Tools, Resources, and Organizations to Help You in Your Journey + Healthy Writer Mindset
We’ve got some great information on organizations, tools, businesses, and services that help with author advocacy and publishing support, writing, publishing, and selling your book. We also include MINDSET in this day, because having a good and healthy mindset around writing is one of the best TOOLS you can have.
Orna Ross, The Alliance of Independent Authors – Resources for Indie Writers
Angela Bole -How the Independent Book Publishing Association (IBPA) Can Assist You in Publishing
Melissa Storm – LitRing – Tools and Services for Marketing Your Book
Anne Rainbow -The Scrivener Virgin – Using Scrivener to Help You Write Your Book
Kathy Meis – Understanding Important Book MetaData to Better Market Your Book and Bublish as a Publishing and Marketing Tool
Jennifer Blanchard – Mindset for Writers – Get that Mindset to WRITE; creating a dream life through writing
Tonya Rineer – Mindset Blocks in Writing and How to Overcome Them
CEO, ALLiOrna Ross is a bestselling and award-winning novelist and poet and founder of two online creative communities: the Alliance of Independent Authors and The Creativist Club. A storyteller, word lover and creative connector, she shows indie authors and other creative entrepreneurs how to make a living doing the work they love… the creative way.
CEO, Indepedent Book Publishers AssociationAngela Bole is chief executive officer of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), the largest book publishing association in the U.S. serving independent publishers and self-published authors. IBPA’s mission is to lead and serve the independent publishing community through advocacy, education, and tools for success. IBPA’s vision is a world where every independent publisher has the tools and knowledge needed to professionally engage in all aspects of the publishing industry.
CEO, LitRing and AuthorMelissa Storm is a mother first, and everything else second. Writing is her way of showing her daughter just how beautiful life can be, when you pay attention to the everyday wonders that surround us. So, of course, Melissa’s USA Today bestselling fiction is highly personal and often based on true stories. Melissa loves books so much, she married fellow author Falcon Storm. Between the two of them, there are always plenty of imaginative, awe-inspiring stories to share. Melissa and Falcon also run a number of book-related businesses together, including LitRing, Novel Publicity, Your Author Engine, the Author Site, and the Alliterates. When she’s not reading, writing, or child-rearing, Melissa spends time relaxing at home in the company of her five dogs, cockatiel, and a rescue cat named Schrödinger. She never misses an episode of The Bachelor, because priorities.
Author and Publishing CoachAnne Rainbow is a successful and highly respected writer, teacher and mentor. Although Anne calls herself the ScrivenerVirgin, she is now recognised as a Scrivener expert. Her blog, ScrivenerVirgin, encourages all writers to use this sophisticated writing tool, which can take an author from blank page to self-published book. Her website is also the door to RedPen through which Anne offers online training for writers in self-editing, marketing and self-publishing. For a few students at a time, this provides access to her RedPen Mentoring scheme, where Anne helps writers to achieve their writing dreams.
CEO, BublishKathy Meis is founder and CEO of Bublish, the world’s first complete publishing solution with built-in marketing, branding and discoverability. With more than 25 years of experience in the media and publishing industries, she has served in a wide variety of editorial and management positions at some of the industry’s leading media companies, including CBS and Forbes, Inc. She is a founding partner of the PubSmart conference as well as a professional writer, editor, and ghostwriter. Kathy speaks and blogs regularly on the subject of book promotion, author branding, book marketing, and discoverability. She has appeared at many conferences, including Book Expo America, Women in Media, GrubSteet, PubSmart, and IndieRecon.
Author and Success Mindset CoachJennifer Blanchard is a 3x best selling author and a success mindset coach for multi-passionate writers and authors who want to write and publish their books and create their dream writing lives all on their terms.
Author, Speaker, Trainer, and Money Mindset MavenTonya Rineer is a Speaker, Trainer and Money Mindset Maven who helps women entrepreneurs super-charge their profit potential by revolutionizing the way they think and feel about money! Her fun, action-packed coaching style helps women amp up their mindset and create value-based profit strategies that lead to financial peace and feel-good success.