Top 100 Self Publishing Blogs and Websites For Independent Authors


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Self-Publishing Review

Self-Publishing Review

selfpublishingreview.com

About Blog – Self-Publishing Review offers professional book reviews, book marketing and book editing services as well as featuring news, opinion, and how to’s on the self-publishing process.
Frequency – about 5 posts per week
Since – Dec 2008

6,256 31,242 779,386 2

The Creative Penn | Writing, Self-publishing, Book Marketing, Creative Entrepreneurship

The Creative Penn | Writing, Self-publishing, Book Marketing, Creative Entrepreneurship

thecreativepenn.com/blog

Bath, England

About Blog – The Creative PennJoanna Penn written by Joanna Penn is a must read. Joanna is the ultimate authorpreneur and book marketer. I self-published my first non-fiction book in 2008 and made a lot of mistakes along the way. I also didn’t sell any books because no one knew who I was. I started this site to share my experiences and hopefully save other people the money, time and heartache I went through.
Frequency – about 3 posts per week
Since – Dec 2008

22,864 78,430 122,214 3 752 54,711 351,172 4 825 44,250 94,223 5

Jane Friedman

Jane Friedman

janefriedman.com/blog

Charlottesville, VA, USA

About Blog – Jane Friedman has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in digital media strategy for authors and publishers. People working inside the industry see me as as an expert in digital and self-publishing, while independent authors see me as a traditional publishing figure. Learn how to build a successful creative career during a time of rapid transformation in publishing.
Frequency – about 2 posts per week
Since – Dec 2009

n/a 223,085 117,512 6

Orna Ross | Creative Advice For Creative Entrepreneurs

Orna Ross | Creative Advice For Creative Entrepreneurs

ornaross.com/blog

London

About Blog – Orna Ross is a bestselling and award-winning Irish author, with a strong background in creative education. She writes cross-generational, trans-Atlantic historical fiction, stories in which buried secrets from the past erupt into the present. She also writes inspirational poetry and guidebooks for self-publishing authors and creative entrepreneurs.
Frequency – about 1 post per week
Since – Sep 2008

2,137 39,934 1,322,398 7

Kristen Lamb

Kristen Lamb

authorkristenlamb.com

DFW, TX

About Blog – Kristen worked in international sales before transitioning into a career as an author, freelance editor and speaker. Kristen has helped tens of thousands of writers find success using social media. Her methods are responsible for selling millions of books. She has helped all levels of writers from mega authors to self-published unknowns attain amazing results.
Frequency – about 4 posts per month
Since – Jun 2009

n/a 15,930 906,285 8 83,430 419 258,705 9 3,037 25,844 442,151 10

Book Baby Blog | How To Write, Self Publish, & Promote Your Book

Book Baby Blog | How To Write, Self Publish, & Promote Your Book

blog.bookbaby.com

Pennsauken, NJ

About Blog – Founded in 2011, BookBaby has grown to become the nation’s leading self-publishing company. Led by a crew of authors, poets, bloggers, and artists, BookBaby is dedicated to helping all writers publish successfully. How to self-publish your book, distribute your book, and promote your book. Professional writing tips from BookBaby.com to guide you through how to make a book.
Frequency – about 2 posts per week
Since – Jan 2011

44,127 7,589 68,662 11 4,718 2,222 1,055,172 12 n/a n/a 2,390,307 13

Standout Books | Self-Publishing Advice Blog

Standout Books | Self-Publishing Advice Blog

standoutbooks.com/blog

About Blog – In a world full of systems, outsourced services, and automated responses, we aim to make your self-publishing journey more about your needs and less about conveyor-belt publishing. Get free Self-Publishing Advice: Writing tips for authors, marketing advice for indie authors and the latest updates on independent publishing.
Frequency – about 2 posts per week
Since – Mar 2013

5,442 7,551 219,936 14

ALLi Blog | Self-Publishing Advice Center

ALLi Blog | Self-Publishing Advice Center

selfpublishingadvice.org/all..

About Blog – Hello and welcome to the Author Advice Centre run by The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), the global non-profit association for writers who self-publish. Here you’ll find a blog, PDF downloads, information about our Indie Author Fringe Conferences and our guidebooks & publications.
Frequency – about 1 post per week
Since – May 2012

8,637 37,254 186,014 15 3,810 173,581 403,134 16 1,172,408 531,741 7 17 104,506 34,068 13,506 18

Smashwords

Smashwords

blog.smashwords.com

Los Gatos, CA

About Blog – Mark Coker from Smashwords. Whether you publish with Smashwords or not, Mark Coker’s blog posts are always well worth reading. Sure, he is not a big fan of Amazon exclusivity and makes his point about that regularly, but if anyone knows how self-publishing works, it’s Mark. Miss a post at your peril. Founder of Smashwords, a distributor of indie (self-published) ebooks serving Apple, B&N.
Frequency – about 2 posts per month
Since – Mar 2008

117,843 13,258 20,377 19

Writer’s Digest

Writer's Digest

writersdigest.com

Cincinnati / New York

About Blog – Our charter publication Writer’s Digest literally “wrote the book” on writing and getting published. For more than 90 years, the experts at Writer’s Digest have been publishing books, magazines, competitions, conferences and distance education materials for writers who want to polish their skills and hone their craft.
Frequency – about 12 posts per week
Since – Dec 2000

287,751 732,014 23,944 20 22,333 2,885 63,396 21

Amy Harrop’s Blog

Amy Harrop's Blog

amyharrop.com

About Blog – I’ve been an avid writer and reader all of my life. I have a diverse background, and have found I’m happiest running my own business. I currently live in the Northern Idaho area with my husband and our two cats. Here you will find Top Tips for Content Creation, Publishing, and Monetizing
Frequency – about 2 posts per month
Since – Apr 2012

865 3,946 311,881 22 5,204 6,791 341,542 23

Diggy POD Blog | Self Publishing Advice and Tips

Diggy POD Blog | Self Publishing Advice and Tips

diggypod.com/blog

Tecumseh, Michigan

About Blog – DiggyPOD was originally a small printing business called Quickprint, Inc. and was started in 1988 by Laura Alexander and three partners. Read DiggyPOD blog for self-publishing advice and to learn more abut what it takes to publish a book.
Frequency – about 1 post per week
Since – May 2014

1,986 328 357,635 24 11,523 17 402,695 25

Xlibris Publishing Blog | A Self-publishing Community for Authors

Xlibris Publishing Blog | A Self-publishing Community for Authors

blog.xlibris.com

Bloomington, Indiana

About Blog – The Xlibris Blog is your rich source of information about the latest industry news, featured budding and established authors, tricks of the trade, and our special packages and services. Whether you’re an existing Xlibris author or you’d like to be one, this blog can help you achieve your self-publishing goals!
Frequency – about 2 posts per week
Since – Jan 2013

18,861 9,835 525,690 26 40,964 11,820 574,168 27 3,763 3,979 579,916 28 4,798 2,190 583,277 29 1,240 2,136 661,445 30 870 142 736,873 31

BookWorthy

BookWorthy

bookworthy.com

About Blog – A Self-Publishing E-Course for Aspiring Authors, Bloggers, and Storytellers. Get inspiring self-publishing lessons, tips, and secrets.
Frequency – about 4 posts per month
Since – May 2017

469 n/a 744,394 32

Jera Publishing | We Bring Your Book to Life

Jera Publishing | We Bring Your Book to Life

self-pub.net/jerablog

Roswell, GA

About Blog – Welcome to our blog! We post articles to help the self-publishing and indie author. You will find articles on writing tips, book design, cover design, eBook, book marketing, and of course information on the business of self-publishing.
Frequency – about 1 post per month
Since – Feb 2011

889 5,805 827,911 33

Completely Novel | Self Publish, Print-on-demand, Read books online

Completely Novel | Self Publish, Print-on-demand, Read books online

completelynovel.com/blog

Brighton, UK

About Blog – Welcome to CompletelyNovel – the friendly publishing platform dedicated to helping indie authors create, publish and sell beautiful print books. Keep up to speed with the publishing world. Have a browse of our news articles about the latest developments in the book publishing industry, handy hints on publishing your own book and updates from the CompletelyNovel team.
Frequency – about 2 posts per month
Since – Oct 2008

1,006 5,421 1,007,176 34

Wise Ink’s Blog for Indie Authors about Self-Publishing

Wise Ink's Blog for Indie Authors about Self-Publishing

wiseinkblog.com

About Blog – Wise Ink is an online community created to help passionate authors through the hurdles of publishing. The voices behind Wise, Ink are two editors, Dara Beevas and Amy Quale. Dara and Amy both work for an indie publisher in the Twin Cities and are passionate about authors, books, and all things related to publishing.
Frequency – about 1 post per month
Since – Feb 2012

4,404 4,347 1,021,828 35 3,942 1,820 1,289,281 36

Infinity’s Blog for Authors and Writers

Infinity's Blog for Authors and Writers

blog.infinitypublishing.com/..

West Conshohocken, PA/Boston

About Blog – Self publish a book that will be competitive in the marketplace. Our book publishing company can help you achieve self publishing success with your book. Infinity Publishing’s blog covers all areas of independent publishing including self-publishing, book marketing, print-on-demand, eBooks, distribution, and more!
Frequency – about 3 posts per month
Since – Jan 2012

1,609 1,321 1,318,667 37

Self Publish, Be Happy

Self Publish, Be Happy

selfpublishbehappy.com

London, UK

About Blog – Self Publish, Be Happy is an organization dedicated to shaping contemporary photography and visual culture through publishing, online and offline events, and education programmes.
Frequency – about 3 posts per week
Since – Mar 2012

43,471 14,706 1,401,145 38

Self Published Author | Self Publishing Made Easy

Self Published Author | Self Publishing Made Easy

selfpublishedauthor.com

New Providence, NJ & London

About Blog – Here at Self Published Author.com, we offer tools, advice, and resources to help you through the publishing process. Bowker is the official ISBN agency in the US and Australia. We’re excited about authors taking the publishing process into their own hands, and we’re here to help however you need it.
Frequency – about 3 posts per month
Since – Apr 2013

n/a 4,031 1,690,818 39 32,523 540 1,924,236 40 2,503 14,662 2,172,933 41 1,732 2,097 2,269,017 42

The Book Deal – The Blog for Writers

The Book Deal - The Blog for Writers

alanrinzler.com/blog

About Blog – So how do you get published? How do you decide if traditional or self-publishing is the best path for your book? These are questions I address in my blog and at seminars, workshops and writers conferences all over the country. By Alan Rinzler.
Frequency – about 1 post per month
Since – May 2008

n/a n/a 2,490,066 43

Kelly Schuknecht | Writer, Editor, Publisher, Book Marketing Consultant

Kelly Schuknecht | Writer, Editor, Publisher, Book Marketing Consultant

kellyschuknecht.com

Colorado

About Blog – As a publishing coach, I help writers accomplish their writing, publishing and marketing goals! I have over a decade of experience in the publishing industry, including writing and editing and book marketing. When I started this blog, my original goal was to help coach authors on how to use social media to promote their books.
Frequency – about 1 post per month
Since – Nov 2013

n/a 528 2,500,733 44 9,392 5,423 2,801,159 45

A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing

jakonrath.blogspot.com

Chicago

About Blog – Welcome to the home of bestselling author Joseph Andrew Konrath. I write books and short stories in the thriller, horror, erotica and comedy genres. I’ve sold over two million books worldwide. My books are known for their fast action, snappy dialog, laugh aloud comedy, and nail biting terror, often all on the same page.
Frequency – about 1 post per month
Since – Mar 2005

6,124 14,225 3,067,242 46 n/a 1,883 3,078,270 47

Prowess Publishing Blog For Indian Creative Writers

Prowess Publishing Blog For Indian Creative Writers

blog.prowesspub.com

Chennai, India

About Blog – Prowess Publishing has over 14 years of experience delivering innovative solutions to the Publishing & Media companies around the world. We have been involved with Self-Publishing Industry in US since 2011 and have helped hundreds of Authors launch their careers.
Frequency – about 1 post per month
Since – May 2017

3,333 17 3,257,395 48

I Am Self-Publishing

I Am Self-Publishing

iamselfpublishing.com/blog

London

About Blog – I_AM Self-Publishing produce beautiful books and eBooks for authors, and give them the tools, knowledge and materials they need to market their work. Our self-publishing blog features all the latest self-publishing news, tips, advice and information on our latest releases.
Frequency – about 1 post per month
Since – Aug 2014

631 3,597 3,343,779 49 163 9,964 3,426,615 50 138 721 4,636,233 51

Jennifer Lancaster | Book Publishing Help For Self-publishers

Jennifer Lancaster | Book Publishing Help For Self-publishers

jenniferlancaster.com.au/blog

Brisbane, Queensland

About Blog – Working as a freelance copywriter/editor for seven years, in 2014 Jen expanded her business to be a support service for authors. Her own steep learning path to self-publishing spurs her on to provide top value to specialists looking to publish a book or ebook. Our Aussie blog offers self-publishing help, book marketing advice, and other tips to help authors.
Frequency – about 3 posts per month
Since – Aug 2013

77 874 4,799,514 52 225 4,253 5,334,377 53

My Word Publishing | Self-Publishing Advice Blog

My Word Publishing | Self-Publishing Advice Blog

mywordpublishing.com/blog

About Blog – My Word Publishing is one of Denver’s most highly regarded self publishing companies. They guide authors through the self-publishing of their own books. Read Professional writing tips for self-publishers including book design, editing, marketing through the publishing process by My Word! Publishing.
Frequency – about 1 post per week
Since – Jun 2017

247 118 6,918,417 54

First Steps Publishing

First Steps Publishing

firststepspublishing.com

Oregon

About Blog – At First Steps Publishing, we are looking for well-written books by new authors taking them from raw manuscript to a well marketed and designed masterpieces people want to read. First Steps’ Publishing Services for the author seeking a foundational digital publisher.
Frequency – about 1 post per month
Since – Mar 2012

60 101 7,441,990 55 676 2,592 7,493,650 56 n/a 457 9,264,108 57

Christina Katz ~ Empowering Writers

Christina Katz ~ Empowering Writers

christinakatz.com

Wilsonville, Oregon

About Blog – Christina Katz teaches writers to become successful at their craft through training and classes. From freelancers looking for a nudge to pitch new markets to new authors preparing to self-publish, many types of writers find helpful advice on this site.
Frequency – about 3 posts per month
Since – Nov 2009

n/a 18,919 10,656,310 58 556 3,391 11,085,293 59 270 4,586 11,379,872 60 14,104 5,260 11,908,216 61 425 197 11,910,056 62

Self Publishing on a Budget | From Idea to Published Work

Self Publishing on a Budget | From Idea to Published Work

shawnpbrobinson.com

Ingersoll

About Blog – This blog is for the self-publisher on a budget. This is a spot to learn about self-publishing on a budget! Throughout the blog you’ll see topics on how to get your book together, how to publish, how to navigate things like CreateSpace and Ingram, what self-publishing services are out there and even things like whether or not to use a Pseudonym!
Frequency – about 4 posts per month
Since – Aug 2017

36 29 13,591,986 63 405 738 18,340,178 64

Kelly Abell

Kelly Abell

kellyabell.com

Florida

About Blog – Welcome to my site, where you can learn about my books and find writing advice you can use. My blog on this site is focused on writing and marketing tips. If you need help with writing, want to self-publish a book and need advice, or just want to kick a story idea around to see what works best, that’s what I’m here for.
Frequency – about 2 posts per month
Since – Oct 2014

n/a 5,441 n/a 65 1,558 1,061 n/a 66 310 188 n/a 67 191 67 n/a 68 n/a 72 n/a 69

Booky The Blog | Successful Self-Publishing

Booky The Blog | Successful Self-Publishing

bookytheblog.com

About Blog – I’m Booky, Booky the Blog. I want to help the self-publishing authors. I want to motivate them to become better writers. But most of all I want to help them promote their books. That is why I supply them with all the beautiful graphics I can only imagine, so that they can get the attention that they deserve.
Frequency – about 1 post per month
Since – Dec 2016

30 n/a n/a 70

The Self-Publisher’s Notebook

The Self-Publisher's Notebook

theselfpublishersnotebook.bl..

About Blog – A blog dedicated to sharing information about the world of self-publishing with an emphasis on book marketing and using CreateSpace and Amazon’s KDP. It is intended to be a source of information for both experienced and novice self-publishers alike.
Frequency – about 2 posts per month
Since – Aug 2009

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