Self-Editing Tool

A grammar checker, style editor, and writing mentor in one package. Whatever your level of writing, ProWritingAid helps you achieve new heights. Exceptional writing depends on much more than just correct grammar. You get an editing tool which highlights style issues and compares your writing to the best writers in your genre. ProWritingAid helps you find the best way to express your ideas.

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Self-Editing Your Story  

Fictionary’s StoryTeller software helps writers self-edit their stories before hiring a professional.

We’re thrilled to offer a 1-month free trial plus 20% off the next 3 months of Fictionary or 20% off an annual subscription.

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Kobo Writing Life – Self-Publishing

Discover Kobo Writing Life and publish your book internationally in four easy steps! This self-publishing platform with no aggregator fees provides fantastic opportunities and tools so you can launch successfully.


Self-Publishing Advice

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Gain access to a wealth of information. Learn about author self-publishing as a member. Get other career-enhancing tips. You can access online forums, seminars, and special events. Plus, you can delve into the blog and advice center for indie authors.


Author Advice

Joanna Penn is an award-nominated New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thrillers under J.F. Penn and also writes non-fiction for authors. She’s a podcaster and an award-winning creative entrepreneur. Her site,, was in the Top 100 sites for writers by Writer’s Digest.


Nonfiction Book Coach & Publisher

Christine Kloser trains entrepreneurs and leaders to write their transformational nonfiction books. She is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, coach and publisher. Since 2004, she’s helped nearly 80,000 aspiring authors in 127 countries. Many clients have become bestsellers while others sign publishing deals, speak on stages worldwide, and appear in major media outlets like CBS, CNN, ABC, NBC, The New York Times, and TEDx.


Book Distribution Advice

Amy Collins and New Shelves happily offer authors and publishers advice and answers to their questions each week at 10 AM Eastern each Friday during the hour-long session.


Social Media Marketing Manager

Selling your book to others begins with authoritative personal branding. Recharge shows you how to connect with potential book fans who can’t wait to read your book and follow your journey along the way using the most effective strategies on Facebook, Instagram, and your personal website.



Author Speaker Training

The Clarity Video Academy converts the strategies we teach to today’s top business leaders, celebrities and pro athletes into a treasure trove of one-minute video lessons hosted by Clarity’s Founder & CEO, Bill McGowan. Each course also offers robust resource materials that support and illustrate the video teachings enrolled members can access on both desktop and mobile.

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Book Marketing

Bedside Reading places books by the bedside in luxury hotels and in the media. It’s a brand new out-of-the-box marketing tool for authors.

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Writers Community

She Writes is the largest online community and content site for women writers at every stage of their writing lives, working in every genre and representing every generation – all around the world.

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Self-Publishing Help

You’ll learn how to become a successful independent author, free to self-publish or find an agent and a traditional publishing deal. Learn how to build your platform, do business as a publisher, prepare your manuscript professionally, plus format, distribute, sell, and market your books.




Circle of Seven ProductionsBook Marketing Videos

Circle of Seven Productions – Focuses on producing your book trailer for multimedia and online marketing. As a FirstEditing author, you benefit from their proven video distribution strategies. They network your book to over 350 online distribution portals. Choose from a range of video production packages.


Smith Publicity LogoBook Publicity

Book publicity and author promotion begins anywhere from 6 months before publication to a year or more after the launch. Smith Publicity offers a variety of promotional campaigns and services to meet your budget. Explore a range of personalized services and create a unique book marketing campaign.


New Shelves LogoBook Sales Training

Take your self-published book to the next level with New Shelves. Amy is an established book sales training expert. Discover the best and most suitable options to gain publicity for your book. Clients of First Editing receive a deep 20% discount on services at New Shelves.


Book Scanning LogoBook Scanning Services

Bound Book Scanning expertly scan manuscripts and books. They convert hard books into electronic word documents via OCR technology. They convert the text to a document such as Microsoft Word. It is magical! Subsequently, you can submit your manuscript for editing. As a result, you can then publish in all book and eBook formats!


Master Writer LogoBook Writing Software

MasterWriter is the most powerful suite of writing tools in one program. This premier book writing software is specifically for authors. You have word families, phrases, synonyms, figures of speech, rhymes, pop culture, a searchable Bible, and the dictionary. Why struggle to find the right word when you can have all the possibilities in an instant?


Creative Penn LogoHow to Self-Publish

Learn how to self-publish from successful bestselling author Joanna Penn! She is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling thriller author. Plus, she has written 20 books and sold over 450,000 books in 74 countries and five languages. In fact, Ms. Penn also has many books and writing courses for fellow writers. Check out The Creative Penn!


Creative Penn LogoWriting Tool

Scrivener gives you complete control over your formatting and writing. It allows you to compose your text in sections as small or large as you like while keeping all your background material in one place. Create a PDF or Word file, or compile to ePub or Kindle formats easily!



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