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Overview:
GREAT READS
• A+ blogs (a blogroll)
• Book news, reviews, and author interviews
• Books for book groups
• Books for writers and editors
• Great search links (fact-finding, fact-checking, conversion tables, and news and info resources)
• Memoirs (recommended reads)
• Narrative nonfiction (long-form journalism, e-singles, online aggregators)

BOOK AND MAGAZINE PUBLISHING
• Acquiring, selling, and swapping books
• Agents and book proposals
• Book collaboration and ghostwriting
• Collaboration and ghostwriting
• Communicating and marketing online (Web 2.0--Blogs, social media, SEO, podcasts, survey tools, and online games)
• Freelancing, contracting, telecommuting (creative entrepreneurs)
• Getting published (starting out)
• Great covers sell books, but what makes for a great cover?
• Job banks, publishing marketplaces
• Marketing, publicity, promotion (blogs, video, intelligent radio programs)
• Publishing (and e-publishing)

• Secrets of successful book titles and covers
• Self-publishing and print on demand (POD, indie publishing, digital publishing)
• So, You Want to Write a Book! (Sarah Wernick, updated)

WRITERS AND CREATORS
• Adding images, sound, story, humor, animation (maps, graphs, cartoons, audio and visual storytelling, songs--visualizing data)
• Awards, grants, and fellowships (plus contests and other sources of funding)
• Conferences, workshops, and other learning places for writers (including book fairs, writers colonies, residencies, retreats)
• Corporate and technical communications
(Copywriting, speechwriting, marketing, training, and writing for government)
Fiction writing (literary and commercial, including genre)
• Films, plays, and documentaries
• Journalism and journalists
• Local and regional organizations and events
• Major writers organizations
• Mastering multimedia (writing, reporting, equipment, software)
• Media pros and other allied professionals (translators, indexers, designers, photographers, artists, illustrators, animators, cartoonists, image professionals, composers)
• Memoir, biography, and corporate history
• Nonfiction (including essays, academic writing, and food writing)
• Poetry and verse
• Science and medical writing
• Specialty and niche writing (groups for writers who specialize in animals, children's books, food, gardens, family history, resumes, sports, travel, webwriting, and wine, etc.)
• The writing life

ETHICS, RIGHTS, AND OTHER ISSUES
• Copyright, work for hire, and authors' rights issues (fair use, contracts, reversion of rights, Google Books settlement, etc.)
• Ethics, libel, and freedom of the press (plus privacy, plagiarism, libel, banned books, media watchdogs, FOIA, protection for whistleblowers)

EDITORS AND EDITING
• For editors, proofreaders and other publishing professionals
• The difference between a preface, a foreword, and an introduction And the parts of a book: in what order do they appear?
• Style, grammar, diction (editing yourself and others)
• Tips on tact and tone (and the author-editor relationship)






Book collaboration, ghostwriting
Being paid to help others write their books












Freelancing, contracting, telecommuting
practical tips for the creative entrepreneur













Narrative nonfiction
(creative or literary nonfiction)









Style, grammar, diction
Style guides and references, punctuation, right and wrong words, & other resources



• Acquiring, selling, and swapping books
• Adding images, sound, story, humor, animation (maps, graphs, cartoons, audio and visual storytelling, songs--visualizing data)
• Agents and book proposals
• Authors' rights and publishers' rights grabs
• Amazon versus book publishers (Do writers win or lose?)
• The art of the pitch
• Arts and poetry organizations
Author interviews (venues for)
• Awards, grants, and fellowships (plus contests and other sources of funding)

• Banned books
• Blog roll
• Blogs, news roundups, and watchdogs for writers and editors
• Book covers: Great covers sells books, but what makes for a great cover?
• Book covers: Secrets of successful covers and titles
• Book fairs, festivals, conferences, and colonies
• Book news, reviews, and author interviews
• Book proposals
• Books for book groups

• Clearing rights and finding rights holders
• Collaboration agreements
• Collaboration and ghost writing
• Conferences, workshops, and other learning places for writers
• Content curation
• Content marketing and custom publishing
• Contract terms for books (including reversion of rights and indemnity clauses)
• Copyright: How, why, and when to register it
• Copyright issues, documents, FAQs, and explanations
• Copyright, work for hire, and authors' rights issues
• Corporate and organizational histories (commissioned histories)
• Corporate and technical communications
• Communicating and marketing online (Web 2.0 and social media)
• Conferences, workshops, and other learning places (including book fairs, writers colonies, residencies, retreats)
• Crowdfunding and other creative sources of funding

• Defamation, libel, and slander
• The difference between a preface, a foreword, and an introduction
• The differences between mysteries, suspense novels, and thrillers

• Ebook basics
• Ebook prices and price wars
• Ebook devices and platforms (publishing services)
• Ebook subscription services
• Editing checklists
• Editors and publishing professionals (resources and organizations for)
• Errors and error rates in editing
• Essays, personal
Ethics, libel, and freedom of the press (plus rights of privacy, publicity, plagiarism, censorship, and related issues)
Eulogies and video tributes

• Fact-checking sites
• Fair use: what it is, how it works
• Fees for freelancing (how much to charge for various functions, products)
• Fiction writing
• Films, plays, and documentaries
• Food writing
• Freelancing, contracting, telecommuting (creative entrepreneurs)

• Getting published (starting out)
• Ghostwriters: how much and how they charge
• Ghostwriting and collaboration (books
• Ghostwriting (fiction)
• Ghostwriting (medical)
• Grant funding and grant proposal writing
• Great brick and mortar bookstores
• Great search links

• Health insurance and disability insurance
• HIPAA, electronic health records, medical privacy laws, and patient rights
• Historical novels, about
• How much to charge (for various functions and types of product)
• How much editors and other publishing professionals charge
• How to calculate your effective hourly rate (EHR)
• How to deal with warranty and indemnification clauses
• How to set your prices as a freelancer or consultant

• Income tax, home office deductions, and IRS how-to's
• Indemnification clauses, how to deal with
• Indexing: why and how
• Indexing, books and sites on
• Interviewing (journalistic, artful)

• Job banks and publishing marketplaces
• Journalism and journalists

• Kinds of editors and levels of edit
• Liability and property insurance
• Library sites and portals
• Local and regional writers organizations

• Macro tools and editing software for editors and proofreaders
• Macros etc. for references, citations, footnotes and endnotes
• Major writers organizations (see also Organization for specific types of writers)
• Marketing, publicity, and promotion
• Marketing your editing and proofreading services
• Mastering multimedia
• Media perils and liability insurance
• Media pros and allied professionals (translators, indexers, designers, photographers, artists, illustrators, animators, cartoonists, image professionals, composers)
• Medical ghostwriting and ethical issues in medical publishing
• Memoir, biography, and corporate history (and various forms of life writing)
• Memoirs (recommended reading lists)
• Memoirs, coming of age (recommended reading list)
• Memoirs and personal accounts of vocation, avocation, occupation, profession, "calling" (in other words, work)
• Memoirs of regular people (and lives lived outside the limelight)
• Memoirs of friendship, family, and other relationships
• Memoirs, graphic
• Memories and biographies, food-related
• Memoirs of illness, crisis, disability, differentness, and survival
• MFA literary fiction vs. NYC
• Microsoft Word macros and shortcuts
• Mysteries, suspense, thrillers, and crime novels, including The difference between mysteries, suspense novels, and thrillers


• Narrative nonfiction and long-form journalism, sites and resources
• Narrative nonfiction (classic examples in book form)
• Narrative nonfiction (excellent online examples, short-form)
• Narrative nonfiction (books on the craft, including useful anthologies)
• Narrative nonfiction (resources))
• Nonfiction (including essays, academic writing, and food writing)
• Novels and novelists (and shorter fiction)

• Online games to engage the brain (including learning games for people with cognitive deficits)
• Organizations and sites for biographers, memoirists, personal historians, and other life story writers
• Organizations for corporate, government, and technical communicators
• Organizations for editors, proofreaders, and indexers
• Organizations for fiction writers and fans
• Organizations for ghostwriters and collaborators
• Organizations for journalists
• Organizations for media pros and allied professionals (translators, indexers, designers, photographers, artists, illustrators, animators, cartoonists, image professionals, composers)
• Organizations for medical and science writers
• Organizations for publishers and booksellers
• Organizations for screenwriters, playwrights, documentary filmmakers, and critics
• Organizations for sports journalists and editors
• Organizations for translators and interpreters
• Organizations for travel writers

• Paris Review interviews with fiction writers
• Piracy
• Plagiarism
• Poetry and verse
• Preface, foreword, or introduction--what's the difference?
• Pricing strategies for creative professionals
• Print-on-Demand (POD) (digital publishing)
• Procrastination, writer's block, creativity, and time and effort management
• Privacy, online privacy, and invasion of privacy
• Publishing (books and ebooks)
• Publishing (books and ebooks)
• Publishing (self-publishing and print on demand, or POD)
• Query letters (pitches) to land an agent or book publisher
• Query letters (pitches) for magazines and newspapers

• Radio programs and podcasts (especially from public radio)
• Recommended for book clubs
• Recording phone interviews
• Reversion of rights to author vs. Rights in perpetuity to publisher
• Rights and permissions (clearing rights in visual arts, in music and sound, and in books, scripts, and screenplay)
• Rights: Authors' rights (and publishers' rights grabs)
• Rights and contracts for academic authors


• Sample contracts and agreements for services
• Scams, bad deals, and other ways to lose money (vanity/​​subsidy publishing, subsidy presses, and author mills)
• Science and medical writing
• Screenwriters
• Self-Publishing (indie publishing)
• Self-publishing and print on demand (POD)
• Shield laws
• Social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, social networking)
So, you want to write a book (Sarah Wernick)
• Specialty and niche writing
• Standing and adjustable-height desks and walkstations
• Starting Out (getting published)
• Storytelling venues
• Style, grammar, and diction (editing yourself and others)
• Style guides, basic
• Style guides, online
• Style guides and dictionaries, discipline- and situation-specific (print and online)
• Style and grammar books
• Subject specialties (animals, autos, bowling, children's books, food, gardens, family history, jazz, résumés, sports, travel, website, wine writing, etc.)'

• Talk shows, radio and TV (the best shows for authors, readers, thinkers)
• Technical writing and editing (technical communications)
• Textbook and academic authors
• Tips on tact and tone (for editors)
• Tools for writers and editors
• Training in editing, proofreading, publishing
• Translators and interpreters, associations for
• Translators and interpreters, for and about
• Travel writing
• The truth about print-on-demand (POD) publishing


• Veterans writing groups and projects

• Well-designed authors' websites (scroll left column)
• What book doctors and consulting editors do
• What editors, copyeditors, and proofreaders do (kinds of edits and levels of edit)
• Where to find editorial work
• Work for hire (aka Works made for hire)
• The writing life
• Writing white papers