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Author Resources

On this page are some helpful author resources we at Parson Place Press think may be useful to you. Not all resources shown here are Christian owned or managed. These are sites separate and independent of Parson Place Press. We do not manage, maintain, or influence their offerings and are therefore not responsible for their content. You must use your own personal discretion in evaluating their value to you. If you know of a good resource that you think would be a nice additon to this page, let us know, and we'll consider adding it here. Thank you for your interest!

Manuscript Editing and Proofing

April LeHoullier
Email April with your query about proofing fees, etc. You may also connect with her on LinkedIn.

Finesse Writing and Editing Service
Let Deb Porter, editor of FaithWriters Magazine, edit your manuscript for publication.

Book Editing Associates
Need help getting your manuscript ready for publication? Let these folks help.

Fran Lowe
Email Fran with your query about editing fees, etc.

Try these online tools for help with doing your own editing:

Word Counter

Grammar Check

eBook Preparation

Get A Publishing Panacea: How to Be Your Own Publisher in the Digital Age by Michael L. White

Get Joel Friedlander's Book Design Templates for both print and eBook formats.

Publicity

A Writer's Guide to Successful Book Marketing (2012 edition) by Michael L. White
Get great ideas in this eBook on how to promote your book more effectively.

Publicity Hound by Joan Stewart
Find tons of helpful advice and tips for getting FREE publicity, how to pitch journalists, and more.

Publicity Insider
Before you begin writing that "killer" press release, this is a very good place to start.

PR Free
An amazingly free place to submit your press release to a wide audience.

PRWeb Press Release Newswire
Submit your press release, read other press releases, and more.

Press Release Writing
Get helpful tips for writing effective press releases here.

Press Release 123
Choose from several distribution options for your next press release here.

Book Marketing Tools
Find tools for marketing your book here.

Media Finder
Find, analyze, sort, and download detailed information on 70,000 U. S. and Canadian periodicals.

Literary Agents

Guide to Literary Agents
This site is designed to give writers accurate information on literary agents.

Books for Writers

Your Guide to Marketing Books in the Christian Marketplace by Sarah Bolme
This book has what other marketing books lack: Specific resources with contact information for marketing in the Christian marketplace!

387352: The Christian Writer"s Market Guide, 2014: Your  Comprehensive  Resource for Getting Published The Christian Writer's Market Guide, 2014: Your Comprehensive Resource for Getting Published
By Jerry B. Jenkins / Tyndale House

Get your book published! This classic reference is one of the most comprehensive sources for Christian writers, agents, editors, publishers, publicists, and writing teachers. Up-to-date information on hundreds of resources and opportunities is provided to help Christian writers navigate the rapidly changing publishing industry. More than 300 publisher listings are included. Softcover.


Writing Success Secrets: Practical Tips and Tricks for Everyday Writing by Shaun Fawcett
Loads of practical tips for effective writing in this extensive e-Book.

Web Sites for Writers

Writers Digest
Writer's Digest is the No. 1 Resource for Writers, Celebrating the Writing Life and What it Means to be a Writer in Today's Publishing Environment.

Writers Net
Writing resources, news, and discussion for authors.

The Writer's Edge
Since 1993, a program to find, encourage, and develop Christian books.

FaithWriters
Share your writings for critiques, contribute to the FaithWriters Magazine, find publishers, create your own writer's web site, get a Christian email account, and much more. Join for free or subscribe as a FaithWriters 500 member and get great extras. Listed as one of the Top 100 Sites for Writers by Writer's Digest in 2006.

Writing World
All sorts of helpful tips, links to other helpful writers resources, and more.

The Ultimate Freelance Writing Career Guide
Contains a wide variety of tools, tips, and other great info to help writers find what they need to succeed.

Web Site Enhancements for Writers

Adlandpro
Get more traffic with this FREE traffic exchange.

Tax Advice for Writers

Great advice from Turbo Tax.
Thanks to Katie, Jan and friends at the Creative Girls Adventure Book Club for this recommendation!

Marketing Helps

Book Marketing Works by Brian Jud

Book Marketing Bestsellers by John Kremer

Your Guide to Marketing Books in the Christian Marketplace by Sarah Bolme

Marketing Christian Books Blog by Sarah Bolme

Watch this ten minute interview by Michael Stelzner of Social Media Examiner with Christopher Penn (very enlightening!)