Rita Emmett
Author of
THE PROCRASTINATOR'S HANDBOOK,
  THE PROCRASTINATING CHILD
and soon-to-be-published
THE CLUTTER-BUSTING HANDBOOK
 

 

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In an effort to provide tremendous value, help and support for you in your writing career, weíve gathered up an enormous collection of web sites. They all offer great value and tons of information, and several provide products and tools to help you in your career.

Although I have personally been to many of these sites, I have NOT USED many of the products or services that are offered. If it seems to you that the site gives you good, valuable information, it is likely that their products are valuable also, but use your good judgment and donít base any decision to purchase something on our recommendation. We are recommending ONLY the site for the information it offers, not the products.

We hope you find whatever it is you need to help you become the author you dream of becoming.


WANT TO LEARN ABOUT THE PUBLISHING WORLD?
The Publishers Lunch subscription is free. Itís a weekly digest of publishing deals and industry news.
www.publisherslunch.com

Publishers Weekly is the ďbibleĒ with everything you want to know that happens in the world of publishing. The subscription is fairly expensive; itís a weekly.
http://publishersweekly.com/

WANT AN ONLINE MAGAZINE TO HELP YOU IMPROVE YOUR WRITING?
Writers Digest offers tips of the day, ideas on making good impressions with editors and publishers, contests and competitions, wonderful articles on almost all aspects of writing Ė poetry, screen writing, memoirs, books and more.
www.writersdigest.com

WANT TO TAKE AN ONLINE WRITING WORKSHOP?
You will find FREE workshops at
www.barnesandnoble.com
Plus, here's one that (sadly) you have to pay for but (happily) they have an extensive selection of workshops including how to write memoirs, songs and screenplays
www.writersvillage.com

NEED HELP MANAGING KIDS AND A WRITING CAREER AT HOME?
Columns, advice and general camaraderie, and, of course, they sell books and software, too.
http://WriteFromHome.com

LOOKING FOR A LITERARY AGENT?
Association of Authorís Representatives
www.AAR-online.org

WANT TO SUBMIT YOUR WRITING TO A MAGAZINE OR PUBLISHER BUT YOU DONíT KNOW WHERE TO START?
Writerís Market tells you the how, what, where and when of material that magazines and publishers will accept. Also provides expert advice from top editors, agents and writers on how to improve your query letter. If you want to write for magazines, this is the place to go.
www.writersmarket.com

LOOKING FOR A PARTICULAR TYPE OF PUBLISHER?
Literary Market Place helps you find publishers of a particular subject and/or type of publication, or in a specific city, state or area, and tells you the size of the company. They claim to be the world's largest, most complete database of the book publishing industry.
www.literarymarketplace.com

WANT INFO TO SELL BOOKS IN MARKETS OTHER THAN BOOKSTORES?
www.bookmarketing.com

WANT HELP IN PROMOTING YOUR BOOK?
People say that the section on promoting books in this workbook is the most comprehensive gathering of information theyíve ever seen.
http://www.ritaemmett.com/how-to-write.htm

Also, here is a list of 22 Ways to Promote and Sell Books by John B. McHugh.
http://www.johnbmchugh.com/pdfs/B-10%20Ms.%20Marketing%20CL.pdf

ARE YOU A RHYMER (rhymes with climber) WHO WOULD LOVE TO ACCESS AN ONLINE RHYMING DICTIONARY?
www.rhymer.com

WRITING A BOOK THAT NEEDS INFO ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED ON A CERTAIN DATE IN HISTORY?
Youíll find dates for births, deaths and significant events at
www.scopesys.com/today

WORKING ON A HISTORICAL NOVEL?
This web will become your best friend, with over a hundred links from Egyptian museums to the New York City subway
www.members.tripod.com/~HistoryMediaReview/index-4.html

LOOKING FOR JUST THE RIGHT QUOTE?
www.quotationspage.com

HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT GRAMMAR OR PUNCTUATION, BUT YOU DONíT HAVE A COPY OF STRUNKíS THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE?
The entire text of the book is listed at
www.bartleby.com/141/

WANT EVEN MORE TIPS ON GRAMMAR?
www.edufind.com/english/grammar/index.cfm

WANT TO AUTHOR A CHILDRENíS BOOK?
Great place to begin with articles, seminars, tips, advice and a newsletter
http://Write4Kids.com

INTERESTED IN A SOCIETY FOR WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS OF CHILDRENíS BOOKS WITH INFORMATION ON CONFERENCES, CONTESTS AND MORE?
The site for the Society of Childrenís Book Writers and Illustrators is
www.scbwi.org

WANT TO CONNECT WITH A SUCCESSFUL CHILDRENíS AUTHOR?
This web has a monthly list of children's author's birthdays, each linked to the author's official website. Find an author whose work you admire and send off some personal birthday greetings. You might just find yourself with a new e-mail buddy!
(Note: please use courtesy and common sense when doing this -- keep your e-mail brief and don't send a bunch of follow-up e-mails unless the author responds. The goal is to establish a professional connection, not to pour your heart out to someone you don't know!)
http://www.childrenslit.com/home.htm

NEED A GREAT SEARCH ENGINE FOR CHILDREN?
Go to the kidís version of Ask Jeeves where you pose your search in the form of a question.
WWW.ajkids.com

WANT TO GET THE LATEST INFO ON YOUR FAVORITE AUTHOR?
AuthorTracker is a unique tool that notifies you whenever your favorite authors come out with new books, go on tour, and more.

WANT TO BECOME A SPEAKER TO HELP PROMOTE YOUR BOOKS?
These organizations will help you improve your speaking and training skills:

WANT TO SELF-PUBLISH IN A BIG WAY?
Tom & Marilyn Ross
www.about-books.com
or
Dan Poynter,
www.ParaPublishing.com

Hereís lots of info from DanPoynter for self-publishing

  1. BOOK PROMOTION MAILING LISTS.
    Magazines, newsletters and other places to send review copies and news releases. See
    http://parapub.com/maillist.cfm?

  2. NEED SOMEONE TO WRITE ADS OR NEWS RELEASES?
    See the Supplier List at
    http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm?

  3. NEED SOMEONE TO DESIGN AN AUDIO OR VIDEO PACKAGE? See the Supplier List at
    http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm?

  4. NEED A BAR CODE?
    See the Supplier List at
    http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm?

  5. NEED SOMEONE TO DESIGN, TYPESET AND LAYOUT YOUR BOOK?
    See the Supplier List at
    http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm?

  6. NEED A CONSULTANT ON BOOK PUBLISHING AND PROMOTING?
    See the Supplier List at
    http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm?

  7. NEED A COVER DESIGNER?
    See the Supplier List at
    http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm?

  8. NEED AN EDITOR OR PROOFREADER?
    See the Supplier List at
    http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm?

  9. NEED A FULFILLMENT SERVICE?
    See the Supplier List at
    http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm?

  10. NEED SOMEONE TO EVALUATE YOUR MANUSCRIPT?
    See the Supplier List at
    http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm?

  11. NEED SOMEONE TO HELP YOU WITH BOOK MARKETING AND PROMOTION?
    See the Supplier List at
    http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm?

  12. NEED A BOOK PRINTER?
    See the Supplier List at
    http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm?

  13. NEED SOMEONE TO GET YOU ON RADIO AND TV?
    See the Supplier List at
    http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm?

  14. NEED RADIO AND TV COACHING?
    See the Supplier List at
    http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm?

  15. WANT TO MAKE A VIRTUAL (ONLINE) BOOK TOUR?
    See the Supplier List at
    http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm?

  16. WANT A WEB SITE DESIGNED OR PROMOTED?
    See the Supplier List at
    http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm?

WANT TO SELF PUBLISH JUST A FEW BOOKS FAST?
If you want to run off just 25 books or so for family and friends, you can have them in 10 days for a surprisingly reasonable price.
www.InstantPublisher.com


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