Want to be the next Soon To Be Famous Illinois Author? Check out these helpful online and local resources!

Meet our newest partner, CWIP: Chicago Women In Publishing.

“Open to anyone interested in the publishing industry, CWIP is an organization dedicated to helping our members make industry connections and creating a vibrant and useful community of successful professionals. Whether you’re male or female, a seasoned publishing veteran, aspiring author, or simply considering a publishing career, CWIP can help you achieve your goals.” Learn more on their website: http://www.cwip.org/

89+ Book Marketing Ideas That Will Change Your Life
A Conversation With David Vinjamuri about Branding and Self-Publishing
Official NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) Site
Chicago Chapter of NaNoWriMo
Chicago Writes: Writing Groups, Lit Scene, Literary Events
Meet 2015 Soon To Be Famous Author Michael Alan Peck
Meet 2014 Soon To Be Famous Author Joanne Zienty
Article: “Authors: Take Control Of Book Prices”
Smashwords – e-book publishing site
CreateSpace – e-book publishing site from Amazon
Kirkus Reviews


NaperWriMo is the NaNoWriMo region helping novelists in the cities and suburbs west of Chicago.

Visit the NaperWriMo Site

They offer a fantastic Library Crawl which encourage participants to visit each of the participating libraries in November, attending their write-in events.

For more information on National Novel Writing Month, visit their website at http://nanowrimo.org/