Every Indie Author’s Essential Directory—To Help You Prepare, Publish, and Promote Professional Looking Books

The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide is the first and largest collection of curated and verified resources for independent authors who plan to publish their own books. Produced by a team with long experience in both traditional and independent publishing, the over 850 resources are listed in an easy-to-use format that includes live links, phone numbers, email addresses and brief descriptive copy. The Guide makes vendors and other resources easy to find by separating them into 35 distinct categories within the 3 main tasks the self-publisher must deal with. How to Prepare, Publish, and Promote their books.

Here, for the first time, dozens of leaders in the self-publishing industry—editors, designers, book shepherds, printers, teachers, publicists, marketers, workshop leaders, illustrators, reviewers—have come together to share their knowledge of the dynamic, ever-changing indie book publishing business. Whether you are a first time author or a seasoned pro the articles and curated lists in this guide will save you hours of hit-and-miss research. Want to learn all about e-book conversion—check out Carla King’s article on page 153. Have questions about distribution–see what Robin Cutler of Ingram Spark has to say on page 165. Do you want to hire an author assistant? Take Kate Tilton’s advice on page 249. And talk about keeping current—The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide is updated every few months all year long. No other book on self-publishing combines the wisdom and down-to-earth advice of over two dozen indie publishing professionals with over 850 links to resource providers. It may well be the “best book for self-publishers” anywhere.


  • Content & Developmental Editors
  • Copyeditors & Proofreaders
  • Indexers
  • Cover & Interior Book Designers
  • Image Sources
  • Book Shepherds & Publishing Consultants
  • Illustrators & Cartoonists
  • Translators
  • Writing Software
  • Writers’ Conferences & Workshops Offering Scholarships
  • Grants & Funding for Writers
  • Professional & Trade Associations
  • Best Books on Writing
  • Helpful Links


  • eBook Conversion
  • Print-on-Demand (POD) Printing & Distribution Services
  • Subsidy Publishers
  • Short Run Printers
  • Book Production Software
  • Best Books on Self-Publishing


  • Website Design for Authors
  • Social Media Consultants
  • Book Review Services
  • Author Assistants
  • Press Release Services & Sources
  • Best Blogs on Self-Publishing
  • Book Blog Tours
  • Marketing & Publicity
  • Sites to List eBooks
  • News & Views
  • eBook Aggregators & Distributors
  • Major Retailers
  • Writing Contests, Fellowships & Prizes
  • Book Awards for Self-Published Authors
  • Consumer Protection

The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide ebook version is updated regularly to provide current information and links in the fast-changing indie publishing world, and the authors are actively soliciting input to keep listings current and comprehensive.

The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide is the most up-to-date and extensive listing of curated and verified resources for indie publishers there is.

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