The Book Ninja's Ultimate Resource Guide

Best-of-the-Web Articles

General Self-Publishing

E-Book Self-Publishing

Book Printing

Publisher Registrations

Do You Need an LCCN? The Book Ninja

Book Marketing

Top Self-Publishing Blogs

The Book Ninja—Kristen Joy

A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing—Joe Konrath

Catherine, Caffeinated—Catherine Ryan Howard

How to Blog a Book—Nina Amir

Let’s Get Digital—David Gaughran

Publetariat—April L. Hamilton

The Creative Penn—Joanna Penn

The Future of Ink—various expert authors

The Savvy Book Marketer—Dana Lynn Smith

The World’s Greatest Book—Dave Bricker

The Writer’s Guide to E-Publishing—D.D. Scott

Top Author Associations

Book Printers

Print-on-Demand Printers

CreateSpace—exclusive to Amazon.com

IngramSpark—simple account setup, more distribution options for authors

Lightning Source—advanced printing for independent publishers with plans for 100+ titles

Offset (Traditional) Printers

Bookmasters—high quality offset book printer in Ohio, USA with warehouse and distribution facilities

PrintNinja—high quality offset book printer in China specializing in full color comic books, graphic novels and children's books

Top 101 Book Printers John Kremer

Marketing Materials Printers

NextDayFlyers—mid-quality printer for everything from bookmarks to post cards to flyers and business cards

MOO.com—high quality business cards, specializing in square and mini cards

Awesome Tools for Authors

Writing Tools and Apps

Scrivener—simple to advanced writing software. Get Scrivener for PC. Get Scrivener for Mac.

Learn Scrivener Fast Training—the absolute best Scrivener training available!

E-Book Publishing Tools and Apps

Calibre—free e-book conversion tool

Kinstant Formatter—advanced EPUB formatter for cleaner Kindle books

Sigil—free e-book formatting tool (technical)

Apple Pages—export EPUB files

Apple iBooks Author—exclusive for iBookstore

BookBaby—distribution with meatgrinder formatting service


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