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About us

An overview of the articles on the site

Inside Publishing

A series written which explains how the publishing business works by an insider.

Advice for Writers

Eight pages on getting started, taking you from Making Submissions to Finding an Agent.

Health Hazards

Seven articles to advise and help anybody who makes extensive use of computers.

Michael Legat's Factsheets

A former publisher, novelist and author of 12 books on writing, Michael Legat has produced a series of specially commissioned information-packed Factsheets for WritersServices, which cover the essentials for writers.

Web Links

These web links have been reviewed briefly by our staff or suggested by you. 

Writers' Bookshelf

Our choice of the best books on writing, with enough detail to help you decide whether they'd be useful for you. Maureen Kincaid SpellerMaureen Kincaid Speller a reviewer, writer, editor and former librarian, is our book reviewer and also works for WritersServices as a freelance editor., freelance editor, reviewer, writer and former librarian, is our reviewer.

Writers' Software

New section providing reviews and links for software for writers.


Lists, reviews and supplies books for writers with Amazon associated round the world.

Writers Services Self-publishing

An innovative service enabling writers to publish and market their own work. The service uses Print on Demand and makes the titles available through mainstream distribution. It even collects the money on behalf of the author.

There's even a set of fictionalised letters which attempt to warn self-publishers of the problems they will face.

Web How-to

A whole section of practical web and computer how-to which is there to help users cross their particular technical frontier.

Education Resource Centre

Key material freely available for those running courses for writers.