Articles and Announcements
Tips and Resources On Promoting Your Book
Web sites for writers, usability resources, radio promotions, book and web
promotion tips, in-store placement, and more.
Barnes and Noble In-Store Book Submission
If you would like your title to be considered for store placement, please
submit a finished copy (no manuscripts please) of the book along with
marketing and promotion plans, trade reviews and a note describing how the book
meets the competition (what makes it unique) to:
The Small Press Department
Barnes & Noble
122 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10011
The information must include the ISBN and the suggested retail price. The
review process takes about 6 weeks, the Small Press Department responds to all
submissions in writing.
Book Lovers Bookstore accepts published works on consignment until a track
record is established, at that point they will buy the book wholesale price at
forty percent. For more information please visit
Book Talk Radio
Book Talk Radio is currently looking for authors to interview on their radio
talk show - If you are interested, please submit your book synopsis, author bio
and contact information to
Good Girls Book Club is
looking for authors to interview on their internet radio program. Contact
Captive Additions is a company that provides valuable radio media interviews
for those who have books/products/message/service to promote. For more
information visit the Captive
Additions website, or contact Captive Additons via
The Online Review accepts all self-published books in any format for review.
To submit your book,
Authors, publishers and publicists interested in promoting
books can contact Janet Coleman at
TalkNBooks@aol.com. Author Bios and book summaries can be submitted
To help independent authors worldwide, ArtistFirst World Radio is offering a new
show series exclusively about independent and undiscovered authors, entitled
Authors-First - WEEKNIGHTS @ 8PM EST.
Anyone on-line can tune-in on their PC, anywhere in the world by clicking:
http://stream.netro.ca/afrn or logging on to
clicking a "Click here to listen" button.
To find out how to submit your materials,
World Wide Artist Dot Net
www.worldwideartist.net to tune in online from a PC. Authors
wanted for "The World Of Publishing." or email
Online communities and information
Midwest Book Review
Established in 1976, the Midwest Book Review is an organization of volunteers
committed to promoting literacy, library usage, and small press publishing. MBR
accepts no financial donations from authors or publishers for their services and
features an excellent online book review publication that showcases reviews and
commentaries of those Midwest Book Review editors and specialized reviewers who
have demonstrated expertise and mastery of their particular fields,
responsibilities, and interests.
Books and Tales
“ A virtual potpourri of information about print-on-demand publishing, web
design and other useful information for the writer" Books and Tales is the
brainchild of author Clea Saal, who somehow finds the time between writing and
web design artistry, to have compiled the most comprehensive data on
print-on-demand publishers available on the internet.
“ The mission of AuthorMe.com is to offer hope to writers that go unnoticed in
the publishing world. We understand that a writer's dream is to be discovered
and respected as an artist, to see his or her works published, and to be
considered as a possible prospect for future media writings.”
Road to Romance
The Road to Romance is a place for readers and writers of romantic and women's
fiction. Their goal is to introduce new authors to readers, and new readers to
Poets & Writers Online
The web version of the excellent publication for creative writers, including
articles, advice, forums, and contest listings.
The Black Writers Alliance
“A nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting African-American writers in
improving their craft and to promote fellowship among the writing community.”
“WordThunder is designed to help fulfill the needs of the online, self-published
author. Whether you publish through POD technologies, e-books or your personal
web site, marketing and promotion can become an overwhelming challenge. If you
are searching for articles, links, a place to promote your book, or just an
opportunity to hang out with other writers, you have come to the right place.”
U.S. Copyright Office
Copyright information and application.
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress assigns a unique identification number to the catalog
record created for each book in its cataloged collections.
The official site operated by R.R. Bowker to apply for an ISBN publisher prefix.
Online Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Features a dictionary and thesaurus. http://www.m-w.com/home.htm
Related sites that include links to writers' resources, games, word information,
and lots more.
Microsoft's online encyclopedia with thousands of free articles.
Provides more than 17,000 short articles from the Concise Columbia Electronic
Encylopedia, Third Edition.