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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.

Writer's Digest Best Everything Agent Websites for Writers 2022

Writer's Digest Best Everything Agent Websites for Writers 2022

Here are the top websites by and about agents as identified in the 24th Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2022 issue of Writer's Digest.

Ashley Poston: On Love, Death, and Books

Ashley Poston: On Love, Death, and Books

Author Ashley Poston discusses how she combined her love of ghost stories, romance, and books into her new romance novel, The Dead Romantics.

Choosing Which Movements To Put in Your Fight Scene (FightWrite™)

Choosing Which Movements To Put in Your Fight Scene (FightWrite™)

Trained fighter and author Carla Hoch discusses how much of a fight's details to actually put into a story, and how even with fight scenes sometimes less is more.

5 Research Tips for Writing Historical Fiction, by Piper Huguley

5 Research Tips for Writing Historical Fiction

Author Piper Huguley shares her five research tips for writing historical fiction that readers love and writers love as well.

Announcing 40 More Plot Twist Prompts for Writers!

Announcing 40 More Plot Twist Prompts for Writers!

Learn more about 40 Plot Twist Prompts for Writers, Volume 2: ALL NEW Writing Ideas for Taking Your Stories in New Directions, by Writer's Digest Senior Editor Robert Lee Brewer. Discover fun and interesting ways to move your stories from beginning to end.

Interviewing Tips | Tyler Moss

Interviewing 101: Tips for Writers

Interviewing sources for quotes or research will be part of any writer's job. Here are tips to make the process as smooth and productive as possible.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Eliminate Threat

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Eliminate Threat

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character work to eliminate a threat.

4 Tips for Writing Gothic Horror

4 Tips for Writing Gothic Horror

Gothic horror and its many subgenres continues to increase in popularity. Here, author Ava Reid shares 4 tips on writing gothic horror.

Lucy Clarke: On the Power of Creativity

Lucy Clarke: On the Power of Creativity

Novelist Lucy Clarke discusses how a marathon of writing led to a first draft in just 17 days for her new psychological thriller, One of the Girls.