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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.

How Writers Can Apply Business Tools to Their Writing

How Writers Can Apply Business Tools to Their Writing

Author Katherine Quevedo takes an analytical look at the creative process in hopes to help other writers find writing success.

Nick Petrie: On Following the Most Compelling Story

Nick Petrie: On Following the Most Compelling Story

Award-winning author Nick Petrie discusses how he listened to the story that wanted to be told in his new Peter Ash thriller novel, The Runaway.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 596

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a punishment poem.

Jacquelyn Mitchard: On Forgiveness in Fiction

Jacquelyn Mitchard: On Forgiveness in Fiction

Award-winning novelist Jacquelyn Mitchard discusses the chance meeting that led to her new novel, The Good Son.

Sea Bound

Sea Bound

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, write about someone connected to the sea.

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Desperate vs. Disparate (Grammar Rules)

Desperate vs. Disparate (Grammar Rules)

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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.