Website & Hosting

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Shopify

Shopify is a leader in the ecommerce world and offers the Lulu Direct App to sell your books directly through a Shopify store.

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WordPress

The most well-known site development tool, WordPress offers simple site design and blogging tools at reasonable prices.

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SquareSpace

Site design with an eye toward the aesthetic and ecommerce, SquareSpace is a great option for multi-media creators.

Publishing

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Affinity Publisher

A low-cost alternative to InDesign, Affinity Publisher is well suited to authors who crave expert design tools but will not design books often enough to justify Adobe's monthly fees.

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Adobe InDesign

Taking creation to the next level, Adobe InDesign is the expert tool for book designers, with easy to use tools and the power to design both your interior and cover files.

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Microsoft Word

Long time standard for word processing, MS Word has everything you need to write and design your book's interior file.

Writing

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Scrivener

Designed for authors by authors, Scrivener is a powerful writing and research program meant to keep all your important material organized and easily accessed.

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Google Docs

Free web-based writing and collaboration that you can easily access from anywhere. Google Docs is a great way to write, edit, and revise your manuscript.

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LibreOffice

A free-to-use MS Word alternative, Libre Office is a powerful word processor with all the layout and design option you expect from more expensive options.

Graphic Design

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Adobe Photoshop

The standard for top of the line image creation and design, Photoshop is the professional choice for editing and designing with images.

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Canva

Arguably the best free image editing software, Canva offers simple editing and design without any frills.

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Unsplash

For any true DIY creator, Unsplash is a resource for free to use images for your interior and cover design.

Hire A Pro

Support for your publishing journey with editors, cover designers, and author communities.