Below are the writing tools, books, and reference tools that I use and can recommend. Some of the links have affiliate codes at the end, but this does not affect my recommendation in any way. I would have recommended it, even if there was no affiliate program.
Distribution Of eBooks
Formatting & Publishing of eBooks
Draft2Digital – an aggregator that will send your manuscripts to various eBook platforms.
PublishDrive – another aggregator but this one distributes your books to different international markets. It also gets the book onto Google Play, which is normally quite difficult to do.
Vellum – VERY pricey but very worth it. This should be seen as a long-term investment that will reap dividends in the long run.
Marketing & Promotion
Mailchimp – excellent mailing list service, although it’s a bit pricey. I am considering switching to Mailerlite.
Buffer – used to automate social media updates on Twitter and Facebook.
StatusBrew – used to automate free book download links to new prospects on Twitter.
Ratings Catcher – sends you an email when you get new reviews for your books.