The Best Publishing Tools and Services for an Author, Self Publisher, or Writer

The following is the collection of software, services, marketing strategies, and author tools I've used over the years as a self-publisher and author on Amazon. The list of author tools below are were carefully chosen, and only the ones that truly brought value to my Kindle business got a spot on this list.

KEYWORD RESEARCH AND CATEGORY ANALYSIS TOOLS

As an engineer by training, I always enjoyed approaching self-publishing books on Amazon from an analytical and search engine perspective. Processes like keyword research and category analysis are essential if you want to beat your competitors in the Amazon search results. Optimizing your book(s) for your target keywords and categories can result in hundreds of more visitors. The two following tools have allowed me to gain an edge over the competitors.

WRITER TOOLS AND SERVICES

The tools and services below are not for everyone, but they have their place for improving writing quality and momentum.

BOOK COVER TOOLS AND SERVICES

This section is a bit on the shorter side while I'm testing out further services.

More Self-Publishing Resources

WEBSITE PRODUCT & SERVICES FOR CREATING AUTHOR PLATFORMS

Building an author platform is one of the most productive ways an author or self publisher can start taking control of book marketing traffic beyond Amazon. To do this, I've compiled some a few of the major components you'll need to get started.

EMAIL MARKETING AND GROWING YOUR AUTHOR EMAIL LIST

Email is still one of the best online marketing tools you can have for any business. In the author/self-publishing world, it's crucial to start building your list and using email marketing to promote your book, upcoming book(s), related affiliate products, or your own product and services. 

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