Welcome to our author resources page*.  We’ll be adding more to this page so please bookmark it and visit again.


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A handy tool to see how your book ranks is Bookalyzer. It includes estimated sales numbers, competing books, sales recommendations and much more.

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Independent Publishers:

As an acclaimed international publisher of distinguished research and notable works of general interest since 1966, SUNY Press supports the commitments of the State University of New York to teaching, research, and public service.

Bellevue Literary Press is devoted to publishing literary fiction and nonfiction at the intersection of the arts and sciences because we believe that science and the humanities are natural companions for understanding the human experience.

Rathalla Review strives to publish the finest fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art.  We accept submissions on a rolling basis and there is no reading fee.

University of Hell Press promotes artists who are creating irreverent and thought-provoking works in quiet corners of their worlds.

Bitingduck Press is an indie press established in 2012 with the goal of providing high-quality, low-cost, highly accessible electronic and print books for anyone interested in science, mathematics, and the lives of scientists.

Literary Magazines:

Lunch Ticket publishes author interviews, personal essays, book reviews and more.

In addition to features from the award-winning print edition, Poets & Writers magazine online offers daily news items, advice from writers, and our popular blog about writing contests.

Blue Earth Review is the literary magazine of Minnesota State University, Mankato. Before being wholly revamped and renamed in 2003, BER was published under such titles as Medicine Jug, The Muse, and Minnesota River Review.

NewPages.com is news, information, and guides to literary magazines, independent publishers, creative writing programs, alternative periodicals, indie bookstores, writing contests, and more.


We would like to recommend several books from Amazon.com for authors.  There are many choices but following are some of our favorites.

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