Valuable insight for creating your author business.

The following links, publications, minibooks etc. will provide relevant and useful information as you journey in the publishing and writing world. We’ll be updating this consistently as we find new resources.

ISBN, LCCNWild Ginger Press, Book Report #1

Play By The Numbers

This 9-page report is about the importance of ISBN and LCCN numbers. Click on the cover to be redirected to the PDF file.





Wild Ginger Press, Infographic #2

What it Really Takes to Have a Finished Book

Writing a book has many stages that are not readily seen or thought about. This one-page infographic gives you an overview and the stages of what it really takes to have finished book. Click on the cover to be redirected to the PDF file.






Wild Ginger Press, Infographic #1

Marketing and Sales Funnel Infographic

This one-page visual that will give you valuable information about building your online platform and marketing your book. Click on the graphic to be redirected to the PDF file.





Websites and blog posts about the writing craft:

A Guide to Grammar and Punctuation

The Punctuation Guide

9 Essential Books That Will Transform Your Writing Forever

Daily Writing Tips

Positive Writer: Create Work That Matters

National Novel Writing Month



Books to read about the craft of writing:

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, Stephen King

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles, Steven Pressfield

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, Anne Lamott

Zen in the Art of Writing: Releasing the Creative Genius Within You, Ray Bradbury



Websites about the book business:

Book Page: Book reviews and author interviews.



Learning the art of blogging (critical for platform building): John Morrow is one of the best bloggers to learn from. I strongly suggest you create an account so you’ll have access to his latest blog posts. Darren Rowse is another expert blogger that has been doing this for a long time.



Smart and insightful people to learn from: Seth Godin has written (so for) 18 books about marketing, leadership, the way ideas spread – and living in the post-industrial revolution. Good stuff! Austin’s book, Show Your Work, is one of the best books around about being true to yourself and sharing your creativity and writing. I highly recommend buying this book and referring to it often.



Websites for business foundation and building:

Freelancers Union



Storytelling Websites:

The Moth

The American Life

Radio Lab

Snap Judgement