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September 17, 2014

In This Issue

09/17/2014

  1. ) Publisher's Desk For September 17th
  2. ) News From The Home Office: Getting SOOOO Excited!
  3. ) AngelaHoy.com: Can Your Publisher Get YOU Sued For Copyright Infringement? Yep!!
  4. ) Letters To The Editor: Comments From Recent 24-Hour Short Story Contest Participants!
  5. ) Feature Article: Paying Culture-related Markets For Writers!
  6. ) Ask The Expert: Can My 24-Hour Short Story Contest Door Prize Be An Entry Fee For The Next Contest?
  7. ) Success Story: Quality PLUS Quantity Sells More Writing!
  8. ) Whispers And Warnings For September 17th
  9. ) Paying Markets And Jobs For September 17th
  10. ) Fall- And Halloween-Themed Books

POD PRICE COMPARISON

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Trafford - 428 COPIES (setup fees: $1,424)
iUniverse - 401-472 COPIES (setup fees: $1,599)
Xlibris - 477 COPIES (setup fees: $2,621)

Fees are based on the least expensive package offered by each publisher on similar packages targeting U.S. authors. Fees include print publication within 6 weeks (interior setup, original cover design, up to 25 interior photos/graphics, an ISBN, barcode, print proof, a listing on the publisher's website, fulfillment, distribution by Ingram, the world's largest book distributor (which includes a listing on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, etc.) and basic ebook formatting, conversion, and fulfillment/distribution. We are including ebook services because most firms now include these in their print packages.

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Publisher's Desk

Publisher's Desk For September 17th

ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT UNTIL THE FALL, 2014 24-HOUR SHORT STORY CONTEST!! SIGN UP TODAY BEFORE IT FILLS UP!

The fall contest is our most popular because it always has a crispy fall theme. The winners of the fall contest are announced just before Halloween. We can't wait to read about fall harvests, pretty fall leaves blowing in the wind, and even some creepy stories. Don't miss out!

Each contest is limited to 500 participants and they usually fille up so don't delay if you want to participate!

1st Place: $300
2nd Place: $250
3rd Place: $200
+85 other prizes!

Entry fee is only $5. You can see the complete list of 85 prizes and sign up here.

READ PAST TOPICS HERE!

POD PRICE COMPARISON

BookLocker - 121 COPIES (setup fees: $675 - deduct $200 if submitting your own cover)
CreateSpace - 289 COPIES (setup fees: $1,486)
Lulu - 367 COPIES (setup fees: 1,536)
AuthorHouse - 424 COPIES (setup fees: $1,993)
Trafford - 428 COPIES (setup fees: $1,424)
iUniverse - 401-472 COPIES (setup fees: $1,599)
Xlibris - 477 COPIES (setup fees: $2,621)

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News From the Home Office

Getting SOOOO Excited!

Fall is, by far, my most favorite time of the year! Shorter days, cooler weather, and a crispness in the air that I wish I could bottle up and save for next summer! But, the best part about fall is our WritersWeekly.com fall 24-hour short story contest...

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The Latest From AngelaHoy.com

Can Your Publisher Get YOU Sued For Copyright Infringement? Yep!! By Angela Hoy - BookLocker.com, WritersWeekly.com, Abuzz Press and PubPreppers.com

I received a disturbing email from an author last week whose book was published by one of our major competitors. Yes, you've heard of them. And, if what he said is true, they should know better!

This author wanted to move their book elsewhere after getting upset with his current publisher. That author admitted up front that the graphics in the book were pulled from the Internet without permission...

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Letters To The Editor

Comments From Recent 24-Hour Short Story Contest Participants!

Thanks for the contest!! I will totally enjoy the book I won, BOOK PROPOSALS THAT WORKED! Real Book Proposals That Landed $10K - $100K Publishing Contracts.

Alvena

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I'd like to enter my daughter in the 24-hour contest. Can I do that?

EDITOR'S RESPONSE: If you want to enter your minor child in the contest, you will need to do so under your name. We can only work with the parents or guardians of children.

~~~

Hi,

Thanks for putting on the contest. They are always fun to write. I would like the Query Letters That Worked book.

Thanks,
Shelby

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Hi Angela!

Thanks so much! I'm thrilled and honored my story, "Stash," received an Honorable Mention in the Summer 2014 24-Hour Short Story Contest. I used the link in the previous email to request my ebook prize, but just wanted to send you another "thank you" email as well. Hope you're having a wonderful week!

Thanks again!

All my best,
Cristine

~~~

Angela,

Had a great time in the 24-hour short story contest. Looking forward to the next one. For my honorable mention prize, I would like to claim - "New Writer's Guide to Just About Everything" by Sherry Ramsey.

Thanks again,

Richard

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I saw my name on the grab bag list for the summer contest. I'd like to get the ebook "A to Z on How to Write Science Fiction: a Study and Reference Guide" by Phil Lewis. Enjoyed the contest and looking forward to the next.

Jess

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Angela,

Thanks again for an awesome contest! Even though I didn't win (one of the top 3 prizes), that doesn't mean I'm not going to try just as hard in the fall!

For my price, I'd like to request The Easy Way to Write and Sell Ebooks by Kristina Seleshanko.

Best,

Devon

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YEAH! I WON something! I won a grab bag prize and I would like mine to be The Complete Guide to Writing and Selling Magazine Articles. I was shocked to see my name. Thank you very much.

Gwen

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ABOUT THE QUARTERLY ONTEST

1st prize: $300
2nd prize: $250
3rd prize: $200
+ 85 other prizes!

Read more HERE.

This Week's Article

Paying Culture-related Markets For Writers! By Lisa Reynolds

Trawling through the web for websites that give you the opportunity to earn money writing about culture-related issues can be like trying to find a word in a manuscript...amongst a hundred pages.

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Ask The Expert

Can My 24-Hour Short Story Contest Door Prize Be An Entry Fee For The Next Contest?

I won a door prize in the last contest where I get to choose my prize. Can my "prize" be an entry fee for the next contest?

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Success Stories

Quality PLUS Quantity Sells More Writing! By Rebecca MacKenzie

Dreaming of selling my writing and seeing my work published, I did what I thought needed to be done: I submitted...

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Whispers And Warnings

Whispers And Warnings For September 17th

Links to the stories below can be found here:
http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9389

WARNING - PROFANITY (We are altering the URLs below with asterisks)
Amazon owns the domains f*ckamazon.com and boycottamazon.com
"Yesterday, after seeing the photo to the right on Twitter, I wondered if the web address f*ckamazon.com was availableóas a businessman and an entrepreneur, Iím always looking for new opportunities..."

A PUBLISHER MAY BE TRACKING YOUR MOVES ONLINE
HarperCollins Is Now Using Digital Watermarks To Stop Ebook Piracy
"Publishers have hit upon a solution that they hope will trip up pirates: an invisible, traceable watermark on every ebook sold. These watermarks allow publishers to track the source of the leak and take necessary steps to plug the hole."

THIS ADDS TO CNN'S RECENT DIFFICULTIES
CNN Ordered to Rehire 100 Workers, Compensate 200 Others by Labor Board
"CNN has been ordered by the National Labor Relations Board to rehire 100 workers and compensate an additional 200 others in relation to a labor dispute dating back to 2003."

ARE THESE NET ROYALTIES **REALLY* BASED ON NET?
Suit over Ellington royalties rekindled
"Jazz composer Duke Ellingtonís grandson has urged New Yorkís highest court to reinstate his lawsuit seeking half the foreign royalties from Ellingtonís music for his heirs."

IT'S OKAY TO BRIEFLY QUOTE, AND TO LINK BACK, BUT IT'S NOT OKAY TO REPUBLISH THE ENTIRE SITE
News aggregation: Fair use, legality and way forward
"Is it a dichotomy that while newspapers across the globe are shrinking, news aggregators such Google News, Huffington Post, Pulse, Flipboard and many others have grown in number and popularity."

THIS IS GREAT NEWS!
Harper to Provide Express Shipping for Indie Bookstores!
"From November 3 through January 16, HarperCollins and HarperCollins Christian Publishing will offer expedited (and in most cases two business day) shipping as part of its newly introduced Holiday Express Shipping program for independent bookstores."

WHEN CONTENT PROVIDERS DON'T GET PAID
If Only Pageviews Were Dollars
"...starting at TomDispatch, my piece got re-posted on some 30 blogs and Web zines, from the Huffington Post to Island Breath. For a day and a half, the ratings of my book on Amazon surged."

Links to the stories above can be found here:
http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9389

RELATED:
Archived Whispers and Warnings are HERE.

Markets And Jobs

Paying Markets And Jobs For September 17th

PAYING MARKETS

These are NOT recycled guidelines. WritersWeekly.com only features original market listings, received from and approved by the editors at each publication.

Western Ag Reporter
CURRENT NEEDS: "Always happy to have new writers." Pays flat fee of $50 for up to 800 words.

Winemaker and Brew Your Own
CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. See guidelines. Pays $150-$250 for 2000-3000 words.

YouthWorker Journal
CURRENT NEEDS: "See guidelines." Payment varies for articles running 250-1800 words.

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FREELANCE JOBS

Freelance Investigative Researcher / Reporter - for a book
journalist

Freelance Freelance Sports/General Assignment - Near Pacific City, Oregon
Pacific City Sun

Freelance Writer
The Stir / CafeMom

Freelance Feature Writers, Essayists and Investigative Reporters
AlterNet

Freelance Senior Technical Writer - travel required
Rooster Park

Freelance Editor - Pays $1,000-$1,200
The Simple Dollar

Freelance Medical Copy Editor - Pays $24-$26/hour
recruiter

Freelance Content Manager - blogging/social media
travel start-up

Freelance Editor - Pays $15/hour
online writing service

Freelance SEO Copywriter - Pays $20/page
Slicedbread

Freelance eCommerce Products, Manufacturer, and Category Administrator - Pays $12-$14/hour
ShineRetrofits.com

Freelance Full-time Creative Editor - Pays $20/hour
Poncho

Freelance Editors - Pays $10-$20/hour
blind ad

Freelance Bureau Chief and Reporters
MorningCommute.TV

Freelance Web Editor / Writer
Herballove.com

Freelance Writers
blog

Freelance Writing Assistant - Pays $15-$20/hour
Boutique Marketing Group / boutiquemarketinggroup.com

Freelance Junior Tech Researcher, Web Producer, Social Media Maven - Pays "about $15/hour"
tech media startup

Freelance Interviewer/Assessors - Pays up to $20/hour
ISVS

Freelancer - for "web site completion, simple photo correction, writing and editing content, some marketing and business development." Pays $20-$30/hour
DD Kinsman Studio

Freelance Content Writer
boutique SEO firm

Freelance Writer - Pays $0.07/word.
b2b content marketing firm

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REAL STORIES OF SPIRIT COMMUNICATION: When Loved Ones Return After Crossing Over
Real and extraordinary stories of spirit communication from ordinary people like you and me. "Mom, Mom, I saw him! I saw Daddy, Mom!" (Chapter 23) "You must get in touch with your father." (Chapter 12) "There stood Bruce, in the corner of the shower, staring at me." (Chapter 16)
"There, blocking the front door, stood Dad, dressed in his gray slacks, cream-colored, button down, short-sleeved shirt looking like he did in the pictures from the 1950s, not the 90s, when he died." (Chapter 26)

MORE REAL STORIES OF SPIRIT COMMUNICATION: When Loved Ones Return After Crossing Over - Volume 2
"There's no need to cry. You think I'm dead, but I'm not. I'm still around." (Chapter 17) "I'm great! I love this place. It's everything my grandfather tried to tell me it was." (Chapter 21) "Kati is out there by the lake. I just saw her. She was waving to me." (Chapter 16) "This is as it should be. I'm all right. I'm happy. And I want you to be happy, too." (Chapter 10)

HALLOWEEN WEDDING PLANNER by Steff Green
You're madly in love and ready to plan the wedding! You and your beloved want a day that everyone will remember, a wedding a little more unusual, more eclectic, more YOU than anything the pre-packaged, doves and roses and pink and white bridal industry could cook up. You want a Halloween Wedding, right?

MY PATHWAY TO SPIRIT COMMUNICATION: A Real-life Beginning to "Proving the Continuity of Life" by Lynn Kent
Real life stories/interviews from the files of a Certified Medium.

THE PINK ROOM by Mark LaFlamme
The world's leading physicist attempts to use the science of string theory to bring his daughter back from the dead. Government agents and a best-selling novelist race to find out if he succeeded. A novel by award winning Maine journalist Mark LaFlamme.

THE SKEPTIC PSYCHIC: An Autobiography into the Acceptance of the Unseen
Ghosts, fairies, aliens...acknowledgment of fears precipitates expanded realities.

JOURNEY TO IMAGILAND by Tom Tullgren
Two young girls arrive in Imagiland on Halloween eve while trying to find their way home. They hoped to find a telephone to call Kristenís father to come and get them. However, they soon discover that the people of Imagiland live a very simple life. They have no electricity - hence no telephones, computers, TVs, nor electric lights!

A PROBLEM WITH GHOSTS? by Christopher Hardwick
Revelations about Ghosts, Spirits, Telepathy and Out-Of-Body Viewing.

GHOSTS OF NOTTINGHAM AND GHOSTS OF LINCOLN - Twin-volume ebook edition by Jenny Cross and Dr. David Cross
Ghost stories and photographs of Nottingham and Lincoln, UK

STALKERS IN SLEAUFORT by Ethel Kouba
Facing a new set of adventures, including Halloween in Sleaufort, nude-suit mud wrestling, poisoned eclairs, a mysterious pirate, a deadly troll, and a diet free of calories, Bixie Lee Biddle returns in Stalkers in Sleaufort, a humorous mystery.

NIAGARA'S MOST HAUNTED: Legends and Myths by Peter Sacco
Thrills and spooks in honeymoon capital of the world - Niagara Falls!

THE ADVENTURES OF JIMMY HOLIDAY by Thomas Reed
Jimmy and Kat,13, experience nine unusual adventures on different holidays.

THE OTHER END OF THE DRIVEWAY by Dana Wilde
Essays on the natural world of the Maine woods.

WEST ALONG THE RIVER 2 by David Brule
An eclectic collection of essays and stories about the passage of the seasons along an historic river, rural anthropology, and travels in Ireland, Brittany, and France.

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