How to Publish a Book, Get Published

You’ve finished your novel, short story, or work of non-fiction – now you need to find someone who will publish it. Or perhaps you want to publish it yourself. Whatever your goals may be, you’ll find the information you need to get published right here. It’s to your advantage to get started today because getting published may be easier than you think. The first step is to tap into the vast writing resources available at Writer’s Digest, then collaborate with our advanced but easy to use information to help you find a literary agent. Get started today.

The Road Traveled

The winner of the 1999 Writer's Digest National Self-Published Book Awards talks about the journey that led him to publishing success.

Build a Better Source List

Lining up article sources—especially when you're tight on time—doesn't have to be a harrowing task. Here's a five-step plan to find the right quote when you need it.

Not in New York: 15 Small Presses

We combed through the pages of Novel & Short Story Writer's Market to bring you 15 book publishers that don't require an agent, aren't based in New York City and will consider first-time authors of mainstream/literary fiction.

8 Reasons Books Fail

No one wants his or her self-published book to fail. In the new issue of Publishing Success, learn to avoid eight of the most common mistakes and make sure that your book is a success.

What Editors Won’t Tell You (But We Will)

There are some things you‘ll never read about in a publisher‘s writers‘ guidelines. You have to either hang around the editor‘s office and eavesdrop or find a friend who‘s able to extract the editor‘s deep, dark secrets. Luckily, you have the latter. We asked editors what they‘d say to writers if they could talk...