I thought I would make a page for authors, mainly helpful links. There is so much available for free out there so hopefully this will be a handy resource.
Open Office http://www.openoffice.org/ Word Processor
LibreOffice http://www.libreoffice.org/ Word Processor
yWriter http://www.spacejock.com/yWriter5.html Word Processor with writer's organization functions
Calibre http://calibre-ebook.com/download Ebook organization and for formats
Sumatra http://sumatra-pdf.en.softonic.com/ Small footprint pdf reader w/out constant updates ( I prefer it to Adobe.)
Sigil http://code.google.com/p/sigil/ Epub editor
Gimp http://www.gimp.us.com/ Photo design software
youtube http://www.youtube.com/ TUTORIALS
Forums and Newsgroups
Romance Divas romancedivas.com
Currently open for membership. Romance writers--SIGN UP NOW! The best site out there with a huge forum and excellent self publishing forum. Also resources, craft, industry news.
Writer's Cafe http://www.kboards.com/index.php/board,60.0.html
This also links to writer's resources, cover makers, editors.
Indie Romance Ink
Self Publishing Info Swap
Marketing For Romance Writers More than a newsgroup.
Absolute Write Biggest help is their 'Bewares' forum.
Publish on Amazon (by Amazon) Free
Smashwords Style Guide Free Nitty gritty formatting.