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Writer's Digest's 10 Best Publishing News and Resource Websites 2021

Here are the top publishing news and resource websites as identified in the 23rd Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2021 issue of Writer's Digest.

Here are the top publishing news and resource websites as identified in the 23rd Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2021 issue of Writer's Digest.

Writer's Digest's 10 Best Publishing News and Resource Websites 2021

ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Center
SelfPublishingAdvice.org

While the Alliance of Independent Authors offers scaled memberships with resources for finding legitimate self-publishing companies and legal advice, their Self-Publishing Advice Center offers a podcast, blogs, and self-publishing industry news that’s free to anyone.

Authors Guild
AuthorsGuild.org

With different levels of membership depending on where you are in your writing career, the Authors Guild aims to support writers as they deal with contracts, copyright, freedom of expression and now, COVID-19. You’ll also be eligible for discounts and special events.

Author Media
AuthorMedia.com

Author Media’s blog and podcast are designed to help authors learn about building a platform, publishing, and promoting their work so that they only need to write and not worry about technology.

BoSacks
BoSacks.com

When you enter your email on the BoSacks website, you have the option of signing up for three publishing-industry-related newsletters sent daily: General Publishing; Paper and Pulp; and Publishing and Politics. We’ve found these newsletters, each featuring one or occasionally two articles, skew toward magazine publishing info, and is a great resource.

Jane Friedman
JaneFriedman.com

Jane Friedman’s website is a wealth of information and a must-visit place for authors of all genres and levels to get knowledgeable, thoughtful information on the craft of writing, self-publishing, and deep takes on the latest industry news. And her Hot Sheet subscription newsletter is well-worth the $59/year investment.

The Independent Publishing Magazine
TheIndependentPublishingMagazine.com

Started in 2007, The Independent Publishing Magazine focuses on topics related to self-publishing, hybrid publishing, traditional publishing, book marketing, publishing technology, and industry news in general for writers and publishing professionals alike.

Publishers Marketplace
PublishersMarketplace.com

Whether you opt for the free Publishers Lunch newsletter or a paid subscription to the whole site, use Publishers Marketplace to stay up-to-date on which agents are selling what kind of books to which publishers, how to contact those agents, and much more. (Plus, the occasional well-placed snark in the newsletter is perfection.)

Publishing Perspectives
PublishingPerspectives.com

All too often, New York City is the sole focus of the book publishing business and while it is an epicenter, there’s a whole world of publishing that happens, well, around the world. Publishing Perspectives shines a light on the global publishing industry, including mergers and acquisitions, prizes, translations and rights, and more through their website, free daily newsletter, and occasional print magazines.

Publishing Trends
PublishingTrends.com

Stay in-the-know with what’s happening in the book publishing business with Publishing Trends. Sign up for their free newsletters to get a monthly report of job changes among editors and agents, a monthly roundup of international bestsellers, and a Friday newsletter of their top five picks for interesting articles about publishing from that week.

Writer Beware©
SFWA.org/other-resources/for-authors/writer-beware

Founded in 1998, Writer Beware® is a genre-focused blog concerned with issues that affect professional authors, as well as the problems and pitfalls that face aspiring writers. Their topics range from the pros and cons of traditional and self-publishing to literary scams to be aware of.

What Is Pastiche in Literature, and Why Is Sherlock Holmes Perfect for It?

What Is Pastiche in Literature, and Why Is Sherlock Holmes Perfect for It?

What has made Sherlock Holmes so adaptable and changeable throughout the character’s original inception? Author Timothy Miller explains.

How to Write Through Grief and Find Creativity

How to Write Through Grief and Find Creativity

When author Diana Giovinazzo found herself caught in the storm of grief, doing what she loved felt insurmountable. Here, she shares how she worked through her grief to find her creativity again.

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WD Presents: Our Brand-New Digital Guide, 6 WDU Courses, and More!

This week, we’re excited to announce our new “Get Published in 2022” digital guide, six new WDU courses, and more!

5 Tips for Keeping Your Writing Rolling

5 Tips for Keeping Your Writing Rolling

The occasional bump in the writing process is normal, but it can be difficult to work through. Here, author Genevieve Essig shares five ways to keep your writing rolling.

From Script

How to Write from a Place of Truth and Desire and Bending the Rules in Screenwriting (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, exclusive interviews with screenwriter Steven Knight (Spencer), Mike Mills (C'mon C'mon), and David Mitchell (Matrix Resurrection). Plus, how to utilize your vulnerability in your writing and different perspectives on screenwriting structure.

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Forgetting To Read

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Forgetting To Read

The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so this series helps identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's mistake is forgetting to read.

Tapping Your Memories for Emotional Truths on the Page

Tapping Your Memories for Emotional Truths on the Page

Sharing even a fraction of our feelings with our characters will help our stories feel more authentic. Here, Kris Spisak explains how to tap into our memories to tell emotional truths on the page.

Poetic Forms

Trinet: Poetic Forms

Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the trinet, a seven-line form based on word count.

Tammye Huf: On Real Love That Sparked Inspiration

Tammye Huf: On Real Love That Sparked Inspiration

Debut novelist Tammye Huf discusses how her own familial love story inspired her historical fiction novel, A More Perfect Union.