Agents

Associations, Clubs & UnionsPeter_Leonard_book club 3

California Writers Club – Sacramento Branch
National Association of Memoir Writers
National Writers Union – an organizations for writers’ rights

Competitions, Contests & Writing Challenges

National Novel Writing Month – Join other writers in the month of November and write a novel

Conferences

Poets & Writers – Various

Community Resources

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Goodreads
Scribophile

Copyright

About copyright – an article about copyrighting work
Stanford University Libraries – Information on Copyright and Fair Use

Cover Design & Public Domain Images

Canva – design & layout
Pixabay – free images

Industry Reports

Top fiction & non-fiction categories, best performance romance category, overall sales in each genre, and more.
2017 Smashwords Survey

 

Publishing & Sales

Duotrope –  Website to help find publishers for fiction and poetry
Northern California Independent Booksellers Association

Research

California Digital Newspaper Collection
JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources
Library of Congress

Website Creation Software

Blogger
Website Ideas for Writers – help for building your own website
Weebly
Wix

Website Domain Name Registration

Domain.com
eHost.com
Google Domains
Register.com

Website Hosting

*Many website and hosting services also offer domain registration
Full Spectrum Computer Services – 
Grass Valley, CA
Bluehost
GoDaddy

Workshops, Videos, Podcasts & Continuing Education

How to Set-Up an Amazon Author page – Video
James Patterson Master Class  – Video Lessons & Workbook [$]
Jane Friedman – Workshops & keynotes video playlist
Joanna Penn – Videos, tutorials, and how-to’s
Kindle Publishing: SECRETS: Understanding the Amazon Algorithm – Video
Neil Gaiman – Video – Why fiction is dangerous [about writing 23:00]
Newbie Writer’s  – Podcast – Catharine Bramkamp
Sacramento Writing Workshop
Self Publishing – Podcast – Writing,  Indie Publishing,  and Marketing Advice for Writers [iTunes]
The Great Courses – Writing and Publishing [$]
Community of Writers at Squaw Valley

Writing Craft Aids

Deep Point of View – Ann Laurel Kopchik
Worldwide Freelance – small free market database for freelance writers

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