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General Writing Web Resources

Bookideas.com BookIdeas has a host of reviewers reviewing almost every type of book publish. Post your book to be reviewed on the Discussion forum, or e-mail a reviewer directly to review your book. Several Xlibris titles have already been reviewed! Poets & Writers Online The web version of the excellent publication for creative writers, including articles, advice, forums, and contest listings. Writers Write “Writers guidelines to online publications, writing and publishing news updated on weekdays, message boards, job listings and more.”

Self Publishing in Canada A complete guide to designing, printing and selling your book

Dictionaries/Thesauri

The Newbury House Online Dictionary  “This online dictionary contains over 40,000 entries and is based on the best selling Newbury House Dictionary of American English.” AllWords This one gives definitions, translates words into five different languages, and lets you listen to word pronunciation. Cambridge International Dictionaries Online Allows you to search four different online dictionaries, including the Cambridge International Dictionary of English (jolly good!), the Cambridge Dictionary of American English (dude!), Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs (back off!), and the Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms (about time!). Your Dictionary Includes an index of hundreds of online dictionaries in a variety of languages. Subscription required. Wordsmyth American English dictionary and thesaurus. Merriam-Webster Online Large site by Merriam-Webster that features a dictionary and thesaurus. Thesaurus.com and Dictionary.com Related sites that include links to writers’ resources, games, word information, and more.

Encyclopedias

Britannica.com The online version of Encyclopedia Britannica. Encyclopedia.com More than 14,000 articles searchable by keyword or phrase. The Encyclopedia Mythica An online encyclopedia for mythology, legend, and folklore. Rhyming Dictionaries

WriteExpress Online Rhyming Dictionary Capable of searching for end rhymes, last syllable rhymes, double rhymes, beginning rhymes, and first syllable rhymes. Quotations

Quoteland.com “Find quotations on anything; identify quotations by anyone.” The Quotations Page “This page was originally developed as a catalog of quotation resources on the Internet; it has since evolved into a large-scale quotation site with many original resources.” Includes a quote search. QuoteWorld.org Over 13,000 quotes, in association with Amazon.com. The Quotations Archive “The Quotations Archive is a comprehensive, searchable database of general purpose quotations. Visitors to the website can browse through quotations by subject, alphabetically by author, or they can use the search engine to generate a listing of quotations containing selected keywords or by a certain author.”

Writing Help/References

Online English Grammar A guide that’s searchable through a table of contents. Guide to Grammar and Style Advice on grammar and style from Jack Lynch, an English professor at Rutgers University. WebGrammar A site devoted to entirely to grammar.

Software

The Writers Store Online store where you can choose from an extensive list of screenwriting, story development, and reference software

Canadian Intellectual Property Office Information on intellectual property for Canadians

Library Of Congress – Copyright Office Information on intellectual property for Americans ISBN & C.I.P. Information

R.R. Bowker  Information on International Standard Book Number (ISBN) for Americans

Publisher Links

sources.com A trade association of English-language publishers which represents the domestic and international interests of member companies. Members publish books and other media for general interest fiction/non-fiction, school, post-secondary and professional/reference markets including law and medicine. Members represent approximately 75% of total annual sales to the Canadian domestic market.

publishers.ca The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) represents approximately 135 Canadian-owned and controlled book publishers from across the country. The membership is diverse and includes publishers from a variety of genres. Over 80% of Canadian-authored titles are published by the Canadian-owned sector. This means a strong Canadian-owned sector is vital to the development of new Canadian authors and writers.

publishersglobal.com PublishersGlobal is emerging as the definitive resource centre for the global publishing industry — print as well as digital. While delivering the latest in publishing news and events to industry professionals from around the world, PublishersGlobal also functions as an information marketplace for publishers and their suppliers. As a truly global enterprise, it serve users around the world from Ahmedabad to Zurich; users who read & write in diverse languages ranging from Arabic to Vietnamese. It’s tens of thousands of registered users include publishers, editors, authors, rights managers, literary agents, distributors, printers, designers and librarians, to name just a few.

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