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
Cover it Designs
Hot Damn Designs
Najla Qamber Designs
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.