New Author Timeline by Brian Malloy
Author Behavior Guide by Bella Stander. The lowdown on what -- and what not! -- to do and wear, based on painful experience and personal observation.
Book Marketing Budgeting The blunt bottom line from MarketAbility. Essential reading!
Event Planning Guide for Booksellers
by children's author Dianne Ochiltree. Good for authors too.
40+ Ways to Make Your Next Book Signing an EVENT!! by Larry James.
Marcela Landres Aimed at
Latino writers, but the information and inspiration offered apply to almost everyone.
"Latinidad" newsletter features timely information about workshops, writing contests, awards, and fellowships.
Publishers Marketplace Great info on publishing business. Register for free daily news email, Publishers Lunch.
Writing-World Wide variety of resources and pragmatic advice for writers.
Ten Essential Tips for Successful Interviews by Media Mentor Steve Bennett.
Google's Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide, a compact guide to improving website crawlability and indexing.
How to Write Good Timeless advice from the immortal Michael O'Donoghue.
Backspace: The Writer's Place Information, articles and discussion forums for writers.
Goodreads offers networking for book lovers & their favorite authors.
Jacket Flap Resource and social networking web site for people in the children's book industry.
Library Thing Catalog your books and discuss them with like-minded readers.
Red Room connects writers and readers.
Shelfari Social network for people who love books.
THE SAVVY AUTHOR'S GUIDE TO BOOK PUBLICITY: A Comprehensive Resource -- From Building the Buzz to Pitching the Press by Lissa Warren (Carroll & Graf)
PUBLICIZE YOUR BOOK! An Insider's Guide to Getting Your Book the Attention It Deserves by Jacqueline Deval
NAKED AT THE PODIUM: The Writer's Guide to Successful Readings by Peter V.T. Kahle & Melanie Workhoven (74th Street Productions). How to use drama as a tool to give dynamic readings anywhere.
ACTING TECHNIQUES FOR EVERYDAY LIFE: Experience the Power and Pleasure of Being Your Very Best in Any Situation by Jane Marla Robbins
WEBSITE DESIGN & ONLINE PUBLICITY/MARKETING
Anne Gerdes Web Design offers reasonably priced professional Web design and Internet marketing.
Austin DesignWorks offers professional & affordable web design and hosting services.
AuthorBuzz is an online marketing service that puts authors directly in touch with readers, reading groups, booksellers and librarians.
AuthorBytes creates author websites, multimedia trailers and podcasts, and does online book promotion.
Authors on the Web offers website design and internet publicity/marketing for authors and publishers.
Denise Biondo Studio Web design & animation.
Cuberis specializes in logo, print & web design.
Tom Edgar has been building dynamic, database-driven websites since 1997.
era404 provides design, development & marketing services.
FSB Associates Website design, internet book & author publicity.
Sara Gillingham is an award-winning art director and designer who provides services to the children's publishing and gift industry.
Glass Slipper Web Design specializes in website design, banner ads, book videos and website logo design.
Ink2Art Artistic website design.
JonasWeb offers web design & hosting; services to retool, update or maintain existing websites.
Likoma Website design by Bradley Charbonneau.
Lincoln Flood Studio Animation, websites, video & multimedia.
Miss Mary K. "Purveyor of fine websites."
Nodebud Authors offers creatively crafted websites for the literary world.
SRA Design Studios focuses on creating aesthetic and engaging design elements to create a positive web identity.
Winding Oak Literary services, web design and booking agency for children's authors and illustrators.
Wolfe Star Design Website design, branding & logos, print design & illustration.
Xuni Author Website Management. Beautiful & functional sites by designer extraordinaire Heidi Mack.
BOOK PUBLICITY & MARKETING
The Barrett Company specializes in entertainment/celebrity, travel & business books. Provides a range of services, including media escorts in Southern California. Offices in Los Angeles & New York.
Biggs Publicity SF Bay area, specializes in general interest lifestyle and personal growth books.
BreakThrough Promotions/PJ Nunn & Assocs. (TX)
Fortier Public Relations (NY) specializes in the promotion of business authors and thinkers.
Goldberg McDuffie Communications (NY, CA) is a public relations firm for publishers, authors and books.
GT/PR (DC) Former PublicAffairs VP Gene Taft works on a wide range of books on politics, current events, history, biography, sports, music, film, and television.
Caitlin Hamilton Marketing & Publicity offers personalized, tailored campaigns for books, authors, publishers and literary organizations.
Peter Handel: Publicity for Books & Authors (SF Bay area) offers national publicity and promotion with particular emphasis on the West Coast book market.
Hilsinger-Mendelson PR & Marketing (NY & CA) is a literary public relations firm.
Milton Kahn Associates (CA) Veteran entertainment PR specialist now works with publishers and authors.
Kim-from-L.A. Literary & Media Services (CA) offers book publicity services and media training.
KSB Promotions (MI) handles non-fiction books with a focus on general lifestyle topics, including travel, food and nutrition, parenting, consumer health, etc.; and select children's books.
Gail Leondar Public Relations (MA) introduces progressive authors to thoughtful, well-informed media people and their audiences across the country.
Scott Manning & Associates (NY & NH) creates and implements public relations campaigns for a wide variety of high-profile authors and products.
MAX Communications (GA) promotes authors and books, with a specialty in children's books.
McAllister PR (NY & London) specializes in media relations and brand promotion campaigns for authors in the US & UK.
Media Masters Publicity (NC, MA & NY) Full-service literary publicity agency specializing in children's and young adult books, and adult non-fiction.
Monteiro & Co., Inc. (NY) helps nonfiction authors get heard in a busy world.
Meryl Moss Media Relations (NY area) conceives and implements targeted creative publicity and marketing campaigns.
Newman Communications (MA). Affordable publicity for literary clients.
Obie Joe Media (MD) specializes in publicity for creative nonfiction, photography and urban affairs titles. Services include media bookings, targeted audience appearances, search engine optimization, web sites and database development.
Oettinger & Associates, Inc. (DC area) specializes in military and public policy books and films.
Open Book Publicity (SF Bay Area & Boston) specializes in creating campaigns tailored to each book and author, and designed to generate extensive media coverage and word-of-mouth.
Raab Associates (NY) Marketing consulting and publicity for children's and parenting books, and children's specialty products.
Shreve Williams Public Relations (NY & DC) specializes in strategic media campaigns for books, publishers, and authors.
MEDIA & PRESENTATION TRAINING
CommCore Consulting Group (DC & NY) provides communications counsel to authors, businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations.
Kim-from-L.A. Literary & Media Services (CA) offers book publicity and media training.
The Newman Group (NY) trains clients around the globe.
The Winnick Group (CT & NY) does media coaching in person and over the phone.
Authors Unlimited, New York
Greater Talent Network, New York.
The Lecture Bureau, Cambridge, MA.
Jodi Solomon Speakers Bureau, Boston, MA.
Speakers Home Exclusive, CT. Established by public relations firm Meryl L. Moss Media Relations, Inc.
Speakers-Network, Columbus, OH. Headed by Karen Kendig.
Washington Speakers Bureau, Washington, DC.
U.S. BOOK FESTIVALS