I’ve received several emails from aspiring authors about writing, so I thought I’d compile a list here for anyone who might be interested.
Romance Writers of America (RWA) – If you’re a new author, RWA is one of the best industry organizations. Even if you don’t write romance, you’ll still get a lot out of the craft workshops and you’ll never meet a more supportive organization to newbie authors, no matter what genre you want to write in. Note: You do NOT need to meet publication requirements before joining RWA.
Novelists, Inc (NINC) – This group isn’t genre specific. Romance authors are among the members and are probably the most dominant group. Note: You DO need to meet publication requirements before joining NINC.
Publishers Market Place – A great resource to scout out agents and their sales in the industry. Also, what’s selling in general in the book world.
Agent Query – How to Query Agents/What agents are looking for/Agent contact info
Query Tracker – One of the best sites with agent contact info. The site also has a log-in for you to keep track of your queries. It also has a great forum and blog!
COVER ARTISTS/WEB DESIGNERS/ADVERTISEMENT AND PROMOTIONAL ITEMS
USEFUL BOOKS FOR AUTHORS (for aspiring authors or authors considering going Indie)
Indie Author Survival Guide Books by S.K. Quinn – The nuts and bolts for those who are considering Indie Publishing
The Naked Truth About Self-Publishing by Liliana Hart, Jana DeLeon, et all – Multi NYT bestselling authors’ advice on going Indie.
2,000 to 10,000 – Writing Faster, Writing Better and Writing More of What you Love by Rachel Aaron – Some advice and tips on how to increase your word count.
Note: Though I have used some of the resources listed above, I have not utilized them all. This list will be periodically updated and is meant for informational purposes only.