Helpful Author Links

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.

Free Software:

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 
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/IndieRomanceInk/info

Self Publishing Info Swap
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/selfpublish/info

Marketing For Romance Writers             More than a newsgroup.
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MarketingForRomanceWriters/info

Absolute Write  Biggest help is their 'Bewares' forum.
http://absolutewrite.com/forums/


Guide books

Publish on Amazon (by Amazon) Free 
http://www.amazon.com/Publish-Amazon-Kindle-Direct-Publishing-ebook/dp/B004LX069M/

Smashwords Style Guide  Free  Nitty gritty formatting.
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/52

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