I don’t know if it’s the season, but I have recently been inundated with questions about where to go for information on writing, publishing and promotion. Since I was jotting down my favourite publications to share with these friends and colleagues, I thought I’d post them here for all of you as well!
Please feel free to add your favourites to the list by leaving a comment…
Getting started on writing (and corralling your material):
General text for novels, short fiction and non-fiction: The Making of a Story by Alice LaPlante
Becoming a freelance article writer: Writing Freelance by Christine Adamec
Memoir, biography, essays: Writing Life Stories by Bill Roorbach
Promotion and marketing:
Guerrilla Marketing for Writers by Jay Conrad Levinson, Rick Frishman, and Michael Larsen
The Frugal Book Promoter by Carolyn Howard-Johnson
1001 Ways to Market Your Books by John Kremer
The Writer’s Union of Canada’s “How to Be Your Own Publicist” webinar (online video)
If you’ve got some cash and want a professional to handle your online promotion, I would suggest contacting a digital marketing agency like Kick Point.
How to be Your Own Literary Agent by Richard Curtis
Walking on Alligators: A Book of Meditations for Writers edited by Susan Shauhnessy
Stephen King’s On Writing
Pierre Berton’s The Joy of Writing