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Resources - From The Book

 

These resources are taken directly from the book "Resources" section. Plus we've added new resources over time.

 

(Huge thank you to Mark Coker of Smashwords for providing many references in the "Outsourcing" section.)

 


 

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Books
 

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The Author's Guide to Building an Online Platform
by Stephanie Chandler

 

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Book Design and Production
by Pete Masterson

 

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Booked Up! How to Write, Publish and Promote a Book to Grow Your Business

by Stephanie Chandler

 

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From Entrepreneur to Infopreneur: Make Money with books, E-Books and Information Products

by Stephanie Chandler
 

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The E-Myth Revisited

by Michael Gerber

 

- If I could make every small business owner read just one book, this would be it. Really.

 

It's a quick read, but has some very powerful messages about how to make your business (and your life) successful without killing yourself.

 

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Get Clark Smart: The Ultimate Guide to Getting Rich from America's Money-Saving Expert 

by Clark Howard, Mark Meltze

 

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Grassroots Marketing for Authors and Publishers by Shel Horowitz

 

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Guerrilla Marketing for Writers

by Jay Conrad Levinson, Rick Frishman, Michael Larsen, and David L. Hancock

 

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How to Get a Literary Agent

by Michael Larsen

 

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How to Write a Book Proposal

by Michael Larsen

 

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The Idea Virus

by Seth Godin

 

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Own Your Niche: Hype-Free Internet Marketing Tactics to Establish Authority in Your Field and Promote Your Service-Based Business

by Stephanie Chandler

 

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Plug Your Book! Online Book Marketing for Authors, Book Publicity through Social Networking

by Steve Weber

 

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The Self-Publishing Manual, How to Write, Print & Sell Your Own Book

by Dan Poynter

 

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Sentence Aerobics Editing Software

by Linda Vandervold

 

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Think and Grow Rich
by Napoleon Hill

 

- One of the real classics.  I think this one's worth buying, but it's available everywhere used.  I even have a tape I bought at a library book sale for a few dimes.
 

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Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal With Change in Your Work and in Your Life
by Spencer Johnson


- Relates a highly meaningful parable intended to help one deal with change quickly and prevail, offering readers a simple way to progress in their work and lives.  Best seller for several years running!

 

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Unleashing the Ideavirus

by Seth Godin

 

 
 

Miscellaneous
 

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Amazon

www.amazon.com

 

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Business Info Guide

www. BusinessInfoGuide.com

- A great directory of resources for entrepreneurs.

 

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California Raisin Marketing Board

www.calraisins.org

- (Also see www.answers.com/topic/the-california-raisins)

 

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Craigslist

www.craigslist.org

 

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Google

www.Google.com

 

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Information Kits for authors/publishers from Day Poynter:

http://parapub.com/sites/para/resources/infokit.cfm

 

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Internal Revenue Service

www.IRS.gov

 

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Launch Party White Paper by Bob Quinlan.

Bob has written up a nice 11-page "white paper" on how he pulled off such a great event.

 

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Top 100 Thesis and Dissertation References on the Web

http://onlinephdprogram.org/thesis-dissertation/

 

 
 

Outsourcing
 

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99Designs.com
www.99Designs.com
- Hold contests to find great graphics and design work at reasonable prices.


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AssistU
www.assistu.com

Virtual Assistants

 

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Authority Publishing
www.authoritypublishing.com
- Full service publisher with an emphasis on new authors.

 

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Renee Barratt

thecovercounts@gmail.com

http://www.thecovercounts.com

Cover plus stock images. 20+ years of experience

 

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Elizabeth Beeton

esb10@b10mediaworx.com

Ebook formatting

Fiction or non-fiction. Offers conversion/cleanup from PDFs, linked TOCs/footnotes/endnotes. Expert at complex jobs. Turnaround 2 weeks, rush service available. Request quote.

 

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Judy Bullard

jubu@cox.net

http://jaebeecreations.com/samples.html

10 years experience designing romance covers, mysteries and children's books.

 

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Cal Sharp at Caligraphics

cal@caligraphics.net

http://bit.ly/gQ877D

Cover designs with client-provided photos or artwork. Can create artwork if needed at a reasonable cost. Proofs provided.

Smashwords author page: http://smashwords.com/profile/view/calsharp

 

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Lucinda Campbell

lkcampbell@lkcampbell.com

Ebook formatter

Fiction only. Pricing based on word count. Contact for firm estimate of price and turnaround time.

 

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Donna (Champagne) Casey

donna_casey@verizon.net

http://digitaldonna.com

Book Cover Design

Smashwords author page: https://smashwords.com/profile/view/whitedove

 

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Maureen Cutajar

maureencutajar@gmail.com

http://gopublished.blogspot.com

Ebook formatting

Linked Table of Contents, limited footnotes/endnotes, hyperlinks, and up to 5 embedded images. Send your file for a quote. I aim to provide quick turnaround.

 

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Les Denton

lesdenton.com

lesdentonlive@gmail.com

Ebook formatting

Fast detail-oriented work by technology pro. Linked TOC, advice on Title/Copyright/Author pages standard. Fiction preferred.

 

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Marti Dobkins
iformat4u@aol.com
Ebook formatting

Includes linked table of contents, images, etc. No horror or erotic.

 

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Jacob Drake

eBooksMade4You@gmail.com

Ebook formatting

Formatting, Table of Contents

 

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Elance
www.elance.com

 

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Fictionworks

ray@fictionworks.com

http://fictionworks.com/ebookformatting.htm

Ebook formatting - Fiction only.

 

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Jennifer FitzGerald

thejenniferfitzgerald@gmail.com

Book Cover Designs

http://www.motherspider.com/book-cover-designs.html

 

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Freelancer
www.freelancer.com

 

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Anne-Sophie Gomez (fluent in French and English)

anne-sophie-gomez@wanadoo.fr

Ebook formatter

I charge $30 per hour, or 20 €/hour. Email Word document for a cost estimate in advance.

 

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Jesse Gordon

jointstereotype@yahoo.com

http://bit.ly/JGebook

Ebook formatting

Fiction only. For longer or more complex, query. Linked ToC included. Quick turnaround. MS Word or RTF format only, please.

 

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Guru.com
www.guru.com

 

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International Virtual Assistant Association
www.ivaa.org

 

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Katrina Joyner

http://ebookcovers4u.wordpress.com

Ebook formatting - Book cover designrates start at 7 cents per 100 words, $10 minimum and $40 for ebook covers

 

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Pete LeForge

pvl@blackbayfarm.com

Ebook formatting

Fiction, NF, drama, and poetry. Short Stories and chapbooks. Email your Word file for an estimate.

 

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John Low

john_low@me.com

Ebook formatter

Price depends on complexity. Will work from PDF, MS Word, Pages and Open Office files. Will format linked TOCs/footnotes/endnotes and images.

 

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Giuseppe Meligrana (Fluent in Italian, English)

info@meligranaeditore.com

Ebook formatter

Servizio formattazione ebook per autori ed editori italiani. Il compenso va dalle 25,00 € ad ora per le fiction alle 30,00 € ad ora per le non-fiction. Mandami via mail il tuo manoscritto per una prima stima. Offro anche servizio grafico per copertine.

 

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Miss Mae

missmaesite@gmail.com

www.themissmaesite.com

http://www.themissmaesite.com/p/designing-book-covers.html

Ebook formatting & Book covers for romance, inspirational, mystery, children’s. No horror or erotic. References provided.

 

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Joleene Naylor

joleene@joleenenaylor.com

http://www.JoleeneNaylor.com

Book cover design

Proprietary stock photography.

 

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Annemarie Nikolaus (Fluent in German, Italian, English and French)

Annemarie_Nikolaus@gmx.net

20€/hour or the equal rate in other currency. Fiction and non-fiction, no poetry.

 

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Rent a Coder

www.rentacoder.com

- Find technical developers (ebook formatting, application development for iPad, software development, etc.).

 

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Pat Rosier

New Zealand 04 292 8108 021 125 4398 pat.rosier@xtra.co.nz

Efficient and fast. Word .doc files from any computer.

 

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Shelley Schadowsky

goodlifeguide@cox.net

http://www.goodlifeguide.com

Full service ebook formatting, guaranteed Premium Catalog acceptance.

 

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Sharon Broughton Team

www.sharonbroughtonteam.com

– The Techie Virtual Assistant

 

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Shel Horowitz

www.grassrootsmarketingforauthors.com

– Book publishing and marketing consultant. Author of eight books.

 

OFFER: Receive a free e-copy of Grassroots Marketing for Authors and Publishers with every order for consulting or copywriting.

 

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Laura Shinn

laurashinn@sbcglobal.net

http://bit.ly/fvTdPH

Author/Book Cover Designer

 

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Jeremy Taylor (GB)

website@jeremytaylor.eu

http://www.jeremytaylor.eu/smashword_covers

Author, photographer, ebook cover designer

 

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Mario Carrasco Teja (Spanish and English)

mariocarrascoteja@gmail.com

Ebook formatter

Email for a quote.

 

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Thalia Publishing Services

www.linkedin.com/pub/pam-suwinsky/10/889/381

Developmental editing, copyediting, proofreading, and some project management, primarily nonfiction in the humanities, social sciences, education, and business. Also select memoirs and novels. No children's, YA, or science fiction.

 

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Rita Toews

r.toews@shaw.ca

http://www.yourebookcover.com

Cover Designs

 

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Umbach Consulting

www.umbachconsulting.com

– Editing, book formatting for POD publishing, and related ser-vices, including helping clients figure out what they really need or want.

 

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Tatiana Vila

villatat@gmail.com

http://www.wix.com/tat_94/viladesign

Book cover design

Samples: https://smashwords.com/b/69457 and https://smashwords.com/b/77476

 

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Virtual Author's Assistant

http://yourauthorsassistant.ning.com

 

 
 

Sales and Marketing
 

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Constant Contact

www.constantcontact.com

 

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Costco

www.costco.com

– Merchant services

 

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Merchant Warehouse

www.merchantwarehouse.com

– Merchant services at a great price

 

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Order form example for back of the room sales

(from Dan Poynter): http://parapub.com/sites/para/speaking/formsbank.cfm

 

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PayPal

www.paypal.com

 

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Promotion Monkey

www.promotionmonkey.com

(See special offer in Chapter 26)

 

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PR Web

www.PRWeb.com

– Press release service

 

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Sam's Club

www.samsclub.com

– Merchant services

 

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Web Marketing Magic

www.webmarketingmagic.com

– Full-featured shopping cart

 

 
 

Shipping
 

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Fed Ex

www.fedex.com

 

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Uline

www.uline.com

– Shipping supplies

 

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UPS

www.UPS.com

 

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U.S. Postal Service

www.USPS.com

 

 
 

Social Media
 

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Facebook

www.facebook.com


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Google Groups

http://groups.google.com


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LinkedIn

www.linkedin.com

 

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Meetup

www.Meetup.com


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Social Oomph

www.socialoomph.com

 

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Twitter

www.twitter.com

 

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Yahoo Groups

http://groups.yahoo.com

 

 
 

Tools
 

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Adobe

www.Adobe.com

– Fonts, Acrobat, InDesign, and other tools

 

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Basecamp

www.basecamphq.com

– Online project management

 

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Bowker

www.Bowker.com

– Buy ISBNs, graphics, and related services


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Central Desktop

www.centraldesktop.com

– Online project management


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Copyright Office (U.S.)

www.copyright.gov


Also see E-filing of copyrights for e-products.

 

And see this PDF regarding the topic of automatic penalties and related protections.

 

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Go Daddy

www.godaddy.com

– Domain name registration


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Grader

www.grader.com

– Excellent site for grading your online presence. Includes Websitegrader, Bloggrader, and more.


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Lulu

www.Lulu.com


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ISBN.org

www.isbn.org


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Library of Congress

www.loc.gov/publish


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Library of Congress publication:

"How to Investigate the Copyright Status of a Work"

 

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Lightning Source

www.lightningsource.com


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Lightning Source – Cover Creator

www.lightningsource.com/covergenerator.aspx


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My Identifiers

www.myidentifiers.com

– All things ISBN


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Network Solutions

www.networksolutions.com

– Domain name registration


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PDF Index Creator

www.acrobotics.net

– This is a serious do-it-yourself tool. If you don't own the real Adobe Acrobat, or you're not technically inclined, you won't like this. See the Outsourcing section.


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Sharefile

www.Sharefile.com

– My favorite online file sharing service. Great for moving large files.


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Smashwords

www.smashwords.com

– Great service for putting your book into a variety of e-formats. Also provides a store for selling them.


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Smashwords Style Guide

www.Smashwords.com

– Free download at Smashwords.com


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Survey Monkey

www.surveymonkey.com


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TeamworkPM

www.teamworkpm.net

– Online project management

 

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Worksheet

www.parapublishing.com

– for designing your book cover (from Dan Poynter)

 

 
 

Writers, Publishers, and Clubs
 

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California Writers Club

www.calwriters.org

 

Sacramento Chapter California Writers Club

www.cwcsacramentowriters.org

 

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"East of Eden" writers conference

www.southbaywriters.com

 

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Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)

www.pma-online.org

 

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Michael Larsen, literary agent

www.larsenpomada.com

- His blog is at www.sfwriters.info/blog

 

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Northern California Publishers and Authors

www.norcalpa.org

 

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Publishers & Writers of San Diego (PWSD)

Dues are $37/yr + $10/meeting. Meetings and online monthly newsletter are always focused on the business of writing and publishing.

www.publisherswriters.org

 

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San Francisco Writers Conference

www.sfwriters.info

 

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The San Francisco Writers University

www.sfwritersu.com

 

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The Small Publishers Association of North America (SPAN)

www.spannet.org

 

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Willow Valley Press, Inc.

www.willowvalleypress.com

 


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-- Karl P.

 

 

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