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Business & WorkBusiness & Workhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/interest-guides/business-and-workFind resources on how to start and maintain a small business, information on grants, information on job searching and more<div class="ExternalClass695EFEF10038453A99E6FBDCFC64385C">​Find resources on how to start and maintain a small business, information on grants, information on job searching and more.<br></div>business-and-work
CommunityCommunityhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/interest-guides/communityFind valuable resources on water safety, becoming an informed voter, and even becoming a U.S. citizen<div class="ExternalClassD5A8DC2991CC4933BE88B246AF11C316">​Find valuable resources on water safety, becoming an informed voter, and becoming a U.S. citizen.<br></div>community
Writing and PublishingWriting and Publishinghttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/interest-guides/writing-and-publishingFind resources for writing, editing and learn more about getting your work published with our Writing and Publishing Interest Guide. ​<div class="ExternalClassE2B2BFC681194208819AE0ADC3E2BA04"><h3>First, what are you writing?</h3> <br>A screenplay?  Short story?  Novel?  Children's book?  What type or genre?   This may affect where you go for sources on feedback and who you look to for publishing.   Knowing what "format" or genre will give you an edge.  It is more than simply saying "it's an action screenplay."  Have you read other action screenplays?  Do you know what young adult books tend to have in common?  Have you noticed that children's books are illustrated by professionals and not the author's children?<br>​<br>Check our catalog for similar books or works.  Check them out.  Enjoy them.  If you 'd like to browse our books on different types of writing, check your local library's nonfiction section in the range 808.<br><br>​ <h3>Self-Publish<br></h3>​ <br>Self-publishing is an alternative many authors consider. However, it is not as clear cut as asking someone to publish your book. You can publish in print or digital, do-it-all-yourself or pay others for help. You can find these companies through an online search or through advertisements. Since the industry is still fairly new, always read carefully the terms of a company that helps you self-publish. You may wish to join online boards and seek the experience and advice of others. Here are a few places to learn more. </div>writing-and-publishing
ReadingReadinghttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/interest-guides/readingFind book club resources, next read suggestions, literature research and more.<div class="ExternalClass3891B599666D45E698E0051F597116AF">Find book club resources, next read suggestions, literature research and more.<br></div>reading
Library WebsiteLibrary Websitehttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/interest-guides/library-websiteLearn how to use your online library account and discover website features that will optimize your library experience online.<div class="ExternalClassD088BB3CBCF44FA1992807B5DCE606A8">Learn how to use your online library account and discover website features that will optimize your library experience online.​<br><br></div>library-website
SchoolSchoolhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/interest-guides/schoolSchool preparation and school year resources for students of all ages and their caregivers.<div class="ExternalClass9F7D6B76208E4D039518058CDA5E076A">School preparation and school year resources for students of all ages and their caregivers.​<br><br></div>school
VoicesVoiceshttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/interest-guides/voices<div class="ExternalClass52CF24C170E94606AEF2436AA22D8E86"><p>​Communities are comprised of a diversity of experiences and perspectives and the voices that emerge from those experiences and perspectives. We believe that these voices make for a richer, more meaningful experience for all.</p><p>Join Phoenix Public Library in enjoying and learning from the many voices of our community through monthly themes meant to educate, entertain and inspire.</p></div>voices