Every author needs a toolkit to help them write and publish best-selling books.

We’ve spent years compiling (and building) tools to help self-publishing writers get things done. We’ve personally tested tools in every area of book publishing from outlining, to writing, editing, publishing and beyond.

We’ve compiled our favorite tools on this page to help you sell more books without having to test drive every piece of software yourself.

You’re welcome!

Tools we’ve built

Amazon Sales Rank Calculator

This tool lets you convert Amazon’s Best Seller Rank into a rough estimate of how many Sales Per Day the book receives.

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Book Description Generator

Easily generate the HTML code you need for your book description for websites like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, & Rakuten.

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QR Code Generator

A tool that lets you create QR codes to any link, and brand it with your author logo or a book cover.

Free Amazon Ads Course

Learn how to advertise your book and creative effective ads on Amazon’s Book AdvertisementSystem , formerly known as AMS.

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Free MailerLite for Authors Course

Learn how to setup your author email list and start building your list with this FREE course on MailerLite!

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Publisher Rocket

Our premium tool for finding keywords and categories to help you hit best-seller status faster and earn more money in book sales.

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Atticus

Our tool for writing and formatting beautiful ebook and print books. Available on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chromebook!

Affiliate Disclosure

Please understand that many links on this page are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to purchase one of the products below. Please understand that everything below was chosen because I have used it myself and find them beneficial to the Kindle Publishing cause. But make sure you make your own judgment before purchasing.

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Plot

Outline faster, plot smarter, and turbocharge your productivity today with the #1 visual book planning software for writers.

Plottr lets you easily arrange (and rearrange) your scenes, plots, and character arcs so you can quickly find your way to the end of your tale — no corkboard required.

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Atticus

Atticus is the ultimate book writing and formatting tool from the same folks that brought you Publisher Rocket (that’s us)!

Atticus is what you get if Vellum, Google Docs, and Scrivener got together and had a baby.

By using Atticus, authors can easily write and format elegant books that can be quickly and simply exported to the required format.

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Vellum

Vellum is a book formatting tool from 180g, a software company founded by former Pixar employees.

Vellum’s mission is “to create beautiful books.”

By using Vellum, authors can easily create elegant books that can be quickly and simply exported to the required format.

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MailerLite

If you’re just getting started with your book marketing, you’re going to want an email service that caters to you. That’s why I like MailerLite. MailerLite will help you to automate your email lists, manage landing pages, and engage your audience with pop-ups, and more! Plus, it’s absolutely free to get started.

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Fiverr

Fiverr is not ideal for making professional covers but then again, many of us can’t afford top-notch designers or software. So, if you are going to use Fiverr, then I highly recommend you read my article which was featured on Entrepreneur.com on how to get more out of a Fiverr gig for your ebook cover.

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Damonza

Damonza has a team of award-winning cover designers who have a knack for creating captivating and alluring book cover designs. They have a 100% satisfaction guarantee and a special discount of 5% off just for Kindlepreneur fans. Just use the code ‘KINDLE5

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Jeff Brown Graphics

Jeff Brown is a book cover illustrator and designer, specializing in sci-fi and fantasy. He has worked on over 500 book covers and has over 15,000 hours of professional experience as an illustrator. Jeff has worked on covers for bestselling authors such as Steven Erikson, Michael Anderle, Ken Lozito, B.V. Larson, Glynn Stewart, Lindsay Buroker, Nick Webb, Dennis Taylor, and Craig Martelle. His process is very collaborative and he likes to start with a video call brainstorming session when possible. He is always taking on new clients.

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DIY Book Covers

Derek Murphy is one of the best in book cover designs. So, when he created an online software and top-notch training on how to really make DIY book covers, I paid attention, and it paid off.

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SiteGround

A while ago, I made a survey on an author Facebook group asking what their favorite web hosting company was. Unanimously, SiteGround was #1.  The comments from users talked about the reliability and the amazing customer service. Out of all the others, SiteGround was the only one where people were generally happy.  So, I gave them a try and I completely agree – I now only use them for all of my author websites.  I HIGHLY recommend SiteGround.

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SumoMe

For those of your not willing to pay for an optin plugin, SumoMe is an excellent option. Although it doesn’t offer A/B testing, it is STILL incredible. Make sure to spend some time and learn about all of the free tools they have at your disposal.

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OptinMonster

There are many paid optin plugins on the market, but this one seems to be my favorite. Highly customizable, it affords me many liberties in programing and overall design. Furthermore, it has A/B Testing which is crucial in ensuring your optin process is effective and efficient.

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GetResponse

My all-time favorite email service, and yes, I have tried them all. Always at the forefront of adapting with the times, Get Response is user-friendly, reliable, and cheap. Find out exactly how GeResponse compares to Aweber, and Mailchimp. You’ll clearly see why its the best in this article.

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Dropbox

This mobile cloud service is not only free, but a necessary security mechanism for your hard work. Life throws crazy punches at our computers and when it does, if you don’t have your work stored on a mobile cloud like dropbox, you could lose all of your hard work. Did I mention it is free for your first 5 GB. This is usually sufficient for authors, but for me, I store my websites, their backups, my photos….basically my entire business.

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ProWritingAid

Get my favorite Editing Software that not only checks your spelling and grammar, but will teach you how to write better by giving your better recommendations and reports.  You can learn more from my full review here.

Use the following coupon code to get your 20% off: KINDLEPRENEUR20

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Scrivener

Scrivener is a must for any serious writer. Sure you can write a book using Microsoft Word, however, Scrivener was designed by authors for authors. It has multiple features that help to boost productivity AND help you to organize/layout your book. Check out my complete review on Scrivener and my side-by-side comparison of Word vs Scrivener.  Also, if you act now, you can get a 20% scrivener discount as well.

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Jutoh

Created solely for the purpose of formatting ALL ebook versions, this program is worth every penny. It will unlock some amazing tricks that even the best of HTML’ers wouldn’t know how to do. Plus its super easy to learn. Check this out and you’ll see it in action. I’m sure you’ll love it – then you can switch back here and buy Jutoh with confidence.

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Ebook Launch

If you are looking to have a professional format your book then look no further than Ebook Launch. Since 2011, they have helped thousands of authors. They come highly recommended by the major players in indie publishing. As a matter of fact, they are my preferred designer and use them for all of my books!  Check out their affordable prices and quick turnaround times.

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Publisher Rocket

This is an award-winning, easy to use software that helps authors validate their book ideas, gives them profitable keywords to help their books get discovered, choose categories that will help you become an instant bestseller, and saves authors hundreds of hours in Book Marketing. It works on both Mac and PC. To learn more about how to use Publisher Rocket to target great keywords check out my article on Kindle Keyword Mastery.  Otherwise, see the lowest price possible here.

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