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This page was last updated in January 2018.

Writing software

Free online tool that allows you to create scripts, storyboards, breakdowns, schedules, budgets, and cast and crew reports for your production.

Clean Writer Pro
"OSX text editor for writers and creative people. Fast, powerful, minimalist, full screen mode to boost creativity and inspiration. Colour themes, simple UI, Markdown and RTF support and more."

iA Writer
"As soon as you type the title bar disappears and all you see is the clean typing sheet, distraction-free, ready for your ideas to take shape. With over 600,000 copies sold, Writer has helped students, journalists, and bestselling authors to find more pleasure in working with text."

"A powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents."

Self-publishing and writing blogs

The Book Designer
The Joel Friedlander blog on self-publishing, book design and more. Features the monthly 'e-Book Cover Design Awards'.

The Creative Penn
The blog of thriller author Joanna Penn, featuring resources to help you write, publish and market your book.

Let's Get Digital
The self-publishing blog of author David Gaughran.

Victoria Mixon
The blog of A. Victoria Mixon, a professional writer and freelance editor.

K. M. Weiland
The blog of K.M. Weiland, award-winning author of historical and speculative fiction.

Book and ebook cover artists and designers

52 Novels
A full range of conversion and design services for ebooks and print-on-demand (POD) titles.

Carey Abbott
Print and ebook cover design. Pre-made covers available. Web design services and more.

Alchemy Book Covers and Design
Print and ebook cover design. Pre-made covers available. A 'Quick Cover' service allows you to commission covers that use your own pre-selected stock images or artwork.

Cover design, ebook formatting and web design services. Pre-made covers available. And some other freebies!

Book Design House
Offering a variety of cover design packages. The site has a collection of blog articles on self-publishing and design.

Book Fly Design
"Bookfly provides custom print and e-book cover design and editing services for indie authors, self publishers, and small presses."

BriBruce Productions
Published author, freelance writer and editor, and professional copyeditor. Specialist in print book and ebook cover design services for authors or small publishers.

Cerebral Covers
The services of Brian Dupont a freelance graphic designer specialising in book cover design (print and ebook) and concept development.

The Cover Collection
Pre-made ebook covers for a variety of genres. Price includes multiple drafts and free unlimited revisions.

Cover Your Dreams
Affordable custom and pre-made covers for indie authors. Also offers web design services.

Creative Digital Studios
Branding, web design and book covers. Pre-made covers available.

Creative Indie Covers
Ebook cover design and formatting services by Derek Murphy.

Ebook cover design in various package options. Pre-made covers available.

Reese Dante
Award-winning cover design. Multiple genres but romance covers a speciality.

E-Book Cover Express
The site of Cathi Stevenson. Cover design for traditional publishing houses and independent authors. Also writing services and website design.

The ebook Designer
John Amy, graphic designer offering ebook cover design, formatting, copywriting and editing services.

Ebook Launch
Cover design, and ebook and POD formatting. Pre-made, custom and premium design packages available.

eBook Partnership
Ebook conversion and cover design.

Farah Evers Designs
Covers for print and ebooks. Website design and more.

Extended Imagery
Carl Graves book cover design.

Commissioned ebook covers and pre-made covers in a wide range of genres/topics. Fiction and non-fiction.

T. K. Hunter
Various graphic design services including custom e-book covers, logos, merchandise design and advertisements.

Fiona Jayde Media
Custom-made and pre-made ebook covers. Specialisms include romance, science fiction and young adult ( and 'wings n' things').

Mayfly Design
Cover design, page design, typesetting, and ebook formatting.

Melchelle Designs
Custom and pre-made covers for ebooks and print. Specialises in romance, science fiction/fantasy and horror.

Julie Metz Design
Specialist in book jacket, identity and brochure design.

Ebook cover design.

Fiona Raven
Print book design services. Includes print to ebook conversion.

Risa Rodil
Illustrator, graphic artist and cover designer.

Melody Simmons - eBook Indie Covers
Custom and pre-made ebook covers. Wide range of genres and themes.

Leah Kaye Suttle
Graphic designer, artist and photographer. Portfolio includes custom and pre-made covers.

Jeroen Ten Berge
Ebook and print cover design, illustration and branding.

Stewart Williams Design
Art direction, typography, typesetting, design and layout for print and ebooks.

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