Friday, November 9, 2012

Some Great Resources for E-Book Publishing and Marketing

My Facebook friend and fellow writer, Linda Bonney Olin, has created some excellent resources for indie authors on her website at .

I’m particularly impressed with Linda’s Excel spreadsheet for promoting your KDP Select e-book on “free” days, which comes with lots of great links to websites and Facebook pages that will help promote your free book, as well as tips on how to go about promoting your e-book on KDP's free days, and instructions on how to use the spreadsheet.

Linda has given me permission to share her awesome resources, so here are the links. Thanks so much for sharing your work and skills, Linda!

E-Book Formatting, Publishing, and Marketing 

E-Publishing – PDF (Linda’s handout for Montrose Christian Writers Conference focus group)  

Creating Bookmarks and Hyperlinks – PDF (Linda’s handout for Montrose Christian Writers Conference focus group)

LBO Template to Promote KDP Free Days - Linda’s Excel spreadsheet (or “cheat sheet”) can help you streamline and record your Kindle book promotion efforts. Be sure to download the 5-page guide to using the spreadsheet, below.

How to Use ”LBO Template to Promote KDP Free Days” – PDF Linda’s guide to using the template shown above to maximize the impact of your KDP free promotion days.

Jodie Renner, a freelance fiction editor specializing in thrillers and other fast-paced fiction, has published two books to date in her series, An Editor’s Guide to Writing Compelling Fiction: WRITING A KILLER THRILLER and STYLE THAT SIZZLES & PACING FOR POWER (Silver Medalist in the FAPA Book Awards, 2013).
Both titles are available in e-book and paperback. For more info, please visit Jodie’s author website or editor website, or find her on Facebook or Twitter.



  1. Jodie, I hope my experience with Songs for the Lord gives your readers a head start on creating and promoting their own Kindle books.

    Even if you have a publisher or a hired formatting service, a little extra knowledge might help you evaluate the quality of the product they put out for you.


  2. Thanks for the great info, Linda! And it's so generous of you to share!