Tools for Authors

As an author coach and mentor, my goal is to help authors like you make your dreams come true. In addition to working with clients one-on-one, I also want to share some of the resources I have found helpful in my own writing journey. I don’t recommend tools for authors unless I stand behind my recommendation 100%. That means this list isn’t crazy long. It’s simply the tools you need to do what you love. Nothing more. Nothing less.

  • This page is still under construction.
  • Please note, I use affiliate links. However, I only recommend tools, resources, and books I believe in and/or use myself.

Admin Tools for Authors & Bloggers

Website Management

Google Domains

I purchase all my domains directly from Google. Not only is Google the authority when it comes to all things internet, but their prices can’t be beat. Google Domains start at $12 a year, and that includes domain privacy (most everyone else charges extra).

SiteGround

I use and recommend SiteGround for hosting your website.

Genesis Pro

I use and recommend Genesis Pro to create your websites. It really is worth the expense. The WordPress blocks, website themes, etc. all work together to create a seamless website experience for both you on the backend and your visitors. It’s what I used to create 90% of my websites.

Yoast SEO

Keyword Research

Google Adwords

WordStream

Organization Tools

Dropbox

Google Sheets

Writing Tools for Authors

Tools for Writing

Microsoft Word

Google Docs Dictation

Writer’s Retreat Workbook

Publishing Tools for Authors

Formatting Tools for Authors

Microsoft Word

Publishing Platforms

KDP

ACX

Ingram Spark

Lulu

Vervante

Books about Publishing

Self-Publishing Books 101

Other Publishing Tools & Resources

Bowkers

Book Marketing Tools for Authors

Book Marketing Courses & Tutorials

Optimize Your Amazon Sales Page

Books on Book Marketing

Book Marketing for Beginners

So many authors want to market their books, they just don’t know where to start. Others, are trying desperately to market their books, they just aren’t seeing the results they hoped for. If that’s you, you don’t have to spend hours searching the internet and reading blog tutorials to learn how to start marketing your book.  Heather will show you where to start and how to build a plan that works for you in her book, Book Marketing For Beginners.

How to Get Honest Reviews

We’ve been publishing books for years and we know that reviews are important when it comes to selling books. Offering credibility and proof of readership, reviews have the power to boost your book sales. In this book, we’ll share multiple ways that authors can legitimately increase the number of reviews written about their books. Pick up your copy today and find out How to Get Honest Reviews for your book.

Holiday Marketing

Christmas is right around the corner and, as authors, that usually means that we see an increase in royalties. Books and eReaders make great Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers – and that’s good news for us! While there is a natural spike in book sales during this time of year, there are a few easy marketing tactics that you can do to help increase your book sales this Christmas. Holiday Marketing will walk authors through some simple marketing techniques that can help boost their book sales during the holiday season.

Sell More Books Challenge Workbook

The system presented in the Sell More Books 30-Day Challenge Workbook has been proven time and again to yield results, and help authors start selling more books. More than that, it’s the system I use to sell my books. In this workbook, Shelley Hitz and I walk authors through building a strong foundation for their book marketing, and help them create a 30-day marketing plan. Are you up for the challenge?

Blogging Tools for Authors

Graphics

Deposit Photos

Canva

PLR

Gratitude PLR

Do you blog about gratitude? If so, this gratitude PLR bundle could help you create an opt-in gift for your newsletter. Outline some blog posts. You could use it for an autoresponder series for your email list, or use the content in your regular newsletter. You can use it as is, or edit it so it’s written in your voice. Snag your copy of this Gratitude PLR Bundle now.

Affiliate Marketing Tools for Authors

Ultimate Bundles Affiliate Program

Ultimate Bundles has an amazing affiliate program. They also have theme specific bundles that can be a great tool for marketing your books)