In starting my career as a hobby writer, I was lucky enough to have several resources available to me that other new writers – or established authors – may be seeking. Click the links to learn more about these resources.
ebook covers and formatting by Karen Ronan – coversbykaren.com
all types of editing by The Kind and Gentle Editor Alyssa Kress – alyssakressbookediting.com
I find Wikimedia Commons to be an underrated and great place to look for free-to-use images in my posts, and even to cannibalize bits and pieces of different images in the cover design process. You just have to be patient and creative with search terms.
Another place to find photos is Alex Markovich‘s photography blog, which offers a variety of tasteful and technically-savvy images which are free to use with photographer attribution – see the blog about page.