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http://www.aaronline.org — The official site of the Association of Authors’ Representatives. You can safely assume that any AAR-member agent listed here is legitimate.
http://www.agentresearch.com — Bill Martin’s New York City-based watchdog business has kept track of literary agents and their sales for MANY years. He can help you stay out of the jaws of the bottom-feeders, and he’ll educate you with up-to-date news, publishing trends, and marketing tips in his newsletter, Agent Research and Evaluation, published ten times a year.
http://www.agentquery.com/ — Bills itself as “The Internet's largest free database of literary agents.”
http://pred-ed.com/ — Learn about phony literary agents and much more.
http://www.authorlink.com — Writing and publishing news, info about marketing, ebooks, and more.
LITERARY AGENT BLOGS
http://jennybent.blogspot.com — A lot of free tips and info about the publishing biz written by a very cool literary agent in Brooklyn, New York.
http://slushpilehell.tumblr.com — A hilarious blog written by a literary agent.
BUSINESS CONSULTANT for WRITERS
http://www.authorbiz.com — Offers help to get started with your first book; matches your book with the right agents and publishers; helps you understand the responses to your book; helps with negotiating contracts and handling royalty issues; and more.
BOOKS in PRINT
PUBLICATIONS for WRITERS
http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html — The Chicago Manual of Style is the Bible of the publishing industry.
http://www.bookwire.com — Includes publishers’ home pages, online catalogues, and lots more.
http://www.publishersweekly.com — The online version of Publishers Weekly. Includes starred book reviews from the previous year with names of literary agents.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/140226061X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=andelmancom&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=140226061X — Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors, & Literary Agents
GRAMMAR and USAGE
http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/index.html — Common errors in English usage.
WRITING and JOURNALISM Online Courses
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