A COLLECTION OF VERY HELPFUL THINGS FOR AUTHORS
Really excellent online/content marketing blog.
All things books, authors and publishing.
Media Bistro’s Galley Cat
Quality content about the publishing industry.
Chuck Wendig’s hilarious blog, much of it about writing. NSFW.
The Passive Voice
Excellent content curation for writers and about the publishing industry.
The Creative Penn Marketing Archives
This website is packed to the brim with helpful content for writers.
How to Get Your Web Designer to Read Your Mind
My Advice to Aspiring Authors
See Steve’s comprehensive guide to buying a domain name here.
Steve has posted comprehensive overview how to set up a hosting account using hosts we trust. Our “go-to” web host for WordPress websites is HostGator. They have very reliable 24/7 customer support and our customers have enjoyed using them with no complaints for years.
Learning HTML, CSS, WordPress, Design Software & More
I’ve been using Lynda.com for many years. If you’re building your own websites, designing your own book jacket covers — Lynda offers a plethora of very affordable educational tools to learn the software you need to produce the best results.
Getting Up and Running with WordPress in 3 Hours or Less
Steve’s very helpful series (still in progress) if you’re going it alone can be found here: http://launchthebook.com/category/diy-wordpress-site-in-3-hours-or-less/
Getting Started with GoodReads.com
Here’s my take on getting started with the Internet’s largest reading community, I did it on the YouTube machine and hope you find it helpful.