Note: These resources for writers were current at the time of writing … but some may no longer be valid. If you see something that should be changed or deleted, would you let us know? Thanks.


88 Money-Making Writing Jobs by Robert Bly

1001 Ways to Market Your Books by John Kremer 

Be Your Own Literary Agent by Martin Levin

Buyology by Martin Lindstrom

Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market by Alice Pope 

Don’t Think Pink by Lisa Johnson and Andrea Learned

Get Known Before the Book Deal by Christina Katz

Guerrilla Marketing for Writers: 100 No-Cost, Low-Cost Weapons for Selling Your Work by Jay Conrad Levinson, Rick Frishman, Michael Larsen, and David L. Hancock

Guide to Literary Agents by Chuck Sambuchino

How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer

Intellectual Property by Roger E. Schechter and John R. Thomas (Highly recommended.)

Kirsch’s Handbook of Publishing Law by Jonathan Kirsch

Law in Plain English for Writers by Leonard D. DuBoff

Literary Marketplace by various editors

On Writing by Stephen King

Plug Your Book! by Steve Weber

Publicize Your Book! by Jacqueline Deval

Putting Your Passion into Print by Arielle Eckstut and David Sterry

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King

Social Media Marketing: An Hour a Day by Dave Evans

Social Networking Spaces: From Facebook to Twitter and Everything In Between by Todd Kelsey 

Telling Lies for Fun and Profit by Lawrence Block (highly recommended)

Telling True Stories by Mark Kramer and Wendy Call

The Art & Craft of Writing Christian Fiction by Jeff Gerke

The Art of Styling Sentences by Ann Longknife and K.D. Sullivan

The Book on Writing by Paula LaRocque (highly recommended)

The Copywriter’s Handbook by Robert Bly (highly recommended)

The Facebook Era by Clara Shih

The Literary Market Place

The Pocket Wadsworth Handbook by Laurie G. Kirszner and Stephen R. Mandell

The Public Domain by Stephen Fishman

The Writer’s Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents

The Writer’s Handbook

Twitter Power 2.0 by Joel Comm

Why People Buy Things They Don’t Need by Pamela N. Danziger

Why She Buys by Bridget Brennan 

Writer’s Market by Robert Lee Brewer

Websites (online store and book database) (free author promo page on online store) (free blog site) (publishing industry information source) (blog from the author of Get Known Before the Book Deal) (website of the US Copyright Office) (social network) (free website creation) (website for ForeWord Reviews magazine) (for paid website hosting) (jobs and resources for freelance writers) (a clearinghouse of information about current conferences, workshops, retreats, and so on for writers) (“Preditors & Editors” website, a clearinghouse of information for authors) (for book publicity services) (for book publicity ideas) (home of the Publisher’s Lunch e-newsletter) (website of Publisher’s Weekly magazine) (social network) (free blog site) (free website creation) (free blog site) (website of The Writer magazine) (website of Writer’s Digest magazine) (writer’s conference information clearinghouse) (free website creation) 

Magazines / Newsletters / Conferences / Other

American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) Annual Writers Conference (

Bookmarks magazine

Colorado Christian Writer’s Conference (

Firefly: The Complete Series on DVD (just because, you know, this show rocks)

ForeWord Reviews magazine 

Frozen Grand Central (Best visual example ever of the power of “product differentiation.”)

Greater Philly Christian Writer’s Conference (

Indiana University Writers’ Conference (

Library Journal magazine

Mount Hermon Writer’s Conference (

New York Review of Books magazine

New York Writer’s Workshop & Pitch Conferences (

Poet’s and Writer’s Magazine

Publisher’s Lunch newsletter (available at

Publisher’s Weekly magazine

PW Daily newsletter (available at

San Francisco Writer’s Conference (

The Writer magazine

World Literature Today magazine

Write From the Heart Seminars (

Writer’s Digest magazine 

Writer’s Journal 

Writers Studio at UCLA Extension (

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