This page contains links to a variety of resources aimed at helping writers (aspiring, new, and established) and other creative types.
Some of the links below are affiliate links and will be marked with (AL). If someone clicks on an affiliate link and either purchases something or signs-up for a service, then Paranormal Romance Lovers will be compensated. This helps us keep Paranormal Romance Lovers going and expanding.
Be sure to check back often as new resources will be added on a regular basis.
Mailerlite is the newsletter service we use at Paranormal Romance Lovers. They offer many benefits including:
The first 1,000 subscribers are free!
Popup subscribe forms
Easy subscriber management
Free landing page feature
Campaign reports which allows you to track everything: opens, clicks, unsubscribes, spam complaints, and more!
Aweber is another popular newsletter service, boasting over 100,000 users. Some of the perks Aweber offers include:
The ability to connect to different apps such as PayPal, Facebook, and WordPress
Mobile apps to help you keep on top of your newsletter’s status
Easy-to-create newsletter forms, landing pages, and such
Aweber offers a free 30-day trial to try their service. After that, it costs $19 US a month for up to 500 subscribers.
eBook Formatting Programs
Vellum is a Mac-only piece of software which many authors swear by. Vellum offers a robust number of features which authors will love:
Produce advance copies for early feedback from beta readers
Sell anywhere, with eBooks for Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, and more
Add store links and help readers buy the next book in your series
LIVE PREVIEW instantly shows how your book will appear to readers, and refreshes with changes to content or style.
QUICK GENERATION produces multiple eBooks with just two clicks, and makes it painless to update books.
If you own a Mac, then you really should look into Vellum for formatting your eBooks. They even offer new users the opportunity to create one eBook using Vellum for $29.99US.
Fiverr is a site where creative freelancers offer their services. Whether it is cover design or website creation or editing, Fiverr offers you the opportunity to hire a creative professional to take care of those jobs you either can’t or don’t have the time for.
When using Fiverr, we recommend you research a potential hire thoroughly. Make sure he or she has good feedback and has been at their creative profession for more than a couple of months. We know people who have had great results from using Fiverr and some, not so much.