- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 4, 2005

Metropolitan-area editors, literary agents, writing instructors and authors recommend the following books to those interested in publishing fiction or nonfiction books:

• “How to Get Happily Published,” by Judith Appelbaum.

• “The Literary Press and Magazine Directory,” published by the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses.

• “1001 Ways to Market Your Books for Authors and Publishers,” by John Kremer.

• “The Self-Publishing Manual: How to Write, Print, and Sell Your Own Book,” by Dan Poynter.

• “The Writer’s Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents,” by Jeff Herman.

• “Writer’s Market,” published by Writers Digest Books. The latest, “2005 Writer’s Market,” is edited by Kathryn Brogan and Robert Lee Brewer.

The following magazines also are helpful for writers:

• Publishers Weekly, an international news magazine published in New York City about the book industry.

• Writer’s Digest, a magazine for writers, a part of F&W; Publications Inc. in Cincinnati.

In addition, the Writer’s Center in Bethesda offers workshops in various genres of writing, hosts literary events and provides a community for writers.

—Shelley Widhalm

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