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Writing and PublishingWriting and Publishing<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>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Publish a Book: An Overview of Traditional and Self-Publishing​https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=342http://www.writersdigestshop.com/how_to_get_publishedHow to Publish a Book: An Overview of Traditional and Self-Publishing​Self-PublishNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7
Read Scripts Onlinehttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=337http://www.simplyscripts.com/movie.htmlRead Scripts OnlineNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7<div class="ExternalClass0A8FB86A96B34DD19B737E49E8B9AD4B">How-to guides are harder to find for scripts than books. This website will let you see examples of completed scripts for movies, tv shows, musicals, plays and more!<br></div>
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Self-Publishing a Book - 25 Things you Need to Know​https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=338http://www.cnet.com/news/self-publishing-a-book-25-things-you-need-to-know/Self-Publishing a Book - 25 Things you Need to Know​Self-PublishNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7
​How to Self-Publish an eBook​​https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=339http://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-self-publish-an-ebook/​How to Self-Publish an eBook​​Self-PublishNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7
​​Absolute Write Self-Publishing Forum​https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=341http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=47​​Absolute Write Self-Publishing Forum​Self-PublishNew Window0x0100B7E011FE46583C4E8C35CBD368DCEE8D0079739691E7ACA5418776612748C8B5B7