Resources and Links

Eight Cousins has provided these links as resources for self-published authors. We cannot be held responsible for the information provide, but we do encourage all new authors to do as much research as possible about the publishing industry and on independent book stores. 

Publishers Weekly Select

Four times a year, Publishers Weekly publishes PW Select, a supplement dedicated to covering the self-publishing industry that features interviews with authors, book announcements and listings, news, features, analysis, book reviews, and more.


Literary Market Place

Step-By-Step Self Publishing

Book Cover Designs


Looking for a great self-published book?

Help Along the Way

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3 Mac Apps to help you self-publish your book

Five free resources for self-published authors

How my book became a (self-published) best seller

The Top Ten Mistakes Writers Make When Self-Publishing a Book

10 Proofreading Tips for Self-Publishers

Does Blogging Sell Books?

Self-Publishers: The New Generation of Cool Kids

Book Marketing: 9 Activities to Boost Your Author Career

This Is THE BEST Time To Be A Writer, If You Work For It

The New Era of Self-Publishing

The Real Costs of Self-Publishing a Book

10 Tips To Help Any Author!

Dos and Don’ts for a Good Self-Published PR Experience

What’s the 3-Step Process to Marketing Your Book?



On working with independent book stores:

So, You Think You’re a Local Author?

How To Reach Readers: Befriend Your Local Bookshop