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Some websites and books you might find handy…


For insights on writing, art, and publishing, see Steven Pressfield’s blog, especially the “Writing Wednesdays” and “What It Takes” series.

For some helpful articles about developmental editing—when it’s useful, how it works—see Alan Rinzler’s blog, The Book Deal, and check out his articles in the “Ask the Editor” category. Then hang around for a while and just keep reading.

For information on trends in digital publishing, see Digital Book World.

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For more information about editorial matters in general, see the website of the Editorial Freelancers Association.


If you’ve seen some of these books recommended elsewhere, there’s a reason for that. A few classics:

A couple of books you might not be familiar with:

For learning how to write a nonfiction book proposal:

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