tools, courses, and resources we recommend
Resources For Authors
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Book Development Resources
These are my absolute FAVE tools to help you plan, write, and publish your books:
Autocrit - An amazing tool to help you self-edit your manuscript.
Free Editing Class : Line Editing Made Simple - Does the thought of editing your book seem overwhelming? My friend, Stacy has a free 5-day training to help with trimming and polishing your manuscript.
Reedsy- My number one recommendation for formatting your manuscript for either ebook or paperback. They also can connect you to professionals through their marketplace if you prefer to hire out.
Author Platform Resources
Use these resources to build your author platform and connect with your target audience on social media.
Wordpress - for creating a beautiful author website and blog.
OceanWP - a free theme for easy to customise WordPress websites.
Elementor - the best drag-and-drop page builder to pair with OceanWP for gorgeous, modern pages on your author website.
Thrive Themes - an all-in-one Wordpress theme and marketing suite for advanced marketers.
EasyWP - an independent hosting company with A+++ customer service! (Use the link for a month free!)
Canva - My favorite FREE graphic design tool for social media graphics, website graphics, and more!
Smarterqueue - for Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter planning, scheduling, analytics + comment monitoring (Use the link for one month FREE trial)
Tailwind - for scheduling pins on Pinterest and joining Tribes
Mailerlite - The best email marketing platform for beginner authors (use for free up to 1,000 subscribers!)
ActiveCampaign - The best email marketing platform for advanced users.
Thriving Scribe Programs To Help
These courses and programs have been developed to help you start your author platform and to reach, connect with, and engage with your readers.
Free Training - How To DIY Your Author Dream Author Website
In this free training, you will learn why an author website is an essential piece of your author platform, 5 mistakes (almost) everyone makes when building their author website, the 4-Step Framework to DIY your author website in just 4 weeks, and more!
Book Marketing + Growth Resources
Use these resources to market your books, grow your audience, and generate sales.
Business + Operations Resources
Use these resources to help boost productivity and manage the business aspects of authorship.
Quickbooks Online - for tracking business transactions, reporting profit + loss, and creating invoices (use the link to get 50% off!)
Thriving Scribes Planner - designed specifically for self-publishing authors, the Thriving Scribes Planner will guide authorpreneurs toward planning their year with intention and purpose.
Thriving Scribes Free Resource Library
A vault filled with free resources + trainings to help you thrive in authorship.