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A few sites that may prove helpful for writers:

 

Publishers Marketplace is by far the most influential web site on publishing. If you're looking for an agent you must combine other information and evaluation you might have obtained from other good sources with the real situation in the marketplace that this site offers you through its Top Dealmakers feature and much more.

Agent Research and Evaluation (This is a paid service matching writers with agents; we do not know them, but have received queries from their clients and actually placed some of their writers with New York publishers.)
American Booksellers Association
American Society of Journalists and Authors

Arts & Letters Daily

AWP The Association of Writers & Writing Programs
The Barcelona Review
R.R. Bowker - Books in Print
Hachette Book Group
HarperCollins
Henry Holt

Holt Uncensored

Hyperion Books
The Loft
National Writers Union
W. W. Norton & Company
Novelists, Inc.

Penguin Putnam

Poets & Writers
Publishers Marketplace
(In our opinion this is the best single source for publishing information.)
Publishers Weekly

Publishing News Direct (Great Britain)

Random House

Readerville Magazine on line
Simon & Schuster
St. Martin's Press

The Writers Guild of America
Written Voices

 

How to write a non-fiction book proposal 
A guide to organizing, writing and submitting a non-fiction book proposal.

 

Books on Writing

Publicize Your Book: An Insider's Guide To Getting Your Book The Attention It Deserves
by Jaqueline Deval

Guerilla Marketing For Writers: 100 Weapons For Selling Your Work
by Jay Conrad Levinson, Rick Frishman & Michael Larsen

Narrative Design: Working with Imagination, Craft, and Form
by Madison Smartt Bell

The Lie That Tells a Truth: A Guide to Writing Fiction by John Dufresne

Fiction Writer's Workshop by Josip Novakovich

How To Write a Book Proposal by Michael Larsen

The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman

The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers
by John Gardner

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
by Anne Lamott

Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew 
by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Forest for the Trees: An Editorís Advice to Writers
by Betsy Lerner

One Writerís Beginnings 
by Eudora Welty

On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction (25th anniversary edition)
by William K. Zinsser

Why I Write 
by Will Blythe

 

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