and she worked as a journalist and PR consultant for many years. Her tips, tricks and tools for free publicity have a lot of useful information on how to promote yourself and your business. She also shares a lot of helpful marketing insight onTwitter. @PublicityHound
Joel Friedlander founded The Book Designer which as lots of resources split by easy to navigate topics. You can download his 10 Things You Need to Know About Self-Publishing to get you started. @JFbookman
The Creative Penn is packed with information and resources ordered into sections. Jo Penn is a successful NY Times author for both fiction and non-fiction. She has a successful podcast series that is worth signing up to as she interviews many great guest authors. @thecreativepenn
Shelley and CJ of Training Authors have a goal to help authors achieve book marketing success. Their site mentors Christian writers and they run a podcast and blog that features advice such as 100 Places to Promote Christian Books.
These guys literally wrote the book on writing and getting published. Their website offers education, competitions, events, articles, books, competitions, and distance learning materials. You can also sign up to receive their magazine or eMag. @WritersDigest
Writer Unboxed features many articles from an extensive list of contributors that offer advice on the business of writing fiction. They held their first conference in the US in 2016, and have a Facebook group of over 5,000 writers.