Resources to Help You Publish Better!

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Writers Conferences & Book Festivals
Find a writers conference that offers the training and connections you are looking for!
Explore a book festival near you.
White Papers
How to Do-It-Yourself and detailed explanations of the big publishing questions.
Other Good Resources
Independent Book Publishers Association

A lot of good information on book marketing, but vendors are not vetted or reviewed.


Although Dan Poynter passed away in late 2015, his website still has a lot of useful information for the independent publisher.

The Book Designer

Joel Friedlander provides great information and advice on self-publishing, especially in book design.

Author U

Judith Briles' organization very useful tips and advice on all aspects of writing and publishing your book.

Best Practices
Guidelines for best business practices for publishing vendors.
Reference Books on Publishing
Our favorite books on various aspects of writing and publishing. These experts really know their stuff.
Marketing advice abounds. What's good?
Editing and Design
Reference materials and vendor listings for critical suppliers.
Ask the Experts
Your questions answered by the most knowledgeable experts in publishing.
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To be considered as a preferred vendor on our resources pages, the vendor must be known in the industry to provide excellent service, charge fair prices, and comply with the generally accepted trade practices for their industry.

If you would like to be considered for these listings, please send us a request on our Feedback page. You must include at least 3 verifiable references as well as other details about your company and the services you provide. You do not need to be a member to be listed, but you must pass our screening process.