Useful Publishing Reads


The best Self-Publishing blog list curated from thousands of blogs on the web and ranked by traffic, social media followers, domain authority & freshness.

Self-Publishing Blogs

1. Self-Publishing Review

Self-Publishing Review offers professional book reviews, book marketing, and book editing services as well as featuring news, opinion, and how to’s on the self-publishing process.

2. The Creative Penn Blog

 Bath, England, UK
I’m Joanna. I love books and since you’re here, I guess you do too! This site is for writers just starting out in need of craft advice, as well as for authors further ahead on the journey looking for business help and a glimpse into the future of creativity. I’ve been sharing my writing and publishing experience since 2008 so you can learn from my mistakes and be more successful in your creative life.

3. The Passive Voice | A Lawyer’s Thoughts on Authors, Self-Publishing & Traditional Publishing

The Passive Voice is an aggregated blog of the latest news in the publishing industry. Also known as the Passive Guy, this blog, while lacking a bit in the way of page styling and pizzaz, collects and publishes the most up-to-date news related to publishing and self-publishing.

4. The Book Designer

 California, US
provides practical advice to help build better books.

5. Jane Friedman

 Charlottesville, Virginia, US
Jane Friedman has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in digital media strategy for authors and publishers. People working inside the industry see me as an expert in digital and self-publishing, while independent authors see me as a traditional publishing figure. Learn how to build a successful creative career during a time of rapid transformation in publishing.

6. Orna Ross | Creative Advice For Creative Entrepreneurs

 London, England, UK
Orna Ross is a bestselling and award-winning Irish author, with a strong background in creative education. She writes cross-generational, trans-Atlantic historical fiction, stories in which buried secrets from the past erupt into the present.

7. Kristen Lamb

 Dallas, Texas, US
Kristen worked in international sales before transitioning into a career as an author, freelance editor and speaker. Kristen has helped tens of thousands of writers find success using social media. Her methods are responsible for selling millions of books. She has helped all levels of writers from mega authors to self-published unknowns attain amazing results.

8. Self-Publishing School Blog

The #1 online resource for writing and self-publishing your first book. Learn how with articles, training courses & action plans to get you started.

9. Book Baby Blog | How To Write, Self Publish, & Promote Your Book

 Pennsauken, New Jersey, US
Founded in 2011, Book Baby has grown to become the nation’s leading self-publishing company. Led by a crew of authors, poets, bloggers, and artists, Book Baby is dedicated to helping all writers publish successfully. How to self-publish your book, distribute your book, and promote your book. Professional writing tips from to guide you through how to make a book.

10. Writer’s Digest Magazine | Write Better, Get Published, Be Creative

 New York, US
Writer’s Digest is the No. 1 resource for writing better and getting published. Writer’s Digest seeks to inspire and inform writers, and help them succeed in all their publishing endeavors.

11. Just Publishing Advice For Writers and Authors | Free self-publishing advice, how to guides and tips

Just Publishing Advice is maintained by Derek Haines, an aging English teacher, author, and habitual blogger, who has a long-held interest in self-publishing, as a means of freedom of expression rather than as an avenue to instant riches and fame.

12. Alliance of Independent Authors: Self-Publishing Advice Center | ALLi Blog

Hello and welcome to the Author Advice Centre run by The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), the global non-profit association for writers who self-publish. Here you’ll find a blog, PDF downloads, information about our Indie Author Fringe Conferences, and our guidebooks & publications. Subscribe to keep up with the latest articles from this blog.

13. Creativindie

Creative indie is my main blog, and it’s also a mission: to help artists, authors and entrepreneurs develop their vision, build their platforms, and get more visibility with less time and effort so they can easily make and sell their best work, and put more value into the world by creating more things people love.

14. Lulu Blog | Adventures in Self-Publishing

 Raleigh, North Carolina, US
Learn from the Lulu Team how to write, design, print, and sell your book. Featuring guest posts from marketing and publishing experts.

15. Self Publish, Be Happy

 London, England, UK
Self-Publish, Be Happy is an organization dedicated to shaping contemporary photography and visual culture through publishing, online and offline events, and education programs.

16. Indie Reader

 New York, US
IR’s launch in 2009, we have reviewed thousands of self-published titles. We have also seen most of the negativity directed to self-publishing disappear, to the point where indie books regularly make the major bestseller lists, win major literary awards, and sell hundreds of thousands of copies. Our Reviewers won’t judge your book as compared to other self-published titles, but against other books, period.

17. Elite Online Publishing

 Houston, Texas, US
Elite Online Publishing helps busy entrepreneurs, business leaders, and professional athletes create, publish, and market their books, to build their business and brand.

18. Kobo Writing Life | The Craft And Business Of Writing And Self Publishing

 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Kobo Writing Life is the one-stop, do-it-yourself publishing portal. This online community hosts articles about both the craft and business of writing.

19. Outskirts | Self-Publishing News for Self Publishing Authors

Outskirts Press helps authors develop and publish high-quality books by offering exceptional design, printing, publishing, distribution, and book marketing services.

20. Nail Your Novel

 England, UK
Subscribe to keep up with writing, publishing and self-publishing advice from a bestselling ghostwriter and book doctor Roz Morris.

21. Amy Harrop’s Blog

 San Francisco, California, US
I’ve been an avid writer and reader all of my life. I have a diverse background and have found I’m happiest running my own business. I currently live in the Northern Idaho area with my husband and our two cats. Here you will find Top Tips for Content Creation, Publishing, and Monetizing

22. IngramSpark | Self-Publishing Blog

 Nashville, Tennessee, US
Everything you need to know about self-publishing: from editing your book to selling your book

23. Self Published Author | Self Publishing Made Easy

 New Providence, New Jersey, US
Here at Self Published, we offer tools, advice, and resources to help you through the publishing process. Bowker is the official ISBN agency in the US and Australia. We’re excited about authors taking the publishing process into their own hands, and we’re here to help however you need it.

24. Kelly Schuknecht | Writer, Editor, Publisher, Book Marketing Consultant

 Colorado, US
As a publishing coach, I help writers accomplish their writing, publishing, and marketing goals! I have over a decade of experience in the publishing industry, including writing and editing and book marketing. When I started this blog, my original goal was to help coach authors on how to use social media to promote their books.

25. First Steps Publishing

 Oregon, US
At First Steps Publishing, we are looking for well-written books by new authors taking them from raw manuscripts to well-marketed and designed masterpieces people want to read. First Steps Publishing Services for the author seeking a foundational digital publisher.

26. Dorrance Publishing Company | For Writers & Self Publishers

 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US
Dorrance Publishing is America’s oldest publishing services company. Publish your book with Dorrance, or explore our options for writing services. The Dorrance blog offers writing tips, publishing advise, book promotion, and more.

27. indieBRAG | Award-winning Self-Published Books & Authors

Our mission is to discover talented self-published authors and help them give their work the attention and recognition it deserves. Our primary focus is fiction across a wide range of genres; however, we selectively consider non-fiction books as well.

28. ReadersMagnet

Readers Magnet serves as your Self-Publishing and Marketing Company to publish your work and to reach your prospects, customers, and readers.

29. The Independent Publishing Magazine

The online magazine for independent authors and publishers. Mick Rooney is an editor, investigative journalist, author, publishing consultant, and Editor-In-Chief of The Independent Publishing Magazine (TIPM).

30. Book Launchers | Your Professional Self Publishing Team

 Los Angeles, California, US
Book Launchers provides self-publishing services & consultations to book authors. Here you will find tips and tools to help youself publish & sell your book.

31. Publishing Xpress

 Madison Heights, Michigan, US
Publishing Xpress, a Self-Publishing and Online Book Printing Company, has a self-publishing blog about Book, Magazine, and Catalog Publishing. Subscribe to keep up with the latest self-publishing tips and updates.


Covers Writing, Publishing, Learning, and Reviews. provides learning resources & thought leadership for the self-publishing industry. Our team of publishing experts creates informational content, research, & industry news that equips people with the tools necessary to become successful authors.

33. Self-Publishing Mastery | Everything about self-publishing in one place

 Los Angeles, California, US
Welcome to, the indie authors’ home. This online platform about self-publishing offers all you need for successful self-publishing in one convenient place. Read the Latest news and trends, expert interviews, success stories. Book marketing and editing services.

34. Authority Self-Publishing | How to become a Writer

 Ridgewood, New Jersey, US
Teaches other authors how to create a sustainable business around their books. Learn from Bestselling authors how to research, fearlessly write and successfully launch your book.

35. Grind City Media, LLC

 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US
G.C.M. LLC uses our ability to create stunning video, social media content, and live stream broadcasting to present and gain exposure for your business in the ever-changing world of internet and visual branding.

36. 1106 Design

 Phoenix, Arizona, US
1106 Design is a Phoenix-based company that works with authors, publishers, business pros, coaches, consultants, speakers . . . anyone who wants a beautiful book, meticulously prepared to industry standards. We offer top-quality cover design, beautifully designed and typeset interiors, manuscript editing, indexing, title consulting, and expert self-publishing advice.

37. Kelly Abell

 Florida, US
Welcome to my site, where you can learn about my books and find writing advice you can use. My blog on this site is focused on writing and marketing tips. If you need help with writing, want to self-publish a book and need advice, or just want to kick a story idea around to see what works best, that’s what I’m here for.

38. Self Publishing Advisor

Self-Publishing Advisor is a blog that discusses self-publishing and book marketing for authors before and after the publishing process.

39. Prowess Publishing Blog For Indian Creative Writers

 Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Prowess Publishing has over 14 years of experience delivering innovative solutions to Publishing & Media companies around the world. We have been involved with Self-Publishing Industry in US since 2011 and have helped hundreds of Authors launch their careers.

40. Self-Publishing Relief | Self-Publishing Help For Your Book

 Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, US
At Self-Publishing Relief, we have over twenty years of experience working with authors. We respect writers, so we don’t make empty, pie-in-the-sky promises. Here’s what we do promise: We have the expertise to support and guide you through every step of self-publishing an e-book and print book.

41. Nessgraphica | Self-Publishing and Book Marketing Blog

I run The Self-Publishing and Book Marketing Blog with my partners, the book publishing experts where we guide authors through their self-publishing and book marketing journey, show tips and tricks to help them earn more from their marketing.

42. Pen2Publishing » Self-Publishing Blog

 Dallas, Texas, US
This section of our blog features articles that have to do exclusively with Self-Publishing. Pen2publishing helps aspiring authors to publish, print, market, and distribute their books.

43. Madhouse Media Publishing

 Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
Madhouse Media Publishing specializes in eBook design and publication, book marketing, and author platform development. In The Write Stuff, independent author, podcaster, and CEO of Madhouse Media Publishing blogs about writing, creativity, and independent publishing.

44. Rusty Bay Publications Blog

Updates on new books, plus thoughts and processes on the path to the publish date. Authored by Teri Redick.

45. A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing

 Chicago, Illinois, US
Welcome to the home of bestselling author Joseph Andrew Konrath. I write books and short stories in the thriller, horror, erotica, and comedy genres. I’ve sold over two million books worldwide. My books are known for their fast action, snappy dialog, laugh-aloud comedy, and nail-biting terror, often all on the same page.

46. Smashwords

 Los Gatos, California, US
Mark Coker from Smashwords. Whether you publish with Smashwords or not, Mark Coker’s blog posts are always well worth reading. Sure, he is not a big fan of Amazon exclusivity and makes his point about that regularly, but if anyone knows how self-publishing works, it’s Mark. Miss a post at your peril. Founder of Smashwords, a distributor of indie (self-published) eBooks serving Apple, B&N.

47. David Gaughran | How To Self Publish, And Why You Should

 Dublin, Ireland
David Gaughran is an Irish writer, living in Prague who spends most of his time traveling the world, and collecting stories.

48. Wise Ink’s Blog for Indie Authors about Self-Publishing

Wise Ink is an online community created to help passionate authors through the hurdles of publishing. The voices behind Wise, Ink are two editors, Dara Beevas and Amy Quale. Dara and Amy both work for an indie publisher in the Twin Cities and are passionate about authors, books, and all things related to publishing.

49. Xlibris Publishing Blog | A Self-publishing Community for Authors

 Bloomington, Illinois, US
The Xlibris Blog is your rich source of information about the latest industry news, featured budding and established authors, tricks of the trade, and our special packages and services. Whether you’re an existing Xlibris author or you’d like to be one, this blog can help you achieve your self-publishing goals!

50. Balboa Press | A Writing, Reading, & Publishing Blog

 Bloomington, Indiana, US
Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, is a book publishing company that helps aspiring self-help and transformational authors self-publish books and achieve their dreams.

51. Completely Novel | Self-publishing News

 Brighton, England, UK
Completely Novel is the friendly publishing platform dedicated to helping indie authors create, publish and sell beautiful print books. Keep up to speed with the publishing world. Have a browse of our news articles about the latest developments in the book publishing industry, handy hints on publishing your own book, and updates from the Completely Novel team. Subscribe to get the latest articles from this blog.

52. Iuniverse Blog | A Self-publishing Community For Authors

The iUniverse Blog covers self- publishing. We Bring the Latest news from the iUniverse self-publishing family and iUniverse reviews of iUniverse Authors

53. Self Publishing on a Budget | From Idea to Published Work

 Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada
This blog is for the self-publisher on a budget. This is a spot to learn about self-publishing on a budget! Throughout the blog you’ll see topics on how to get your book together, how to publish, how to navigate things like CreateSpace and Ingram, what self-publishing services are out there and even things like whether or not to use a Pseudonym!

54. Standout Books | Self-Publishing Advice Blog

In a world full of systems, outsourced services, and automated responses, we aim to make your self-publishing journey more about your needs and less about conveyor-belt publishing. Get free Self-Publishing Advice: Writing tips for authors, marketing advice for indie authors, and the latest updates on independent publishing.

55. The Book Design Blog

 Manchester, England, UK
The Book Design Blog is devoted to celebrating the craftsmanship behind beautiful books and publications. From self-published ‘zines to commercially produced books and everything in between, anything vaguely book-like is considered a feature. Subscribe to keep track of new posts from this blog.

56. Self-Publishing-Journeys

 Carlisle, England, UK
Hi, I’m Paul Teague, the author of ‘The Secret Bunker Trilogy. I have written short stories, plays, letters for magazines and hundreds of web articles, and even a couple of self-­published marketing books. This blog is the essential weekly podcast for all new and aspiring indie authors. Subscribe to get the latest articles from this blog in your inbox.

57. Jera Publishing | We Bring Your Book to Life

 Roswell, Georgia, US
Find articles on writing tips, book design, cover design, eBooks, book marketing, and information on the business of self-publishing.

58. Christina Katz | Empowering Writers

 Wilsonville, Oregon, US
Christina Katz teaches writers to become successful at their craft through training and classes. From freelancers looking for a nudge to pitch new markets to new authors preparing to self-publish, many types of writers find helpful advice on this site.

59. Myebook | The Ebook Conversion And Ebook Publishing Platform For Self-publishing Authors

 Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
My name is Dave and I wanted to personally welcome you to the MY eBook self-publishing platform! My eBook was formed out of the need to give authors answers to some of the most important questions faced when self-publishing books within online stores.

60. Self-Publishing with Dale | Learn How to Publish & Profit the Right Way

 Columbus, Ohio, US
I’m Dale, and besides being a Certified Personal Trainer, I’m also a best-selling, self-published author of well over 40 books. I’m also working on my catalog in other languages like Spanish, German, and French!

61. The Book Deal – The Blog for Writers

So how do you get published? How do you decide if traditional or self-publishing is the best path for your book? These are questions I address in my blog and at seminars, workshops, and writers’ conferences all over the country. By Alan Rinzler.

62. Infinity’s Blog for Authors and Writers

 Boston, Massachusetts, US
Self-publish a book that will be competitive in the marketplace. Our book publishing company can help you achieve self-publishing success with your book. Infinity Publishing’s blog covers all areas of independent publishing including self-publishing, book marketing, print-on-demand, eBooks, distribution, and more!

64. E-book Success 4 Free | self-publishing tips for authors

 San Luis Obispo, California, US
Jason Matthews writes fiction and non-fiction. His books have been translated into 8 languages, and his self-publishing lessons have been viewed by students in 123 countries at Udemy, Lynda, and other sites.

65. Jennifer Lancaster | Book Publishing Help For Self-publishers

 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Working as a freelance copywriter/editor for seven years, in 2014 Jen expanded her business to be a support service for authors. Her own steep learning path to self-publishing spurs her on to provide top value to specialists looking to publish a book or eBook. Our Aussie blog offers self-publishing help, book marketing advice, and other tips to help authors.

66. The Happy Self-Publisher

 Newark, Delaware, US
This self-publishing blog is for writers & aspiring writers for writing tips, publishing tips, and writing inspiration. Authority marketing insights.

67. Diggy POD Blog | Self Publishing Advice and Tips

 Tecumseh, Michigan, US
Diggy POD was originally a small printing business called QuickPrint, Inc. and was started in 1988 by Laura Alexander and three partners. Read Diggy POD blog for self-publishing advice and to learn more about what it takes to publish a book.

68. BlueRose Publishers Blog

 New Delhi, Delhi, India
Explore our blog to know more about Located in the metropolitan heart of the country, we are an experienced and well-organized publishing company, determined to provide the best of services for book publication.

69. Marcie Brock, Book Marketing Maven

 Phoenix, Arizona, US
Practical book marketing advice for self-publishing authors, created by

70. Grammar Factory | Kick start your journey to writing an awesome book!

 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Editing for Self-Published Authors – we make self-published books read like they were professionally published ?

71. Columbus Publishing Lab | Publishing Solutions for Self-Publishers and Small Presses

 Columbus, Ohio, US
Columbus Publishing Lab is a small, family-owned company built on the idea that self-publishers should be treated with honesty and offered excellent services at a fair price.

72. Niche Pressworks | Book Self-Publishing Blog

 Indiana, US
Nicole Gebhardt is the CEO of Niche Pressworks publishing and a Marketing Strategist. Nicole Gebhardt delivers tips, ideas, and solutions for authors to get their books created and delivered

73.  International Self-Publishing

 London, England, UK
This blog is about the joys and challenges of self-publishing worldwide

74. My Word Publishing Self-Publishing Advice Blog

My Word Publishing is one of Denver’s most highly regarded self-publishing companies. They guide authors through the self-publishing of their own books. Read Professional writing tips for self-publishers including book design, editing, and marketing through the publishing process by My Word! Publishing.

75. My Word Publishing | Self-Publishing Advice Blog

My Word Publishing is one of Denver’s most highly regarded self-publishing companies. They guide authors through the self-publishing of their own books. Read Professional writing tips for self-publishers including book design, editing, and marketing through the publishing process by My Word! Publishing.

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