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    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin
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    Literary Market Place / Information Today, Inc.

    Any comments on which online resource is the most reliable with sources? I am not aware of too many of them but I am referring to sites like the above. Thanks in advance!

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    I haven't tried literarymarketplace.com, but I've seen it highly recommended in lots of books on writing. I have used Writersmarket.com (note NOT Writersmarketplace.com*), but I have often found their information to be wrong. Some agents and publishers didn't keep their information up to date and others didn't even know they had a listing there. Still, much of their information is correct. The only way to know for sure is to call the agent or publisher (talk to a receptionist!) and verify the information.

    Another good source is PublishersMarketplace.com. It costs $15 per month, but the New Deals page alone is worth it.

    --Roger Carlson
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    *Writersmarketplace.com is the "World's leading online place of business for travel writers, editors, photographers, broadcasters and PR professionals."

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    Thank you so much for the info! n/m

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    Literary Market Place (LMP)

    I've been reading that the Literary Market Place is an incredibly helpful reference guide for authors getting ready to self-publish.

    However… it is also incredibly expensive! Around $300.

    As it's mid-August and more than halfway into 2014 already, and I'm not sure I want to buy the 2014 LMP. I've found used copies online for around $50, though they're the 2013 Edition. I'm thinking I should just buy the 2013 LMP. Any advice? I realize the market is a quickly changing place, but on a limited budget at least I'd have a baseline for reference, albeit a little outdated. That's my thought, but I could be way off.

    I could also reference the book at the library, but I think I will want to reference it too often for convenience.

    Thanks!

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    Kind of also just wondering if it's really worth having. Does anyone have it and find it invaluable? Or a waste of money?

    Thanks

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    Mod: Thank you for moving me to the right spot!

    Appreciate it!

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