Publishing Resources

Publishing: the life, the business, practical matters
* Margaret Atwood, ‘The Rocky Road To Paper Heaven’ (this used to be available online, but I can no longer find – if anyone can direct me to it, please let me know so I can add a link)
* Harry Bingham, Writers’ And Artists’ Yearbook Guide To Getting Published
Nathan Bransford, Author a blog from a writer and former agent with news, views, resources for writers, and excellent FAQs
* Therese Eiben and Mary Gannon, ed., The Practical Writer: From Inspiration To Publication
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Betsy Lerner, The Forest For The Trees: An Editor’s Advice For Writers plus her excellent blog
* Nicola Morgan, Write To Be Published and Help! I Need A Publisher blog
* Michael Neff, Why Do Passionate Writers Fail To Publish?

On literary agents and submitting work
* Agent Hunter run by the Writers’ Workshop, for whom I read and run workshops from time to time (just to be clear about that)
* Galleycat, ‘Successful Query Letters For Literary Agents’ (fiction) and ‘Agent Query Letters That Actually Worked For Nonfiction’
How To Write A Nonfiction Book Proposal (blog post by myself)
* Chris Hamilton-Emery, 101 Ways To Make Poems Sell
* Noah Lukeman, Ask A Literary Agent
Paul McVeigh’s blog: lots of up-to-date info on short stories and submitting to journals and contests
* Writers’ Workshop, Literary Agents Advice Centre
* Gabriel Zaid, So Many Books: Reading And Publishing In An Age Of Abundance

On editors and editing
When Does A Writer Need An Editor? (one of my own blog posts)
Definitions of EditingStructural EditingCopyeditingProofreading (a series of posts from my own blog describing editing from the points of view of both writers and publishing professionals)
* What We Do (useful description of editorial roles from the Editors’ and Proofreaders’ Alliance of Northern Ireland)
* Why Edit? (super examples, with brief analysis, of the difference good editing can make – from the Society for Editors and Proofreaders)
* Diana Athill, Stet: An Editor’s Life
* Alex Clark, ‘The Lost Art Of Editing’
* Amy Einsohn, The Copyeditor’s Handbook
* Karen Judd, Copyediting
* Carol Fisher Saller, The Subversive Copyeditor and blog
typetester compare type for the screen

On self-publishing and promotion
* Margaret Atwood, Your Online Presence
* Harry Bingham, Tips On How To Commission Your Ebook Cover Design
The Book Designer ‘practical advice to build better books’ (and lots of great advice at that)
* Buzzfeed’s 19 Book Cover Clichés
* Delilah S. Dawson, Please Shut Up: Why Self-Promotion As An Author Doesn’t Work and Wait, Keep Talking: Author Self-Promo That Actually Works
* Ellen Lupton, ed., Indie Publishing: How To Design And Publish Your Own Book
* David Gaughran, Let’s Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should and Let’s Get Visible: How To Get Noticed And Sell More Books

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