We will be regularly updating this page with downloads and links we’ve found that we think will be helpful for writers, publishing professionals, or anyone trying to market their work.

Artificial Intelligence

What Remedies Do Authors Have When Fraudulent Work Appears on Amazon?” by Jane Friedman (August, 2023)

The Supreme Court Case of Andy Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith: What, If Anything, Does It Mean to Artificial Intelligence?” by Roy Kaufman of Copyright Clearance Center on Scholarly Kitchen (June 6, 2023)

Generative AI and Intellectual Property Law: A Special Report” from Variety Intelligence Platform (May 1, 2023) (subscription reqd)

Instructional Videos

THE AUTHOR AND THE MARKETER: Working Together to Connect to Readers: Bridget Marmion & Dale Kushner (March, 2022)

THE YA TODAY: An Editor, Agent, and Blogger Discuss the Book, the Audience, the Crossover
A Presentation by Emilia Rhodes, Peter Knapp, Katiebabs, and Bridget Marmion (June, 2016)

A Presentation by Bridget Marmion, Boris Kachka, Elinor Lipman, and Jan F. Constantine (March, 2016)



Kinds of editors and levels of edit–what every writer and editor should know (updated) – blog post by Pat McNees on Writers and Editors

Some Tips on Editing Your Manuscript (PDF) – from the William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition

Publicity and Promotion

The Art of Publicity: How Indie Publicists Work With Writers by Tess Taylor on Poets & Writers

Seventeen New Book Release Marketing Examples – including Social Media Headers, Author Q&As, Giveaways, Book Excerpts and Peeks Behind the Scenes – from BookBub

A General Book Campaign Timeline by Sarah Russo (PDF)

Public Relations Snapshot (Jennifer Maguire from FINDING AND BUILDING YOUR COMMUNITY OF READERS Confab — 2015)

Sample Author Questionnaire compliments of Bridget Marmion Book Marketing (.docx)

Sarah Russo on How to Promote Your Book (and Yourself) – from

Marketing and Advertising

Brenda Novak on 9 Book Advertising Tactics I’ve Tried… And Which Ones Worked! – from BookBub


How Rebecca Skloot began promoting her bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, years before publication (subscription to Wall Street Journal required)

Author Platform Lessons from #1 New York Times Bestseller Rebecca Skloot by Dan Blank

General Setup and Who Does What in a Publishing House by Barbara Greenberg and Julie Schroeder (PDF)

Timeline-for-Publishing-Success-2014 (from the 2014 Brooklyn Book Festival Workshop)

Commonly Used Terms in Publishing – from the AAP’s

Best Practices for Product Metadata (2015) – from BISG


The Indie 50 – The 50 Best Sites for Indie and Self-Published Authors – from August Wainwright


What’s More Important: Author Websites or Social Media? by Jane Friedman

A Step-by-Step Guide to Build Your Author Website by Jane Friedman



Revealed: 19 Things to Know Before You Start a Blog by Blog Tyrant

How to Start a Blog — Beginners Guide for 2016 by Jessica Knapp


Your Contacts List Is Your Most Important Social Network. Here’s How to Make It Better. David Pierce reviews CardHop, HiHello, and other apps that help you manage your contacts (Wall Street Journal – subscription required)

Why Email Marketing is King by Arthur Middleton Hughes (Harvard Business Review)

What Ten Studies Say About the Best Time to Send Email by Nathan Ellering

Ten Rock-Solid Reasons Why an Author Should Build an E-mail List by Joan Stewart

How to Build an Author Platform Through Email Lists by Joel Friedlander


Carlyn Robertson of BookBub Partners Team on “Getting Started with BookBub Ads” (59 min video on YouTube from February, 2023)

Book Metadata

Managing Metadata: Mastering Mountains of Minutiae by Mindy Klasky

Mastering Metadata: The Key to Marketing Your Books by Carla King

Web Metadata and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Why Voice Search Will Dominate SEO In 2019 – And How You Can Capitalize On It – Gabriel Shaoolian in Forbes

How to Optimize Your Meta-Titles, Descriptions and Keywords by Robin Burton

Seven Essential Content Marketing Lessons from Rand Fishkin’s Whiteboard Fridays by Michelle Lin

Social Media Platforms and Tools

Why You Should Be Writing on Social Media by Allison K. Williams (@guerillamemoir) (August, 2023)

Modern Authors Delve into Digital and Visual Storytelling – report by Stephanie Walden on Mashable on how several authors are using social media and blogging to reach readers


No Excuses! Why and How Authors Should Embrace Twitter by Paul Anthony Jones

Engaging Audiences through Twitter in 15 Minutes a Day by Kirsten Oliphant

Tips from Sarah Galo on TinyLetter and Twitter (from FINDING AND BUILDING YOUR COMMUNITY OF READERS Confab 2015)


Best Practices for Author Facebook Pages and Groups by Kirsten Oliphant

Facebook Blueprint: 50 free eLearning modules (videos) on best practices for creating Facebook Pages and Advertising Campaigns

The Pros and Cons of Using a Facebook Profile But Not an Official Page by Jane Friedman

How to Get Your Book Sales Moving with Facebook Ads. A Case Study by David Penny


ABCs of Authors on Instagram: Everything Your Account Should Have by Dara Beevas, Amy Quale and the writers at Wise Ink
15 Authors Running Fantastic Book Promotions on Instagram by Diana Urban

The Complete Instagram Hashtag Guide for Business by Michael Aynsley


Five Free Ways to Build Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn by Alexandra Rynne


Do You Write for Young Adults or Millennials? Then Try Snapchat by Frances Caballo


How to Use Reddit to Market Your Books (Carefully) by Ricardo Fayet

Goodreads and Reading Communities

Do Goodreads Giveaways Work? By J. M. Ney-Grimm

Touchstone Authors and Where to Find Reading Communities Online (Rich Kelley from FINDING AND BUILDING YOUR COMMUNITY OF READERS Confab 2015)

Tips on Goodreads, Retailers and Libraries (Jeanette Zwart from HOW TO HELP READERS DISCOVER YOUR BOOK TODAY, Brooklyn Book Festival, 2015)


Audio Resources (Anne Kostick from HOW TO HELP READERS DISCOVER YOUR BOOK TODAY, Brooklyn Book Festival, 2015)



Leigh Stein interviews Michelle Glogovac, the “Podcast Matchmaker,” about “How the Pros Pitch Podcasts

20 Podcasts for Authors on Writing, Publishing, and Book Marketing – a curated report by Diana Urban on BookBub