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SPQ 070: 13 Essential Tools All Authors Need

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Steve answers a question from Thomas about his preferred tools and resources for authors. He lists marketing tools, websites, and apps that can help anyone running a self-publishing business.

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SPQ 070: 13 Essential Tools All Authors Need

  1. Author Tools 13 Essential Tools All Authors Need Episode 70 of the Self-Publishing Questions Podcast
  2. Question:Question: Thomas Lau asks: What are the absolute essentials and good-to-have tools (online or offline) for authors?
  3. #1 BlueHost Your website can help turn casual readers into subscribers or book buyers. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  4. #2 Google Analytics It shows you where traffic is coming from & tells you which pages people are visiting the most. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  5. #3 Aweber Email lists make it easy to contact people when you have a new book. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  6. #4 Word Processing Program Go simple with Microsoft Word or get technical with outlining & formatting with Scrivener. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  7. #5 Calibre If you’re a DIY type of person, this software converst files to .MOBI format. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  8. #6 Evernote It’s a great place to store all the ideas you have for your self-publishing business. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  9. #7 Google Keyword Planner A good tool for identifying potential niches & gives you an idea of the keywords people are using to find information online. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  10. #8 Pat’s First Kindle Book (Facebook Group) A great group for people with book-based businesses, where members help each other out and share tips. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  11. #9 Kboards.com A forum for people interested in Kindle publishing and self- publishing as a whole. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  12. #10 Amazon Author Central A great place to check the overall state of your business. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  13. #11 PickFu An online polling service. Use it to get instant feedback from members. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  14. #12 Elance An ideal marketplace for finding people who will work on longer projects. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  15. #13 Fiverr A good site for finding people to do quick tasks. TAKEAW AYS K ey
  16. BiggestBiggest Takeaway:Takeaway: Take advantage of essential tools that can help you grow your author business.
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