(And don't forget to check out the Resources for Writers page on the MNM website.)
- Lena's own experience with a query letter that worked http://lenacoakley.com/2011/10/a-query-disected/
- Query Tracker - find agents and publishers and then organize and track your query letters
- Agent Query - a database of literary agents
- Online presence is a must. You, as an author, can not live in a shell. I urge everyone to get on board the social media train, whether it's Facebook or Twitter or LinkedIn or whatever, just do it. You must build an online presence first, and create an aouthor platform. Blogs are a great way to start, and are usually free. I use Blogger.com, but Wordpress is great too. Learn to do this, there's so much free info on the web nowadays, or how-to courses are offered at reasonable prices.
- Join social media groups. Connect, engage, tweet and share. Don't be pushy, be helpful. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
- Create a master business plan for your overall writing career. Revise often.
- Create a marketing/promo plan for each of your novels.
- Book Marketing Plan - advice from BookCoverCafe.com
- A Newbie's Guide to Publishing
- The Writings and Opinions of Dean Wesley Smith
- Marketing Tips for Authors
- The Creative Penn - author Joanna Penn offers advice on writing, publishing and marketing
- No Rules, Just Write!
- Lindsay Buroker
- Taleist - "helping writers become published authors"
- Author Marketing Experts - "turning authors into success stories"
- Alan Rinzler - Consulting Editor
- The Passive Voice - Writers, Writing, Publishing, Disruptive Innovation and the Universe
- The Social Media Marketing Plan for Writers
- The Savvy Book Marketer
- Writing World
- Write To Done - "unmissable articles on writing"