On this page are all the useful resources I have found since beginning this business. I use all of them and thoroughly recommend a visit to each to see how they can help you in your business. I will continue to add more as I find them. Enjoy.
Affinity Suite – Serif’s publishing suite of Affinity Photo, Designer and Publisher, is very easy to use, a superb alternative to Adobe and so much cheaper! IF you catch them at the right time of year, you can get them at half price too. With free updates for life, masses of tutorials available (some here!), why not give them a try.
Amy Harrop – I have bought and used several of Amy’s products and can recommend her style of teaching. She is thorough and very successful at what she does, so she really knows what she is talking about. Her last product Beyond Printables teaches you how to take your existing products and repurpose them extensively.
Artsy Challenge – a range of pretty resources to help you create and publish.
Creative Fabrica – Another site perfect for the beginner to collect graphics, fonts and designs. Several offers on a regular basis ($1 each!). Reasonable subscription rates too. Worth checking out if you are stuck for ideas. This site also allows you to sell your designs.
Creative Market – A wonderful site, full of graphics, fonts and so much more to help with design ideas. They regularly give away fonts and graphics, so sign up for their list and be the first to be notified when they are on offer.
Horizon Creative Media – If you are looking for a website developer for something more bespoke than the average WordPress theme, I can thoroughly recommend Horizon Creative Media. Warm friendly people who will work with you until you get exactly what you want. Just say Jayne sent you ;-).
Journal Accelerator – This simple software speeds up the process of creating your journals in Microsoft Word many fold. Straight forward instructions by Di Heuser will have you creating your first journal in no time!
PowerPoint Replicator – Similar to the above, but using PowerPoint instead of Word. PowerPoint has become a popular software to create low content publications as it is much cheaper to use than Adobe products.
PLR Planners – An Emporium of done-for-you low content planners and books for you to get started without having to spend time creating. Lots of free training here. Add your brand and finishing touch and publish! Simples 🙂
Prefer digital products to paper-based? Look no further. The Digital Planner Bonanza shows you how to make Digital Planners based in PowerPoint, Notebook, and others. These you can sell on your Etsy shop, or your website for others to download to their various devices. Perfect for the modern ‘gizmo’ world!
See the Affinity Ease training which links to Digital Planner Bonanza by showing you how to create these products in Affinity Publisher – a superb alternative to Adobe InDesign and ridiculously cheaper!
Power Publishing – a Free report to give you the background and basics of the Low Content Publishing Industry.
Rob Cubbon – Rob Cubbon has been there, done it, and literally got the Tee-shirt. He has lots of courses to help the budding publisher (many of them free) as well as selling on Amazon Merch and Redbubble.
Setting up WooCommerce Subscriptions – an extremely detailed video with training on how to add subscriptions to your website if you are using WooCommerce.
Tangent Templates – Just starting out and don’t have a clue what to put in your books? This is definitely the place to start! With a huge range of single-page templates and masses of training and tips, they are the one-stop-shop for the beginner in my humble opinion. 🙂 Use code INTRO-10 to get $10 off your purchase.
Useful YouTube Channels
Paul Marles – an online publisher who creates videos on how to make money with publishing and all the tools and techniques useful to the self-publisher. UK based despite the location listed on his channel
Ryan Hogue – an online publisher and merch seller who is on a mission to retire young. I think he is well on his way! US based with a very helpful range of videos on how to sell on Amazon Merch and Redbubble.
Some of the above links may compensate me (at no cost to you) should you choose to purchase through them. My thanks if so for supporting my website. I use all of the recommended products above and can personally vouch for them all.