resources, news and discussion for authors/writers, editors, publishers
and agents. A free Internet directory.
www.writersquest.org offers a free research portal and annotated links to everything from forensics for writers to names databases, to writing prompts and information on publishing.
Free Self-Publishing Online
www.smashwords.com is a self-publishing platform and online bookstore
for independent ebook authors and their readers. They offer multi-format,
DRM-free ebooks, ready for immediate sampling and purchase, and
readable on any e-reading device.
can post novels, short stories, poetry, articles, and more on the
Booksie site for free, as well as receive and respond to comments
and communicate with other writers.
www.yudu.com. Yudu offers free interactive
digital publication, hosted on the yudu site (you do it yourself).
a fee, the marketplace
option lets you sell your books on the site.
Donovan's Literary Services. Diane C. Donovan, Sebastapol resident, offers pre-publication critiques, copy and content editing, proof reading, and marketing plans for self-publishing authors.
Jennifer Gennari—author, editor, teacher—offers proofreading, manuscript critiques and line editing.