Full Service

Limelight Publishing

Founded on the idea that publishing is not a daunting task, at Limelight Publishing, we help you get your book from an initial idea into print. With experienced professionals, we design and distribute your book exactly the way you want. Everyone has a unique story to tell and we are dedicated to the complete process; from manuscript to print, through to a unique cover design, distribution and sales management, as well as social media marketing, Limelight stops at nothing to ensure your book is exactly what you have always envisioned.

2Nimble

Whether you’re looking for editing, formatting, cover design, eBook creation, or just need help getting your book ready for print, 2nimble has an affordable and simple process to turn your manuscript into a quality book. All services are priced individually so you will never have to purchase a service package containing any services you don’t need. Our knowledge and skills go far beyond just book creation. We believe in giving authors the knowledge to demystify the publishing process by providing advice, support, education, and up-front pricing. All this along with our easy-to-use process will help you make clear decisions on the best needs for your book. Let us help you get started today!

Bublish

Bublish offers all the services an author needs to self-publish professionally: editing, cover design, interior layout, eBook conversion, marketing, and advertising. We also have book bubbles, our award-winning DIY marketing technology that enables authors to share insight-enriched book excerpts on your favorite social channels. During our Weekend Reader Marathon, we share the latest bubbles with 800,000 readers each week. You'll be able to see where and when readers engaged as well as which retailer they visited to learn more about your book.

Book Launchers

Book Launchers is a professional self-publishing team, helping you write, edit, design, publish, and promote your non-fiction book. Authors keep all rights and revenue.

From Manuscript To Book

Kate Winter provides individualized and comprehensive services to independent authors on the exciting journey From Manuscript To Book. Whether you need copyediting, interior formatting, cover design, ebook conversion, a matching author website, or all of the above and more, Kate will make sure your book is beautiful, professional, and ready for the world - as well as offering guidance through every step of the self-publishing process.

Gatekeeper Press

Gatekeeper Press is the world’s premier self-publishing service provider. Services include editing, cover design, Paperback/Hardcover/eBook Publishing & Distribution, illustrations, plus Copyright and LCCN Registration. Authors retain 100% rights, earn 100% revenue, and have 100% control. Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Journey Written

Journey Written™️ is a Book Writing & Self-Publishing Company that specializes in publishing your unique story with a companion workbook (study guide or guided journal) to help not only the writers but also other women heal and break their silence. We teach women who are ready, how to write and release their testimony through Book Writing & Self-Publishing. Our services include Book Writing Coaching and Self-Publishing.

Publish Your Purpose

Publish Your Purpose is a hybrid publisher of non-fiction books. Our authors are thought leaders, experts in their fields, and visionaries paving the way to social change—from food security to anti-racism. As an LGBTQ+ and women-owned B Corporation™, our mission is to elevate the voices often excluded from traditional publishing. We intentionally seek out authors and storytellers with diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and unique perspectives to publish books that will make an impact in the world.

Technica

Technica Editorial is passionate about creating a positive experience for all authors. Our thoughtful and experienced editors are individually assigned to meet your needs, and offer a full range of editorial publishing services — from copyediting, page layout and design, formatting, proofreading, to print and online deliverables. We’re here to help!

Tell Tell Poetry

Tell Tell Poetry is a poetry resource site that turns wannabe poets into published authors by providing line edits, proofreading, book cover designs, interior layouts, and self-publishing support.

Amnet

Amnet is a Technabled Services company. For publishers and content aggregators needing reliable and efficient publishing services, Amnet provides technology-led, end-to-end services and solutions. Amnet’s relationship-centered, customer-obsessed approach provides the client with the certainty of meeting their requirements and provide compelling value. With over 20 years of experience, Amnet addresses the needs of publishers by offering Project Management, Design, Editing, Accessibility, Enrichment, Composition, and Distribution to deliver outputs in all preferred formats. Amnet is trusted by customers of all sizes, including Fortune 50 companies, large multinationals, and corporates who are leaders in their respective markets.

Writing Tools

Daily Prompt

Daily Prompt provides you with a new creative writing prompt every day to help you beat writer’s block and kickstart your daily writing habit. You can share your work with others, ask for specific feedback, and build your writing community.

Plot Factory

Plot Factory is an online story planner that lets writers plan, organize, and write their stories & universes. With Plot Factory, you can craft your universe, forge rich characters and write amazing stories.

Prolifiko

Supercharge your writing! Prolifiko is a productivity coach for writers determined to finish. Feel more positive, keep focused and meet all your deadlines with our science-backed online coaching programs and courses.

ProWritingAid

Great writing, made easier. Become the writer you always wanted to be. ProWritingAid uses Artificial Intelligence to catch more spelling and grammar errors. It enhances the strength and clarity of your writing with style and readability improvements. It also helps you build your writing technique with in-app explanations, videos and quizzes. Join over one million writers who already use ProWritingAid to self-edit like a pro.

Redbud Writing Project

Write. Workshop. Repeat. The Redbud Writing Project is a creative writing organization that offers classes in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, script-writing, and more. Redbud also offers manuscript consultations and coaching, either in-person or online, for writers at any stage of their process.

Editing & Formatting

Editorial Freelancers Association

The Editorial Freelancers Association is a national organization of more than 2,600 freelance editorial specialists who can help you take your manuscript to the next level. We help writers understand the editorial process and connect them to editors through our free Member Directory and Job List.

Technica

Technica Editorial is passionate about creating a positive experience for all authors. Our thoughtful and experienced editors are individually assigned to meet your needs, and offer a full range of editorial publishing services — from copyediting, page layout and design, formatting, proofreading, to print and online deliverables. We’re here to help!

Tell Tell Poetry

Tell Tell Poetry is a poetry resource site that turns wannabe poets into published authors by providing line edits, proofreading, book cover designs, interior layouts, and self-publishing support.

Ebook Launch

Looking to have your book professionally edited before you self-publish? Ebook Launch has a team of experienced and affordable editors to help. Ebook Launch also offers formatting services for epub, digest and trade print formatting. Our services for editing and formatting are simple, fast, and affordable. Get a free quote today.

2Nimble

From a quick proofread to a complete, in-depth overhaul of a partially finished manuscript, our editors can help make your manuscript the best it can be. Once edited, we’re here to put the finishing touches on your manuscript as well. Proper formatting ensures not only a clean interior file, ready to print, but the correction of many formatting issues including but not limited to heading agreement, section flow, and elimination of widows/orphans.

Cover Design

Bailey Designs Books

As an independent designer and illustrator, Bailey works directly with authors to create eye-catching and unique illustrated book covers. Commission Bailey for your own custom cover design, or visit her shop to see a range of premade book-covers for authors on a limited budget.

Ebook Launch

Since 2011, Ebook Launch has been designing beautiful book covers for independent authors and publishers. Let us use this experience to design your best-selling cover design to publish on Lulu.

Fiverr

At Fiverr you can hire freelancers that will help you take your vision from concept to bestseller. Anywhere from editing your first draft to designing your book cover, you can find the person that will accompany you through your book publishing journey.

Get Covers

GetCovers - book cover design services that don't break the bank. Our mission is to help all authors get published regardless of the budget. That's why our price packages range from $5 to $25.

MiblArt

MiblArt is a book cover design company for self-published authors. We believe that book cover design is one of the most important marketing tools and help authors get the best out of it.

2Nimble

From a quick free template that’s sure to work with your formatted book interior, to full multiple-version designs, we have the cover solution that your book needs.

Audio Books

Findaway Voices

At Findaway Voices we have a whole team in place to help you create professional audiobooks. Let us connect you with the perfect narrator, manage your production from end-to-end, and prepare your digital audio files so they meet the technical specifications of every audiobook seller in the world.

Pro Audio Voices

The audiobook experts at Pro Audio Voices start with your goal then customize each project with the support you need to bring your vision to life with excellence. We offer production options: - full cast with music and/or sound effects - children’s books with music and/or sound effects - single narrator - narrating your own audiobook - narration in other languages Then we help leverage it through a range of marketing options to reach your goals. Our team helps you get from where you are to where you want to go.

Typed Audio

Typed Audio is an artisan independent audio house specializing in self published works and independent imprints. With over a decade of creative experience working with such publishers as Audible, Harper Collins, Greenleaf, and Hachette, our producers are committed to bringing our expertise to you, the writer. Let’s choose the ideal narrator and we’ll transform your book into alluring sound, providing you with everything you'll need to meet the requirements of all the audiobook services.

Book Blurbs

Book Blurb Writing Service

When it comes to writing a book, “The End” is just the beginning. Let our team apply our years of marketing expertise as we create a book description that is designed to turn browsers into buyers. We can write book descriptions, also known as book blurbs, for many types of fiction and non-fiction genres as we employ our marketing savvy to mesmerize shoppers in an effort to spur sales of your book. Take advantage of our author discount that's designed to reward loyal customers who return to us time and again to order additional descriptions.

Tell Tell Poetry

Tell Tell Poetry is a poetry resource site that turns wannabe poets into published authors by providing line edits, proofreading, book cover designs, interior layouts, and self-publishing support.

Translations

Sol

At Sol, we instantly connect you with a translator, so that your work can be shared across the world. Click over to our website, fill out a 2-minute form, and we will match you with an interpreter who is culturally-aware and thrilled to help. Whether you just want a 30-minute consultation or are ready to send over your work, we can't wait to hear from you.

Author Website Support

Nate Hoffelder

Nate has been helping people fix broken tech since 2010. He repairs and maintains Wordpress sites, and acts as a virtual IT department for authors. He also blogs about the Kindle and indie publishing. You may have heard his site, The Digital Reader, mentioned on news sites such as the New York Times and Forbes.

Pub Site

Pub Site is the DIY website platform that allows every author, regardless of budget, to have a great-looking, professional website. Created by the book industry veterans at FSB Associates, Pub Site is the easy-to-use DIY website builder developed specifically for books and authors. Imagine using the same website platform used by authors like Tom Clancy, Robin Cook, Janet Dailey, and hundreds more.

Reviews

Booklife

BookLife is a website from Publishers Weekly dedicated to indie authors. The site provides a free and easy way to submit self-published books to Publishers Weekly for review, and offers editorial content—success stories, interviews, author profiles, how-to pieces, news, and features—geared toward helping indie authors achieve their goals. Whether an author is focused on writing and editing, art and design, or marketing and distribution, BookLife has valuable resources that can help along the way.

Chanticleer

Chanticleer offers editorial book reviews for book launches and book promotion for print, audio, and e-pubs. Our prestigious Chanticleer International Book Awards (the CIBAs) recognize today's best books with 16 fiction divisions and 6 non-fiction divisions. We also host an annual authors conference that focuses on the business and marketing side of book publishing along with advance writing craft. The CIBA banquet and ceremony takes place on the Saturday evening of the conference.

Foreword Reviews

Foreword Reviews is dedicated to the “art” of book reviewing. With a review team of talented writers who are experts in their fields, our book-industry journal is designed for a discerning readership—in recognition of the fact that quality paper, generous use of white space, and creative design encourages a time investment by readers.

Community

Alliance of Independent Authors

The Alliance of Independent Authors is a professional business membership organization for self-publishing authors. A non-profit, we provide trusted advice, supportive guidance, and a range of discounts and resources, within a welcoming community of authors and advisors.

Big Black Chapters

Big Black Chapters is a writing collective and community dedicated to showcasing and increasing awareness of literary works created and published by indie authors of color. We show our support by sharing self-publishing advice, writing tips, prompts, creative writing exercises and other resources. Big Black Chapters is more than a community of #OwnVoices storytellers. We also provide professional services such as editing, marketing, book promos, cover design, proofreading and formatting. Join the tribe and connect with a diverse group of supportive authors of color.

Community of Literary Magazines and Presses

CLMP exists to serve magazines, presses, Internet publishers, and chapbook and zine publishers mission-driven to publish literature. Independent literary publishers make up an underserved, uniquely vulnerable and essential field that connects the greatest diversity of writers to equally diverse communities of readers. Since 1967, CLMP has worked to bring these literary publishers together to form a mutually supportive community that is often at the vanguard of progress. CLMP provides technical assistance, facilitates peer-to-peer learning and group action, and builds bridges to connect diverse communities of literary stakeholders.

Independent Book Publishers Association

The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) is a professional trade association for independent and author publishers. Our mission is to lead and serve the independent publishing community through advocacy, education, and tools for success. Our vision is a world where every independent publisher has the access, knowledge, and tools needed to professionally engage in all aspects of an inclusive publishing industry. Author publishers can learn more and join at https://www.ibpa-online.org/.

NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days. Now, each year on November 1, hundreds of thousands of people around the world begin to write, determined to end the month with 50,000 words of a brand new novel. They enter the month as elementary school teachers, mechanics, or stay-at-home parents. They leave novelists.

Nonfiction Authors Association

The Nonfiction Authors Association is a vibrant and content-rich community for writers to connect, exchange ideas, and learn about writing, publishing, promoting and profiting with nonfiction books. NFAA hosts twice-yearly Nonfiction Writers Conference events conducted entirely online, a year-round Nonfiction Book Awards program, and more. With a mission to help authors make a difference in the world, NFAA is the leading resource for nonfiction writers who want to learn how to navigate the publishing industry and sell more books.

The Writers' Hour

London Writers' Salon

Struggling to find the time or motivation to write? Join London Writers' Salon for their FREE daily Writers' Hour writing sessions, held four times each Monday-Friday.

Educational Resources

Self-Publishing with Dale

Self-Publishing with Dale is a YouTube channel devoted to showing authors how to write and publish books that sell. Voted by Feedspot among the Top 50 YouTube channels devoted to self-publishing, host Dale L. Roberts has cemented his position as the go-to authority in the indie author community.

Electric Speed

Electric Speed is a free email newsletter with all-original content by Jane Friedman, focusing on digital tools and helpful resources for writers. It arrives every other Saturday morning. Every once in a while, she sends extra updates about new educational offerings.

Keith Wheeler Books

From children's books and YA Novels to no content and low content books and everything in between, Keith Wheeler Books is a YouTube Channel geared at helping remove the mystery and confusion from self-publishing books on Amazon and beyond. Whether you're looking for writing tips, reviews on the latest self-publishing software or just motivational tips to keep you on track with publishing your next book, Keith Wheeler will keep you informed and entertained.

Online Bookstore for Independent Authors

Direct2Author

Join our marketplace for self-published books today. Direct2Author.com is a subscription-based online bookstore designed to showcase books in all genres written by new, self-published, and hybrid published authors. Direct2Author introduces avid readers to a niche market of artists with a genuine love of writing. It is our way of separating great new and independent literary work from the busy, over-saturated book market and giving it a ‘home’ specifically designed to help authors connect with book lovers everywhere.

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