At iWriterly, our policy is to only recommend products and services that we, ourselves, love and use. That is why we have launched affiliate accounts with the below companies.
In the name of transparency, as an affiliate, we receive a small commission if you sign up through our affiliate link. It’s at no extra charge to you. However, it does help the iWriterly team keep our resources free, such as our video content, Publishable episodes, and Query Hack critiques.
It’s no secret that just about anything can be found on Amazon. If you are looking for your next favorite book, whether that’s a physical book or ebook, check out Amazon. When there isn’t time to sit down and read, give Audible a go. With thousands of books available as audiobooks, you will never be without your favorite stories. And, of course, be sure to check out their great bookish gear, such as book nerd t-shirts. (Our personal favorite!)
Draft2Digital is an ebook aggregator that distributes to all the major retailers online, plus hundreds of storefronts worldwide. They also distribute to digital library platforms so that your ebook can be purchased by libraries.
Grammarly is an online grammar checking, spell checking, and plagiarism detection software, checking against more than 250 grammar rules. Polish not only your manuscript with confidence using this AI-powered product, but anything you type on your computer as well, including emails, social media posts, and more.
Publisher Rocket, formerly known as KDP Rocket, is a software that provides data for what Amazon book buyers type into Amazon and how many people search each month. This helps authors to select the keywords that not only fit their book but also keywords that are actively being searched for on Amazon. Therefore, it assists authors in the discoverability of their book.
Below is additional information from the Publisher Rocket website.
Using Rocket’s Keywords Feature, you will learn:
- What keywords shoppers type into Amazon
- Estimated number of times someone types that keyword into Amazon
- How much money other books that rank for that keyword are making
- How many books are competing for that keyword
Vellum is a book formatting software for ebooks and print books (including hardback and paperback).
*Please note that this software is only for Apple/Mac computers only (macOS) and not for PCs.
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