Broke Author Resources

This page lists all of the resources mentioned in Self-Publishing for the Broke Author, and then some. I try to keep it as up-to-date as possible. If you know of a good resource or tool that I’ve missed, feel free to drop it in the comment section below.

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Self-Publishing Strategy Work Sheets

E-book readers: click here to download a set of printable strategy work sheets, or click here to access an editable Google Docs version (be sure to make a copy to your own Google Docs account before you make any changes!)

Editing and Proofreading

Formatting and Book Design

Cover Design

Publishing Platforms

Audiobook Publishing

Platform and Author Brand

Your Website

Your Mailing List

Content Marketing Tools

Advertising & Social Media Graphics




Free Courses

Short list of Cover Designers on Fiverr

DISCLAIMER: These are all affordable cover designers with good portfolios who consistently get good reviews, but I have not worked with any of them. Do your due diligence by reading the reviews and starting a conversation with any seller on Fiverr to get a feel for them before deciding whether to work with them. It’s always a good idea to see what kind of sample they can provide for $5 so you can see what it’s like to work with them before committing to a larger project.