When it comes to books Amazon is the 800LB Gorilla and probably the worlds largest book store with millions upon millions of titles available, but when you publish with Amazon you may think that you have to rely on them for solely to help sell your book? This is simply not the case. This company called IngramSpark can help distribute your books and maybe even get into real book stores. There is of course a fee for your books be it digital format or print but it will not break the bank. For a mere $50 per title you can extend your marketing reach and even see your books in real book stores. Their process is very straight forward to follow and if you have ever uploaded to KDP then the process is really the same but the catch (There's always one) is that you have to supply your own ISBN and barcode but don't owrry I have another link here to help you cover that. But, just click the image and check out what IngramSpark have to offer the Indie Author

Amazon is not the only way to reach your potential readers. This company is similar to Smashwords in selling your books in digital format to an array of E-readers. It is pretty self explanatory so just click the image and check out what they have to offer.

I have used this company many times over the years and found them to be very good at selling your book across multiple platforms. Well worth checking out

As I have said earlier, when your working with IngramSpark, you need to have your own ISBN's and Barcodes on your books cover and as you probably know some ISBN companies charge a fortune for their blocks of numbers. I found this site and was actually quite taken aback by how cheap their ISBN and Barcodes are. For a single code it costs £30 per Number and code and with discounts on multiple purchases. Well worth checking out if you are a U.K or Irish resident. Just click the image and check out what they have in store.

This software is a must have for all writers and it doesn't matter if you are a complete novice or seasoned pro this software has a lot to offer everyone. From outlining, scene development, character profiles, locations, items, and a whole slew of features to really help flesh out your novel or short story, and best of all it is completely free and we have its creator Simon Haynes to thank for that. I have been using this program for the past number of days now and I have to say I am impressed. Don't take my word for it, download it for free and get ready to take your writing to the next level. http://www.spacejock.com/yWriter6_Download.html

Writing your books is the easy part, the editing however is not. You read over your prose again and again until you can quote each page word for word and pretty much end up brainwashed from reading the same thing over and over day in day out. Well this editing software will save your sanity and I have been using it now for just over a year and it has changed my writing for the better. I use it as a plugin for Office Word and it has saved not only time but money also. The prices some editors charge is unbelievable and if you're like me and don't have a ton of cash to spare then for a small investment this software will help improve your manuscript in no time, I had my book edited and polished within a week and when I was finished the difference in the reading experience was amazing. So why struggle with the dreaded editing any longer check out Pro writing aid and save yourself a major headache. 


Hypnotherapy that works full stop. Dr. Andrew Dobson has created this brilliant Hypnosis program to help jump start your creativity. I use this program regularly and have seen a great improvement in my creative work.


I can't say enough about this software. It's free to download and almost just as good as Photoshop, though it lacks some of the great features that Photoshop and illustrator provide the learning curve isn't as severe and you can pretty much learn to use GIMP in as little as an hour. I have been using GIMP now for quite a while and it makes designing your book covers and marketing materials a breeze. With the help of Amazon's templates and a little research you can design a descent book cover in under an hour. The fact that software is free is amazing because it offers the Indie Author so much freedom but without the ridiculous price tags attached to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator which can run into the hundreds even thousands. This software has so many features to help you get the job done. You can download it for free from http://www.gimp.org

When it comes to being a writer or musician or artist for that matter, I cannot state how important copyrighting your work is. From the moment it goes from your mind onto a page or canvas it becomes an intellectual work. I cannot tell you how many times I have seen my books up on pirate websites and elsewhere on the internet, but I was one step ahead of these guys by having my work copyrighted and being able to prove that I am the Author of the work this is when it was written and this is the date the copyright was registered. It doesn't have to be expensive to register your work and the company that I use only charge €8.00 or $10.00 and believe me for such a small investment it can save you real problems in the long run if you end up taking someone to court over copyright infringements you will have all the documentation to prove you are the materials creator. So the company I recommend are Works Copyright and you can find them right here