Resources For Poets & Writers

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On this page I will do My best to keep updated  resources available for poets & writers. If you know of any links or resources that should be on this page feel free to  email the info to Me at

Book Formatting Services

Rik Hall Formatting for Kindle, Kobo, Nook, SmashWords, CreateSpace. Most normal novels run $45.00 to $70.00 – Email for a free quote. All work guaranteed

Dayne Edmondson

Formatting for Kindle and Smashwords, as well as Createspace. Prices start at $45.00. Discount for package deals.

Mallory Rock

Book Covers – Cinematic Book Trailers – Print & Ebook Formatting – Web Graphics – Promo Materials -

NinjaMel Designs

e-book formatting $50.00 — fiction only or

JT Formatting

e-book formatting $20–paperback formatting $100–bundle package (ebook [3 venue files] and paperback) $150 *includes 30 chapters, custom headers, and separators
Champagne Formats

$60 for eBooks (mobi, Epub, and Smashwords), $100 for paperback, $150 for both eBooks and paperback. *prices are for up to 30 chapters, $1 each over that.

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Wicked Book Covers

Formatting for ebook $75, print $100 or $150 for both. Also offer blog design, DIY blog and website hosting, cover design, editing and proofreading services.




Perfectly Publishable

Novel Package $150 ~ ebook files including mobi and Epub, plus a paperback PDF file for print.

Or Individual Pricing: Paperback (pdf) $80~Mobi and EPub Formatting $80~Novella or Serial Ebook $50~

Anthology ~ price varies

Intuition Author Services

Single format (e-book or paperback) $35 Double format (e-book AND paperback) $50

Formatting for Smashwords, Kindle, and CreateSpace

Turnaround time 24 hours

Promotional  Services  to  Market and  Promote Your  Writing

Pandora Poikilos Orangeberry Book Tours

Launch your book or raise awareness for your current one via a virtual book tour. I’ve put together several marketing and promotion options for you to choose from. Some are FREE, while others will cost you a cup of coffee or a bit more. Have a peep for yourself

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The Author Extension Community

Offers personal assistant work in regards to requesting book reviews, social media assessments, and Facebook launch parties.

Gingernut Books
Gingernut Books are now able to offer a Book Trailer service. Your Book Trailer will be created by an award winning Film Director to get your book noticed in the best light possible!

How to E Publish Your  Book

Depending on whether you used Word or a program like Scrivener to create your manuscript, you just need to add the front matter (title page, copyright page, dedication) and the back matter (any existing or upcoming novels, plus their blurbs.) to your manuscript. I would suggest using a formatter to properly format your book for all the various file types. Some good ones are fairly inexpensive. If you don’t use Scrivener or other software program, definitely hire someone to format for you.

Hire a cover artist. (Look under Files for a list) Or just type cover art in Facebook’s search line and you’ll find a number of them. A good one will work with you – just don’t expect miracles, for them to read your mind, or for them to recreate that really great scene in the book. (Leave that last to the reader’s imagination.) If strapped for cash check out their pre-made covers. They’ll still be much more professional than anything you can make yourself. And that comes from someone who has won an award for a self-created covers. Hiring a pro to re-do the cover made all the difference in my sales.

Decide whether to take advantage of Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing Select program. If you decide to do so you must be exclusive to Amazon for 90 days. My personal opinion is that it’s worth it. During that 90 days you can offer it free or at a discount, and Prime members can borrow it for free while Amazon pays you the full fee. They also promote free and discounted books as part of the service. You get 70% commission with Select, or 35% in a few venues if not.

To upload, type Kindle Direct – Kindle Direct Publishing will come up. Create your login – which may be the same password you use to make purchases. You will need to give them instructions on how to pay you – including direct deposit. Go to Add New Title and follow the instructions on how to upload the cover and the document. Typically they won’t start paying for 60 days, after that you’ll get checks monthly.

At the end of the 90 days, post your book on Smashwords, Kobo and Nookbook. In most cases clicking either add new title or publish will take you to the page where you can upload your text and cover. You will need to give them instructions on how to pay you, either direct deposit or through Paypal. For most writers you will still make more money from Amazon than from the other sources combined. You need a web page, a blog, a Facebook page and an Amazon Author Central page as well to  adequately promote your  E-Book.

Websites That You May Find Useful

Writers Life

E Reader News Today


Publisher’s Weekly BookLife (currently in Beta)

Best Indie Books (price varies)
Indie Writers Unite
Indie Authors International
Indiereaders – $10 to reach over 5000 newsletter subscribers, $5 to enter rafflecopters with a social media link. 🙂

Kindle Nation Daily


Book Blogs

Book Gorilla

She Writes

The Daily Bookworm

Indie Author Land

EbookSoda – $10.00
Julie’s Book Review – Reviewers for Authors

Bargain Booksy $25.00

Book Goodies

Booksends. Prices Vary depending on free listing or discounts.

Kindle Book Promos – a site dedicated to the promotion of authors and their books.

Awesome Indies ($75)

SciFi Fantasy Freak – currently free

How to Format for Createspace ( taken from a Facebook group) – templates

ISBNs and Copyright ( Taken from a Facebook Group)
Createspace’s ISBN, like Smashwords, only lists them as the publisher of record, but it can be changed at any time if you decide to purchase your own ISBN, which makes you the publisher of record. (The ISBN will register Smashwords/Createspace as your publisher in the Bowker record and will list you as the author. The designation of Smashwords/Createspace as the “publisher” in the Bowker record, in no way makes Smashwords/Createspace your legal publisher. Per the Terms of Service, which is our contract with you, we consider you the publisher. The Bowker ISBN record has no legal bearing over ownership of your book or copyright.) It is simple to purchase an ISBN. However ISBNs are not cheap, $250 for 10, and you need one for each iteration – print, .mobi, etc. – of your book. (Other countries such as Canada, offer ISBNs for free)You can register the copyright with the Library of Congress for about $30 – 35 – a one time fee. Technically, posting your book gives you simple copyright, but registering it gives you a legal basis.


Copyright on Createspace

Once you assign an ISBN to a project, it is locked in. You have essentially two options:
1. Start a new project for the same book with your new ISBN; or            2. Contact CS support and ask them to change it for you.

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