Resources for Authors

There are tons of tools out there, some free and some for a fee, which can be useful for authors in all the various areas in which they have to operate–primarily in writing and marketing. Each month, Authors On A Dime features a different resource in the section below. But we thought we’d highlight some of the tools we use most…
Canva
This easy-to-use online tool allows you to make graphics for various purposes. Experts say that people are more likely to view or click a post with graphics. Here’s a free way to create those.
canva.com

Pacemaker
Need help setting your writing or editing goals and then tracking to those. Here’s a fantastic tool to help you with that. The free version only allows 2 projects at a time.
pacemaker.press

Dafont
Doing fancier graphics that need more than Times New Roman & Arial. Check out these fonts. (Be careful about using only those that are designated 100% free and Public Domain.)
dafont.com

Deposit Photos
Need fancier photos, or you plan to do your own cover design. A subscription at Deposit Photos might be your best bet.
depositphotos.com

KDP Rocket
We use this tool (yes, you pay for it) to research best keywords for a given book. It’s been invaluable for Amazon keywords not only for search results, but also for Amazon Ads.
kdprocket.com

Author Cross Promotion
Looking to build your mailing list quickly with readers who actually interact and act on your announcements? Try the mailing list building events at Author Cross Promotions!
authorsxp.com

There are tons of resources and tools out there for authors. Which ones do you use constantly that you would recommend. AOAD is always looking for great tips! Send yours in and we’ll share.

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