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Agents

 

Article Directories

  eZineArticles.com

Distribute Your Articles

Get Articles

Idea Marketers

Panload

The Phantom Writers

Yahoo! Voices

 

Blogs

Bad Language
Writing about business, technology, and marketing.

BytePowered Articles Blog
Writing tips for authors. How-to writing for the Web; articles; guides,
and eBooks for newbies and professional writers.

Press Press Press
A blog-shop for small poetry presses & journals.

Foner Books - Self Publishing

The Rejecter
I don't hate you — I just hate your cover letter.

Write Success
Information, inspiration, and resources that support and foster successful freelance writing careers.

Writer's Voice
Writer’s Voice…where the conversation goes deeper. We talk to writers
of all genres about matters that move us and make us think.

Writing in the Dark

 

Book Manufacturers

Bookmasters

Create Space

Lightning Source

Snowfall Press

 

Book Promotion

Annie Jennings PR
Unparalleled publicity services for authors and experts,
CEOs, speakers, and corporations.

Author & Book Promotion
Lists promotional resources for authors and provides articles, marketing tips, and book promotion advice.

Five Star Publications
With a network of experts in every aspect of publishing and publicity, Five Star works closely with you during the process of producing and promoting your book.

Marcie Brock Book Marketing Maven
Practical book marketing advice for self-publishing authors.

 

Business Writing

Cypress Media Group
Training focused on business writing, technical writing, report writing, and proofreading for corporate and government clients.

My Business Words
Outsourced writing services, or support to do it yourself. Document templates. Business writing. Articles. Hints and tips for letters, marketing, Web copy, and proposals.

 

Conferences/Expos/Festivals

April 25-27, 2013

Association of Writers and Writing Programs' Conference and Bookfair
March 6-9, 2013

Backspace Agent/Author Seminar
November 1-2, 2012

Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference
May 19-23, 2013

BookExpo America
May 29-June
1, 2013

Direct Marketing Association
See site for dates.

Frankfurt Book Fair
October 10-14, 2012

International Conference on the Book
July

Kentucky Book Fair
November 9-10, 2012

London Book Fair
April 15-17, 2013

Maui Writers Conference
Aug-Sept

April 22-26, 2013

August 12-15, 2013

Ottowa International Writers Festival
Fall 2012: October 25-30
Spring 2013: April 25-30

Surrey International Writers Conference
October 19-21, 2012

Vancouver Writers Fest
October 16-21, 2012

Wrangling With Writing
October 12-14, 2012

 

June 5-8, 2013

 
Writing for the Soul Conference
February 14-17, 2013

 

Contests

3-Day Novel Contest

25 Writing Competitions You Should Enter

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

Audie Awards

FanStory.com Contests

First Writer Contests

FreelanceWriting.com

Funds for Writers

Hollywood Book Festival

Just a Contest

Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition

New Pages - Book

New York Book Festival

Poets & Writers Contests, Grants, & Awards

Romance Junkies Writing Contest

UK Writing Competitions

Winning Writers

Women on Writing Contest

Writer's Digest Writing Contests

Writers-Editors Network

 

eBooks

eBooks R Us
Resale rights to more than 1,000 eBooks, etc. All with master resale rights.
You keep 100 percent of the profits. Check out their brand new and free eBooks listings. One of the biggest collection of eBooks on the Web.

Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg is the Internet's oldest producer of FREE
electronic books (eBooks or eTexts).

 

Editing

Edited Write
Editing and proofreading written documents, manuscripts and Web sites

Editorial Department

Michael LaRocca's Editing Service

Write Content

How to Excel at an Editing Test

 

Freelancing

About: Freelance Writers
 About.com's advice and resources for freelance writers.

eLance

Freelance Portfolios
Find freelance work right now!

Freelance Writing & Editing Jobs
Daily updates of writing/editing jobs posted on CraigsList.

Golden Prose
The most comprehensive list of Freelance Writing Jobs on the net. Search regularly updated freelance writing jobs from sites such as Craigslist, Monster, and Indeed all in one place!

Guru.com

Media Bistro

Solo Gig

Worldwide Freelance Writer

Write and Earn

 

Journalism

JournalismDegree.org
Excellent information for those interested in breaking into the field of journalism. Links to schools, notable professors, and info about how the field of journalism is changing in today's mixed/social media world.

Libraries

Electronic Library Journals
Links to the best electronic communication journals and selected websites, collected by Lewis A. Armstrong, M.A., M.L.S. 

Collection of Library Websites
Links to selected language websites, collected by Lewis A. Armstrong, M.A., M.L.S.

 

Literature

Artdesy.com - An Art Directory

Authors' Calendar

Classic Short Stories
Offers a wonderful selection of short fiction and light prose. Edith Wharton, Hawthorne, Dylan Thomas, Kipling, Poe, Twain, Jack London, Guy de Maupassant, and others.

Electronic Literature Journals
Links to the best electronic communication journals and selected websites, collected by Lewis A. Armstrong, M.A., M.L.S. 

Collection of Literature Websites
Links to selected language websites, collected by Lewis A. Armstrong, M.A., M.L.S.

Literary Awards

New Pages
News, info, and guides to indie bookstores, indie publishers, literary magazines, alternative periodicals, independent record labels, alternative newsweeklies, and more.

Powells

Pulitzer Prize

The Literacy Site
The Literacy Site was founded to help promote literacy among children from low-income families nationwide. Partnering with First Book and Room to Read, the site makes books available to children around the world, giving many children their very first book.

Words Without Borders
Cool online magazine that promotes global understanding and unity through
the translation of great international literature. Select a part of the world to discover selections of that region's best writing.

 

Marketing

Book Marketing Works, LLC
High-quality sales and marketing resources that enhance their clients'
efforts to sell more books in non-bookstore markets.

Google for Publishers
Promote your books on Google for free. You'd sell a lot more books
if a lot more people knew about them. We can help make that happen.

Plug Your Book!
Steve Weber's MySpace page is a wealth of information about online book marketing.
His blog is an absolute MUST for anyone in the industry!

Port Marketing
A valuable resource of links to help your business. Browse the long list of services to find what you require such as casting, production, telemarketing, photography and art directors.

Publicity for Authors
Rick Frishman trains authors, entrepreneurs, and business owners to get more visibility for themselves and their businesses by leveraging the magic of publicity.

10 Commandments of Book Marketing
So envious of this list - wish we'd written it!

 

Media

Media Web Directory
Online media directory, Internet broadcasts, and information

www.superpublishing.com

Truth Out
Truthout is a full-service news agency dedicated to establishing a powerful, stable voice for independent journalism. The core of our mission is educational.

 

Media Release Distribution

PR Leap
Free and paid online press release distribution service.

PR Web
Fee-based press release distribution. Amazing rankings on search engines!

 

Networking

Effortless Networking
Your networking success depends on the quality of your conversations, not where they occur. Learn how to network successfully anytime and anywhere.

Meet Up
Helps people connect with others who share their interest or cause and form lasting, influential, local community groups that regularly meet face-to-face.

 

 

Newsletters

Funds for Writers
This weekly e-zine is one of the BEST resources for writers.

Speak Strong
Speak the simple truth both powerfully & effectively. Say what you mean and mean what you say, without being mean when you say it.

 

Online Support Groups

Yahoo Self-Publishing Authors
Forum is for authors interested in self publishing. We discuss various aspects
of self-publishing and help each other on our journey to authorship.
Everyone is welcome to join and is free to post messages.

Yahoo Writing & Publishing
A supportive place for writers, editors, publishers to meet, discuss markets, writing, support writers, new and experienced. Help us make this a great place for creative minds.

 

Organizations

American Booksellers Association
Book news, events, statistics, interviews, database of bookstores, and more.

Association of Authors' Representatives
A nonprofit organization of qualified literary agents and dramatic representatives of authors, dramatists, and other creators and owners of intellectual property.

Editorial Freelancers Association
Oldest and largest national professional organization dedicated to supporting
freelance career choices and offering a variety of benefits and opportunities.

Greeting Card Association

International Writing Centers Association

National Association of Women Writers
Where women unite to write.

National Writers Union
Trade union for freelance writers publishing or working in U.S. markets
(grievance-resolution, industry campaigns, contract advice, health plans,
member education, job banks, etc).

Pen American Center
An association of writers working to advance literature, defend free expression,
and foster international literary fellowship.

Small Publishers Association of North America

 

Places to Publish Online

Edit Red Writing Community
A writing community for poets and writers.

Figment
An online community to create, discover, and share new reading and writing.

Helium
"Real-world knowledge published by people like you."

Palibra
Online destination for reading enthusiasts to enjoy short-form literature
and for authors to showcase their work. 

Soul Food Cafe
A portal for artists and writers alike. A safe haven where creativity
flourishes. Promotes creative pursuits as a daily practice.
It’s full of tips, techniques, references and encouragement.

The Writers Voice
Featuring the works of experienced and novice writers from around the world.
Submit your work, view the works of other writers, and participate in intelligent conversations on the Discussion Forum.

Publications

Writer's Digest
The insider's guide to the writing life: writers' guidelines, magazines,
books, contests, conferences, etc.

Publishing Companies

Publish America
Claim to publish more new titles than any other traditional publisher and accept more new & unpublished authors than any other traditional publisher in the nation.

Tate Publishers
Tate Publishing is a Christian-based, family-owned, mainline publishing organization with a mission to discover and market unknown authors.

Publishing Resources

Bemused Author Services
Authors helping authors publish their own work.
They will not publish your book for you, but will teach you how to start
your own independent press and publish your own work, your way.

Beneath the Cover
 Unique insider’s view of the inner workings of books, from a concept to ending up in the hands of your smiling reader. Their mission: to uncover the entire book industry.

Book Catcher
For people who write books, publish books, market books, love books.

Bowker Publishers Services
The premier resource for publishers. The U.S. ISBN Agency.
Offer sophisticated forecasts and consulting abilities .

Literary Marketplace
Brings the power of automated searching to the world's largest,
most complete database of the book publishing industry.

Published
Gateway to the creative work of independent writers, zine publishers, photographers, filmmakers, illustrators, and other artists. Searchable directory gives  writers and artists a platform to publish and promote their work. Easy to use and free!

Publishing Law Center
Articles on legal issues of concern to publishers, editors and authors. Topics include contracts, copyright, fair use, public domain, subsidiary rights, electronic rights, etc.

Publishing Web Ring

SuperPublishing.com
A human-edited directory for publishing and business-related sites.
Divided into publishing and business-related categories and subcategories.
All information on this site are available for free.

http://publishingcentral.com/publishers -  a list of publishers by state

Quotations

Latest 'n Greatest Quotes
A collection of all flavors of love & friendship quotations and sayings.

Recommended Reading
Click here £ to see a list of books Laura recommends.

Reviewers

Kirkus Reviews
Founded in 1933, Kirkus is published 24 times annually and reviews approximately 5,000 titles per year, three to four months before publication. The reliable, authoritative reviews are written by specialists selected for their expertise in a particular field.

Midwest Book Review
Links to more than 30 book discussion groups, as well as other sites
of specific interest to publishers.

 

Releases and Consents

Obtaining Releases and Consents

Sample Talent Release Form

Sample Interview Release

Wiley Permission Guidelines for Authors

 

Self-Publishing

About Books, Inc.
Turnkey production for authors and publishers. Services include editing,
cover design, interior design/typesetting, printing, national PR and marketing.

Author House
Can help you reach your publishing goals through their exclusive
publishing process, and you maintain creative control of your book.

Beagle Bay Books
Comprehensive self-publishing FAQ.

Begin Publishing
Our breakthrough process lets you have your book published fast – and affordably.

Book Surge

Cafe Press

Dog Ear Publishing

Infinity Publishing

Lulu
Lulu gives you the power to publish and sell books, e-books, calendars, and more.

Nothing Binding
Nothing Binding is an online community that exists to help self-published authors experience sales success and form grassroots followings by reading to, speaking with, and forming an emotional connection with prospective readers.

Self Publishing Resources
Self-publish your books and keep all the profits!

Small Publishers, Artists, and Writers Network
The latest schedules, online newsletters, self-publishing information,
and links for online research.

Which self-publishing company is right for you?

SEO

#1 Free Link Exchange Directory on the Web - Link Market
Have you ever tried to exchange links, swap links, or trade links? Was it difficult and time-consuming? Use LinkMarket.com instead - it will save you hours of work.

A1 Optimization

Add URL for Free for Instant Publishing
Submit your site for immediate publishing for free.

   BACK-LINKS and PAGE-RANK Web Directory

On the Avenues
Save thousands of dollars by consulting with an SEO professional
through our SEO Support Phone Line.

SEO Tutorial Program
EVERYTHING you could ever need to know about do-it-yourself SEO.
Great article resources, as well!

 

WorldWide Web Consortium
Providing far more than SEO, W3C develops interoperable technologies to lead the Web to its full potential. A forum for info, commerce, communication, & collective understanding.

Xoron

Software

Master Freelancer
The online Web store for all of your creative writing,
screenwriting, research, and editing needs.

Style Writer
The plain English editor.

The Writer's Scribe
Professional submision tracking software

Tools of the Trade

Digital Recorder
Simply and easily capture audio and turn it into an MP3.

Copy Talk
The plain English editor.

I Dictate
The plain English editor.

Vanity Presses

Vantage Press
The author pays a fee for the publication, which varies depending
upon length and other factors. In return for the fee, Vantage publishes your book
and you receive 40% of the retail price of every book sold at standard discounts.

Web Designers

Word Pictures

Vanity License Plates
My collection of the vanity plates that catch my attention long enough
for me to remember to post them here!

Visual Dictionary
VisualDictionary.com - interesting word picturesIf a picture is worth 1,000 words, then how much is a picture of a word worth? Peruse the many street signs, shop signs, traffic directions, and other word-photos this site spells out.

Visual Thesaurus
An interactive dictionary and thesaurus which creates word maps that blossom
with meanings and branch to related words .

Writers

Writers' Resources

1 Chapter Free
Promote your books by posting one chapter for people to read;
if they like it, they can buy your book!

Active Voice
Resources for fitness writers.

Bella Online
The voice of women.

Bookwire
The book industry resource.

Brian Hill and Dee Power
Authors of The Making of a Bestseller: Stories From Authors
and the Editors, Agents and Booksellers Behind Them

Fast Read Lit
Blog your novels, novellas, and novelettes.

Funds for Writers
Hands-down, one of the BEST resources for writers anywhere on the Web.

Greeting Card Writing Dot Com

Market for Writers

Nothing Binding author resources

Poets & Writers

TG Writer

Upright Press

US Arts Grants
 Grants for writing and the arts made easy.

US Library of Congress
Library services, research tools, legislative information, exhibitions, and more.

Vocabulary Builders

Word Spy!
Devoted to lexpionage, the sleuthing of new words and phrases. These aren't "stunt words" or "sniglets," but new terms that have appeared multiple times in newspapers, magazines, books, Web sites, and other recorded sources.

Write & Earn at Ryze Business Network

Write & Publish Your Book

Writer Beware
Warnings about literary fraud and other schemes, scams,
and pitfalls that target writers.

Writer Gazette

Writer's Cafe
The online wiriting community.

Writers-Editors Network
Linking writing & editing pros with those needing content & editorial services since 1982. Clients include editors, creative directors, business owners, and individuals.

Writers' Den
Are you a writer looking for a little help? Find the best info on the Web when it comes to fiction, non-fiction, business, news and technical writing, screenplays, and more!

WritersNet
Directory of writers, editors, publishers and literary agents.
Bringing together all the elements of literary success in one place.
Add yourself to their ever-growing directories of talent and services.

WritersReaders.com
Committed to providing the essential information writers need for achieving success.

Writers Write

Writing World

You Could Write a Book

Just for Kicks

News of Future
Here is the Future - Year 2050 in Technology, Environment, Health and Society.

The Onion

Rant-Rave Forum
Evolving from a strictly ranting/raving forum to one with much more depth. Serious discussions, tech support, gaming info, graphical support, etc.!