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The following list are web resources that I have found useful. The text and links are taken from the individual websites and offered here without any recommendation or liability on my part.


Just Publishing Advice is managed by Derek Haines an English teacher, author and habitual blogger, who has a long-held interest in self-publishing, as a means of freedom of expression rather than as an avenue to instant riches and fame.

Inkitt is the world's first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. The Writer's Blog is the go-to place to learn about the craft of fiction writing and keep up on the latest community news.

Mythic Scribes is a community of fantasy writers who are passionate about storytelling.  We provide a platform for new and aspiring authors, as well as a meeting place for writers and fans of the genre.

Here at Writer's Life our goal is to provide you with practical, industry insider information that you can use to get better…. Much better!

Lucy V. Hay is a novelist, script editor and blogger who helps writers via her Bang2write consultancy.

The Writing Cooperative. A community of people who help each other write better.

Reedsy was founded in the summer of 2014. We're changing the way books are published by giving authors and publishers access to talented professionals, powerful tools, and free educational content.

BookBaby has grown to become the nation's leading self-publishing company. We believe in People Powered Publishing, which means our crew of authors, poets, bloggers, and artists are dedicated to helping all writers self-publish successfully. is the one-stop shop for information, resources and writing community. Writers can connect with other writers on our forum.

Medium taps into the brains of the world's most insightful writers, thinkers, and storytellers to bring you the smartest takes on topics that matter.

Jane Friedman has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in business strategy for authors and publishers. She's the co-founder of The Hot Sheet, the essential industry newsletter for authors.