The writer’s section at the local public library and local writer’s networks are additional resources available to authors. Online are many articles that can be accessed by a simple search engine. Publishing and writing course are also available from local community colleges.

Commercial Publishing

  • The Writer’s Market is updated yearly and is an invaluable resource to an author desiring commercial publishing. It provides a list of publishers, addresses, and where and how to submit manuscripts. 
  • The Writer’s Handbook, also updated yearly, contains over 3,300 book markets and includes articles from successful authors to make you a better writer.


  • The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing: Everything You Need to Know to Write, Publish, Promote and Sell Your Own Book, Tom and Marilyn Ross, Writer’s Digest Books, Cincinnati, OH
  • The Self-Publishing Manual: How to Write, Print and Sell Your Own Book(Self Publishing Manual, 13th ed), Dan Poynter 

Subsidy Publishing

  • Vantage Press, Inc., Subsidy Book Publishers, 516 W. 34th Street, New York, NY 10001 (212) 736-1767 or FAX (212) 736-2273. 

On-Demand Web-Based Publishing

Custom Publishing Services

  • PUBLICATIONS UNLTD · Design & Publication Services, Raleigh NC / 919-832-9311 

To Register Your Work

  • The Library of Congress website at will provide you information and forms on how to obtain the copyright for your publication, and much more.
  • The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a 10-digit number that uniquely identifies books and book-like products published internationally. ISBNs are assigned in the United States by the U.S. ISBN Agency. R.R. Bowker is the independent agent in the U.S. for this system. The Book Industry Community R.R. Bowker provides many links for the publishing community, in addition to ISBN registration.