Make Authoring Business Easier

There are some super tools to help you with many tasks.  From finding the right Fonts and Graphics for your book covers to free Music for your book trailers, widgets, business cards or even making it easier to save your multiple account logins, this list will grow as I come across even more wonderful tools.  Simplifying those tasks that take up your time, or automating them, you’ll find you have much more time to write.  Isn’t that the most important thing on an author’s mind?

LastPass – Accounts Login Saver

Hongkiat – Free & Paid Graphics

1001 Free Fonts – Search & Download

Cover Vault & “How to use Photoshop Templates

DaFont – FREE Fonts

FontSpace – Search & Download

ACX – Audio Book Creation

Giphy – GIF Maker

Vista Print

Globe Revolving Maps

MailChimp – Free Version

Amazon Associates Tools

Flash Vortex – Banners

WordPress Add-ons & Plugins

DropBox – File Storage & Sharing

Books To Films ~ Scripts & ScreenWriting

Books to Film is a very real dream of many authors.  Finding those who know the industry, following them and learning from them, adopting them as mentors, is the first step to bringing your dream to reality.  For me, this reality also consists of purchasing the software the big-name scriptwriters and filmmakers use and teaching myself to bring my novels to scripts.  Multi-generational films/movies and their scripts can be found, and when you do find them, watch and read them through, because those are the keys to discovering why they have been popular and have become classics and successful for generations.  Many of these links below will either offer insight to the industry, further details, or allow the free download of the scripts and films – you should never have to pay for them if they are in the Public Domain, yet many websites charge varying prices.

Fandango 

Film Affinity

Go Into The Story

IMDb

IMSDb

IMDb – List of PubliScreenwritings

Scriptwrecked

Screenwriting Goldmine

Daily Script 

Stage32

LA Screenwriter

The Script Lab

The Writing Room

Simply Scripts

Page Awards

Indie Film Hustle

NY Film Academy 

Script Reader Pro

ScriptMag

Awesome Film

B&W Old Movies

Public Domain Movies

Archive.org Feature Films

Public Domain Flicks

Ranker – Public Domain Films

Public Domain Movies

Wikipedia – List of Films in the Public Domain

 

Getting Big Big Book Reviews

Each one of the links below are high traffic websites – each hosting book reviews.  Locating the right person, with the correct method of contact however, is something that will take me a while yet to do – but, once found I will update this post with that additional information.  In the meantime, if you find the right person, and their contact information, please let me know so I can update the information for others.  I hope you find this useful.  Best of luck to you.

CTV News.ca

CTV News Calgary

Calgary Herald

Calgary SUN

Global News

Publishers Weekly

New York Times

Globe & Mail

BBC Books

Wall Street Journal

Maclean’s 

National Post

Toronto Star – Toronto, Ontario

Kelowna Courier

The Loop – TV Talk Show

Boston Globe

The Province – Vancouver, BC

Washington Post

BookPage.com

ForeWordReviews

Galley Cat

Indie Author News

Library Journal

Library Thing

Mid-West Books

The New Yorker

New York Review

NPR Books

Self-Awareness

Mashable

Book People

Reform Magazine

5 STARS from Madlyn Doey ~ Cocooning, The Butterfly

“Drama, mystery, feuds, sorrow, joy, unconditional love, unconscionable hate and abuse, and healing the heart and soul.  Laila Doncaster, you rock; a stellar author.  Kept me enthralled the whole darn book!  Hurry up and get book 2 done so I can continue with the story.  I could not put it down!.”  Review by Madlyn Doey ~ British Columbia, Canada

Madlyn Doey’s review from Amazon.ca

Madlyn Doey’s review on my Facebook Fan Page

5 STARS from M. Tillotson ~ Cocooning, The Butterfly

“I was taken by this fresh, light-hearted romance with a twist, a turn and a touch of modern life melded with life of old. The landscape descriptions, truly give a sense of Canadian terrain and life in all seasons. A diverse cast of characters with brilliant personalities came together to form and remain solid unity throughout the book. Cocooning the Butterfly is as deep a metaphor as the author’s bravery in exposing her emotions.”  Review by M. Tillotson ~ British Columbia Canada

 

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