I have compiled a fairly extensive list of books I recommend for romance (and other genre--fiction and non-fiction) writers. It's too extensive to list here, but please click on the link below to download a .pdf version of this seven-page word document. Thanks! Linda Morelli
Marketing Your Books Note: This is a new section dedicated to authors who want to know more about marketing and publicity. The books listed here are strictly those I have read and highly recommend.
Book Marketing from A to Z,by Francine Silverman. Book Marketing from A to Z presents personal promotions from hundreds of authors throughout the English-speaking world, whose titles range from one to 100 in all genres. The problems of authors are universal. Be their publisher Random House or AuthorHouse, authors soon discover that book promotion is their responsibility. Arranged alphabetically into 35-40 promotional efforts, Book Marketing from A-Z is easy to navigate. Readers will also relate to the writers’ pleasures and pitfalls, presented with honesty and humor. The book is certain to appeal to both novice and veteran authors, editors, publicists, publishers, ghostwriters and book coaches. To learn more or order this 400-page paperback, select the above link or visit Buy Books On the Web. To learn more about Fran’s newsletter (a great deal for a small price), go to: www.bookpromotionnewsletter.com.
The Frugal Book Promoter, by Carolyn Howard-Johnson. One of the best, if not THE best, books on marketing and publicity. Carolyn Howard-Johnson, a promoter par excellance, shares her professional experience and practical tips for nearly-free publicity. This is a definite "must have" for all authors, chocked full of information to help you successfully promote your books -- a must have for every author. This book is available through Barnes & Noble (by clicking the book title above), or directly through the publisher, Star Publish, which also has an e-book available, priced to accommodate budgets of students and starving authors.
Romance Publishers/Sites Seeking Submissions As with all publishers, be sure to check copyright and payment provisions! While I make every attempt to list only royalty-paying sites I have personally checked, a publisher's presence in the list below does not imply my personal endorsement.
Amarillo Bay - A market for writers who have put a lot of time and effort into a story or poem. Seek quality submissions of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, and authors retain the copyrights to their work! Read the online magazine and send them your best work.
Ralan's Webstravaganza - Great, informative site, listing publishers by genre seeking submissions. Also has writing links, help and market notes.
Plot Fiction Like the Masters- An interesting analysis of books by Ian Fleming, Jane Austen and Evelyn Waugh. The author, Terry Bazes, does an excellent job of explaining these authors' plots using Gustave Freytag's a story pyramid. Greaty for readers, writers and students of literature.
Writing Software - Writer's Blocks is writing software that lets you capture and arrange your ideas easier and faster than ever before. Create hundreds of blocks each containing a few sentences or a few pages of text.
Romance Writers of America- An organization devoted to promoting excellence in romantic fiction, this site is for all writers actively pursuing a career in that field. You might be able to find a local chapter near you.
Writers Guild of America - News and resources for writers. Check out their links to categorized writing and research sites, and their new contract for online content writers. Be sure to bookmark this one!
Writing.Com - This online community for writers of all ages, interests and skill levels is one of Writer's Digest's 101 "Best Websites For Writers, 2005". Anyone may create a free portfolio and exchange feedback with other writers, which number in the thousands.
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