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.
- 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
- Vantage Press, Inc., Subsidy Book Publishers, 516 W. 34th Street, New York, NY 10001 (212) 736-1767 or FAX (212) 736-2273. http://www.vantagepress.com
On-Demand Web-Based Publishing
- AuthorHouse at http://www.authorhouse.com
- iUniverse at http://www.iuniverse.com
- Xlibris at http://www.xlibris.com
- Lulu at http://www.lulu.com
Custom Publishing Services
- PUBLICATIONS UNLTD · Design & Publication Services, Raleigh NC / 919-832-9311
To Register Your Work
- The Library of Congress website at http://www.lcweb.loc.gov 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. http://www.isbn.org The Book Industry Community R.R. Bowker provides many links for the publishing community, in addition to ISBN registration.