Top Ten Self-Publishing Blogs 2012 – Finalists

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The Future of Ink is delighted to announce the finalists for our first annual Top Ten Self-Publishing Blogs Contest.

We had some very impressive entries and you are invited to take a look at them below.

Our judges include founder Guy Kawasaki, Smashwords founder Mark Coker and Internet marketing veteran Jim Edwards.

TFOI Top Ten Contest Judges: Guy Kawasaki, Mark Coker and Jim Edwards

Here are the 28 finalists. Please feel free to share and embed this list on your own blog:

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Top 10 Self-Publishing Blogs 2012 - Finalists

List of finalists for Top Ten Self-Publishing Blogs 2012 contest sponsored by The Future of Ink - digital publishing for online entrepreneurs. [List is in alphabetical order.] Please comment, share and check out each of these terrific finalists for the Top 10 Self-Publishing Blogs Award.


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  1. BiblioCrunch

    Self Publishing Blog

  2. Book Marketing Made Easy

    Simple Strategies for Selling Your Nonfiction Book Online

  3. Catherine, Caffeinated

    Writer, astronaut, skinny - Catherine Ryan Howard wouldn't mind being any of those things.

  4. C h a z z W r i t e s | Cracking the Indie Author Code Every Day

    Cracking the Indie Author Code Every Day

  5. How to Make, Market and Sell Ebooks – All for Free

    sell ebooks, market ebook, self publish, ebook business


    Dean Wesley Smith - The writing of Dean Wesley Smith

  7. Indies Unlimited

    It is the mission of Indies Unlimited to celebrate independent authors; to help them build their followings; to provide a platform for members of the independent author community to share and exchange ideas, knowledge, expertise and frustrations; and, for readers and reviewers to become exposed to the amazing depth and array of talent in the indie community.

  8. Lindsay Buroker -- Fantasy Author

    Steampunk, high fantasy, and other adventures. Official blog of indie fantasy author Lindsay Buroker

  9. On Living and Writing Well -

    On Living and Writing Well

  10. Self-Publishing Blog | Indie Author Book Marketing Help | Duolit

    Helping passionate writers become empowered authors by promoting the awesomeness of self-publishing.

  11. Self-Publishing Resources Guides Authors to Success

    From 'The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing' to our free online resources, we are committed to providing authors the information and support they need to successfully self-publish. Self-Publishing Resources answers the 'how to self publish for success' question.

  12. Stories To Tell Books

    Stories To Tell Book Publishing Services

  13. The Book Designer — Practical Advice to Help Self-Publishers Build Better Books

    Book design and production, cover design, consulting and book services for independent publishers, self publishers and authors

  14. The Creative Penn Blog: Helping you write, publish and market your book | The Creative Penn

    Discovering Scrivener really did change my writing life. It helped me to organize my writing by scenes and also enables me to publish in Kin

  15. The Future of Ink: Get Our Articles Free via Email

    Get original Future of Ink articles sent straight to your email inbox for free. Don't miss the moment when we announce the winners of the Top 10 Best Self-Publishing Blogs.

  16. The Savvy Book Marketer

    Book marketing blog packed with free book marketing tips and resources for promoting your book.

  17. The World's Greatest Book - The Professional's Resource for Self-Publishing

    The Professional's Resource for Self-Publishing

  18. The Writer's Guide to E-Publishing

    Tips, Resources, Real Numbers, and What's New in E-Publishing

  19. Ultimate Ebook Coach: How to get published: avoid scams with independent publishing

    Publishing options are confusing. Learn how to get published under your own label, effectively market your book, increase your credibility and boost book sales.

How the Winners will be Selected:

All finalists will be judged on:

1) the quality of their content
2) the frequency of their posts
3) reader involvement and…
4) their blog’s ranking (in that order).

The judges will decide the final winners.

Congratulations to our finalists and we’ll announce the winners here soon!

Which of these self-publishing blogs is your favorite? Give it a “thumbs up” and leave your comments below.

Ellen Britt
Dr. Ellen Britt is the Social Media Influence Doctor, Mastermind Expert, Author and Online Marketing Strategist, Lover of Southern Food & Culture and founder of Pink Coattails, as well as the co-founder of The Future of Ink. Ellen is committed to the idea that every woman, no matter her education, experience or where she lives on the planet, can have a successful business if she so desires.
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  1. Hello, really I do not stop write here two sentence. I want to tell “Ellen Britt” thank you very much for your good thinking. I have online marketing website for eBook, electronic publishers, publisher, amazon and many more.

  2. Hi Ellen. Thank you so much for including my blog in this list, How to Make, Market and Sell Ebooks – All for Free. It would be great if the image accompanying the link was there too :)
    Here is a URL for that image –
    Thank you.

  3. self publishing ebook :- is book publishing websites, you can find here self publishing ebook & free digital books. You can also search for documents and books to quickly find what you are looking for.

  4. Hello Ellen. How was the entries made?

  5. I seem to be seeing 29 blogs. Will there be a final 10?


  6. Thanks so much for putting on the list! I’m very pleased to be nominated, especially since I’m in such great company. Cheers! ~ Chazz

  7. Thank you soooo much for the nomination! We’re honored to be on a list with such a great group of indie author supporters! Thanks so much for putting this contest together, Ellen! :-)

  8. Hi! So honored to be a finalist! Love Future of Ink! :)


  9. I vote for bibliocrunch! The best self publishing website out there!

  10. What a great list of helpful blogs! I’m honored and pleased to have my blog included with other bloggers whom I admire. Big thanks to the Future of Ink for highlighting all these great blogs for authors.

  11. This is so exciting! I’ve got a piece about it — including the list — scheduled to appear on’s blog on Thursday.