We’re all about being helpful at Self-Publishing School! We’ve listed a bunch of resources here that we ourselves have used and love.
We do need to disclose that some of the links below are affiliate links, which means we earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase. Please note, many of these products are completely FREE and require NO purchase!
Rest assured, these products are ALL recommended because they have helped either Chandler or some of our students’ books reach bestseller status on Amazon. Please don’t feel pressured to buy unless you feel strongly they will help you achieve your writing and publishing goals. (But once again–these products are only listed here because we believe in them!)
Our FREE Self-Publishing School Course
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Video 1 walks you through 5-time bestselling author Chandler Bolt’s blueprint to go from no ideas, to bestseller in 2.5 months.
Video 2 teaches you revolutionary speed writing tips so you can get to “done” faster.
Video 3 will show you book marketing tips that will sky rocket book sales.
Video 4 shows you how NOT to fail with your first book.
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Chandler Bolt’s Books
Book Launch: How to Write, Market & Publish Your First Bestseller in Three Months or Less AND Use it to Start and Grow a Six Figure Business
How To Not SUCK At Writing Your First Book: A Book On Writing For People Who Hate Writing
The Productive Person: A how-to guide book filled with productivity hacks & daily schedules for entrepreneurs, students or anyone struggling with work-life balance.
The Productive Person Action Guide: How to be more productive and maximize your work-life balance in 2 weeks
Productivity Hacks for Entrepreneurs: 53 Simple Ways to Grow Your Business & Increase Productivity in 5 Minutes or Less
Get Your Book Cover Designed
If you’re looking for a variety of book covers to choose from, 99designs is great. You tell them what you want, and designers from all over the world submit their ideas. You choose the cover you like the best.
If you don’t like any of the covers, you can get your design fee refunded (please read their refund rules carefully.)
The 99designs tag line is: “A design you’ll love, guaranteed.” And they stand behind their motto.
Almost Any Publishing Service for 5 Bucks
Fiverr is a great tool where you can get almost anything for around $5. It’s great…So great that some might say that we’re Fiverr junkies.
With Fiverr, you can find book marketing services, get your book cover created, or get your book formatted.
If you’re bootstrapping, Fiverr is the place to be!
Make Income Speaking
This FREE 3-video series by Josh Shipp shows authors how to make both an impact and income with speaking.
“Speaking is a heck of a way to sell a bunch of books and, more importantly, spread your message. Josh Shipp is the real deal and will teach you how to craft, deliver, and sell your message through speaking.” -Chandler Bolt • CEO of Self-Publishing School
Advanced Book Marketing
For FREE, Nick Stephenson and Chandler Bolt show you the EXACT three-step strategy bestselling authors are using to build their platforms, find more readers, and sell their fiction and non-fiction books online–without spending all day marketing.
Book Your First Webinar… and Crush It!
Watch this webinar on webinars (meta, I know) to learn the tips and tricks John Corcoran has spent years formulating to book your first webinar and crush it.
In this webinar, John discusses how to take your book so much farther past hitting publish.
Build and Grow Your Business with Ramit Sethi
Create your own hours, and make money with an online business! Get started with these FREE 30 successful online businesses ideas.
Sign up for Ramit’s FREE Insider’s List to find out how to find a business idea that’s right for you, how to build traffic, how to create products that sell themselves, and more.
One of the skills we teach our students at Self-Publishing School i show to Mindmap their book. It’s a great first step to take to help brainstorm and organize all of your ideas prior to outlining.
Although Chandler recommends doing your initial mind map with an old fashioned pen and paper, sometimes that’s just too much of a mess for you neat freaks out there.
In case you would like to reorganize your mindmap so it is presented in a cleaner way, he recommends using Coggle.
It’ s 100% free. All you need is a Google account. Check it out!
Buck Books is a very useful tool for both authors and consumers.
For those of you who would like to run a Buck Books promo for your book, click here.
For those of you who want to browse for discounted books for you own enjoyment, click here.
For those who want to be a Buck Books Affiliate to earn cash for sharing promos, click here.
Landing Pages, Mailing Lists & Hosting
If you want the best landing page and our top recommendations for email hosting services for your book, I highly recommend checking out the following sites:
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