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If You Want to Write

by Brenda Ueland

Brenda Ueland was a journalist, editor, freelance writer, and teacher of writing. In If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit she shares her philosophies on writing and life in general....


A Year of Writing Dangerously: 365 Days of Inspiration & Encouragement

by Barbara Abercrombie

Writing can be risky and make you feel vulnerable. A Year of Writing Dangerously is a book of 365 short pieces to sustain a writer - beginner or veteran - through a year of writing fiction, memoir, autobiography,...


How to Blog a Book: Write, Publish, and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time

by Nina Amir

How to Blog a Book teaches you how to create a blog book with a well-honed and uniquely angled subject and targeted posts—and how to build the audience necessary to convince agents and publishers to make your...


Self-Publishing For Dummies

by Jason R. Rich

Covers budgeting, copyrighting, and marketing

Know the pros and cons of self-publishing and get your work in print

Thinking about self-publishing your book? This no-nonsense guide walks you through the entire...


The Writings of Thomas Paine: Volume IV.

by Thomas Paine

In the opening year, 1793, when revolutionary France had beheaded its king, the wrath turned next upon the King of kings, by whose grace every tyrant claimed to reign. But eventualities had brought among them...


Painted Paragraphs

by Donald Newlove

"Great description shakes us. It fills our lungs with the life of its author." Painted Paragraphs, the second in a series of inspirational guides for writers and readers, is author Donald Newlove's witty, insightful,...


The Art of Creative Nonfiction: Writing and Selling the Literature of Reality

by Lee Gutkind

A complete guide to the art and craft of creative nonfiction--from one of its pioneer practitioners

The challenge of creative nonfiction is to write the truth in a style that is as accurate and informative as...


Writing Successful Self-Help and How-To Books

by Jean Marie Stine

"If you follow only a third of Jean's advice, you'll have a successful book." --Jeremy Tarcher, Publisher Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc.

"After Jean reworked my first draft, paperback rights sold for $137,000." --Timmen...


The First Five Pages: A Writer'S Guide To Staying Out of the Rejection P

by Noah Lukeman

IF YOU'RE TIRED OF REJECTION, THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU.

Whether you are a novice writer or a veteran who has already had your work published, rejection is often a frustrating reality. Literary agents and editors...


Book Publishing 101: Inside Information to Getting Your First Book or Novel Published

by Martha Maeda

Book Publishing 101: Inside Information to Getting Your First Book or Novel Published is here to help make your publishing dream a reality. This helpful book details the types of publishing to choose from, including...


How to Write a Query Letter: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

by Donna Murphy

This book was written for the potential writer looking to effectively write and send a query letter that will grab the attention of editors and agents. You will learn the basics of writing to someone in a letter,...


Now Write!: Fiction Writing Exercises from Today's Best Writers and Teachers

by Sherry Ellis

A collection of personal writing exercises and commentary from some of today's best novelists, short story writers, and writing teachers, including Jill McCorkle, Amy Bloom, Robert Olen Butler, Steve Almond,...


How to Sell Your Memoir: 12 Steps to a Perfect Book Proposal

by Brooke Warner

How to Sell Your Memoir: 12 Steps to a Perfect Book Proposal offers memoirists an easy-to-follow formula to create a winning book proposal that will attract agents and editors. Brooke Warner is a former acquiring...


What's Your Book?: A Step-by-Step Guide to Get You from Inspiration to Published Author

by Brooke Warner

What's Your Book? is an aspiring author's go-to guide for getting from idea to publication. Brooke Warner is a publishing expert with thirteen years' experience as an acquiring editor for major trade houses....


Indiestructible: Inspiring Stories from the Publishing Jungle

by Jessica Bell

Need motivation and inspiration to self-publish or sign that contract with an interested small press? Have you done all the research you can, but still feel ambivalent about the idea? Indiestructible: Inspiring...


The Fine Artist's Guide to A Sublease

by Tad Crawford

Part of The Fine Artist’s Guide series, this classic guide provides information about issues relevant to artists today. It explores several tactics for negotiating a beneficial sublease, how to reduce studio...


Beyond Horatio's Philosophy: The Fantasy of Peter S. Beagle

by David Stevens

In Beyond Horatio's Philosophy: The Fantasy of Peter S. Beagle, David Stevens examines the fantasy of American writer Peter S. Beagle. He finds a consistent view of the world and an almost overpowering sense...


Sell Your Book Like Wildfire: The Writer's Guide to Marketing and Publicity

by Rob Eagar

Promote and Sell Your Work!

You've written a book, but if it doesn't sell, what's the point? In Sell Your Book Like Wildfire, marketing expert Rob Eagar explains how to use the best promotional methods available...


Indiestructible: Inspiring Stories from the Publishing Jungle

by Jessica Bell

Need motivation and inspiration to self-publish or sign that contract with an interested small press? Have you done all the research you can, but still feel ambivalent about the idea? Indiestructible: Inspiring...


The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics

by Dennis O'Neil

For any writer who wants to become an expert comic-book storyteller, The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics is the definitive, one-stop resource!

In this valuable guide, Dennis O’Neil, a living legend in the...