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The first year of publication can be a daunting learning experience. The following resources are links to services and other information I have discovered along my journey. I hope you find it beneficial.

In addition, I have included some of my favorite historical research sites. Enjoy!

A D V E R T I S I N G:

A G E N T S:

 

WRITER
RESOURCES:

WRITER
RESEARCH:

NEWEST
TIPS

Want to know which libraries are buying
your book?

Did you make one of these Best Seller's List?
USA Today
New York Times

Need gold
autographed stickers?

1,000
verbs to write by

Looking for an action verb and you just can't seem to find the right one? CLICK HERE.

PITCHING?
CLICK HERE
for the formula

 
     

B O O K    R E V I E W E R S :

First…you might want to make an eARC which is cheaper than mailing paper copies. Don’t know how? Visit Lori Devoti’s website for detailed instructions.

B O O K   T R A I L E R S:

Did you sell a book? Then you might want to look at creating a book trailer. If you aren't computer savvy you could hire someone:

And once you get that book trailer, don’t forget to upload it:

C O N T E S T S:

UNPUBLISHED AUTHORS: I encourage you to visit Stephie Smith's contest chart. No other compares on the web.

PUBLISHED AUTHORS:

Contest Group Name
Deadline
Anne Powers Fiction Council for Wisconsin Writers
Jan
Award of Excellence Colorada RWA
Jan
Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Southern Magic
Jan
Passionate Plume Passionate Ink
Jan
Book Buyers Best Orange County RWA
Jan
Booksellers Best Greater Detroit RWA
Jan
Judge a Book By Its Cover Houston Bay Area RWA
Jan
Golden Quill Desert Rose RWA
Jan
Winter Rose Award of Excellence Yellow Rose RWA
Jan
Write Touch WisRWA
Jan
Lories From the Heart Romance Writers
Feb
Prism FF&P
Mar
More Than Magic Romance Writers Ink
Mar
Beacon Award First Coast Romance Writers
Mar
Daphne du Maurier Kiss of Death
Mar
The Maggie Georgia RWA
May
Aspen Gold Heart of Denver RWA
May
Golden Leaf New Jersey RWA
Jun
Lauries Smoky Mountain RWA
Jul
Laurel Wreath Volusia County RWA
Aug

Barclay Gold Contest

Low Country RW
Sep
Eppies EPIC
Sep
RITA Romance Writers of America
Nov
Anne Bonney Readers’
Choice Award
Ancient City Romance Writers
Nov
Holt Medallion Virginia Romance Writers
Dec
National Readers’ Choice Awards   Oklahoma RWA
Dec
Dream Realm Awards Dream Realm
Dec

F O R E I G N   P U B L I S H E R S   A N D    D I S T R I B U T O R S:

Looking for your foreign translations?

Brazil
Nova Cultural: www.romances.com.br

Czech Republic
Levne Knihy: www.levneknihy.cz

France
Amazon: www.amazon.fr

Germany
Luebbe: www.luebbe.de
Droemer/Knaur: www.droemer-knaur.de

Amazon: www.amazon.de

Japan
Amazon: www.amazon.co.jp

Russia
AST: www.ast.ru

Kniga: www.Kniga.com

Thailand
Crystal Publishing: www.crystal-publishing.com 
In Love Books: www.inlove-book.com

R O Y A L T Y   F R E E   M U S I C   S I T E S:
You might want to add some music to your book trailer.

F O R    T H E    W R I T E R:

Are you just getting started? Confused about formatting? Here is a document in MS WORD that is set up with the proper margins, headers, indentation, and even a cover page.

HERE is a storyboard setup in MS WORD to help you with your scenes. And HERE is a plot structure worksheet, if you are a plotter and not a pantser like me.

Also, check out the websites below for valuable information in the writing industry.

M A R K E T I N G   &   P R I N T I N G:

*Iconix.biz is my personal preference for bookmarks. They do quality work for a great price.
** GotPrint is top notch for quality business cards a great price.

P R O M O   P E N S   &   T R I N K E T S:

O R G A N I Z A T I O N S:
P O S T A L   S E R V I C E S :
Be sure to inquire about "MEDIA MAIL" at your local post office. This service offers a discounted rate for the mailing of books.

 



P U B L I S H E R S:

Visit RWA's for an up to date listing *Must be a member of RWA and sign in
Jenna Petersen has an excellent resource on PassionatePen.com

W E B S I T E    D E V E L O P E R S:

You want to make a name for yourself? Not computer savvy? Then hire someone:

D I C T I O N A R I E S / G L O S S A R I E S:

F O O D:

H E R B S    &    F R A G R A N C E S:

M A P S:

ENGLAND

ICELAND

ITALY

SCOTLAND

M O N E Y:

N A M E S:

P I R A T E   A N D   S H I P   R E S O U R C E S:

S C O T T I S H   R E S O U R C E S:

SCOTTISH MONEY

£1 scots = 1 shilling 8 pence sterling (or English money)
1 merk = 13 shillings 4 pence scots (1 shilling 1 penny halfpenny English)
1 groat = 4 shillings scots (4 pence English)
1 shilling scot = about 1 penny English money
1 guinea = £1 + 1 shilling
1 mark = 13 shillings and 4 pence; 2/3 of a pound
1 noble (later 1 angel) = 6 shillings and 8 pence; 1/3 of a pound
Subdivisions of the penny included the halfpenny and farthing (half and a quarter of a penny respectively)

SCOTTISH TERM DAYS
Candlemas : 2 February
Whitsun : 15 May (changed to 28 May from 1886)
Lammas : 1 August
Martinmas : 11 November (changed to 28 November from 1886)
Scottish Holidays and Anniversaries

ENGLISH TERM DAYS
Lady Day : 25 March
Midsummer : 24 June
Michaelmas : 29 September
Christmas : 25 December

SCOTTISH MEASUREMENTS
1 acre = 4840 sq yds (English) OR 6084 sq yds (Scots)
20 acres = 1 oxgang
100 acres = 8 oxgates = 1 ploughgate = 2 poundland
1 merkland = 1 to 3 acres (depending on the quality of the land)
8.8 Scots inches = 1 Scots link; 1.35 links = 1 foot
3 feet 1 inch = 1 ell (the standard Scots measurement for cloth etc)
1 gallons = 1 peck ; 4 pecks = 1 bushel; 36 bushels = 1 chaldron

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