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
• Jane Friedman, blog and resources for writers: janefriedman.com
• Sandra Beckwith, Build Book Buzz: buildbookbuzz.com
• Judith Briles, Author, Speaker, Consultant, Radio Show Host
• Penny Sansevieri, Author Marketing Experts: amarketingexpert.com/penny-sansevieri
• Joanna Penn, The Creative Penn: thecreativepenn.com
Amy Collins, author and owner of New Shelves Books, a book distribution, sales and marketing company.
• Kimberly Grabas, Your Writer Platform: yourwriterplatform.com
• David Wogahn, Author Imprints 
• Sell More Books Show (podcast) with Jim Kukral and Bryan Cohen: sellmorebooksshow.com
• Fauzia Burke https://fauziaburke.com
• John Kremer http://www.bookmarket.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

ISBN, print-on-demand (POD) companies and other tools
• Bowker: myidentifiers.com
• IngramSpark: ingramspark.com
• BIASC Subject Headings (book categories): http://bisg.org/page/BISACEdition
• Chicago Manual of Style: chicagomanualofstyle.org
• Library of Congress: loc.gov/publish/pcn/newaccount.html
• Ebook aggregators (Smashwords, Draft2Digital)
• 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, etc.
• Creative Commons Images: search.creativecommons.org
Flickr.com
Unsplash.com
GettyImages.com — a subscription / monthly cost

Inspiration
Google images — just for ideas
Google: Book Cover Inspiration
Pinterest: Book Cover Inspiration
bookcoverarchive.com
• https://www.thebookdesigner.com/2017/01/the-pro-bono-marketing-staff-every-self-published-author-has-at-their-fingertips/
https://www.thebookdesigner.com/2016/02/63714/

Do you have a favorite resource for self-publishers? Contact 314-548-6001.
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