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For detailed guidance on writing a book that has a decent chance of getting published and selling, check out Writing a Marketable Book. Details on the Books page.
Want to do as we do? Pick up a copy of How to Succeed as a Freelancer in Publishing. Details on the Books page.
AUTHOR RESOURCES Here you'll find some useful resources for writing and publishing: a list of recommended colleagues who can help you with the various aspects of publishing and marketing your book, and some websites that may come in handy.
RECOMMENDED COLLEAGUES The following are companies and freelancers whose services we are happy to recommend.
|AcEDemy||Specialised academic editing and proofreading services|
|Arty Pup||Innovative illustrator and collage artist|
|Booked PR||Brilliant book publicist with an impressive track record in getting results|
|Creative Keane||Creative and friendly web design; this site is thanks to her|
|Ebooks By Design||Expert ebook conversion services|
|Matador||Well-respected self-publishing company; recommended in the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook and our partner in The Novel Prize 2012|
|Open Book Digital||Top-notch digital marketing support for authors|
|Sarah Bird Photography||Fabulous photographer for author photos; her photo of Robyn Young is our favourite|
USEFUL WEBSITES FOR AUTHORS
An eclectic mix of websites for authors:
Authonomy: HarperCollins' website that helps unpublished writers.
The Bookseller: Keep up-to-date with the latest news in publishing.
Goodreads: A thriving online community for authors and readers.
Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tricks: For straightforward spelling, punctuation and grammar explanations.
The Literary Gift Company: All manner of products for writers and readers.
Mslexia: For women who write.
Society of Authors: A must-join if you're published.
Writers and Artists: Great industry advice for writers and artists.
WriteWords: Community and directory for authors.
IUsedToBelieve: Great inspiration for children's writing.