200+ FREE Digital Marketing Tools for Authors

Writing and selling books is a lengthy and time-consuming process, which authors have discovered to be among their areas of greatest stress. While the publishing industry is getting more automated, marketing your books demands time and effort to go around writer's block and finish the job with a blank screen. To effortlessly allow your creativity to flow, today we’re sharing my selection of favorite tools.


I’m sure you are no stranger to tools that are helping you simplify your day-to-day writing life, however, I believe that you might be interested in knowing a few more tools that not only help save your time and effort and, on top of it all, these are also completely free of charge.


Free tools for authors

 

Content Writing Tools

  1. Google Docs

  2. Trello

  3. EverNote

  4. Notion

  5. Grammarly

  6. Hemmingway Editor

  7. CoSchedule’s headline analyzer

  8. BuzzSumo

  9. WordCounter

  10. Focus Writer


 

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Design Tools

  1. Canva

  2. Crello

  3. Simplified

  4. Pixelated

  5. Tyle

  6. Piktochart

  7. Colorcinch

  8. DesignBold

  9. Photopea

  10. Snappa


 

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Animation-Creation Tools

  1. Biteable

  2. Boomerang

  3. Moovly

  4. Animaker

  5. Blender

  6. K-3D

  7. OpenToonz

  8. Pencil2D Animation

  9. Plastic Animation Paper

  10. Powtoon

  11. Stykz


 

Video-Creation Tools

  1. Lightworks

  2. VideoPad

  3. HitFilm Express

  4. DaVinci Resolve

  5. VSDC Free Video Editor

  6. OpenShot

  7. Shotcut

  8. Blender

  9. Movie Maker 10

  10. iMovie

  11. Magisto

  12. WeVideo


 

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Audio-Creation Tools

  1. Audacity

  2. Adobe Audition

  3. GarageBand

  4. FL Studio

  5. Descript


 

I’d like to invite you to join me in my quest to provide you with the best tips, tricks and hacks to help you build your author career while keeping this newsletter free and independent.

If there was ever a time to join me in this quest, it is now. Every contribution, however big or small, powers me to create more amazing content and sustain the future of this publication.


Support this newsletter – it only takes a minute. If you can, please consider supporting us with a regular amount each month. You can do either by buying me a cup of coffee. Thank you.



 

Infographic-Creation Tools

  1. Canva

  2. Venngage

  3. Piktochart

  4. easel.ly

  5. Visme

  6. Infogram

  7. Vizualize.me

  8. Snappa

  9. Google Chart

  10. MS PowerPoint


 

Presentation-Creation Tools

  1. MS PowerPoint

  2. Google Slides

  3. Keynote

  4. Prezi

  5. Canva

  6. PowToon

  7. GoAnimate

  8. Zoho Show


 

Screen-Capture Tools

  1. CloudApp

  2. SnapDraw Free

  3. Free Cam

  4. Screencast-O-Matic

  5. OBS Studio

  6. Debut Video Capture

  7. ShareX

  8. Apowersoft

  9. CamStudio

  10. ScreenRec

  11. Ezvid


 

Email Marketing Tools

  1. HubSpot Email Marketing

  2. Sender

  3. Sendinblue

  4. Omnisend

  5. SendPulse

  6. Benchmark Email

  7. Mailchimp

  8. MailerLite

  9. Mailjet

  10. Moosend

  11. EmailOctopus


 

Misc Tools

  1. Trello - To organize your project and monitor the progress

  2. Hootsuite - To plan and track your social media activity

  3. Right Relevance - To find the right influencer

  4. Bitly - URL shortener

  5. GTmetrix - for checking the website speed

  6. Facebook Ad Library - To spy on competitors Ads

  7. Creator Studio - for Scheduling Facebook and Insta Posts

  8. Tubebuddy and Vidiq - for YouTube video Analytics

  9. Rapdtags - for YouTube Video Tags

  10. YouTube Audio Library - for Royalty-free music

  11. Pexels - for free stock images and Videos

  12. QuillBot - Paraphrasing tool that generates various synonym


What would you add to the list? Tell me in the comments


 

I’d like to invite you to join me in my quest to provide you with the best tips, tricks and hacks to help you build your author career while keeping this newsletter free and independent.

If there was ever a time to join me in this quest, it is now. Every contribution, however big or small, powers me to create more amazing content and sustain the future of this publication.


Support this newsletter – it only takes a minute. If you can, please consider supporting us with a regular amount each month. You can do either by buying me a cup of coffee. Thank you.

 

About Chase Austin


I have spent 10+ years writing stories and marketing them. I’ve failed and succeeded over the years, and these are some of my tidbits on how I started my author business, perfected marketing, and more.​


Here you’ll find resources to help you kick more ass with your words. No fluff, only actionable tips, and tricks if you are looking to make a living through writing, or just use it as a side hustle.​


Things I like: Long walks, Reading about anything and everything, Telling stories and chess.


Visit me at www.thechaseaustin.com. Want to say hi, email me at contact@thechaseaustin.com.​

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