Resources

For Writers and Publishers

✔ A MUST READ before you self publish! The Fine Print of Self-Publishing, Fourth Edition – Everything You Need to Know About the Costs, Contracts, and Process of Self-Publishing by Mark Levine

✔ Publishing/Writing Organizations
Independent Book Publishers Association
Independent Author Network, IAN
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
The Association of Publishers for Special Sales ( formerly SPAN)
Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network, SPAWN

BISG (Book Industry Study Group)
POD Book: Digital Book printing for Dummies
BISG Book Subject Headings

✔ Registration Resources:
ISBN information
Register a copyright
Library of Congress
Bowker Books in Print

✔ Self-pub Blogs
Self-Publishing Review
Publetariat
POD, Self Publishing and Independent Publishing

✔ Writers’ Coaching & Education
Write Well University
The Writing Whisperer
eWomen Publishing Network
What is Assisted Self-Publishing?

✔ Book Shepherds
Good Article on Book Shepherds
Barbara (Bobbi) Florio Graham, Simon Teakettle Ink
Ellen Reid

✔ Find a VA or Author’s Assistant
Assist University
Authors Assistants Directory

✔ Proofreading, Transcription & Typing Services:
Bonnie Myhrum, Professional Secretary LLC

✔ Editors/Ghost Writers/Indexers
Kim Pearson
Laurel Marshfield
Dakota Indexing
Editorial Freelancers Association

✔ Find a Book Club
Reader’s Circle
Barnes & Noble Online

✔ Interact with other self-publishers:
POD_Publishers Yahoo Group

✔ Book Distributors
Small Press United
Greenleaf Book Group
Ingram Book Group
Baker & Taylor

✔ Digital Book Printers
Lightning Source
CreateSpace
360 Digital Books
Infinity Publishing

✔ Book Designers
Cotter Visual Communications
Toolbox Creative
Taylor By Design
Logical Expressions

✔ Cover Designers
CreateSpace Cover Design Services
99Designs

✔ Manuscript Formatting
Fern Hill

✔ Illustrators
Lauren Francis
Linda Rodgers Illustration and Author Web Sites
Yellapalooza
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, SCBWI

✔ ePublishing Sites:
Smashwords
Webook
Authonomy
Scribophile
Scribd
Blurb
Create Space (Amazon)
Kindle Direct Publishing (Amazon)

✔ Reviewers
Midwest Book Review
Booklist
Library Journal
Directory of Book Review Blogs: BOTW

✔ Find a Radio Station/Program

✔ Find Book Industry Pros on Twitter
Directory by Highspot Inc.

✔ Book Publishing/Marketing Newsletter:
Dan Poynter’s “Publishing Poynters”

✔ Find a local Intellectual Property Attorney

✔ Find an Indie Book Store at Indie Bound
Shop Indie Bookstores

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