Resources for Writers
Weekly trade magazine available at newsstands, libraries, etc.
Literary Market Place (Bowker)
The annual bible of the industry
Writer’s Market (Writer’s Digest)
Writer’s Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents
by Jeff Herman (Prima)
Guide to Literary Agents (Writer’s Digest)
Literary Agents: A Writer’s Introduction by John Baker
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting Published
by Sheree Bykofsky and Jennifer Basye Sander
(Alpha Books, 1998)
Write the Perfect Book Proposal
by Jeff Herman (Wiley)
How to Write a Book Proposal
by Michael Larsen (Writer’s Digest)
Thought Leaders International: www.thoughtleadersintl.com
Words into Print (WiP): An alliance of editors and writers for all your publishing needs: www.wordsintoprint.org
Negotiating a Book Contract:
A Guide for Authors, Agents, and Lawyers
by Mark L. Levine (Moyer Bell, 1988)
Susannah Greenberg Public Relations: www.bookbuzz.com
Information on Speaking Engagements:
Sharing Ideas: www.walters-intl.com
National Aircheck: National Aircheck can obtain a copy of anyone’s appearance on any radio or TV station in any city. For more information, call them at 1-888-206-9662.
Five Star Publications — Authors and Experts:www.authorsandexperts.com
Trade Magazine Listing
Writing magazine Listing
The Eclectic Writer
Articles on proper query format, IRS codes that pertain to writers, where to find inspiration, hot markets, and so on.
The Write Page
On-line newsletter with over 300 pages of author and book information for readers and how-to information for writers of genre fiction. An irreverent tone prevails. For instance, the site’s opening paragraph describes genre fiction like this: “Genre fiction is fiction you read because you want to, not because the professor says to and not because you think it will improve your mind. It might make you think, but that is an undocumented side effect.”
Self-described as “The Write Resource,” this site is a grab-bag of book reviews, job listings, how-to essays, and peer support.
Recommended Reading List
Gathered from the misc.writing newsgroup, this is perhaps the ultimate directory of writer’s resources. You’ll find them categorized for easy navigation and quick clicking.