12 Must-Follow Blogs For Authors

 One key factor to our success as authors is what we have learned from others along the way. So today, we want to share 12 of our favorite blogs for authors. We encourage you to check them out as well as share which blogs are your favorite blogs are in the comments.

If you are an author, you need to be following these 12 blogs: http://www.trainingauthors.com/12-must-follow-blogs-for-authors/


#1. The Future Of Ink

Shelley is a contributor of this site that revolves around digital publishing. The quality of posts this site offers can’t be beat. It was founded by Denise Wakeman and Ellen Britt with the hopes of becoming THE authority site for entrepreneurs looking for info on digital publishing. They have experts from all over who contribute posts regularly to their site: http://thefutureofink.com/

(Click here to see Shelley’s posts)



#2. Books and Such:

Books & Such is an agency that helps authors build careers. The blog on their website is written by literary agents and is full of great content for aspiring and seasoned authors alike. You can check it out at: http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/

I was turned onto this website after following one of their agents (Rachelle Gardner pictured below) online for years. You can check out her blog for some awesome posts as well, however it does appear that all of her new stuff is coming out on Books & Such).



#3. Jeff Goins

Jeff started his blog in 2010 in search of answers, found a community of like-minded people, and became a huge success. He shares insights about writing, publishing, marketing and anything else he thinks of on his blog. Check out the most recent posts at: http://goinswriter.com/


#4. Write to Done:

Write to done is about learning to write better. They cover everything from copywriting to creative writing and everything both in between and beyond. If you’re a writer, chances are this blog has something for you: http://writetodone.com/

Write to done


#5. The Book Designer

Joel Friedlander blogs about the publishing side of being a writer. He says that, “Writers change the world one reader at a time.
But you can’t change the world with a book that’s still on your hard drive or in a box under your bed.” He also puts together a blog carnival with blogs from around the web that relate to self-publishing, book marketing, writing, and more. It’s a great way to skim posts and find the ones you want to read. You can visit his site at: http://www.thebookdesigner.com/ 

Joel Friedlander

#6. Marketing Tips

Paula Krapf has an outstanding blog where she shares book marketing and publishing tips: http://blog.marketingtipsforauthors.com/


#7. Jody Hedlund

Jody shares what she is learning in her own journey of publishing and marketing on her blog. I have been following her for years and she shares amazing insights worth reading. Jody is a romance writer, but most of her posts are good for any genre. Topics you’ll find on her blog include: writing and marketing tipspublishing news, and everything in between. She has been a huge inspiration in my own book marketing. You can check out her most recent posts at: http://jodyhedlund.blogspot.com/

Jody Hedlund

#8. Denise Wakeman

Denise is the founder of Future of Ink (#1 on our list) but she has an amazing blog herself that I highly recommend checking out at: http://denisewakeman.com/

Denise Wakeman

#9. Jane Friedman

The subtitle of Jane’s blog is “Writing, reading, and publishing in the digital age,” and she covers exactly that. You can check it out here: http://janefriedman.com/blog/

Jane Friedman

#10. Author Marketing Experts, Inc.

Penny Sansevieri shares some awesome info on her blog: http://www.amarketingexpert.com/blog/

Author Marketing Experts

#11. Author Media

This blog focuses mainly on growing your online platform, but it is definitely worth following: http://www.authormedia.com/blog/

author media

#12. Helping Writers Become Authors

If you write fiction, you won’t find a better blog than K.M. Weiland’s “Helping Writers Become Authors.” She shares quality posts that teach authors how to write great novels. I also encourage you to download her free eBook on character development – it’s amazing. The only reason I’ve listed this site last is because it’s really only helpful to fiction authors. If you are a non-fiction author, you’ll probably want to pass this one by.


KM Weiland



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  1. I’m honored! Thanks so much for including me amongst such great company.
    K.M. Weiland recently posted…Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 31: One-Dimensional ConflictMy Profile

  2. I’m honored that you have included both my personal and The Future of Ink blog on your list. Thank you! You’ve also introduced me to a few blogs I’m not familiar with so I’ll be checking them out.
    Denise Wakeman recently posted…How to Get Your Blog Post Shared 1000 Times [#Infographic]My Profile

  3. Wow, thank you so much for including us! We really appreciate it!

  4. Thanks for these great sites! I’m currently follow a few of them. One I’d recommend is The Write Life. They share great tips on writing and writing related topics. Here’s think link.

    Elke Feuer recently posted…3 tips for creating the perfect book coverMy Profile

  5. Please note that bookpleasures.com has been around since 2002 and we have posted over 7500 book reviews and over 800 author interviews. We are always on the lookout for authors to interview. We are also on the ylookout for new reviewers. This is a great way to network and publicize your own work.

  6. Thanks for taking the time to put together this very help group of sites. Some I knew, others are new to me. I’d like to pass on one that has been helpful to me in understanding Amazon and some of the other digital sites and how to market better. The site is David Gaughran’s Let’s Get Digital. Here is the link:
    Mark Young recently posted…Broken Allegiance picked…again!My Profile

  7. You definitely have to add C.S. Lakin’s site, Live Write Thrive, to this list. She’s got some awesome advice about writing and posts on a variety of topics, including a regular grammar brush up post so that we can keep those finer details straight. Please add her to your list!

  8. David B says:

    Several sites I was unfamiliar with – thanks.
    A couple I like:

    Molly Green – on writing and blogging

    Anne R. Allen
    (note the Writers Digest Top 101 Sites logo)

  9. So many great sites! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Some of my favorites are Randy Ingermanson’s Advanced Fiction Writing, Edie Melson’s The Write Conversation, and Susan May Warren’s group at My Book Therapy. Tons of information at all of those blogs!
    Marji Laine recently posted…Freedom: ObedienceMy Profile

  10. Thanks so much for the great list! (Of course, I’m partial to #2). :)

  11. Thanks for the list! I love Anne R. Allen’s blog, and have checked into several others you mention. I also really like Fiction U – it has given me inspiration and answers many times.

  12. Rachelle Gardner often contributes to the Books & Such blog, which is wonderful … but Rachelle’s blog itself is amazing. In my mind, it’s the #1 go-to for authors at all levels.

  13. I was going to mention David Gaughran’s Let’s Get Digital but someone else mentioned it.
    Also I’m surprised you left out J.A. Konraths, A Newbies Guide to Publishing http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/ since it gets about thirty thousand hits a day.
    Also there’s Hugh Howey’s blog http://www.hughhowey.com/
    Both are very topical and thought provoking.
    Mark Edward Hall recently posted…MAY NEWSLETTERMy Profile

  14. Kudos for the helpful post. Some familiar names & some new ones. I read Michael Hyatt’s blog regularly for updates in the writing field and for leadership boosts. http://michaelhyatt.com/

  15. Jeff Goins has been my favourite out of these so far. Great personal touch, thoroughly informative and down to earth.
    Fiona Tarr recently posted…Destiny of Kings Paperback Release!My Profile

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