Resources for Indies

I am providing this list as a gesture of goodwill to authors who would like to make the leap into Indie Publishing. But here’s an important caveat: A listing here does not constitute an endorsement. All the resources and talent on this page have comported themselves professionally with me. They have provided services or publishing tools to the best of their ability for me and I have no regrets having used their tools or services. But my Indie experience is not the same as anyone else’s. So, please, before spending your hard-earned money on any new service, do your research to see if it’s right for you. If you’re scouting for talent, find out who all their clients are, and reach out to ask if they would recommend them as well.

This list will continue to grow over time. But it is also not an all encompassing list. It’s a short list I use myself. 

Happy publishing!

P.S. For a comprehensive list of all the narrators, translators and cover artists I’ve used, visit Meet Team Tanya

Stock Images

Arch Angel

Hot Damn Stock



Novel Expression

Period Images


The Reed Files


Cover Designers

Amalia Chitulescu

Cora Graphics


Hot Damn Designs

Midnight Muse/ Teresa Spreckelmeyer


Sarah Hansen/Okay Creation

Wicked Smart Designs/Dar Albert

Print on Demand




E-book Aggragators








Author’s Republic

Sales Tracking Tools

AK Report:


Book Report



Translator’s Café

Additionally, you can search for translators on Upwork and Fiverr


Review Magazines

Affaire deCoeur

Booklife @ Publisher’s

InD’Tale Magazine

R.T. Book Reviews

Book Formatting

Kindle Creator (Beta Mac/PC)

Vellum (Mac)

My most valuable self-publishing tool – creates both ebook, and very soon, print



Author Earnings

Great insights in Indie Publishing

The Creative Penn

Great podcasts with industry guests and experts; I enjoy this so much I’m a Patron


The only writer’s organization I’m a member of


I love this tool! Best short link & management tool I’ve ever used

Mark Dawson

Marketing guru


Better conversion than PayPal for foreign contractors


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