When it comes to writing, there are times we need a quick reference tool to help edit a new passage, design a cover, add background music, monitor social media posts, create a marketing platform, and perform other writing-related tasks.  I created a convenient list of resources shared by my many friends and fellow writers.  These are merely mentions, not promises, but you are welcome to try them.  It is also a work-in-progress with references yet to share, so feel free to check back later.  Please recommend new resources or comment on the features of those listed ~

Online Editing ~  http://editminion.com/

Epub Conversion ~  Free online epub converter ~ Convert PDF, doc and other types of documents & books to ePub format, the standard format for ebooks, supported by almost every reading device including iPad, iPhone, iPod, Sony Reader, BeBook, Nook, Kobo (for Kindle use .mobi), and Stanza:     http://www.2epub.com/

Covers, Photos, Banners ~ 

Covers ~ PhotoShop, PhotoImpact, PaintShop Pro, Publisher, Picassa. Free download:  Paint.com, Gimp (for PC)

Photos ~  Google Images, Weheartit.com, www.dreamstime.com/free-photos (Stock Photog & Royalty Free Images), http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/589290, photobucket.com, freedigitalphotos.net, Stockfresh.com ($1-20)

Banners ~   http://www.bannersketch.com/?pid=generator&pag=1&opt=2

Music & Playlisting ~ 

Mixpod.com, http://www.royaltyfreemusic.com/http://www.audiomicro.com/royalty-free-musichttp://freeplaymusic.com/http://musicbakery.com/http://www.seabreezecomputers.com/tips/freemusic.htmhttp://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/faq.html

Promotion

Book Platforms & Other Promotion on Book-related Sites ~  Twitter.com, Facebook.com, LinkedIn, AuthorsDen.com, Shelfari, Goodreads.com, Author’s den.com, Google+, BookRix.com, Amazon forums, Amazon Authors page, Amazon astore, Smashwords, Barnes&Noble/Nook, iTunes/iBooks, Kobo, Stanza, Epub, other writing-related sites and any book-related site including your website, blog, and email signature.

Funding platform ~ http://www.indiegogo.com/

Royalties paid for writing ~  http://www.wikinut.com/

Creating Book Trailers ~ MacIntosh: iMovie, PowerPoint    PC?: MovieMakersMagic

Managing Social Media

Social Media Dashboards ~ manage and measure multiple social networks, schedule messages, track mentions, analyze traffic  http://www.hootsuite.com and which others?

Create Custom Business Facebook Page ~ publish professional pages without design/graphic/coding skills ~ http://www.pagemodo.com/?r=free_footer and which others?

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