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Who Will Read Your Book? The Unknown Writer’s Guide to the Realities of Writing & Publishing
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,700. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Who Will Read Your Book? is a tough-love reality check on the vagaries of the new publishing models for aspiring writers while at the same time providing a road map based on the author’s own experience as a writer, writing teacher, traditionally-published author and indie author.
The 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 80,940. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
The 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction takes the mystery out of building a solid story and shows you how to go from idea to complete novel in practical, easy-to-understand steps. Smart writers will take the time to learn how to structure strong pillars that will hold up their novels. This new comprehensive writing craft book clearly lays out just how to build each essential pillar.
The Synopsis Treasury
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 95,170. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015 by WordFire Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
A collection of actual story submissions to publishers by grandmasters, Hugo and Nebula award winners, international bestsellers and rising stars of science fiction and fantasy, including H.G. Wells, Jack Williamson, Andre Norton, Robert A. Heinlein, James Gunn, Frank Herbert, Ben Bova, Piers Anthony, Michael Bishop, Joe Haldeman, Terry Brooks, and more!
Publishing 101: A First-Time Author's Guide to Getting Published, Marketing and Promoting Your Book, and Building a Successful Career
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,620. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
PUBLISHING 101 is your comprehensive guide to getting published, while avoiding the common pitfalls of first-time authorship. You'll learn how to evaluate the commercial potential for your work; find and approach editors and agents; prepare query letters and book proposals; market and promote your work effectively; and determine if the self-publishing path is right for you.
Playing the Short Game: How to Market & Sell Short Fiction
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 50,150. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
In an engaging and conversational style, award-winning author Douglas Smith teaches you how to market and sell short stories—and much, much more. Even experienced writers will find value here as Smith takes you from your first sale to using your stories to build a writing career. "We short story writers have needed a book like this for decades. ... It's spectacular." —Kristine Kathryn Rusch
The Triskele Trail 2014 Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,050. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
A Pathway to Independent Publishing. This is not a How-To book. This is How-We-Did-It. This is The Triskele Trail.
MJ Magazine July — Created By Authors for Authors
Series: MJ Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,270. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
The fourth issue of MJ Magazine includes Book of the Month Madiba: A-Z: The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela; Featured Authors Clint Morey and Allan Topol; Christian Fiction reviewed by Lee Harmon; Fran’s Top 5 New Authors: Mark Murphy; and recommended reading by Marybeth Zeman, Steve Berry and Daniel Palmer; and Featured Teen Columnist Jake Swerdloff. New Section — Writer’s Workshop.
Writers' Handbook 2015
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 187,070. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014 by JP&A Dyson. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The 2015 edition of firstwriter.com’s bestselling directory for writers provides details of over 1,200 literary agents, book publishers, and magazines, including revised and updated listings from the 2014 edition, and over 380 brand new entries.
Writing the Heart of Your Story
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,830. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Some novelists write with the goal of becoming a best seller, hoping for wealth and fame. Some just want to write novels that earn them a steady income. Some write to express their creativity.Then there are the other writers who want to write an unforgettable novel—the kind of book that gets called a classic and that endures the test of time. Writing the Heart of Your Story is for those writers!
Million Dollar Outlines
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 67,290. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014 by WordFire Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Bestselling author David Farland has taught dozens of writers who have gone on to staggering literary success, including such #1 New York Times Bestsellers as Brandon Mull (Fablehaven), Brandon Sanderson (Wheel of Time), James Dashner (The Maze Runner) and Stephenie Meyer (Twilight). In this book, Dave teaches how to analyze an audience and outline a novel.
Reviews and Reflections on Books, Literature, and Writing
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,390. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Essay » Literature
Because I cannot imagine a life without books, reviews are an essential part of radiating who and what I am. Reading is a voyage of discovery. And though a true reader wants the freedom to discover new worlds without restriction, a map with a few landmarks is a useful tool to save time. Reviews are one way of fine-tuning your discernment, to ensure that your reading experience is time well spent.
MJ Magazine March — Created By Authors for Authors
Series: MJ Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,930. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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The third issue of MJ Magazine includes Featured Authors Robert Dugoni and Allan Topol; Featured Romance Authors Lori Foster, Christie Ridgway and Victoria Dahl; the first of Fran’s Top 5 New Authors: Redfern Jon Barrett; and recommended reading by David Baldacci and Mark Shaff. Readers will also enjoy regular sections like Writing Tips, Book Reviews, Fran’s Picks and Dellani’s Stories.
The Fiction Writer's Handbook
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 146,370. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by Christopher Meeks. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
"The Fiction Writer's Handbook" is the definitive volume that explains the terms and concepts that writers and editors use when they talk about a work.
MJ Magazine November — Created by Authors for Authors
Series: MJ Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,280. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
The second issue of MJ Magazine includes featured authors RaeAnne Thayne and Rita Plush, author of the month, Tess Gerritsen. Reviews and interviews including Mark Rubenstein interviewing M.J. Rose and Christoph Fischer interviewing Paulette Mahurin, Ada Winder and DM Lee. The featured new author this time is Timothy Louis Baker, plus articles by Mark Rubenstein, Brian Hayden and Donald Riggio.
Heart of the Matter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,100. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Heart of the Matter: Tips From Heart of Carolina Romance Writers For Writing and Selling Your Novel is comprised of 40 instructional, guiding, and encouraging articles by the multi-published and talented members of Heart of Carolina Romance Writers.
The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 81,960. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Thesauri, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
The Positive Trait Thesaurus is brimming with ideas to help authors develop one-of-a-kind, dynamic characters that readers will love. Extensively indexed, it contains a large selection of positive attributes to choose from when building a personality profile. With entries written in a user-friendly list format, this brainstorming resource is perfect for any character creation project.
Write for the King of Glory
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,750. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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Share the fruits of my first five years of publishing. Learn about blogging, writing, cover design, editing, marketing, and find a bunch of great resources to help you in your publishing journey, many of them free. I'm not the be-all and end all of Christian publishing, but I'm here to help, and so are a bunch of other Christian writers and service providers.
Writers' Handbook 2014
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 189,790. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by JP&A Dyson. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This indispensable guide for writers provides details of hundreds of literary agents, book publishers, and magazines; including contact details, types of material accepted, and how to approach them! Subject indexes for each area provide easy access to the markets you need, with specific lists for everything from romance publishers, to poetry magazines, to literary agents interested in thrillers.
Damn the Rejections, Full Speed Ahead: The Bumpy Road to Getting Published
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,850. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
A treasure trove of sage advice for the new writer packaged in easy to digest and fun to read anecdotes. Damn the Rejections, Full Speed Ahead offers real world suggestions for writing novels, or non-fiction and turning them into saleable works. Maralys Wills, creative writing teacher and author of 12 books in many genres, a shares from her own experience the dos and don'ts of getting published.
Buy a Trumpet and Blow Your Own Horn! Turning Books Into Bucks
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,130. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
You've published your book. Now what? So many new authors believe their books will “sell themselves.” Whether they self-published or have a publisher, getting book buzz, and finding an audience for their book, is largely the author’s job. What’s the secret? Maralys Wills shares how she, and other authors do just that in Buy a Trumpet and Blow Your Own Horn!