- The Well-Fed Writer – probably now a classic, but an extremely practical one, Peter Bowerman introduces corporate writing and tells you both how to do it and how to sell it. Even if you think you don’t want to do corporate writing, you need the marketing information in this book because it can be used for any type of writing.
- The Well-Fed Self-Publisher – here Bowerman tells you how to be a successful self or independent publisher. Contains one of the best descriptions of trade publishing I’ve ever read. A must for anyone even remotely considering self-publishing. And even if you’ve got a book contract, you need this book to help you market your book – you need to market your book no matter who publishes it.
- The Soul of Money is not a book about writing. Of course, every writer I know needs to deal with money; this book can inform and transform your relationship with money.
- Mainstream Author Self Publishes – there are actually two books reviewed here, one by Stephen Covey and the other by Steve Weber. Both are worth reading. It’s also important to think about how self- or independent publishing is changing the world of both writers and books.
- Writer’s Market is the annual that keeps writers in touch with the ever-changing market for article writers and book writers. The deluxe edition comes with an online membership which provides constantly updated marketing information.
- Bird by Bird – you don’t have to postpone reading this classic as long as I did. It’s both fun and helpful to read, one of those books I dip into whenever I need a writing lift.
- 1001 Ways to Market Your Book is just that, over a thousand ways you can market your book. You’re unlikely to get through every one, but using any of them will increase your sales.
Which are your favorite books more or less about writing?