Writer References

Books on Writing, Marketing and Promotion
Online Resources
Book Marketing, Ideas, and Information
Organizations for Authors and Writers
Book Associations

Books on Writing, Marketing and Promotion

  • 1001 Ways to Market Your Books (sixth edition) by John Kremer
  • Successful Nonfiction: Tips & Inspiration for Getting Published by Dan
    Poynter
  • The Self-Publishing Manual and Write & Grow Rich by Dan Poynter
  • Is There a Book Inside You? by Dan Poynter & Mindy Bingham
    800-727-2782
    DanPoynter@ParaPublishing.com
    www.parapublishing.com
    Dan Poynter has a twice monthly newsletter called, “Publishing
    Poynters.”
    It’s free.
  • The Complete Guide to Self-publishing, by Tom & Marilyn Ross
    800-331-8355
    719 -395-4790
    719-395-8374 FAX
    SPAN@SPANnet.org
    www.SPANnet.org
    Marilyn is the Editor of the “SPAN Connection Newsletter” (Small Publishers Association of North America).
  • Jump Start Your Book Sales: A Money-Making Guide for Authors, Independent
    Publishers and Small Presses
    by Marilyn and Tom Ross
  • Non-Fiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write (second edition) by
    Elizabeth Lyon
  • Write the Perfect Book Proposal: 10 Proposals That Sold and Why (Second
    Edition) by Jeff Herman and Deborah Levine Herman
  • A Simple Guide to Marketing Your Book by Mark Ortman 360-671-5858
    mark@wiseowlbooks.com
    www.wiseowlbooks.com/publish
  • The Economical Guide to Self-Publishing by Linda F. Radke
  • Promote Like a Pro by Linda F. Radke
    480-940-8182
    480-940-8787 FAX
    info@fivestarsupport.com
    www.FiveStarSupport.com/
  • WriterSpeaker.com: Internet Research & Marketing for Writers & Speakersby
    Carmen Leal
    Carmen@writerspeaker.com
    www.WriterSpeaker.com/
  • 101 Ways to Promote Yourself: Tricks of the Trade for Taking Charge of Your
    Own Success
    – Raleigh Pinskey
    561-967-0447
    561-967-0461 FAX
    Raleigh@PromoteYourself.com
    www.PromoteYourself.com/
  • Confessions of Shameless Self-Promoters
    by Debbie Allen
    480-831-8090
    480-831-8334 FAX
    Debbie@DebbieAllen.com
    www.ConfessionsofShamelessSelfPromoters.com
  • “Spilled Candy” (an 8-page bi-monthly newsletter) by Lorna Tedder.
    Spilled Candy
    P.O. Box 5202
    Niceville, FL 32578-5202
    850-897-4644 FAX
    SpillCandy@aol.com
    members.aol.com/spillcandy


Online Resources

Get connected in the Cyberworld by listing with as many search engines as possible, and checking the many excellent resources growing day by day to connect you with bookbuyers around the world.

Start with the amazing www.search.com, which can access over 250 search engines; or try these basic search engines:

AltaVista www.altavista.com
Askjeeves www.askjeeves.com
Dogpile www.dogpile.com
Excite www.excite.com
Google www.google.com
HotBot www.hotbot.com
Infoseek www.infoseek.com
LookSmart www.looksmart.com
Lycos www.lycos.com
Yahoo www.yahoo.com

Use WebStep 100, www.mmgexpress.com, to learn the top 100 places to be listed, and for assistance in properly submitting your site. Don’t forget to search by book category or specialty plus the words search engines, or indices, or directories.


Book Marketing, Ideas, and Information

Book Marketing Update
www.bookmarket.com/

Publishers Marketing Association
www.pma-online.org

Advance, a newsletter about publishing
www.bookzone.com

BookFlash Bulletin
www.bookflash.com

Authors Registry
www.authorsregistry.com

E-zine Advice
www.contentious.com

ASJA Contracts Watch
www.asja.org/cw/cwjoin.php

Freelance Writers
freelancewrite.about.com

Media Information
Mediabistro.com

Writing World

www.writing-world.com

101 Best Sites for Writers
www.writersdigest.com

Copyright and fair use information
www.nolo.com

Bulldog Reporter’s Book Marketing & Publicity
www.infocomgroup.com

Partyline
www.partylinepublishing.com

International Writing Resources
www.artslynx.org/writing

Associated Writing Programs
www.awpwriter.org

Online Advertiser
www.authorinterviews.com

News releases and publishing information
www.bookflash.com

Archive of articles about publishing
www.booktalk.com

Publishing news
www.bookwire.com

Mystery writers network
www.cluelass.com

CSpan Cable Channel
www.cspan.org

Frugal marketing tips
www.frugalfun.com

Media e-mail addresses
www.gebbieinc.com

Resources for selling your books
www.infoproduct.sitesell.com

Lists of writing links
www.pilot-search.com

Links to experts through public relations professionals
www.profnet.com

Humor and other writing links
www.ralan.com

Humor writing
www.theonion.com

Publishing news and information
www.writersdigest.com

Zinebooks and editors
www.zinebook.com

Journalism List
www.trainer.com/vlj.html

The New York Times reporter links
www.nytimes.com/library/tech/reference/cynavi.html

Online research techniques
www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/FindInfo.html

Links to online dictionaries
www.yourdictionary.com/

Internet FAQs, answers to Frequently Asked Questions
www.faqs.org/faqs

Library resources online:
www.libraryspot.com

Reference materials
www.refdesk.com

White pages, yellow pages, reverse phone numbers
www.anywho.com

Find people online
www.qucis.queensu.ca/FAQs/email/findother.html#Direct%20contact

FindLaw links
www.findlaw.com

Legal self-help for writers
www.nolo.com

Urban legends warnings, petitions
urbanlegends.miningco.com/culture/beliefs/urbanlegends

Consumer World
www.consumerworld.org


Organizations for Authors and Writers

American Society of Journalists and Authors
www.asja.org

Authors Guild
www.authorsguild.org

National Association of Science Writers
www.nasw.org

National Writers Union
www.nwu.org

Society of Environmental Journalists
www.sej.org

Academy of American Poets
www.poets.org

American Medical Writers Association
www.amwa.org/

American Society of Journalists & Authors (ASJA)
www.asja.org

Associated Business Writers of America
www.nationalwriters.com

Austin Writers League
www.writersleague.org

Authors Guild
www.authorsguild.org

International Association of Crime Writers
E-mail: mfrisquegc.apc.org

Mystery Writers of America (MWA)
www.nasw.org

National Federation of Press Women (NFPW)
www.nfpw.org

National Writers Union (NWU)
www.nationalwriters.org

Book Associations

American Booksellers Association
www.bookweb.org

BookExpo America (BEA)
www.bookexpo.reedexpo.com

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress
www.loc.gov/loc/cfbook

Friends of the Library USA
www.folusa.com