This is part of the Brejcha
Personal and Disability Resource Site, and after reading this page you can
here for a Menu . But for now, Welcome to my:
and then the
January 4, 2013 with updated URLs and new sites
This page was set up to offer a selection of sites designed to help both
established writers and those wanting to break into the profession. These are
only a few sites, but they will lead you to many more. If interested in finding
books to purchase check out my
Science Fiction page
(scroll down to Online Book Stores) for book store sites or go to an
interesting new site:
FetchBook.Info where you enter Book
Title, ISBN or Author to search 60-some book seller sites for the best prices.
Self-publishing is not a dirty word! (more resources
below this admittedly self-serving little promo - feel free to scroll down)
"Vanity publishing" as it's often called has three draw-backs:
expense, lack of publicity, and getting into book stores. I am happy to say that
I have found a publisher that minimizes those obstacles. No, you don't get an
advance, and yes, you have to pay to get published and work on promoting your
own work (But face it, the latter is essential anyway).
I have now (well, in 2004) published three high-quality books with
iUniverse, and the time from submission
to availability on the iUniverse site and at Barnes and Noble Books (just
provide the ISBN #) and on
Barnes and Noble online (click on "Books"
and select "Author" as keyword, enter "F. Alexander Brejcha"
and then click "Search"),
Amazon, and half a dozen other sites is
QUICK! My initial submissions were in mid-April 2004, and not only have I
already received very high quality free copies (from five to 25 depending on if
a special is in place) of the books, but all three books are already (June 23 )
available to purchase online in trade paperback or Adobe e-book format (with an
author discount) on the iUniverse site with a complete book description also
posted, as well as a "browse before you buy" feature that allows
previewing of the books. Other sites also already offer the books for sale.
Compare this to the sluggish commercial publisher's time line and an almost
inescapable need to be represented by an agent - who takes a cut.
Not only is the iUniverse process quick, but it is handled by able and
creative designers and publishing assistants who are constantly available to
help and answer questions.
If you are willing to copy-edit and work to promote your books, you
can't go wrong with iUniverse - which is also cheaper than many other subsidy
TO ORDER: Go to my Home
page and scroll down to the cover pictures and click on any cover to go
straight to the publisher's order page for that book where you can read more
about the book, click on "Buy it Now" to order it, or click on "Browse
before you buy" to sample it.
Sites To Help:
- Absolute Write A "one-stop
home web home for professional writers..."
- AllDiscountBooks.net Search
for new, used, in-print and out-of print books; reference and fiction. Compare
prices from 51 vendors.
- AllRefer.com is an incredible one
stop page to research anything
- The The AnA
Archives "...hosts a collection of Art, Literary and Creative Works of
We who are Differently Abled, live with Chronic illnesses and Pain..."
- April Kihlstrom's page.
This is a personal site of a romance novelist and on it there are a lot of good
writing links - especially for romance writers.
- Armach Observatory
Online Dictionaries has a number of multi-lingual and other dictionary
- The Art of Writing is a
webzine for and by writers that offers "advice, news, and trivia on all
varieties of writing, from poetry and fiction to non-fiction, business writing,
- Author Link is "...the news,
information, and marketing service for editors, literary agents, and writers..."
with a superb Writer's Resources
- Awe-Struck E-Books, "...where
you can download professionally authored novels, instructional books, and
software...", as well as submit your own novels. Check them out.
- BookAse.com is an online price
comparison search engine for the major online bookstores worldwide.
- CreateSpace Our innovative free
tools and top-notch professional services make publishing and distribution
easier than ever. Plus it pays to self-publish with CreateSpace. Our royalty
structure provides industry-leading economics, putting more in your pocket.
- DiscountTextBooks.net This
site offers new and used textbook, medical book and other professional book
search and price comparison at over 50 bookstores
- Editagainpublications "...is
a great family that has dedicated for many years to the book publishing
industry. We have had many successes over time, and through many collaborators
we have brought to the public many interesting authors..."
- Encyclopedia Brittanica is not a free
site, but xas references go, this one can't be beat - especially since it is
kept updated and doesn't take up half your library.
- FetchBook.Info is an excellent
site where you enter Book Title, ISBN or Author to search 60-some book seller
sites for the best prices.
- forwriters.com is a superb site
with all manner of resources.
- Get Book Reviews "...brings
authors, publishers and book reviewers together. We help authors and publishers
find book reviewers interested in reviewing their book. We also have an in-house
book review service. "
- Garbl's Writing Resources On Line
offers an "annotated directory of many useful web sites focusing on English
language, grammar, style, writing, usage, words, reference sources, word play
and on-line writing experts". A must-visit site for those seeking to hone
Landis' Links for Writers page offers a range of good resources from a
part-time writer (with his first novel coming from Tor books soon) who works
with NASA (including a project with the Pathfinder mission).
- GrammarBase "is completely
free-to-use and requires no registration or software downloads. We will analyze
your document in real time to check for any mistakes. Once the scan is complete,
you will receive a free detailed report identifying all issues and offering
simple suggestions for improvements and corrections. "
- Grammarly provides another set of
eyes to help perfect your writing. Grammarly's patent-pending grammar checking
technology reviews and improves your text, correcting grammar, spelling, word
choice and style mistakes with unmatched accuracy. Give Grammarly 60 seconds and
see what pesky grammar errors you missed in your text!
to do Things: Writing and Poetry A excellent collection of professional
writers' links on the topic
- iUniverse is technically a "vanity"
publisher where you pay to have your own work published, but I was so impressed
by them that I used them to publish three books (see my
Reasonable prices and real publishing savvy and support - and speed - made my
- Information Please is a great
one-stop resource on all sorts of information.
- Inkspot is a "a comprehensive
resource for writers. You'll find up-to-date market information, tips on
improving your writing, articles, interviews with professional authors and
editors, networking opportunities, and a guide to the best resources for writers
on the net".
- The Library Spot is a superb
research tool with a wide range of references.
- The Market List - "If you
are looking for current information on markets for your fiction, you've come to
the right place. Each version includes over one hundred current markets for
genre fiction, with info on response times, genres accepted, payment rates, and
- Merriam-Webster's Collegiate
Dictionary (and Thesaurus) offers lots of resources and links.
- Nanotechnology Now is an
excellent comprehensive site on the science that science fiction writers need to
understand - not improvise! And
Nanotechnology Basics is
their page on just that. A good pair of resources. And for a directory of more
nanotech sites than you can imagine, go to
Directory's Nanotechnology Page
- Oklahoma City Community College
Communications Lab has an excellent page of
Writing and English
- Outskirts Press Join the book
publishing revolution! You keep 100% of your rights and 100% of your profits.
No matter what kind of book you want to publish, we can help you. Paperbacks
Hardbacks Amazon Kindle Apple iPad Barnes & Noble Nook
Become a Published and
Promoted Author by starting here
- PlagSpotter is a revolutionary,
online, duplicate content checker that allows users to put their webpage URLs in
to start an Internet duplicate content scanning and detection process.
Plagspotter provides free and comprehensive report on duplicate content
- Plagtracker.com is a unique
multi-lingual (6 languages) checking algorithm that scans content for
plagiarism. It is fast and easy to use. We ensure our system will find any
content that has been plagiarized, along with a list of all the sources, to make
is easier for you.
- The Preditors &
Editors page is a superb resource site with information on "Agents,
Awards, Book Publishers, Contests, Definitions, Editing & Software Game
Publishers, Jobs, Journalism, Magazines & Resources, Opinions,
Organizations, Related Sites, Screenwriters, Submissions, Warnings, and
- Published.com is designed to help
promote the independent creative work of self-published writers, musicians,
illustrators, zine publishers, filmmakers, photographers, and other "cottage
publishers." Listings are free, keyword searchable, with links directly to
the artist's web site or e-mail address
- Refdesk.com If you can't find it
here, it may not exist! Hyperbole, but this site brings together an incredible
wealth of reference resources, information, and tools to find more..
- RoseDog.com "is where
unpublished writers showcase their work and agents and publishers come to find
new talent Registration is free, as are all our services."
- The Screenwriter's Utopia.
For the screenwriter, this is a superb site with professional quality articles,
resources, links and news to make it an essential writer's bookmark.
- Scribendi "...founded in 1997
as one of the world's first online editing and proofreading companies. Based in
Ontario, Canada, the company's primary goal is to provide clients with fast,
reliable, and affordable revision services."
- Speculative Literature
Foundation has an interesting Marketing page at
Foundation Writing page
- The SFWA Links page on the
SFWA (Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers
of America) web site, has links to SFWA Members' Web Pages, web
catalogs, a series of useful
Writers' Resources, Sciences research sources, and
information on Creating Web Pages.
- SFWA Articles About Writing page
has a large number of useful articles on the craft and business of writing.
- SFF Net "SFF Net is home to the
most interesting authors, publishers, media pros, and consumers of genre fiction
today. What interests you?"
- Speculative Fiction
at http://www.speculativefictionreview.com "...is a publisher
and bookseller. We are promoting promising new writers in the area of
speculative fiction: science fiction, suspense, thrillers, topical, and mixed
- Stickler Editing at
http://www.sticklerediting.com/ provides professional, fast, and affordable
professional editing and proofreading services for writers of all genres.
- Textbooks.org at http://textbooks.org/
This free site allows people to check the inventory of 45+ popular
bookstores (like Amazon, Half, & Chegg) with one simple search, and compare
prices on all available new, used and rental textbooks on one page.
- Sundialpublishing.com "...a
family that has dedicated over the years to the book publishing industry. We
have many collaborators and have published many relevant authors, connecting
many points of view .."
- WinningWriters.com Offers a
wide range of resources along with contests for poets and writers.
- WritersNet Internet resources for
writers, editors, publishers, and agents.
- The Writer's Software
Companion is a "multimedia learning system for fiction writers, the
collaboration of Writer's Digest columnist Nancy Kress and computer industry
learning expert Terry Boothman. It dramatically accelerates learning, bringing
writers to publishable quality in a fraction of the usual time. An extraordinary
tool for novelists, playwrights, screenwriters, shortstory writers, and authors
of all kinds"
- Writers Write. Another essential
writer's bookmark. Resources, links, tips, market listings, bulletin boards and
Literature site. Site with lots of related links on authors, books,
magazines, organizations,writing, and much more! A couple of good ones are
listed below. This is a must-see for writers
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