Resources

Resources to Help You Build Your Books

Publishing Information
The Book Designer.com http://www.thebookdesigner.com
Great list of self publishing resource blogs  http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2010/11/52-great-blogs-for-self-publishers/


Book Reviewers
elizziebooks.com  http://www.elizziebooks.com/
elizzie has a huge list of video book reviewers, great resource
http://www.elizziebooks.com/book-vlogger-directory/


Photo Sharing Sites
Flickr http://www.flickr.com/
Picassa, Google site http://picasaweb.google.com

A very interesting site for searching Flickr.com
http://compfight.com/


Online Photo Editing
Picnik Photo Editing  http://www.picnik.com/
FotoFlexer http://fotoflexer.com/, has a limited layer ability
Gimp (free PhotoShop type of program)
http://www.gimp.org/macintosh/
http://www.gimp.org/windows/


Stock Photo Sites
iStockphoto.com, original source of user-generated, royalty free images
http://www.istockphoto.com/

Shutterstock.com, Over 100 million images, several subscription options
http://www.shutterstock.com/

Crestock.com, usage fees start at $1
http://www.crestock.com

Photocase.com, Germany stock house, lots of unique royalty free photos.
http://www.photocase.com

Dreamstime.com, this is my current favorite stock site, nice images, very affordable
http://www.dreamstime.com

Pond5.com, a lot of people use this site for stock video, sound effects, after effects and music. they also have lots of regular images also.
http://www.pond5.com

Affordable Stock Photo Sites
Bigstock, photographers and user-generated images
http://www.bigstockphoto.com

Dreamstime, coming on strong with affordable images
http://www.dreamstime.com

Blend Images, specializes in ethnic and cultural diversity
http://www.blendimages.com


Turn your e-Book into a Physical Book with Print on Demand Publishing
Lulu.com http://www.lulu.com/
Blurb.com, great for photo books  http://www.blurb.com
Scribd pdf publishing site, kind of like YouTube for pdf files  http://www.scribd.com/
Createspace.com/Amazon https://www.createspace.com/
Amazon's Print on Demand site for books, DVD, CDs, Video download, I have 4 books on this service, it works great


Publishing e-Books to the World
Kindle
Nook
Smashwords.com
lulu.com
CreateSpace.com


General Resources
Pat Flynn  http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/
Market Samurai  http://www.marketsamurai.com/
Google Keyword Tool/external, phrase match
         WordTracker https://freekeywords.wordtracker.com/
         Word Tracker Questions
http://labs.wordtracker.com/keyword-questions/


Video/Video Marketing
Will Video for Food, Kevin Nalty http://willvideoforfood.com/
Video Maker.com http://www.videomaker.com/
Web Video University
http://webvideouniversity.com/podcast/
http://webvideouniversity.com/blog/


Being Efficient
Posting once, send to multiple blogs, facebook etc, sites
Posterous https://posterous.com/
Evernote http://www.evernote.com/
Instapaper, save interesting websites, http://www.instapaper.com/


Personal Broadcasting Channel
UStream.TV, personal broadcasting http://www.ustream.tv/

     
Learn about Social Media
Mashable  http://mashable.com/
Chris Brogan http://www.chrisbrogan.com/


Email Marketing Management sites
Aweber https://www.aweber.com/landing.htm
MailChimp http://www.mailchimp.com/
Constant Contact http://www.constantcontact.com
iContact  http://go.icontact.com


PR Resource, Great PR tips
Follow Joan Stewart, great PR tips, every Tuesday http://www.publicityhound.com/


Products, Make a product around your subject
CafePress  http://www.cafepress.com/
Zazzle Products  http://www.zazzle.com/


Video Distribution Sites
YouTube  http://www.youtube.com
TubeMogul, for sending your video to multiple places  http://www.tubemogul.com/
Blip.tv http://blip.tv/
Vimeo http://vimeo.com/
UStream.tv http://www.ustream.tv/
DailyMotion http://www.dailymotion.com/us


Making video about your subject
Screen capture
Mac based
ScreenFlow http://www.telestream.net/screen-flow/overview.htm

PC based 
Camtasia  http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia/?gclid=CJumxfPe0qoCFQ8E5QodpkuNSQ

Web based video capture
Screenr   http://www.screenr.com/
Jing  http://www.techsmith.com/jing/

Screenshots
Snagit, http://www.techsmith.com/snagit/
Grab, Mac program, sitting in the Utility folder in the Applications folder, great, great program, use it everyday

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