Recommended Books for Writers

Here are a few books we highly recommend for writers.  

This list was updated on 10/28/22.  

These cover both the art and the business of writing as well as the industry.

By the way, it would be really, really bad karma to take our carefully curated list and use it to order from Amazon.  

Just sayin'.  

How to Resist Amazon and Why: The Fight for Local Economics, Data Privacy, Fair Labor, Independent Bookstores, and a People-Powered Future! By Danny Caine Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781648411236
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Published: Microcosm Publishing - September 20th, 2022

How to Write Like a Writer: A Sharp and Subversive Guide to Ignoring Inhibitions, Inviting Inspiration, and Finding Your True Voice By Thomas C. Foster Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063139411
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 6th, 2022

The Family Story Workbook: 105 Prompts & Pointers for Writing Your History By Kris Spisak Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781734452433
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Published: Davro Press - November 12th, 2020

The Novel Editing Workbook: 105 Tricks & Tips for Revising Your Fiction Manuscript By Kris Spisak Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781734452402
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Published: Davro Press - February 6th, 2020

So You Want to Be a Novelist By Jon Sealy Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781950182060
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(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Haywire Books - October 6th, 2020

Brand the Author (Not the Book): A Workbook for Writing & Launching Your Own Author Brand Plan By Karen A. Chase Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781733752848
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(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: 224pages - May 15th, 2022

The Writing Life By Annie Dillard Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060919887
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Published: Harper Perennial - November 12th, 2013

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft By Stephen King Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781982159375
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Published: Scribner - June 2nd, 2020

The Business of Being a Writer (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) By Jane Friedman Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780226393162
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Published: University of Chicago Press - March 16th, 2018

Before and After the Book Deal: A Writer's Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surviving Your First Book By Courtney Maum Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226400
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Published: Catapult - January 7th, 2020

10 Publishing Myths: Insights Every Author Needs to Succeed By W. Terry Whalin Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781642794526
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Published: Morgan James Publishing - December 17th, 2019

Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book On Novel Writing You'll Ever Need By Jessica Brody Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780399579745
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 9th, 2018

The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published: How to Write It, Sell It, and Market It . . . Successfully By Arielle Eckstut, David Henry Sterry Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780761160854
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - November 4th, 2010

The Book Business: What Everyone Needs to Know(r) By Mike Shatzkin, Robert Paris Riger Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780190628048
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - March 1st, 2019

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life By Anne Lamott Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385480017
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Published: Anchor - September 1st, 1995

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Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within By Natalie Goldberg, Bill Addison (Foreword by), Julia Cameron (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Natalie Goldberg, Bill Addison (Foreword by), Julia Cameron (Foreword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781611803082
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Published: Shambhala - February 2nd, 2016

Pity the Reader: On Writing With Style By Kurt Vonnegut, Suzanne McConnell Cover Image
$32.95
Not available for purchase
ISBN: 9781609809621
Published: Seven Stories Press - November 5th, 2019