Writing Resources

Resources updated: 5/29/2014


Productivity and Motivation


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Verify, Verify, Verify
  • Preditors and Editors - top site for listing publishers, agents and more to beware of or ones to use.
  • Publishers Global -  Publishing portal: Online information service for magazine, newspaper & book publishing companies as well as authors, suppliers, service providers.
  • Publishers Marketplace -  biggest and best dedicated marketplace for publishing professionals to find critical information and unique databases, find each other, and to do business better electronically.
  • Absolute Write - a comprehensive informational Website for writers of all levels. Absolute Write offers articles and information about fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, freelancing, and copywriting. In addition, we provide information about editing, publishing, agents, and market research. You'll find links to classes, software, and a large and active online community of writers and publishing professionals.
  • SFWA (science fiction & fantasy writers of america) - a professional organization for authors of science fiction, fantasy and related genres.  Esteemed past and present members include Isaac Asimov, Anne McCaffrey, Ray Bradbury, and Andre Norton.
  • WritersNet - Internet directory of writers, editors, publishers and literary agents. We bring together the elements of literary success in one place. Search our directory for the help you need or tell us, and our visitors, what you have to offer the writing world. Add yourself to our ever-growing directories of talent and services.

  • Createspace - Createspace is a DYI (do it yourself) publisher. If you wish to have them do everything (editing, formatting, cover art, etc), there are various packages available.
  • Smashwords - Ebook distributor
  • Fictionwise -  Ebook distributor
  • Pubit - Barnes & Noble ebook
  • Kobo Writing Life - Kobo ebook
  • Lulu - It is a DYI (do it yourself) publisher.  If you wish to have them do everything (editing, formatting, cover art, etc), there are various packages available.
  • Iuniverse - various packages tailored to fit your needs.
  • Xlibris -  various packages tailored to fit your needs.
Crowdfunding [NEW]
  • Pubslush - Strictly for funding for book projects
  • Kickstarter - Funding for books, movies, etc.
  • Indiegogo - Funding for books and other projects
Indie Hoopla Promotions

9 ways to promote your book BEFORE you publish it
Rainy's Book Realm
Goodreads - connects readers, writers, reviewers
Indie Hoopla Gala