Books on Writing, Marketing and Promotion
Online Resources
Book Marketing, Ideas, and Information
Organizations for Authors and Writers
Book Associations

Books on Writing, Marketing and Promotion

  • 1001 Ways to Market Your Books (sixth edition) by John Kremer
  • Successful Nonfiction: Tips & Inspiration for Getting Published by Dan
  • The Self-Publishing Manual and Write & Grow Rich by Dan Poynter
  • Is There a Book Inside You? by Dan Poynter & Mindy Bingham
    Dan Poynter has a twice monthly newsletter called, “Publishing
    It’s free.
  • The Complete Guide to Self-publishing, by Tom & Marilyn Ross
    719 -395-4790
    719-395-8374 FAX
    Marilyn is the Editor of the “SPAN Connection Newsletter” (Small Publishers Association of North America).
  • Jump Start Your Book Sales: A Money-Making Guide for Authors, Independent
    Publishers and Small Presses
    by Marilyn and Tom Ross
  • Non-Fiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write (second edition) by
    Elizabeth Lyon
  • Write the Perfect Book Proposal: 10 Proposals That Sold and Why (Second
    Edition) by Jeff Herman and Deborah Levine Herman
  • A Simple Guide to Marketing Your Book by Mark Ortman 360-671-5858
  • The Economical Guide to Self-Publishing by Linda F. Radke
  • Promote Like a Pro by Linda F. Radke
    480-940-8787 FAX
  • Internet Research & Marketing for Writers & Speakersby
    Carmen Leal
  • 101 Ways to Promote Yourself: Tricks of the Trade for Taking Charge of Your
    Own Success
    – Raleigh Pinskey
    561-967-0461 FAX
  • Confessions of Shameless Self-Promoters
    by Debbie Allen
    480-831-8334 FAX
  • “Spilled Candy” (an 8-page bi-monthly newsletter) by Lorna Tedder.
    Spilled Candy
    P.O. Box 5202
    Niceville, FL 32578-5202
    850-897-4644 FAX

Online Resources

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Book Marketing, Ideas, and Information

Book Marketing Update

Publishers Marketing Association

Advance, a newsletter about publishing

BookFlash Bulletin

Authors Registry

E-zine Advice

ASJA Contracts Watch

Freelance Writers

Media Information

Writing World

101 Best Sites for Writers

Copyright and fair use information

Bulldog Reporter’s Book Marketing & Publicity


International Writing Resources

Associated Writing Programs

Online Advertiser

News releases and publishing information

Archive of articles about publishing

Publishing news

Mystery writers network

CSpan Cable Channel

Frugal marketing tips

Media e-mail addresses

Resources for selling your books

Lists of writing links

Links to experts through public relations professionals

Humor and other writing links

Humor writing

Publishing news and information

Zinebooks and editors

Journalism List

The New York Times reporter links

Online research techniques

Links to online dictionaries

Internet FAQs, answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Library resources online:

Reference materials

White pages, yellow pages, reverse phone numbers

Find people online

FindLaw links

Legal self-help for writers

Urban legends warnings, petitions

Consumer World

Organizations for Authors and Writers

American Society of Journalists and Authors

Authors Guild

National Association of Science Writers

National Writers Union

Society of Environmental Journalists

Academy of American Poets

American Medical Writers Association

American Society of Journalists & Authors (ASJA)

Associated Business Writers of America

Austin Writers League

Authors Guild

International Association of Crime Writers

Mystery Writers of America (MWA)

National Federation of Press Women (NFPW)

National Writers Union (NWU)

Book Associations

American Booksellers Association

BookExpo America (BEA)

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress

Friends of the Library USA