I’m often asked what websites, courses, tools and resources I’d recommend for writers.

This is not an exhaustive list of all websites, resources and software that’s out there for writers. It’s a list of tools that I personally use, endorse and recommend.

The list will grow, expand and change over time, so shouldn’t be considered definitive at any point, but will always be accurate.


Representation & trade bodies

The Alliance of Independent Authors*: A worldwide organisation solely for indie authors. Hosts twice-yearly fringe events.

The Society of Authors: A UK-based trade union open to indie authors all around the world.


Book formatting

Vellum: Mac-based software used for creating beautiful book files. Simple, intuitive and very cost-effective if you plan to write a handful of books.


Email marketing

Mailchimp*: One of the most popular tools for maintaining a mailing list. Free for your first 2,000 subscribers, with scaled payment options thereafter.


Marketing courses

Mark Dawson’s Ads for Authors*: The course that changed my advertising mindset and took me from $30 a day to $3,000 a day.

Self Publishing 101*: A course for beginners to self-publishing, also created by Mark Dawson.


Marketing tools

KDP Rocket*: A piece of software to help you find the best Amazon categories and AMS keywords for your marketing campaigns.



I’m always completely open and transparent. Links marked with an * asterisk * contain an affiliate ID code, meaning the provider pays me a small commission for referring you. This will cost you nothing, and has absolutely no bearing on my recommendation of that particular service. I only recommend resources I personally use or recommend, regardless of affiliate status.