Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A to Z Challenge - Utilizing Resources

For the A to Z Challenge, I’m posting promo and other tips for writers, along with a daily photo. (All photos taken by me.)

There’s thousands of resources (probably millions) for writers and authors, so let me focus on one big one - the Literary Marketplace.

What is it? From the Literary Marketplace website:

Featuring listings on more than 30,000 companies, books, periodicals, awards, courses, or events (to name just a few categories), no matter what -- or who-- you are looking for in the book trade, chances are you'll find it in A small sampling of the listings includes:

• Publishers
• Literary Agents
• Distributors & Sales Representatives
• Wholesalers
• Book Producers
• Exporters & Importers
• Manufacturers & Printers
• Translators & Interpreters
• Paper Suppliers
• Remainder Dealers
• Reference Books & Magazines
• Literary Association, Societies & Awards
• (and International listings as well.)

Three ways to access:
Your local library - be sure they have a current edition
Purchase the 2-volume set for $329.00 - new editions available every year
Subscribe to the website for $399.00 - updated on a continuous basis

Have you ever utilized this amazing resource?

Visit other participants in the A to Z Challenge HERE

And your daily photo: "Under the Bridge"

$14.95 Trade paperback ISBN 978-0-9827139-5-2
$4.99 Ebook ISBN 978-0-9827139-9-0

Purchase at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Amazon Kindle UK, and Powell’s.


  1. Again more amazing tips for would be writers.


  2. Oooh, love the photo. We need to use every available resource out there.

  3. I have used this resource before...and nothing beats using it at the library!

  4. Elizabeth, that's right, because there it is free!

    Sorry I wasn't online much yesterday. I was trying to finish a formatting job.

  5. No, I haven't.
    Another cool photo!

  6. Next time I go to the library I'm looking this up!

  7. Great resource -- and the library it is-- I can't afford the other. I'm a writer, for heaven's sake! ;)

  8. That is a super resource and thanks to the libraries we don't have to buy a copy.

    That bridge shot is excellent.

  9. I have not used that resource, but I'm going to check out my local library and see if they have it.

    Love the bridge picture.

  10. Wow, wow...these are great!
    OOOh, your photo reminds me of one of mine of the Bucksport bridge.

    This is the actually bridge!

    I love the angle you took! Stunning~

  11. I have used it. It gets a bit pricey to subscribe but the library is a great alternate resource.

    Interesting perspective of the bridge! Very nice. :-)

  12. This is a great resource. So true that whatever you need, you'll find it there.


  13. I've never heard of this site, but now have it bookmarked for later use.

    Thanks for sharing and I've really liked all your tips this month....great stuff!

  14. Literary Marketplace is such a great resource AND it's almost always up to date which is hugely important given the way things change and shift so quickly in publishing.

  15. I hear lots of awesome things about the Literary Marketplace. I think I'll have to get myself a copy.

  16. Didn't even know about this place. Thanks for the link.

    Moody Writing

  17. Ella, I'll have to go look.

    Sia, it was shot out the sunroof of a very fast moving car.

    Johanna, they do shift quickly.

  18. Another good reason to visit my library!

  19. There are so many writer's resources. One I've used a lot is Writer's Market. This one sounds similar. Of course, with online publishing, things changed quite a bit, so I haven't purchased an actual copy of WM in a few years. Nor do I have an online subscription. So much of this info is available for free now.

  20. There are tons of resources out there. So many helpful folks in the writing community too. That picture is making me a bit dizzy!

  21. That sounds like an amazing resource! Thanks for the tip, Diane.

  22. Sounds like a wonderful resource and to be able to access in the library is awesome because it is a bit pricy for a yearly thing.


    Thanks L. Diane.

  23. Being British, it's the Writers & Artists Yearbook for me. I buy a copy once every two years.

  24. That is an expensive resource, but probably worth it!

    Allison (Geek Banter)

  25. I've paid for it for a month or two when I was researching agents. It's a great resource.

  26. Time-tested resource.

    And your pic is fantastic!

  27. I haven't but I have heard it's good.

  28. So awesome! I'm looking that up at our library right now. And that picture is amazing! :)

  29. I love that photo! Love the view... great angle!

    Writer In Transit

  30. I've looked at it to familiarize myself with it but haven't yet used it.
    Love the photo.

  31. Thanks for sharing. Very helpful tip. and cool picture Under the bridge..

  32. Great resource. I'm passing the link to a few of my clients.

    Carolyn Howard-Johnson
    Excited about Magdalena Ball’s and my new Sublime Planet poetry book released to celebrate Earth Day coming in April. The e-book is on Amazon in the US ( in Europe and Japan, too. It's also available in paperback to be used as a gift for the tree huggers you know. All proceeds for that benefit the World Wild Life Fund.

  33. Unfortunately my small local library doesn't keep it on hand. And I can't afford the subscription... Sigh.

  34. Something to look into next time I'm at the library.

    That picture is dizzying. :) Writer’s Mark

  35. Hi Diane .. great photo ... love it - this has so much resonance to my family .. cheers Hilary

  36. Yikes. Pricey!

    How were you able to take that photo?