Here are some of the tools and websites I often mention in consultations.

Links marked with * are affiliate links.

Advanced reader copies and getting reviews


Readers' Favorite
Hidden Gems Review Service
For audio: Audiobook Obsession review team (free)
Book Reviewer Yellow Pages
Reedsy Best Book Blogs 2021


Publisher Rocket* (software to find keywords and Amazon categories)

eBook Keyword Lab (free tool to find Amazon keywords)

BKLNK category tool (see which Amazon categories your book is in)

HTML description generator by Kindlepreneur

WideWizard browser extension

Getting into Bookshops

Ingram Spark 

Nielsen Title Editor

Waterstones indie publishing form (need to be registered with Nielsen Title Editor first)

FAQ: Get your book listed on Indigo (Chapters)


Amazing Marvin (to do list software)

Wise* (international money transfers)

ScribeCount* (tracking sales across retailers)

Books2Read universal links



Reedsy (free)


Graphics & Covers


MockDrop (free)

3D book mockup by DIY Book Design (free)



MiblArt Covers* - get 5% off with code SKYE5


Reedsy list of promo newsletters
Kindlepreneur list of promo sites/newsletters


Spam test (free)

Flodesk* (affiliate link gives you 50% off for life)


Findaway Apple duplicates report form
Karen Commin's Audiobook Marketing Cheat Sheet

Courses & Books

Reedsy courses (free)

Wide for the Win* by Mark Leslie Lefebvre

Get Your Book Selling Wide* by Monica Leonelle

Dear Writer, You Need to Quit* by Becca Syme

Wide Retailer Resources

Draft2Digital* (distributor)

Apple marketing tools: link & embed widget maker

Kobo form to notify them of new releases (ebook and audio)

Draft2Digital form to notify them of pre-orders and upcoming promotions

Publishing in German

tolino alliance

Buchdeals (use code SKYEMACKINNON-25 for €25 off your first booking)

Self-Publishing in German (my book)

Facebook group to find beta readers

Lesestunden list of blogs
Rezi-suche blog list

Reziliebe Facebook group (for reviews)
You'll find lots of additional resources in my book Self-Publishing in German.

Fiction Apps

Application page for KISS
Application page for Radish


Wide for the Win Facebook group

ALCS - Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society

PLR - Public Lending Right

Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLI)*

Society of Authors

The Ultimate Publishing Wide Spreadsheet (credit goes to Laura Greenwood for the original version)

Wide for the Win Swag Shop @Redbubble USB mug warmer* (totally essential)