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Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer


Queries, Pitches and Proposals

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Publishing Your Book

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Promoting Your Writing

Finding a Publisher: The Basics
10 Steps Toward Finding a Publisher - Moira Allen
The Elephant in the Room: Marketing Your Children's Manuscript - Peggy Tibbetts
Enhance Your Publishing IQ - Marilyn Henderson
A Quick Guide to Manuscript Format - Moira Allen

Finding an Agent
Ask an Agent: Four Agents Answer Your Questions - Natalie R. Collins
How to Play the Agent Game - Chris Gavaler
How to Pitch Your Book at a Writing Conference - Cynthia Gallagher
How to Protect Yourself from Questionable Agents - Marg Gilks
The Perfect Pitch: Pitching to Agents at a Writing Conference - Sue Fagalde Lick
What Agents Really Want - Natalie R. Collins

Pitching the Novel
How to Write a Novel Synopsis - Marg Gilks
Writing a Synopsis from the Ground Up - Dee-Ann Latona LeBlanc

Proposing a Nonfiction Book
The Art of Assembling Anthologies - Arlene Uslander and Brenda Warneka
Cast the Vision for Your Book - W. Terry Whalin
Building a Book from Your Columns or Articles - Mary Emma Allen
Selling Your Nonfiction Book, Part I: Finding the Right Publisher - Moira Allen
Selling Your Nonfiction Book, Part II: Making Your Pitch - Moira Allen
Selling Your Nonfiction Book, Part III: Check the Competition on Amazon! - Moira Allen
Two Sample Book Proposals

Electronic Publishing
Brave New World... Or Not? Two Sides to the E-Book Revolution - Moira Allen
E-Books: A Revolution We Can't Ignore (More on the E-Book Revolution) - Moira Allen
The E-Book Revolution: Different Music, Same Song - Moira Allen
E-Books from the Publisher's Perspective - Sean McLachlan
E-Readers and the Changing Nature of the Story Experience
The New Publishing Paradigm - Or Is It? - Moira Allen
See below for e-book format tips...

Print-on-Demand (POD) Publishing
POD Books from the Publisher's Perspective - Sean McLachlan
The POD Quandary: How to Decide if Print-on-Demand Publishing is Right for You - Brenda Rollins
Ten Questions to Ask Before You Sign that Print-on-Demand Contract - Sue Fagalde Lick
To POD or Not to POD: Some Pros and Cons - Moira Allen
See below for POD format tips...

Subsidy Publishing
The Price of Vanity - Moira Allen
Should You Pay for Publication? - Moira Allen
Subsidy Publishing: Sacrificing the Dream - Tina Morgan
Subsidy Publishing vs. Self-Publishing: What's the Difference? - Moira Allen

Self-Publishing
Self-Publishing FAQ - Moira Allen
Choosing a Self-Publishing Company - Ray Robinson
Features vs. Benefits, or "Why Should I Buy Your Book?" - Brian Jud
Finding Special Sales for Self-Published Books - Brian Jud
Why Self-Publish? An Interview With Richard Paul Evans - Carolyn Campbell
Marketing Your Book by Direct Mail - Brian Jud
Sell More Books with a Powerful Back Cover - Judy Cullins
Titles Sell Books! - Judy Cullins
Why Some Books Don't Work Well in Bookstores - Mary Westheimer
See below for self-publishing format tips...

Book Formatting Tips for Self-Publishing, E-Publishing & POD
Creating an Ebook in Word and PDF - Moira Allen
Designing a Print-on-Demand Cover, by Cathi Stevenson
DIY Publishing: Formatting Your Book for Lulu.com - Moira Allen
Formatting Your E-Book with Adobe Acrobat - Geoff Hart
How to Format Your Self-Published Book - Moira Allen

For more information, check our links to:
Agents · Book Publishers · Electronic Publishing · Self-Publishing Resources · Publishing Scams & Warnings


Recommended Reading


Writer's Market


Writer's Market Deluxe Online Edition


Novel & Short Story Writers' Market

Guide to Literary Agents


How to Write a Book Proposal


Formatting and Submitting Your Manuscript

Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write


Writer's Guide to Queries, Pitches and Proposals



Book Formatting for Self-Publishers, a Comprehensive How-To Guide

The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing

The Fine Print of Self-Publishin - Everything You Need to Know About the Costs, Contracts, and Process of Self-Publishing

Format YOUR Print Book with Createspace

Dan Poynter's Self-Publishing Manual

Dan Poynter's Self-Publishing Manual Vol. 2

Self Publishing Books 101: Helping You Get Published and Noticed!

Self-Publishing for Dummies


A Detailed Guide to Self-Publishing with Amazon and Other Online Booksellers

EPUB Straight to the Point: Creating ebooks for the Apple iPad and other ereaders

ePublish: Self-Publish Fast and Profitably for Kindle, iPhone, CreateSpace and Print on Demand

How to Make, Market and Sell Ebooks - All for FREE

How To Publish An Ebook On A Budget - An Author's Guide

The Kindle Publishing Bible

Let's Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should

Publishing eBooks for Dummies

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