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The Market List is the original electronic writer's market resource. Started in 1994 as a free online eZine and with the first fully comprehensive writer's market guidelines index online, The Market List has a long history of providing aspiring and professional writers with markets for their fiction and non-fiction work.


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Where can I publish my work? One of the most difficult decisions after you complete a novel, short story or article is where to submit, which markets are buying, and what each market pays for accepted submissions.


If you are writing short stories or articles, there are many markets for your work. The most difficult part can be finding the market that is the best fit for your work. Use our market lists of fiction, non-fiction, book and screenplay markets for find the right target before you submit.


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    Thierry Sagnier Thanks, Amethyst. Signed up with Fussy Librarian.  There area couple of other similar sites, so we'll see how these guys do. Thanks for the suggestions!
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      Amethyst Creek Is there another site in addition to Goodreads you would recommend to promote a book?
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    Thierry Sagnier Hi all, first time on this site and always looking for ways to promote my stuff. Recently published Thirst, a sort of Jo Nesbo book set in Washington, DC.   Anyone interested, site is below . Lots of good reviews on both Amazon and Goodreads, so it's a start.
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      Amethyst Creek That is great! With so many positive reviews on amazon, you might look into The Fussy Librarian as another place to list your book. I think they require 10 reviews with a total of 4 stars. Wish I had that many positive reviews!!!
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