Business Resources for Authors

About Author E.M.S.

Author E.M.S. Mission:

My goal is to help authors and indie publishers save time, reduce stress and improve focus on the creative work by providing services, consulting and education in the areas of self-publishing, basic business, and promotion.  —Amy Atwell

Restoring humanity & sanity to your virtual life.


Author E.M.S. was born from my genuine desire to resolve what I see as a growing problem: how to prevent the meltdowns authors suffer when changing technology overwhelms them and drags their focus away from writing.

Sound familiar?

There are books out there, but once purchased, the book’s information could become out-of-date within weeks. There are blog posts by dozens of experts, but most don’t address authors specifically. There are fellow authors who provide helpful tips and training, but you have to take the time to find them. The simple task of updating a Facebook author page can turn into an all-day affair—one that’s as frustrating as it is time-consuming.

And so, with the help of some amazingly generous people, I started building the Author E.M.S. website in 2011. It was a labor of love and my primary focus for a few years, but the site now exists primarily as my personal online resource that I’m happy to share with others.

What’s here on the site?

At its heart, Author E.M.S. is designed to be a free resource for all questions relating to the business of being an author. There are tidbits I use all the time when working with clients or teaching classes.  Most of the information is compiled from other sources.  I keep it all here because it’s handy for me. I hope you’ll find it’s handy for you, too.

Start investing in your writing career today by exploring our site. Enjoy!


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Author E.M.S. is a web community operated by Rainmaker E.M.S. LLC, a Florida limited liability company.

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