I thought I’d share some master lists and communities for indie authors looking for resources as I know it can be difficult. ^_^
There are master posts at The Indie Reviewers List, The Book Reviewer Directory, The Book Blogger List, 100 Best Blogs for Book Reviews and Shirley’s Book Blogger List. There are also places like the self-published/indie authors community on Livejournal where you can post your book, and Loyal Lyre where you can submit it for consideration. Voracious Readers Only is another option, where they post your book for you. In my experience, VRO is a really great resource and I definitely recommend giving it a go. The trial period is free and you get to send ARCs to readers themselves. And, the longer you stick with VRO, the more requests you get, so it’s definitely worth a try if you’re looking to expand your reader base. You can also try creative writing contests. There’s also Reedsy, a community for both reviewers and authors.
Goodreads communities are another fantastic place to find reviewers. Some really great ones are: Indie Authors & Books, For Love of a Book, (Indie) Authors At The Round Table, Advanced Copies for Review & Book Giveaways, Making Connections, Authors & Reviewers, Shut Up & Read, Free Books, .99, Giveaways & Reviews, Bookworm Bitches, Readers That Love Giveaways, Ebook Deals, and Free Books, Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy. Be sure to read the rules before posting/submitting. Each community has different requirements. 🙂
Blog tours are another great option. A Novel Take, Xpresso Book Tours, Be My Book Boyfriend, Rockstar Book Tours, Promotional Book Tours, R&R Book Tours, Storytellers on Tour, The Write Reads, Bewitching Book Tours, TBR and Beyond Tours, Psst Promotions and Booktamins all offer blog tours.**
[**Note: I have not used all of these personally, but have been linked to them and wanted to share. :)]
If you’re looking to write short stories and want to try submitting to a magazine, there are some great magazines calling for submissions and I found a wonderful compilation of links here. I also found How to Write a Proper Short Story Cover Letter very helpful.
If anyone has any lists they think should be added, leave a comment below and I’ll add it to the post.
I hope this helps anyone looking for resources! (ɔ◔‿◔)ɔ♥