Below, you’ll find my Amazon shopping lists and my affiliate links for products and courses that you might enjoy. As an Amazon Influencer and an affiliate for other programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. However, I have only included products I’ve used or that come highly recommended. I hope you find these resources helpful! 

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Try Audible Plus, an all-you-can-listen membership that offers access to thousands of titles, including a vast array of audiobooks, podcasts and originals that span genres, lengths, and formats.

Try an Amazon Prime 30-day Free Trial. This membership program offers special benefits including: * Instantly watch thousands of movies and TV episodes * Borrow Kindle books * Get unlimited free two-day shipping (no minimum order size)

Try a Prime Student 6-Month Trial. This membership program offers special benefits to college students including: * Unlimited free two-day shipping (with no minimum order size) * Exclusive deals and promotions for college students


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ProWritingAid  ProWritingAid is my favorite editing software, and is a grammar checker, style editor, and writing mentor in one package. If you’re a new ProWritingAid user and purchase through my affiliate link, send your receipt to stacy at and I’ll send you three bonuses:  

Bonus #1: My two-page Overused Words Cheat Sheet.

Bonus #2: My 42-minute video that teaches you how to use the Overused Words Cheat Sheet and unleash the power of ProWritingAid and Google Docs/Microsoft Word.

Bonus #3: My ProWritingAid Cheat Sheet to help you get up and running quickly.

Planner Pads Messy Planner Banner

Planner Pads – This is what I personally use as a daily planner. Check out the undated versions with start dates that sync with your unique timeline. Choose from spiral bound or loose leaf versions which are available in different sizes and ink colors.

New customers can try the Planner Pad for the first time for up to six months, and if you feel it has not given you an extra hour a day, send it right back to the company for a full product refund.


Publisher Rocket
Publisher Rocket  – This handy tool will help you get your book in front of more Amazon shoppers
so you can spend less time marketing and more time writing. Rocket gives you real data that shows you exactly what Amazon customers type into Amazon, as well as how many people search for those keywords every month. With the category feature, you can quickly find relevant niche categories for your books, as well as find out how many books you’d need to sell that day in order to be the new #1 bestseller. 

Rocket will help you find hundreds of profitable keywords for your Amazon ad book advertising campaign in under 10 seconds. Once you have your list of keywords just click export and paste your keywords right into your AMS campaign – and you’re done! 

The site has lots of free resources also, including: 

AMS Ad Course

How to Choose Keywords Tutorial

How To Choose Categories Tutorial

Book Description Generator

Rocket Tutorials


From Brit Poe of Thriving Scribes:

Author Platform Toolkit

Author Platform Content Toolkit –  A week-by-week, highly customizable plug-and-play content creation system for fiction authors that will help you elevate your personal author brand to all new heights. Includes Content Batching Roadmap, Author Platform Content Plan, 156 Plug-And-Play Author Platform Content Prompts, and several bonuses.

Thriving Scribes Planner – Designed specifically for self-publishing authors, the Thriving Scribes Planner will guide authorpreneurs toward planning their year with intention and purpose. Get ready to plan some epic authorship goals, up your productivity, and design the author business of your dreams. This planner is undated and ready to use at any time of the year. Get the printed version or the digital PDF.

Trello 4 Authors Templates – Plot your next series, novel, and scene while organizing your digital clutter. Manage your future novel and character ideas, book launch, and book creation more efficiently with the Trello templates for authors. Get Trello boards to outline your novels, expand your ideas, and manage your publishing journey. You can just get the templates, or take a full course.

 podcast power

Podcast Power from Irene Gabelnick – Podcast Power is a 10-page ebook that shows you a quick and easy system to land live radio and podcast interviews. It includes 5 email templates to get you booked in the media, build your brand, and get seen. 

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