Resources for Writers

Are you a writer? The following are resources I’ve found very helpful!

P R E – P U B L I C A T I O N

Word Count
The Definitive Post on Word Count by Writers Digest: http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/word-count-for-novels-and-childrens-books-the-definitive-post

Writing Tips

Publishing Routes (Traditional, Self, Indie, etc.) 

Queries
How to Write a Query Letter by AgentQuery: http://www.agentquery.com/writer_hq.aspx

Where to find an Agent or Publisher:
AgentQuery
QueryTracker
WritersMarket
Poets & Writers

** Click here for a list of Imprints & Publishers Currently Accepting Unagented Submissions **

Other Publisher Options:

  • Kindle Scout: Hold a campaign to see if Amazon will publish your eBook
  • Patchwork Press: Crowd-share publication services (i.e. exchange your skill sets for another’s, no fees), to bring your book to press

Handling Rejection
LiteraryRejections.com

 

S E L F – P U B L I S H I N G

Tips & Guidance

Editing

Book Formatting & Interior Design

Book Covers & Promo Graphic Design

Self-Publishing Platforms

 

P O S T – P U B L I C A T I O N / M A R K E T I N G

Author Marketing & Social Media

Author Web Building

  • Most options: Self-host using WordPress.org (not WordPress.com) with hosting by BlueHost
  • Most affordable: Free hosting with Google via Blogger/Blogspot – all you pay is domain registration
  • Wix.com

Book Discovery Sites
For maximum downloads, promote your free or $0.99 eBook at the following sites. These are paid promotional spots. Remember to book in advance!

Blog Tour Hosts

Editorial Reviews & Book Awards

Have a recommendation? See any broken links? More questions? Let me know!