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logoThe Author Learning Center (ALC) is a one-of-a-kind online author education community designed to help educate, motivate, and support you at every stage of your writing and publishing journey, including marketing your book.

The ALC offers content on writing, editing, publishing and marketing from a variety of industry experts, agents, best-selling authors, publicists, and editors. In addition, the ALC gives you access to unique tools, the Book Launch Tool and Author Circles, to help you reach your goals. Details and Learn more here ...

logoThe Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS) is a 501(c) non-profit that provides a forum for writers of all disciplines to meet and improve their knowledge of the craft and business of writing. GLAWS accomplishes this through Special Speaker Events, genre-specific critique groups, discussion forums, workshops, conferences, the sponsorship of booths at bookselling events to help authors promote themselves, their platform and sell books, and other events that educate and mentor writers in all genres and levels of expertise. Details and Learn more here ...

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CamCat Publishing

CamCat Publishing -

CamCat Publishing is a publisher of quality genre fiction. We’re always looking for that next good read, for what we call Books to Live in: the book to curl up with on the sofa, the book that takes you to another place and time, the book that stays with you beyond the last page. 

We began accepting submissions with our first imprint, CamCat Books, in the summer of 2019. CamCat Books focuses on genre fiction in the following areas: Mystery/Thriller/Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, and Romance (but we’re looking really hard at a couple of Westerns, too).

In October 2019, we acquired our second imprint, SynergEBooks, a publisher of over 250 titles in a wide variety of genres. We will be analyzing this backlist with a strategic eye to promoting titles effectively. Expect us to splinter off some genres into niche imprints that can better serve their authors and reader/customers.

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Wordsmith Writing Coaches serve the needs of three distinct groups of clients: scholarsscreenwriters, and authors.

• We coach screenwriters at every level, helping them to master their craft and their profession.

• We help aspiring authors and experienced writers to write well, finish their manuscripts, and publish wisely.

• We serve undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students to excel in their academic writing tasks, especially when English is a second language.Details and Learn more here ...


With pen and paper - Former Big Five Editor Helga Schier, Ph.D., offers powerful personalized editorial services to help writers unlock the potential of their manuscripts. Services include in-depth evaluation, critique, development, substantive editing, rewrites, and pitch craft. In over 20 years of experience in the publishing world, Ms. Schier has successfully edited and/or translated hundreds of fiction and non-fiction titles. withpenandpaper.com helps improve the odds of published, self-published, and not-yet-published writers. Details and Learn more here ...


Plottr is the popular and easy-to-use visual book outlining software that helps professional and aspiring authors move their books quickly from idea to execution. Enjoyed by thousands of new, established, and bestselling authors,

Plottr enables you to:

  • Visualize Your Plot Points
  • Create Your Story Bible
  • Automate Your Outlines
  • Start with Proven Templates
  • Export to MS Word & Scrivener

Whether you already love outlining or simply want to add some structure to your process, Plottr can help you finally let planning your book be the creative process it˙s supposed to be. No sticky notes required.

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Writer's Digest literally “wrote the book” on writing and getting published. WritersDigest.com is the one-stop shop for information, resources and writing community. Writers can connect with other writers on our forum, visit our blogs and sign up for our free weekly e-newsletter. They’ll also find weekly writing prompts, contests and competitions, conference listings, and online exclusive articles.

Every issue of Writer’s Digest magazine is devoted to helping writers develop their craft and hone their publishing acumen. Since 1920, Writer’s Digest has chronicled the culture of the modern writer and we continue this great tradition through relevant first-person essays, interviews with bestselling authors and profiles with emerging talent.Details and Learn more here ...


Editorial Freelancers Association are editors, writers, indexers, proofreaders, researchers, desktop publishers, translators, and others who offer a broad range of skills and specialties.

Freelancers here are part of the largest and oldest national professional organization of editorial freelancers. As a publisher or author, you want qualified professionals to work on your manuscript or project. There’s no better place to find the right editor, right away!

As a freelancer, you owe it to yourself to be a part of this organization, which is dedicated to supporting its membership and your freelance career.

EFA resources for both freelancers and clients, including a chart of common rates.

The online EFA member directory offers clients free and instant access to the diverse assortment of highly skilled publishing professionals who make up EFA membership. The free EFA job listing service offers clients another way to find the right freelancer for the job. EFA members receive a customizable listing in the directory and access to the wide variety of project opportunities submitted by clients, along with many other membership benefits.

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Authors Place

Authors Place Press is one of the fastest growing independent book publishers in the US and Canada, with 500+ authors and 600+ titles in print and electronic distribution. Our company is known for its high-level of service to authors during both the book production phase as well as distribution. Founded over 10 years ago, the company has published 600+ non-fiction titles, including biographies, health and fitness books, history, self-help books, and book on business, leadership and motivation.

Authors Place Press publishes quality content from new authors, previously self-published authors, and authors that have been traditionally published in the past. The company provides full-service publishing-related services including concept development, ghostwriting and editing, award-winning cover design, book layout, printing, and publishing in both physical and eBook formats. Distribution-related offerings include warehousing and fulfillment, invoicing, and relationships with leading online book retailers and brick-and-mortar channels.

Have a book idea or book submission? We welcome the opportunity to speak with you so that we may learn more about you, your writing and your goals and also make you aware of how we're helping our authors exceed their own expectations regarding working with a professional publisher. While benefiting from our hands-on project managers, editors, graphic designers, book sales and marketing expertise and the strong relationships with book retailers and distributors we've built over the past ten years, our authors also receive one of the highest percentages of revenue per book in the entire industry.

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Veronica Lane Books Publishing

Veronica Lane Books Publishing – Get Your Book Published Now!

Etan Boritzer founded Veronica Lane Books in 1992 out of frustration in trying to get his kids books accepted by traditional publishers. Since that time, the now bestselling 15 children’s books in the What is? series has sold over 800,000 copies and the books are published in 16 languages. During his publishing career other authors started coming to Etan for help in publishing and marketing their books. Veronica Lane has published 35 other titles to date for other authors in every genre including children, young adult, adult fiction and non-fiction, cookbooks, self-help books and art books through their unique publishing services program.

Veronica Lane Books helps authors get their books published through a fee-based fast track program. We provide all traditional publishing services including editing, ghostwriting, graphic design, illustrations, indexing, overseas printing, foreign rights sales and marketing, domestic and global wholesale distribution channels, and social media promotions. We also publish, distribute and sell eBooks. We can provide numerous happy author/client references for our servicesDetails and Learn more here .... www.veronicalanebooks.com

YouTube: Etan Boritzer: How to Get Your Book Published! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbR_3dsjQjQ 


BookBaby - BookBaby digitally distributes the works of independent authors, poets, memoirists, and publishers, making their eBooks available to digital retailers worldwide. BookBaby makes self-publishing easy: from cover design, book printing, eBook conversions, distribution, website creation, and more. It’s now possible for you to reach a worldwide audience, keep 100% of your book’s net earnings, retain the rights to your work, and maintain total creative control.

BookBaby provides everything you need to professionally publish and distribute your book, without ever having to sell-out to ‘big publishing.’BookBaby is the sister company to CD Baby, the world’s largest online distributor of independent music. Founded as a garage startup in 1998, CD Baby has grown to become one of the most trusted names in the independent music business,paying over a quarter billion dollars to over 300,000 artists worldwide. Details and Learn more here ...


logo blurb, gives you free tools for creating professional-quality publications. Their brand new desktop publishing app, BookWright, lets you produce print books, ebooks (fixed-layout and reflowable), and magazines from the same file. For designers, we have a plugin for Adobe InDesign. If you’re a photographer, you can use Adobe Lightroom with Blurb’s book module built right in. You can even make a book online in less than an hour.Details and Learn more here ...


BookFuel is devoted to lovers of reading who strive to enable outstanding experiences for our author and reader customers. With the proliferation of ebooks and self publishing, opportunities for writers outside the traditional publishing model are exploding. BookFuel offers support for writers and authors from the writing process, through publishing, to helping your book get discovered and loved by an audience of readers. BookFuel is a publishing services provider that guides authors through the industry’s best practices for publishing success; we teach authors about publishing standards and how to make their book successful. Details and Learn more here ...

logo Smashwords is an ebook self-publishing and distribution platform and a self-serve publishing service. Authors upload their manuscripts as MS Word files to the Smashwords service, which converts the files into multiple ebook formats for reading on various ebook reading devices. Once published, the books are made available for sale online at a price set by the author. Smashwords reports they are the leading distributor for indie authors. Details and Learn more here ...

Mysterious Galaxy Booksellers

Mysterious Galaxy is a genre store specializing in science fiction, mystery, fantasy, and horror. They also sell books on the craft and business of writing, and sponsor many book signing events with famed authors. Based in San Diego, they also maintain warehouse in Redondo Beach at their current address to support events business. They will continue creating and supporting events such as Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy, Literary Women of Long Beach, Mystery on the Menu at the Cerritos Library, Books Are Better Shared, Literary Orange, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, and many other conferences through which they have created wonderful partnerships in the community.

Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore San Diego

Additional Sponsors and Donors

Hans-Peter Zimmermann made a generous contribution to AGLAWC, which we used to pay for our volunteers' lunch over the weekend.

Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse - Flintridge is a bookstore with a special focus on children's and young adult titles. In addition, the store hosts signings, poetry readings, workshops and other events geared toward all ages. The store features a wide range of books, as well as gift items and stationery. And, the the coffeehouse serves a variety of drinks, sweets, and light meals.

Flintridge also has the Espresso Book Machine, which provides self-publishing services to authors and On Demand Books to bibliophiles. It is one of only 28 in the country and the only one in southern California, offers on-site and personalized self-publishing and On Demand Book services. [ more »

Circle of Seven Productions- The prestigious company founded by Sheila English that trademarked the term “book trailer”. [ more » -- and always have control of and final approval in all aspects of the process. [ more »

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