Useful Links for Authors

To maximise your chances of getting published in today’s highly competitive market you’ll need to have good commercial awareness and know exactly how the publishing industry works. The excellent information and advice available on the following websites may help bring you a step closer to realising your dream.


This site will keep you up to date with the latest developments in the book trade industry. It also includes a comprehensive directory of book trade businesses and weekly updated bestsellers lists.

2. The Bookseller

News and comment about the book business, updated daily. The site also includes opinion, blogs, author profiles and features.

3. The Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook 2010

This book is a ‘must-have’ for writers. It contains extensive listings of publishers, agents and other book industry contacts and invaluable advice from professional writers, publishers, and industry insiders.

4. Publishing Services

Susanne McDadd (former Faber non-fiction director) offers an ‘assisted self-publishing service’ for authors. The FAQs section guides you through essential information on everything from agents and contracts to copyright.

5. Vanity Publishing: A Campaign for Truth and Honesty

What exactly is vanity publishing? What’s the difference between vanity publishing and self publishing? How can I avoid being swindled by a dishonest publisher? Jonathan Clifford’s site will answer all of these questions and more.