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Publishing Information

Read all about copyright issues at http://www.copyright.gov/. Find out how to protect your work, read about copyright law and policy, and download the forms you’ll need.

Read about ISBN numbers and get your own at Bowker. You’ll find information there for librarians, publishers, authors, students, researchers, and booksellers/retailers.

Check out the publisher’s page at Library of Congress for information about Cataloging in Publication (CIP).

Publishing Professionals

English Writing Help, Inc. http://www.englishwritinghelp.com
Are you an author who needs your book edited professionally? Contact the editing specialists at English Writing Help who can edit and proofread your book so your readers can focus on the message not the mistakes. Founded by Kimberly Davison-Fujioka, an editor with 25 years experience, you can trust your manuscript will be handled with respect. http://www.englishwritinghelp.com

Gropen Associates– Financial and management consulting, classes and more

Useful Books/Publications

Contracts Companion for Writers by Tonya M. Evans-Walls

Copyright Companion for Writers by Tonya M. Evans-Walls

Dan Poynter’s Self-Publishing Manual: How to Write, Print and Sell Your Own Book by Dan Poynter

Dan Poynter’s Self-Publishing Manual: How to Write, Print and Sell Your Own Book (Volume 2) by Dan Poynter

1001 Ways to Market Your Books: For Authors and Publishers by John Kremer

Self-Publishing For Dummies by Jason R. Rich

Book Printers





Edwards Brothers



Public Domain Image Sources

DOD Photos

Library of Congress Collection

More Library of Congress images

NASA – space images


Illustrators, Photographers, and More

Frank Gross

Gina Kelly’s photos have been shown in galleries nationwide, and she is a frequent contributor to publications such as the Sun magazine, Shots magazine, and F-Stop. Her large catalog of photos, (both color and black & white) are available for stock (rights managed). She also works on assignment.

Custom Cartoon Art


CanStockPhotoCan Stock Photos offers over 15 million professional royalty-free photos, illustrations and clip art at affordable prices. We offer free weekly downloads with tens of thousands of new images added every week. Making this a great site for individuals or businesses who need quality photos for a variety of graphics and design purposes.


Untitled (2)Fotosearch Stock Photography allows users to search from more than 20 million images starting at just $3. They can also find royalty-free clipart pictures, illustrations, stock video clips, poster, prints, and more. Our database contains images from over 120 stock images vendors from all around the world.

Go Graph Stock Photography offers over 25 million affordable royalty free stock photos, illustrations, vector clip art and royalty-free footage clips. Our database contains images on a wide variety of topics and can be viewed for free or purchased for any project.

Miscellaneous Links

The Book Cover Archive

The Museum of Printing History

Raspberry Pi links, resources, and projects

Raspberry Pi

Download the Raspberry Leaf from Dr. Simon Monk’s site. This printable guide is place directly over your Pi’s GPIO pins and is helpful when working with a breadboard and jumper leads.

Build a weather-resistant webcam using your Raspberry Pi. This site covers the Linux setup including formatting the USB drive and  installing Motion. (This particular webcam is setup in London and shows you the visibility conditions at the Shard.)

Build a time-lapse webcam with your Pi. Capture still pics and encode them into a video. There’s even a tutorial showing how to setup the push-button needed to launch the works.