Resources


The sites listed below can help you build a more robust, full-featured site, customized to how you want it. If you have any others you like, please let us know. We are working on this list. More soon...
 

Domain Names

There are a number of domain name registrars where you can register your domain name. Network Solutions, Register.com and GoDaddy are the most popular.

Email Addresses

Gmail (Recommended) - The most widely used email address service, providing you with ample storage space for free.
Yahoo Mail - Another popular service, also free, although they have had some security problems recently.
GoDaddy  (Recommended) - Primarily a domain name registrar, it's a good solution to have your domain name and email setup there. That way, you can have an email address that is you@yourdomain.com. We recommend this setup.

Mailing Lists

MailChimp (Recommended) - A very popular and easy-to-use mailing list service and it's free for smaller lists. They have many newsletter templates to use. It also has many powerful newsletter marketing features.
Constant Contact - Similar to MailChimp, maybe a little more business oriented and not as user friendly.

Graphics

Canva - Sign up for a free account and create all types of graphics for your website. One thing in particular you can do is use their Twitter banner template (1500 x 500 pixels) to create a header banner for your website, like this site. You can also upload your own images to use.

Video

Animoto - Animoto is a cloud-based video creation service that produces video from photos, video clips, and music into video slideshows.
Lumen5 - Lumen5 is a video creation platform designed for brands and businesses to produce social content for driving audience engagements online. The goal of the platform is to allow anyone without training or experience to easily create engaging video content within minutes (from their website).

Site Traffic & Stats

Google Analytics - You can sign up for a free account, hook your website up to it, and get all sorts of detailed information about your website visitors. Pub Site allows you to connect to your Google Analytics account and view some of the basic stats right in Pub Site.

Fulfillment

PSSC - A complete fulfillment and order processing service. From their website: Publishers Storage and Shipping is a service business specializing in book storage and order fulfillment for publishers. Our services can vary from acting as an extension of a publisher’s customer service department where warehousing and shipping services are outsourced to providing a publisher with full customer services, invoicing, online shopping cart, sales reporting, warehousing and shipping.