A list of resources for self-publishers

Organizations:
• IBPA: ibpa-online.org
• SLPA: stlouispublishers.org

Influential industry experts – also check their blog posts!
• Joel Friedlander, The Book Designer: thebookdesigner.com
• Sandra Beckwith, Build Book Buzz: buildbookbuzz.com
• Joan Stewart, The Publicity Hound: publicityhound.com
• Penny Sansevieri, Author Marketing Experts: amarketingexpert.com/penny-sansevieri
• Joanna Penn, The Creative Penn: thecreativepenn.com
• Jane Friedman, blog and resources for writers: janefriedman.com
• Shawn Manaher, the Author Hangout” / podcasts:  bookmarketingtools.com/blog/category/hangout
• Kimberly Grabas, Your Writer Platform: yourwriterplatform.com
• David Wogahn, Sellbox.com
• Sell More Books Show (podcast) with Jim Kukral and Bryan Cohen: sellmorebooksshow.com
• Chip Kidd: “Designing books is no laughing matter. Ok, it is.”: ted.com/talks/chip_kidd_designing_books_is_no_laughing_matter_ok_it_is?language=en
• Publishing by Patti Henderson (via Flipboard): http://flipboard.com/@gingerpatti/publishing-092cf34kz
• Self-Publishing (via Flipboard): flipboard.com/topic/selfpublishing
• Self-Publishing@yahoogroups.com (daily digest), Subscribe: self-publishingsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

ISBN, print-on-demand (POD) companies and other tools
• Bowker: myidentifiers.com
• CreateSpace: createspace.com
• CreateSpace: calculate your royalties and buy copies of your own book : createspace.com/Products/Book
• CreateSpace spine calculator: adazing.com/createspace-spine-calculator
• IngramSpark: ingramspark.com
• BIASC Subject Headings (book categories): bisg.org/bisac/complete-bisac-subject-headings-2015-edition
• Chicago Manual of Style: chicagomanualofstyle.org
• Library of Congress: loc.gov/publish/pcn/newaccount.html
• Ebook aggregators (Kindle, Smashwords, Bookbaby)
• Google your question: google.com

Self-publishing books
• Dan Poynter’s Self-Publishing Manual (book)
• Bryan Cohen, How to write a sizzling synopsis, a step-by-step system

Stock images
Shutterstock.com, iStock.com, RF123.com, etc.
• Creative Commons Images: search.creativecommons.org
Flickr.com
Unsplash.com
ThinkStock.com — a subscription / monthly cost

Inspiration
Google images — just for ideas
Google: Book Cover Inspiration
Pinterest: Book Cover Inspiration
bookcoverarchive.com
andyswordsandpictures.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/front-and-center-the-importance-of-a-welldesigned-cover
suite101.com/a/book-covers-are-a-vital-key-tosales-success-a97964

Do you have a favorite resource for self-publishers? Contact 314-548-6001.
Member: St. Louis Publishers Association (SLPA)
Member: Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)

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