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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.

Jump Start Your Book Sales

Pessimistic about the future of the printed word? A recent poll by trade magazine Publishers Weekly revealed that younger book buyers are more likely to buy a larger number of books. “It was previously believed that older people were the biggest book purchasers,” say authors Marilyn Ross and Tom Ross in their book, Jump Start Your Book Sales. Read more

The Business of Writing—Minding the Details

An introduction to the financial and legal aspects of selling your writing. Read more

Markets Spotlight

Spilling your guts through words can put money in your wallet Read more

3-Part Recipe for PERFECT Agent Queries

Dish up good representation for your book by adding three key ingredients to that next query letter. Read more

8 Ways to Build a Pre-Pub Buzz

Judy Bodmer, a full-time writer and freelance editor explains 8 ways to make your book a success long before your work sees a bookstore shelf. Read more

8 Tips to Networking Success

Learn how to make the most of your conference experience by using these techniques to improve your networking skills! Read more

How to Break the Rules & Get Published

If you stay true to your voice, this successful romance writer says, you’ll find those rules aren’t etched in stone. Read more

Commence Into Print

School’s finished, the diploma’s on the wall and you’re out in the working world—so what now? Hit the ground running and start your writing life. Read more

25 Best Places to Get Published Online

Find out which online publications offer the best deals for new and established writers. Read more

Getting Hooked on Buzz

After getting your book published, a new game begins: finding a hook for your work that will build buzz and translate into sales. Read more

Banned—or Simply Shunned?

A YA author deliberates on the debate surrounding her book’s controversial theme. Read more

Before Your First Sale

Learn the basics of what you need to know before you mail your submission. Read more

3 Tips for Finding Markets Online

Debbie Ridpath Ohi, author of Writer’s Online Marketplace, tells you how to find the online markets that are right for you. Read more

The New Year Brings New Markets

Staying on top of new markets requires understanding technology, noticing up-and-coming trends and searching for the unexpected. Read more

Secret Agents

New agencies—and even a few well-established ones—are on the hunt for the next breakout book. Could it be yours? Read more

The Big Brush-off

On paper, they were perfect for each other—so why couldn’t this agent immediately recognize our writer’s genius? Read more

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. Read more

Blogged and Burned

Sometimes the Internet can be a writer’s worst enemy. Read more

18 Contest Dos and Don’ts for Writers

Contest Dos and Don’ts Read more

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. Read more

Secrets to a Great Book Query Letter

Here are some expert book query tips you can use to get your manuscript a greenlight by an agent or editor. Read more

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.
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The Buddy System

Choose your first reader wisely if you want to advance your writing career (and still keep your friends). Read more

WD Best Writer”s Website Contest Winner: Domain Master

WD Best Writer”s Website Contest Winner: Domain Master Read more

Promote Your Book With Your Own Web Site

Whether your first or 10th book is about to hit store shelves, a Web site is the key to promoting your latest work. Here’s what you need. Read more

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