I have been able to check out all of these books from my local library.
Here are some of my recent favorites
For inspiration and tips
by Barbara DeMarco-Barrett
by Stephen King
by Natalie Goldberg -
And her other titles: Wild Mind ~ Living the writer's life and Thunder and Lightning ~ Cracking open the writers craft (reading it now and lovin' it!)
Writing Life Stories: How To Make Memories Into Memoirs, Ideas Into Essays And Life Into Literature (Paperback)by Bill Roorbach
And if you get the urge to write for magazines (non fiction or personal essays)
by Christina Katz
The Renegade Writer's Query Letters That Rock: The Freelance Writer's Guide to Selling More Work Faster (The Renegade Writer's Freelance Writing series) (Paperback)by Diana Burrell
Writing Novels, anthologies and zines
How to Become a Famous Writer Before You're Dead: Your Words in Print and Your Name in Lights (Paperback)by Ariel Gore
I really enjoyed this read as well- I have a few friends who plan on self publishing- Ariel has a chapter in her book dedicated to this and other creative ways to get your work out there "Be an anthology slut and a brazen self-promoter" comes to mind:) This book is a real easy and enjoyable read~ especially for a 'how to' book.