It’s very difficult to get noticed but thankfully I am one of many writers in the same position. Below are links and shortcuts to various blogs, websites, Facebook pages etc of other authors, writers groups etc who have been particularly helpful so far.
Author helping Authors
Amrita Featured Artists Coalition: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Amrita-Publishing/184725818262525?sk=info
1st Author Interviews: http://www.1stauthorinterviews.com/2011/09/interview-with-john-d-rhodes-author-of.html
Urania Sarri Blogspot: http://uraniasarri.blogspot.com/2011/09/guest-author-on-uranias-distractions.html
Self Published Authors: http://www.self-published-authors.blogspot.com/