When I visited the Cincinnati office at the end of last week, I was very excited to find my desk copies of the 2013 Writer’s Market and Writer’s Market Deluxe Edition. Both books contain the same content, but the Deluxe also comes with an activation code for a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com.
Both books include thousands of publishing opportunities, including listings for literary agents, book publishers, consumer magazines, trade journals, and contests & awards. Both books also include 181 pages (a book in itself) of articles on the business of writing broken into the following sections: Finding Work, Managing Work, and Promoting Work.
There are the popular features, such as the freelancer pay rate chart, sample query letters (good and bad), and a self-publishing checklist. Plus, there are many new articles:
- When Working for Free Pays, by Sue Bradford Edwards
- Finding Freelance Opportunities Online, by Carol Tice
- Funds for Writers 101, by C. Hope Clark
- Ghostwriting 101, by Eva Shaw
- Repurposing Writing for Platform and Profit, by Sage Cohen
- Diversifying During Tough Times, by Melissa Crytzer Fry
- How to Improve Your Presentation Skills, by Brenda Collins
- Author Platform 2.0, by Jane Friedman
If you already have a subscription to WritersMarket.com, you can access these articles by clicking on the links (after you’ve logged in to the site, of course). If you don’t already have a subscription, get one!
Here’s what a few of my favorite writers have to say on the matter:
“To buy Writer’s Market is to take charge of your publishing career. To give Writer’s Market says ‘I believe your voice needs to be heard.'” – Sandra Beasley, author of Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl
“Writer’s Market can save you a lifetime of collecting, sorting, and updating industry info, and it’s jam-packed with the things you need, including hard-earned advice from those in the field. As a result, Writer’s Market gives you time–that most precious commodity for all writers–so you can turn your attention to the cultivation of your talent.” – Julianna Baggott, author of Pure, Girl Talk and The Prince of Fenway Park