Writing and author sites

Updated: This was blogged two years ago and I just thought I’d bring it back to the front.

If you’re a new writer and looking for websites to market your work or yourself as an author, searching for those places online takes a really long time, especially if you don’t type in the right keywords on google or other search engines. I thought I’d post sites all in one place so you can find what you’re looking for without searching for days on end.

http://www.writersmarket.com Online version of the book

http://www.writersdigest.com

http://www.helium.com Where writers can post articles, stories, opinions

http://www.writing.com  Writing site

http://bookmarket.com/index.html This is John Kremer’s website where there are supposed to be “1001 Ways to Market Your Books”

http://authornation.com/  A community for authors and readers

http://www.bookreview.com/$spindb.query.bottom.booknew  This is where you can get interviewed, post your book, or even get it reviewed.

http://www.associatedcontent.com/  Where you can post short stories, articles, or other kinds of content

http://www.oncewritten.com/

http://www.sffworld.com/  if you write SF, then take a look at this site

http://www.bibliophil.org/  a website you can have a customized library

http://www.ibookdb.net/  an internet database for books

http://ebookscafe.writergazette.com/addbook.php where you can list your e-books

http://www.published.com/  a free directory of writers and artists

http://thewriterslife.homestead.com/promotion.html  book promotion links

http://www.writing-world.com/  articles about writing, or post your work

http://wordpress.com/  a blogging network

http://www.blogger.com a blog site

http://www.writermag.com  a writing magazine

http://anotherealm.com/prededitors/pepb.htm  a website that tells you which sites are real or not real

http://www.bookcrossing.com/  If you ever want to see if people read a book you just leave around, then come here

http://www.goodreads.com/  a social network for book lovers

http://www.librarything.com/  your personal library online

http://www.facebook.com You can do an advertising campaign for your website or book

http://www.authortree.com/  build your own author website

http://bookmarket.ning.com/  social network on Ning.com

http://www.authorsden.com/  Author community

http://www.authorzone.com/index.php  another community for authors

http://www.shelfari.com/  List your library online

http://www.writerscafe.org/

http://www.squidoo.com/browse/homepage 

http://www.editred.com/  Writing community

http://www.myspace.com  this is obvious

http://www.redroom.com/  Author community

http://www.booktour.com/readers  If you feel like going on a tour for your book, this is a place to post it

Well, these are most of the sites I have on my favorites list. Hope these links are helpful to the beginning writer. Have fun surfing!

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Author nine novels, two BA's, a Technical Writing Certificate
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6 Responses to Writing and author sites

  1. rainbowreaders says:

    Hi Cliff, this is a really good list of resources for writers. I am sure that many of the members of the Rainbow Readers book group will be interested in checking some of these out.

    I have read an extract from Out of Time and it seems a great read. I hope all goes well with the book writing. Have you got any more planned?

  2. anapaula08 says:

    Hi. Very nice list, thank you. Keep up the good work.
    cheers!

  3. cliff1974 says:

    Any more books planned? Yes, I do. If it weren’t for me being in college, I’d probably have my second one finished just in rough draft. I still don’t know if I’m going to self-publish the next one though.

  4. lunenoirci says:

    This is incredibly helpful information. Good thing I stopped by!

  5. Phil Lanuto says:

    I use Booksie.com for publishing my writing and TheNextBigWriter.com for getting feedback on what I write. Thanks for your list.

    Phil

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