Friday, November 4, 2011

Two Resources for Writers

ESCJust a quick post today to serve as a heads-up to my recent crop of new blog and Twitter followers  (and many thanks for the follow) that there are a couple of resources for writers that I help curate.  My regular readers might want to dodge out of this post now, since this is old news for you!

One of them is the Ebook Services Directory.  If you’re a writer interested in epublishing, please check it out.  It’s a free listing of ebook cover designers, freelance editors, formatters, conversion specialists, ghost writers, and other folks who can help you to either publish your ebook or market it.   I’m using it, myself, and have found that there are a range of prices and services available. 

The other is the Writer’s Knowledge Base search engine that software engineer Mike Fleming designed.  We just hit the 12,000 link milestone this week.  I comb my Google Reader for helpful posts, tweet the posts, and the links feed automatically into the WKB.  The search engine is free and is full of helpful posts on any writing or writing-promo topic that you can think of.  My favorite thing about the WKB is that writers provided the content.  These are working writers, aspiring authors—folks who know what they’re writing about.   I use the WKB every day. 

The Writer’s Knowledge Base also has a monthly newsletter that features top content of the past month and an interview with one of the top content providers.  Back issues are archived on the site.  Last month, it was Elspeth Antonelli  and Terry Odell was featured in September.  The newsletter is free and you can sign up here for it.

Okay, that’s it!  Hope everyone has a great weekend!  Any fun plans?