Resources for Writers
Every writer requires assistance from time to time. Please have a look at the websites below to see how they might help you and your job. If you want further assistance or consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time. We'd be delighted to assist you!
Marketplace for Authors and Publishers
Publishers Weekly is a publication dedicated to the publishing industry.
Publishers Weekly is a weekly news magazine aimed at publishers, booksellers, librarians, literary agents, writers, and the media, emphasizing the international book publishing industry. It features articles and news on the book industry and best-seller lists in a variety of categories, industry data, and pre-publication book reviews.
The New York Times Best Seller List is a list of the best-selling books in the
The New York Times Best Seller list is published weekly in The New York Times Book Review and is widely regarded as the definitive list of best-selling books in the United States. Since October 12, 1931, the best-seller list has been published.
The Best Seller List of the Los Angeles Times
The L.A. Times Best Seller list is published weekly in the Books section of the Los Angeles Times. The Los Angeles Times is the country's largest metropolitan daily newspaper, with 1.4 million daily readers and 2.5 million on Sunday. It has been published since 1882 and is a Pulitzer Prize-winning work.
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New York Times
Wall Street Journal
Barnes and Noble
When it comes to grammar concerns and other "nuts and bolts" writing issues, Mignon Fogarty's Grammar Girl and companion podcast are invaluable tools. The site's material is simple, entertaining, and full of mnemonic techniques to help you recall basic grammatical principles. Fogarty clears out frequent stumbling blocks, such as when to use "who" or "whom" and "lay" or "lie" in a way that makes the ideas simple and straightforward. The site also has a powerful search tool that allows you to easily discover the exact advice you're looking for, as well as other relevant information.
On Grammarly's webpage, you may use a free tool to check a tiny piece of writing for grammatical errors, or you can pay for a premium service to submit bigger files. It's quite popular, simple to use, and fairly exact. Grammarly, like any other automatic grammar check, has its limitations when it comes to subtlety and idioms, but it is a highly useful tool in general. The website also provides comprehensive yet brief grammar lessons so that you may learn the rules and enhance your own writing.
Grammar Book is a free online version of Jane Straus's The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation. This site is well-organized, including basic and advanced grammar and punctuation rules, as well as videos and online tests to help you improve your grammar. This site is free of frills, has an academic tone, and is simple to use. Grammar Book is an excellent resource for learning and understanding the fundamental rules of English writing and editing.
Bytes of Grammar
This site, which is half resource and part distraction, provides quizzes on a range of frequent grammar difficulties in exchange for luxurious online "rewards" such as a "vacation to the Bahamas." If you just want a fast answer to a query, the site also has writing advice and grammar rules, as well as connections to the GrammarWood YouTube channel for instructive (but funny) films.
The Elements of Style, by William Strunk, Jr. (online)
The complete text of The Elements of Style is now available for free online thanks to Bartleby. The Elements of Style is more than a reference book to many authors; it is their vade mecum, their constant companion and infallible guide. Strunk gives unwaveringly confident counsel on language use, both to assure appropriate grammatical usage and to illustrate the pinnacle of style. You may now search the content and immediately reference all relevant portions from the book in its online version.
The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL) is one of the greatest online writing resources available. It is particularly useful for students and other academics who are producing scholarly papers, but it also provides advice on how to write resumes and other professional documents. It's a wonderful place to go if you have any citation or bibliographic issues or queries. It includes citation guidelines for APA and MLA.
The Chicago Manual of Style is a guide to writing style (online edition)
This guidebook, a classic in the field of writing education, has been on the shelves of almost every writer since the turn of the twentieth century. It's available in this easily searchable format online in its entirety. While full access to the CMS online version needs an annual membership, it does contain a free "Quick Guide" and an extensive Q&A area where you may submit queries.
An excellent online tool for producing a properly referenced bibliography. It's free, comprehensive, and simple to use. It has two modes: one allows you to search for your resource, while the other asks you to manually enter data about your resource. You may save your bibliography as a word document in MLA, APA, Chicago, or Turabian style once you've added resources to it.
Word Choice and Definitions
Merriam-Thesaurus Webster's and Dictionary Online
In the realm of dictionaries and thesauruses, this is a classic. It's a breeze to use and navigate. Thesaurus is a tool for expanding your vocabulary and learning the subtle distinctions between words. It is not just beneficial for picking a specific word in a given situation. Merriam-Webster simplifies the process by connecting synonyms, similar words, close antonyms, and antonyms. Ask the Editor videos about grammar, word choice, and etymology are also available on the site.
Oxford Online Dictionary
The site is well-designed, and each item includes many of examples, synonyms, and derivatives. There are additional dictionaries in other languages and a basic translation feature on the site.
Google Scholar is a fantastic resource for finding scholarly articles. In one simple search, you may find a treasure mine of articles, theses, books, abstracts, and court records. Academic publications, professional associations, internet repositories, institutions, and educational websites will all have relevant materials. You may even make a public author profile for yourself and keep track of who is citing your work.
The National Institutes of Health established and maintains this free search engine that gives users access to the MEDLINE database of life sciences and biomedical themes, which has over 23 million citations for biomedical literature.
This online reference library is one of the finest when it comes to finding materials fast and simply. Over a billion documents from books, encyclopaedias, journals, newspapers, and internet sources are included in RefSeek searches. The design is simple and free of distractions, allowing you to concentrate entirely on the information you want.
A fantastic tool for ensuring that your work is unique. It shows you precisely where plagiarised information originated so you may update and correctly cite it. Although there is a modest fee for submitting a manuscript, many colleges subscribe to the site and make it available to all of their students and employees for free.
Resources for Self-Publishing
Make Room for It
CreateSpace is Amazon's self-publishing platform that makes it simple to sell books, CDs, and DVDs. It is the world's most popular POD (and for good reason). CreateSpace supports distribution via online merchants, bookshops, academic institutions, and other outlets.
This site, which is a direct rival to CreateSpace, is regarded as one of the finest in the market for self-publishing requirements. Since its inception in 2002, Lulu has been at the forefront of self-publishing. Lulu has a global distribution network and has aided in the release of almost 1.5 million books.
US Copyright Page
This site has all the information you've ever wanted to know about copyright in the United States but were scared to ask. On this site, you may register your book's copyright or check copyright data dating back to 1978. Please keep in mind that most publishers and PODs will copyright your book for you.
This site is the official U.S. ISBN agency, and it is run by Bowker. You may purchase ISBNs (International Standard Book Numbers) singly or in bulk through the website. However, many POD and self-publishing businesses provide ISBNs free of charge with your order, so this may sometimes be avoided.