My Books on Writing & Publishing


A•B•C for Writers and Self-Publishers answers completely and authoritatively the questions posed almost daily by newcomers to the business of writing and publishing. 


"The Self-Publisher's Bible is a wonderful addition to the canon of books on publishing, with many useful features. I think your readers will find that the alphabetical organization is particularly useful, since you often encounter terms for which you don’t know the definition once you begin publishing.”                                                                                                         — Marion Gropen, Gropen Associates


“Tom Williams has created a must-have resource for anyone who wants to independently publish a book and get it right the first time.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                    —Lorilyn Bailey,




"How to Write Your Book is very helpful to a neophye like me who is writing my first book. It is systematic and creates organization where there is confusion. This is a great book if you are getting started writing. The notebook idea and immediately writing all of my ideas has become second nature and I don't know what I did before.


Thomas Williams has a knack of taking the vague and daunting and making it seem straightforward and simple. Whether it be publishing your own magazine, making money out of poetry, or setting up a freelance writing business, Williams uses simple prose and inventive but simple systems to push the reader towards success.            

                                                                                          —Magdalena Ball  Compulsive Reader.Com

"Poet Power! The Practical Poet's Guide to Getting Published is incredibly valuable to aspiring poets and will undoubtedly become the bible for anyone who wishes to see their verse in print. No other book on the market today covers the topic as clearly and completely."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        —Publishing Central

"Fledgling poets hoping to break into the tough world of publishing will appreciate the sound advice offered in this new manual. Founder of a successful small publishing house, Williams provides tips for selling poems to magazines as well as finding a publisher for a book of poems. He covers publicity and the marketing of books at poetry readings and retail outlets. For those wishing to try their hand at self-publishing Williams describes how to design and print a book of poems.... A wise purchase."

                                                                                                                                      -Library Journal.

"This book is an absolute MUST for anyone writing poetry who hopes for publication.

                                                                                   — Patricia J. Bell,  The Prepublishing Handbook.



"Publish Your Own Magazine, Guidebook, or Weekly Newspaper is a gold mine of unique publishing ideas, with step-by-step plans for implementing them. Use it as your introduction, inspiration and road map to becoming a successful publisher."                                        —Dan Poynter, The Self-Publishing Manual


"A remarkably thorough guide to publishing, .....with tips and information that will be invaluable in all publishing enterprises."                                        —Judith Appelbaum, How to Get Happily Published

"Williams gives away hundreds of trade secrets, sharing with us what he himself learned by trial and error...."                                                                          —Betty Hodges, Durham (NC) Morning Herald

"I looked for a book like this for a long time, without success. This book is complete, thorough. It's clear that Williams has done it all. I'm going to start with a 'quality of life' magazine."
                                                                                                  —Herbert Landscomb, Long Beach, CA



In Get Paid to Write! Williams shares the trade secrets for divining the style and editorial slant of the publications you want to write for, crafting the all-important query letter, finding good ideas for articles, structuring an article, selling information on the internet, and much, much more. He also covers many topics of interest for those who want to write books. Get Paid to Write! is loaded with detailed, highly-practical, step-by-step instructions on topics not often found in other books on this subject, such as how to use the stylistic elements that editors are looking for, how to protect your ideas, or what to do when your book or article gets published. This is the book to buy if you want to be a successful freelance writer!

                                                                                                                             —Library Journal