Publishing Resources

99 Designs

Run a contest and have designers compete to design your book cover from $195.

BISAC Book Categories

Book Industry Standards Advisory Committee listing of Categories and sub-categories widely used throughout the book industry for shelving books.

Book Cover Pro

Software for creating covers for printed books. The standard edition comes with just one template (though you can always build your own from scratch) at $97, the Deluxe edition has more graphics and templates, and also includes PrintMarketingPro companion software to create promotional marketing materials to complement your book design at $187.

Bowker ISBN Agency

The U.S. ISBN Agency at Bowker is the only official source of ISBNs in the United States and its territories. Adding an ISBN to your publication and submitting the title data to Bowker will make your title visible and available to book buyers everywhere.

Clickbank

Sell your book as a e-Book through the Clickbank Marketplace. Sey your affiliate commission level, and encourage others to sell your book.

CreateSpace

Get access to FREE book publishing tools, resources, and a growing online community of authors. CreateSpace offers high royalties, low book prices, and expanded distribution. From free to full-service options available.

Decadent Publishing

Small Press traditional publisher currently open to unsolicited submissions via email. 5-50K wordcount in various romance/Sci-Fi sub genres. Send first 3 chapters, final chapter and 2-4 page synopsis with cover email detailing genre, length, short blurb and author credits, or complete short story in first instance.

Legal Deposit in the British Library

If you are publishing a book in the UK, you are legally obliged to send a copy to the Legal Deposit Library

LuLu.com

LuLu.com offer a wide range of print on demand and short run printing options. Cheaper than vanity press, but more expensive than CreateSpace on the whole.

Nielsen UK ISBN Agency

The UK ISBN Agency provides advice concerning the ISBN system, allocation of ISBN publisher prefixes and numbers to eligible publishers based in the UK or Republic of Ireland, and registration of new publishers and their ISBN prefixes for inclusion in the Publishers International ISBN Directory and the Nielsen Book’s Publisher Database.

Online Barcode generator

The world’s most sophisticated free web-based online barcode generator. Free to use, but a small donation would be appreciated.

Poets and Writers’ Small Press List

Whether you’re pursuing the publication of your first book or your fifth, use Poets and Writers’ Small Presses database to research publisher interests, contact information, and submission guidelines.

Preditors and Editors

Preditors and Editors maintains lists of agents and publishers and identifies known vanity publishing scams

Kindle Direct Publishing

Self-publish your books on Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) to make them available in the Amazon Kindle Store. Royalties up to 70% are available, and Kindle has apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, PC, Mac, Blackberry, and Android-based devices. Publish books in English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian and specify pricing in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling, and Euros.

Poets and Writers’ Small Press List

Whether you’re pursuing the publication of your first book or your fifth, use Poets and Writers’ Small Presses database to research publisher interests, contact information, and submission guidelines.

SmashWords

Upload your eBook to one site, and make it available accross multiple platforms.

Writer’s market

Find publishers and agents, track submissions, and access articles and content to help you get published.$5.99 monthly membership, or annual membership included with Deluxe Edition of Writer’s Market Book.

Writers & Artists

Search the full directory of publishers, literary agents, newspapers and magazines, picture libraries, commercial art studios and more online, or buy the annual edition of the Artists & Writers Yearbook.

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