Ballet Barre This store is owned by Terre Sexton and her daughter in Spartanburg, SC. They accept Mastercard/Visa and ship anywhere within the US and Canada. It's a great place to get dance supplies.
His-Net Christian Directory Info about Christianity, churches, resources, youth, ministries, book stores, discipleship, evangelism, home pages, radio, tv, music, prayer, healing, education, and more."
National Alliance Against Christian Discrimination This is a nationwide effort to monitor and speak out against anti-Christian bias, bigotry, intolerance, defamation, and discrimation.
American Booksellers Association The ABA is a not-for-profit trade organization mainly for independently owned bookstores with store front locations. The Association also hosts the annual ABA Convention in conjunction with BookExpo America each spring where books from small and major publishers are sold. This is a good opportunity for self-published books to be bought by major publishers.
Book Industry Study Group, Inc. The Book Industry Study Group, a membership-supported, not-for-profit research organization, is comprised of organizations from every sector of the publishing community. New publishers can check here for bar code information, etc.
Book Marketing and Book Promotion Advice from John Kremer This site has numerous resources including a free newsletter from the author of 1,001 Ways to Market Your Books: For Authors and Publishers.
BookWire This site is a focal point of information inside the book business. It has information about The Books Regional Booksellers Association's Guide and much more.
Bowker Read about the ISBN (International Standard Book Number) Application Process. R. R. Bowker publishes Books-in-Print, etc. Visit the site for a vast amount of other information about book publishing.
Carolyn Howard-Johnson This is the site for the author of several award winning books including The Frugal Book Promoter: How to do What Your Publisher Won't. Her newsletter, "Sharing with Writers" has many valuable tips.
Children's Writing Resource Center For published and not yet published writers for children, this site has how-to information and inside secrets presented by Children's Book Insider Newsletter.
Copyright Office They will send forms and circulars about registration of copyright.
Copyright Clearance Center The text of the copyright law, etc.
Dan Poynter's ParaPublishing.com Dan is the author of a very informative free newsletter. His countless books for authors and publishers include The Self-Publishing Manual: How to Write, Print and Sell Your Own Book: 15 Edition. This site has hundreds of pages of information and free documents plus books (both Dan's and those from other publishers), reports, disks and tapes.
Dorie Books Presents Thank You for the Thistle, a children's book and teacher's resource with lesson plans on writing with alliteration and usage of adjectives and adverbs.
JacketFlap: Publisher Search (Children's Publishing Contacts, Information, Blogs, and Statistics) This is a free site with extensive information on a large number of publishers: top 50 books sold from each house, publisher's trends, the number of books published and new authors contracted yearly, addresses, websites, etc.
Peaceful Thoughts: An Interactive Journey in Positive Thinking for Children and Their Parents A newsletter and book by Robin K. Thumann: teacher, statewide early childhood education consultant, and mediator in domestic and civil disputes.
Publishers Marketing Association This is the largest non-profit trade association representing independent publishers of books, audio, video and CDs. This site has a question and answer corner and a wealth of info about marketing, trade shows, etc.
The Purple Crayon Information about writing, illustrating, and publishing children's books by the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books, Harold Underdown. The site has a newsletter, articles, and lists of resources.
Roget's Thesaurus This resource is well indexed making it easier to find the right work instead of nearly the right word.
Southern Breeze The Alabama/Georgia/Mississippi Region of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. This is a great site for writers and illustrators.
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators SCBWI is the only professional organization dedicated to serving the people who write, illustrate, or share a vital interest in children’s literature.
Small Publishers Association of North America This has a comprehensive list of worldwide publishing events, links to other great sites, a monthly Wizard Tip, access to many profit making books about publishing, and much more.
Virtual Reference Desk This is a one-stop site for all things Internet: news, weather, sports, reference, encyclopedia (50 areas), facts on file, FAQs, tutorials, search engines, Win95, free stuff, and games.
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