Free tools, tips and links from SPR on writing and selling your book

28 Free How-To eBooks For Self-Publishers

28 ebooks

Are you doing NaNoWriMo this year? Or perhaps you just need some direction, inspiration or technical help with your book? We’ve put together a list of 28 totally free ebooks you can download right now that should help you get going!

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Creative Commons Licensing For Authors

Recently there has been a lot of discussion about whether self-published authors need to use Creative Commons licenses for their work. This quick guide should explain how CC licenses work and when you should and should not use them.

Creative Commons is a non-profit organization that has one goal: To utilize the possibilities for access the Internet gives content creators, and that includes you.…

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New All-In-One Indie Author Toolbar From SPR is Completely Free

Self-Publishing Review has designed an all-in-one toolbar for indie authors – and it’s completely free with no signup, membership or ads!

Indie Author Toolbar

The toolbar is a series of resources for self-publishers to get started with book creation, editing, cover design and promotion, featuring our recommended services out there today.…

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27 Places to Get a Book Tour (and the Top Ten)

First off, we’re talking virtual book tours, not a bookstore tour. The value is of course you can do it from your desk – but it does take a lot of work. What separates a book tour from just old-fashioned marketing?…

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Most Common Self-Publishing Mistakes (And How To Fix Them)

When it comes to self-publishing your book, avoid the most common pitfalls to make the most of your opportunity to become a bestselling indie author!

Scrimping on the Book Cover

Createspace templatesIt may seem very easy to take a snap and use it as a cover, slotting it into one of the simple templates available on many of the book publishing platforms such as Createspace at Amazon.…

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Top 5 Paid Indie Book Review Services Compared


It’s difficult to know exactly what you’re getting when you shop for a professional review, so Self-Publishing Review decided to commission a study to look at eleven factors that have been brought to our attention by SPR clients most often, and compared our services to the competition.

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Write with Comfort: 6 Alternatives to Google Docs

typewritingWriting is a creative process, and every blogger, copywriter, book author, or publisher will definitely agree with this statement. We all know how difficult it can be to find inspiration for writing, to concentrate on the process of writing, and to avoid all distractions that may bother us during the time we create content.

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