If you've written a book you want to publish:
www.bookpublisherscompared.com (a comparison of 45 self-publishing options)
A new book is published every 13 minutes in North America.
Terry Whalin is the author of more than 60 books from traditional publishers, a former literary agent and still works as an acquisitions editor. He points out that editors and publishers don't read manuscripts; they want a solid proposal. Whalin's book, Book Proposals that Sell, offers 21 secrets to writing a winning proposal. He also offers courses and seminars to help you through the process. Use this link to reach him and order the updated ebook: http://tinyurl.com/puowhm4
The Para Promotion Program is a series of
book promotion projects the author can accomplish without leaving
home. The weekly assignments show the author what to do to reach his
or her audience. Each assignment takes five to 120 minutes to
complete. The program not only shows the author how to promote his or
her current book, it is a crash course in book promotion that can be
applied to future books. And authors who understand how to reach
their audience tend to write books their readers want. For details, see
WARNINGS about current publishing scams:
DOES YOUR EBOOK DESERVE AN AWARD?
Finding an agent: www.agentquery.com
http://missmark.blogspot.com (advice from an agent)
NOTE: agents who belong to AAR are forbidden to charge reading fees. Some agents appear legitimate, but their agreements contains statements such as: "although we don't charge a reading fee, IF we accept them on as a client there is an annual contract fee of $450.00," or even charge writers a percentage of the royalties in apparent perpetuity for manuscript editing.
& AUDIO BOOKS
Have your DVD or audio book narrated by a professional broadcaster