I’ve had some folks ask what my favorite newsletters and websites are, so here we go! This is only a partial list of many, but these are all great places to learn more about all things book publishing.
GENERAL NEWS & INFO
Writer’s Digest: A go-to site for any writing, editing, or publishing question.
Book Business: Topical book news with a very helpful “Insight” newsletter.
Publishers Weekly: I recommend subscribing to their free newsletters. They contain tons of publishing details, from recent deals to big events and even job postings in the field.
Publishers Marketplace: This is a membership-based site for publishing professionals that is a great place to learn about folks and deals in the industry.
Independent Publisher: I may be a bit biased since I’m a contributing editor here, but IP Magazine is a great digital magazine with news and articles on all things indie publishing.
Huffington Post Book News: A nice roundup of recent publishing news.
CHILDREN’S & YA
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators: Another membership site, but with incredible perks such as newsletters, magazines, and great children’s resources.
Epic Reads: This site is an extension of HarperCollins that showcases upcoming books, new trends, and fun events.
Book Riot: I especially love getting Kelly Jensen’s “What’s Up in YA?” newsletter.
Go Teen Writers: An awesome place for young and growing writers!
YA Highway: Great online community for YA lovers.
YA Book Central (YABC): Another awesome place to see and post reviews, learn about upcoming books, and more.
AGENTS & QUERIES
Guide to Literary Agents: Chuck Sambuchino is the agent guru. Stay turned for news on agents, deals, and more.
Manuscript Wish List: One of the best ways to connect with agents and editors!
Query Shark: Want to see what makes for a good query? Look no further.
REVIEWS & BESTSELLERS
Here are some great locations to see what’s selling and what’s coming up across multiple genres.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE
I know this list is short and there are about a million more amazing sites out there. Find more great blogs and websites at the links below, and please share your favorites in the comments! I never have enough to read 🙂