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Publisher Websites

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LIQUID SILVER BOOKS

LOOSE-ID

MOJOCASTLE PRESS

RED SAGE PUBLISHING

SAMHAIN PUBLISHING

SIREN PUBLISHING

TOTAL-E-BOUND PUBLISHING

WHISKEY CREEK PRESS TORRID

 

Website Design

Creating your own website can be fun and frustrating. Here are some sites to help you find backgrounds, designs, and music or a designer.

Add This Button

Backgrounds from Glorianon

Country Manor Designs

Graphic sets

Free Clipart Pictures

Free Midi Movie Files

Full Moon Graphics

Jewel's midi Collection

Midi Brat

MS Music

Music Bakery

Muse Storm

Nutrocker

Shockwave Sound

Summer Music

 

 

Writing  

   You must write the book. Whether a short 5000 word story or a 100,000 word epic. It does require a great deal of determination to complete a project.

   Edit your story. If it takes you a hundred read-throughs, you must have it as perfect as you are capable of doing.

The Blue Book of Grammar & Punctuation

Exploring English

    If it doesn't seem you've done enough, you probably haven't.

   Generally a good working plan at editing is to put the story aside and forget about it. I usually give a couple weeks between edits and work on another story. Then, with fresh, untired eyes, I read the manuscript again.

    It's definitely a good idea to read the story out loud. Not mouthed, but as if you were reading it to someone. The smallest overlooked flaws will appear to be enormous at this point like a neon flashing sign. If you want the story read to you, try a text to voice program.

Read Please Program

    Remove passive words such as that, was, and been. Reword sentences to remove them, in some instances all you need do is drop the words and the sentence will remain in tact.

    Limit narrative, giving information in the dialog.

    Use language pertaining to the timeline and be creative, not repetitive with words.

    Brit Speak Dictionary

    Cliches

Dictionary

Encyclopedia

Google Language Translator

Interactive Visual Thesaurus

Glossary Hardboiled Slang

Online Etymology Dictionary

Plot Scenario Generator

Sex Lexis

Sex in the Romance

Thesaurus

Writer's Plot Generator

    For more writing tips visit the following sites that offer articles and workshops:

Romance Writing Tips

Randy Ingermanson

Erotica Fiction Factor

Dark Erotica

Preditors & Editors

Purple Prose Eater

 

Educational Writing Blogs

Author MBA

Editorrent

Manuscript Mavens

Redlines and Deadlines

 

Reader Groups & Forums

To join, some may require a moderators acceptance but Yahoo groups are great places to interact with other writer and readers to spread your name:

Absolute Write

Cupids Library Reviews

Erotic Romance Writers Guild

Para-Romance

Romance Novel

T.E.L.L.

Word Beats 

 

Newswire Services

Free Press Release

I-Newswire

Pressbox

PR Leap

ReleasePublishers Newswire

24-7 Press Release

 

Publishing News

Backspace

Book Talk

Book Wire

Romance Novel TV

Show Me The Money

 

Social - Networking Groups

 

Bebo

 

Good Reads

 

Face Book

 

My Space

 

Ning

 

Twitter

 

 

 

Agents

3 Seas Literary Agency

Alička Pistek Literary Agency

Alive Communications

Allen O'Shea Literary Agency

Anderson Literary Management

Artists Literary Group

Barbara Bova Literary Agency

The Belfrey Literary Agency

Book Ends

Books and Such Literary Agency

Bradford Literary Agency

Brown Literary Agency

Browne and Miller

Cornerstone Literary Agency

DeFiore and Company

Denise Marcil Literary Agency

Farris Literary Agency

Firebrand Literary

Folio Literary Management

The Grant Agency

Greyhaus Literary Agency

Hartline Literary Agency

Harvey Klinger

Irene Goodman Literary Agency

Jane Chelius Literary Agency

Jennifer Jackson

Jet Literary Associates

The Knight Agency

Kraas Literary Agency

Larsen Pomada Literary Agency

Levine Greenburg Literary Agency

Literary Group International

Lit Match

Loretta Barrett Books

Lowenstein-Yost Associates

Mendel Media Group

Natasha Kern Literary Agency

Nelson Agency

Pema Browne Ltd

Peter Rubie Literary Agency

Prospect Agency

Reece Halsey North Literary Agency

Richard Curtis Associates

Richard Henshaw Group

Rosenberg Group

Talbot Fortune Agency

Trident Media Group

Vivien Beck Agency

William Morris Agency

Winkler Agency

Writers House

Publishers Marketplace - Agency Listing Service

 

Book Listing Sites

Book Catcher

Book Tour

Library Thing

Nothing Binding

 

Conferences

Dragon-Con

 

Royalty Free Music

 

Derek Audette Music

Digital Juice

Free Sound Effects

Hunted Illinois

I B Audio

Musopen

Net4TV Music

PacDV

PD Info

Production Trax

Royalty Free Music

Stock 20

The Music Bakery

 

Promotion Gifts

Need to get your name out there, then here are sites that you can find neat gifts for giveaways or promo items.

 

4 imprint

Cafe Press

Earthly Charms

McGonigal Paper & Graphics

Minuteman Pen Plus

National Pen Company

Online Print House

Printing for Less

Vista Print

Write Side Out

You Oughta Be On Chocolate

 

Advertising Help

Take advantage of places to post your name and website. Do you belong to any yahoo groups? Check and see if they have a links section where you can add your name and your link. Many writers over look this place so don't be afraid to be the first to add your name.

Author Buzz

Author Marketing Expert

Authors On The Web

Author Yellow Pages

Slake (Book Listing)

 

Banner Design

Create your own banners.

 

ABC Banners

Ad Designer

Animation Online

Banner Maker Pro

Create A Free Banner

Flaming Text

The Banner Generator

3-D Text Maker

 

Promoting

   Join reader loops in your genre. Most of what you'll find on my site deal with romance, but much is very generalized.

    Yahoo has thousands of loops. Some highly popular. I have my list on this page of some of the loops and forums I belong to.

Romance Excerpts Only

Romance Junkies Readers

Enchanted In Romance

Fallen Angel Review Chatters

Karen Devin Karen

Karen Find Out About New Books

The Romance Studio Blue

Word Museum

   Post excepts at sites that allow. Remember to patronize the site by participating as well.

    Link to appropriate sites.

Promo Only Group

   Just because you're published electronically, there's no reason you can't promote the old fashion print method.

    Take an ad out in a magazine or newspaper. It's helpful if your book coincides with an event. A Christmas story during December, a murder mystery set at a carnival can be sold during fair season in your county.

    Mail postcards to friends, family, and associates. These are usually the first people you can sell to on curiosity alone.

    Drop your business card into outgoing mail such as bills, correspondence, etc. Someone is opening that envelope. Even a secretary reads.

Author Marketing Expert

Author Promote

Fiction Promotions

Pump Up Your Online Book Promotion

 

Promotional Services

These are promotional services that specialize in promoting writers.

Author's Island

Between Your Sheets

Genesis Promotions

Promotions for Authors

The Literary Times

Twilight Promotions

Writer's Space

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The following information is a collection of useful websites for writers.  BOOKMARK This SITE !                                                                                                Last Updated June 28, 2011

 

Warning: This is an adult site and may contain graphic language, nudity, and is unsuitable for those under 18 years old.

Copyright 2005-2014 Brenda Williamson   ~  All Rights Reserved! ~ Website Designed by Brenda Williamson

 

Reviewer Links

   Seek reviews. Scary, but the good news, even a bad review can generate sales. The curious will still want to see whats so bad about a book.

All about Romance

A Romance Review

Coffee Time Romance

Euro Reviews

Janes Guide

Joyfully Reviewed

Love Vampires

Mrs. Giggles

Night Owl Romance

ParaNormal Romance Reviews

Romance At Heart

Romance Divas

Romance Junkies

Romance Reader at Heart

Romance Reviews Today

Romantic Times

Sensual Romance Reviews

Singles Titles

The Best Reviews

The Romance Reader

The Romance Readers Connection

The Romance Studio

Two Lips Reviews

We Really Dig

 

Blogs, Myspace, etc

Amazon Plogs

Blogspot

MySpace

Power Blogs

Word Press

 

Misc. Links

 

A Marketing Expert

Addicted-To-Romance

Afroerotik

Author Yellow Pages

Book Hitch

Book Title Tester

Books We Love

Buzz

Convert-Me.com

Copyright Office

Copyright & Public Domain

Delicious Bookmarking

Ezine Articles

Free Nude Dudes

Go Green Read e

Fresh Fiction

Mystique Books

Online Conversion

Open Directory Project

PDF Creator

Podomatic

Ralan SpecFic & Humor Webstravaganza

Seventh Sanctum

Signed By Author

The Alphabetizer

The Book Museum

The Motivated Writer

The Passionate Pen

Snopes

WebRing Directory

Winning Writers

Writers.com

Writing Corner

 

Business

Funds For Writers

Publisher Alley

U.S. Copyright Office

 

Computer Programs

Visual Thesaurus

 

Book Videos

Blazing Trailers

 

Expanded Books

 

Movie Maker

 

Novel Teaser

 

Romance Designs

 

Roxio Photo Show

 

Vidlit

 

 

Upload Sites for Videos

 

Blazing Trailers

 

Bolt Videos

 

Flurl

 

Google Videos

 

iFilm

 

My Space

 

You Tube

 

Zippy Videos

 

 

Royalty Free Photos

 

123 Royalty Free

 

Bigfoto

 

Can Stock Photos

 

Cepolina

 

Dreamstime

 

Fotolia

 

Fotosearch

 

Free Digital Photos

 

Free Stock Photos

 

Freefoto

 

Freeimages

 

Freerange

 

getty images

 

Image After

 

Imagerie

 

Inmagine

 

Jupiter Images

 

iStockPhoto

 

Matton Images

 

Morgue File

 

Photos.com

 

Punchstock

 

Romance Novel Covers

 

Shutterstock

 

Stock Xchng

 

Veer

 

 

Contests & Awards

Looking for added publicity for your book? There are awards and contests all over the internet for writers, authors, publishers, editors, artists, and more:

Erin Aislinn's Book Cover of the Month

NaNoWriMo

Preditors & Editors

The Rauxa Prize for Erotic Writing

The Reluctant Nude

 

Writer Organizations

  Authors Guild

  Broad Universe

  Celtic Hearts Romance Writers

  Erotica Readers & Writers Association

  From The Heart Romance Writers

  Futuristic, Fantasy & Paranormal

  Gothic Romance Writers

  Hearts Through History Romance Writers

  Kiss of Death

  Novels, Inc.

  Passionate Ink

  Poets and Writers

  RWA Online

  Romantic Bitches Association

  Romance Writers of America

  Romance Writers Unlimited

  The Beau Monde

Contests & Awards

Conferences

Educational Writing Blogs

Literary Agents

Misc. Links

Newswire Services

Advertising Help

Banner Design

Blogs, My Space,  etc.

Book Listing Sites 

Book Videos

Business Computer Programs

Periodical Publishers

Promoting

Promotional Services

Promotion Gifts

Publisher Websites

Publishing News

Reader Groups & Forums

Reviewer Links

Royalty Free Music

Royalty Free Photos

Social Groups

Upload Sites for Videos

Website Design

Writer Organizations

Writing