Since I've learned the sad truth that an Indie Writer needs to know how to market, I've been doing my research. Hours and hours spent on the PC to figure this mine field out and here is what I've come up with:
First off let me say (in case you don't already know) I am pushed through Create Space. I've been dealing with this site since 2010 and it's really good and easy to use. Their support is very good (I only had two issues ever).
Since I use Createspace my books are on Amazon and Everybody loves Amazon. My books are also on the Kindle.
Websites I find most helpful:
1. Good Reads: It has an active book community of readers and writers. the activity is updated by the second so it feels like Facebook or any other social website. You can also sign in using Facebook (an you never have to sign in again). Set up your author profile, place books on your shelves, customize to your liking, blog, generate buzz, make friends, get fans, do free book giveaways. This is a great site and I love it.
2. The Author Marketing Club is a great website to sign up for. This one is not a social site like good reads but it has a couple great features. I used it for about a month before I exhausted the use of it. I recommend the Webinar videos about book marketing. It's very helpful. You can submit your book to be featured if you mention the website online and help promote them. Also if your book is going free on Amazon this site links you to popular blogs to get readers. The main point of going free when your an independent writer is to hopefully get reviews.
3. LiteraryR&R: A blogging website that will review your book for free (if they have the time.)
3. Flipsnack is a good marketing tool that looks wonderful. It turns a preveiw of your book into a virtual 3d book that can be added to you website.
4. Facebook of course.
5. Pinterest: Use the photos and Art as a way of setting the stage for your book. Tell a visual story.
6. Button Code Generator website: http://64b.co/09P
I tried to write the code myself. It didnt work so I just used this generator website.