Before I could recommend a resource to other authors, I try to use the resources myself or have found the resources through credible sources (established newspapers, Fortune 500 Corporation publications, industry associations, media known for fact-checking, etc.). I’ll also provide the link to where the resources are so you can check them out.
Contests/Awards for Indies to Enter
(In this list of contest recommended by Createspace, I entered the Green Festival in 2o11, and was fortunate to have 1 book, Fire Wars, win in the Teen category.)
Book Candy Studios
(I have many trailers made through them. They are known for working with NY Times bestselling authors and the Big Six publishers for trailers.)
Resource for Authors about Publishing, Laws, Resources, and More!