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BookLife taps the expertise, integrity, and authority of Publishers Weekly to help self-published authors achieve their goals. Serving as a resource and community for indie authors, BookLife offers industry insights, professional tips, and marketing strategies on creating and marketing books in the rapidly evolving world of self-publishing.

Since its inception in 2014, BookLife has grown to include multiple platforms and properties: a bi-monthly print and digital supplement in Publishers Weekly; a website,; a free weekly newsletter, The BookLife Report; a paid review service, BookLife Reviews; an easy tool to submit self-published books for free review consideration in Publishers Weekly; a semiannual award, The BookLife Prize, for self-published authors with a cash prize of $5,000; an annual awards program, The U.S. Selfies, run in conjunction with Publishers Weekly and BookBrunch; and BookLife Indie Author Forum, an annual virtual conference.

Now celebrating its 150th anniversary, Publishers Weekly is the international news platform of the book publishing industry. Founded in 1872 and published weekly since then, the magazine boasts 1.23 million social media followers; publishes 10 e-newsletters, BookLife (a website and monthly supplement), two blogs, podcasts, a mobile edition, digital editions, and apps; and features a thriving website that reaches 14 million unique visitors annually.

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Google Play Books is a global bookstore offering ebooks and audiobooks in more than 75 countries. With Google Play, publishers can go wide and put their books in front of an audience of over 2 billion Android users. Google Play Books’ excellence in personalized recommendations allows publishers to reach new readers around the world. Visit the Books Partner Center to get started publishing and to learn about recent enhancements that benefit independent publishing partners.


Lulu is a self-publishing and print-on-demand platform that puts you in control. Since 2002, Lulu has empowered over two million authors, artists, educators, and businesses from all over the world to publish, print and prosper. With Lulu’s global distribution network, direct sales solutions, and industry leading print-on-demand technology, writers can share their stories while growing their brand, audience and bank account.

Pacific & Court is a Brooklyn-based publicity and digital marketing company specializing in promoting independent authors and book publishers looking to publicize new and existing titles. Together, our team has more than 30 years of experience publishing, promoting, and marketing bestselling books. Pacific & Court’s focus is on getting the best promotional bang for every buck spent – focusing on heavily tested and proven methods of reaching the exact audience that will be receptive to your unique book.


We have one simple mission: to take the hard work out of self-publishing. From editing and design, to book printing, eBook, and Audiobook conversion, to distribution and book marketing services, BookBaby has everything today’s indie author needs to succeed all under one roof.

Since 2011, BookBaby has helped thousands realize their self-publishing goals, backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. BookBaby creates and distributes printed books and eBooks to the largest distribution network, including Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, and many other popular retailers worldwide. Plus, BookBaby authors keep 75%–100% percent of book net sales while retaining all rights and creative control.

Best of all, writers can call us at 1-877-961-6878 and talk through the process with a real human being–usually a fellow writer who is invested in the success of your book. We are standing by and ready to help you go from writer to author today!

Bowker provides products and services that make books easier to discover, evaluate, and experience – connecting publishers, authors, and booksellers with readers. From essential identifiers like ISBNs and barcodes, to editing and copyright protection services, to marketing and publicity tools, Bowker offers a wide range of tools and resources authors need to publish and promote their titles. As the official ISBN Agency for the United States and its territories, Bowker also provides information and advice on the uses of the ISBN system to publishers, self-publishers, authors, and the book trade.

The Editorial Freelancers Association is a national organization of approximately 3,000 freelance editorial specialists. We help clients—independent authors, publishers, and editorial agencies—understand the editorial process and quickly find the right editor through our free Member Directory and Job List.

Ingram Spark is an award-winning book publishing platform, offering indie authors and publishers the same print and digital quality enjoyed by big-time publishers—including free publishing resources, global distribution, print-on-demand technology, and so much more!

Tantor Media, a division of RBmedia, is a leading independent audiobook publisher, producing nearly 400 new titles every month. Tantor works with over 500 of the audiobook industry’s best narrators. Publishing titles across all fiction and nonfiction genres, Tantor’s extensive catalog includes national bestsellers and award winners. Tantor works with independent and traditionally published authors, and provides authors with the widest distribution possible in the retail and library markets.

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