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September 24, 2014

In This Issue

09/24/2014

  1. ) Publisher's Desk For September 24th
  2. ) News From The Home Office: Making The Kids Wait. Heh...
  3. ) AngelaHoy.com: More World's Worst Book Proposals And Query Letters!
  4. ) Letters To The Editor: Press Releases Are Boring - News Is Not!
  5. ) Feature Article: 6 Ways To Kill Your Freelance Writing Career Before It Begins
  6. ) Ask The Expert: Should I Pay My POD Publisher To Edit And Illustrate My Book? NO!!!
  7. ) Success Story: How To Make The Most Of Your First Freelance Break
  8. ) Whispers And Warnings For September 24th
  9. ) Paying Markets And Jobs For September 24th
  10. ) Fall- And Halloween-Themed Books

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Publisher's Desk

Publisher's Desk For September 24th

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POD PRICE COMPARISON

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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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3. BOOK PROPOSALS THAT WORKED! Real Book Proposals That Landed $10K - $100K Publishing Contracts
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News From the Home Office

Making The Kids Wait. Heh...

I finally gave in last weekend, and let the boys put up the Halloween decorations. The china cabinet is now full of my horror babies, faux fall leaf garlands are hung here and there, and skeletons, witches, and other ghouls grace every corner...

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The Latest From AngelaHoy.com

More World's Worst Book Proposals And Query Letters! By Angela Hoy - BookLocker.com, WritersWeekly.com, Abuzz Press and PubPreppers.com

Today, I'm going to share another installment of our popular column, World's Worst Book Proposals and Query Letters. Yes, we can learn from others' mistakes! Featured below are real quotes from query letters (and two book proposals) submitted to us over the past few months...

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Letters To The Editor

Press Releases Are Boring - News Is Not!

Your article about the purpose of a press release was right on the money...

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This Week's Article

6 Ways To Kill Your Freelance Writing Career Before It Begins By Shanon Lee

Starting a freelance writing career can be challenging. Creative careers often attract individuals fueled by passion, without the business acumen to sustain their efforts. Learning how to attract and retain clients, while remaining fulfilled by your work, is a delicate balance that can be achieved by avoiding these common beginner mistakes...

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Ask The Expert

Should I Pay My POD Publisher To Edit And Illustrate My Book? NO!!!

I have friends that want to know how to make their story come to life. There are many that want to write children's books. Can you recommend an editor as well as a company that has illustrators to work with as a package?

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Success Stories

How To Make The Most Of Your First Freelance Break By Greg Thorpe

At the end of 2013, I quit my publishing job after 12 to pursue the life of a freelancer. I announced my plans across social media and, although it wasn't intended as a pitch, I quietly hoped the announcement would lead to some interesting (paid) work. Soon after, a local independent arts venue contacted me to say they were fans of my blog...

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Whispers And Warnings

Whispers And Warnings For September 24th

Links to the stories below can be found here:
http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9392

IF YOU DON'T WANT N*DE PICS OF YOURSELF CIRCULATED, DON'T TAKE THEM!
Arizona's New Law Against Revenge P*rn
"If (individuals or websites) shared or re-published any of the images of n*de celebrities that leaked online earlier this month, (they) could be charged with a felony under a new Arizona law..."

GETTING BANNED CAN OFFER A TREMENDOUS BOOST IN BOOK SALES!
Top 20 books they tried to ban
"As Banned Books Week starts in America, we look at 20 books that were famously banned..."

I FEEL SORRY FOR THIS WOMAN...BUT I DON'T THINK THIS RULING WILL STAND.
Rape victim's lawsuit shows the limits of website immunity law
Judge: CDA Section 230 isn't "all purpose get-out-of-jail-free card" for websites.
"... appeals court ruling yesterday may join the small batch of precedents that set out the murky limits of CDA Section 230. A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has allowed (PDF) an alleged rape victim to sue ModelMayhem.com, a site she says was used by her attackers..."

DID YOU KNOW THERE'S A FIRM THAT MONITORS SOME COLLEGE STUDENTS' ONLINE ACTIVITY?
Social media policies of student-athletes criticized
"Last year, UNC softball players were not allowed to post any of their photos from Halloween on Franklin Street to Facebook - at least, not without a coach's permission."

I THINK GOOGLE MAY NEED MORE EMPLOYEES SOON!
The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) said it has sent Google 100 million takedown notices
"And, now they're complaining 'that the internet search firm does not respond quickly enough.'"

Links to the stories above can be found here:
http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9392

RELATED:

Archived Whispers and Warnings are HERE.

Markets And Jobs

Paying Markets And Jobs For September 24th

PAYING MARKETS

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

Journal of Information Ethics
CURRENT NEEDS: See guidelines. Pays $25-$50."

NAILPRO, Beauty Launchpad, Beauty Store Business, DAYSPA, MedEsthetics, Nail It!
CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. Pays $450 for feature length articles; $350 for columns. Word counts run 1200-1500.

The Other Side of Horror
CURRENT NEEDS: "Feature articles, fiction, reviews." Pays $50 for up to 700 words.

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FREELANCE JOBS

Freelance Sports, Pop-Culture, Humor Writer
Gametime

Freelance Writers & Video Journalists
Arkleus Broadcasting

Freelance Reporters - to Study State Government
The Center for Public Integrity

Freelance Editorial Assistant - Pays $13/hour
syndicated columnist/author

Freelance Technical Writer
recruiter

Freelance Food/Cooking Blogger - Pays $50-$75
Food Hacks

Freelance Blog Designer / Content Manager
lifestyle blog

Freelance Writer/Editor - Pays $15/hour
RTM Engineering Consultants, LLC

Freelance TV Show Recap/ Spoiler Writers
New York-based media company

Freelance Community Content Manager
M.I.A. Media Group

Freelance ELD/ELL Writers - to write educational materials for English language learners
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Freelance Content Writer / Marketer - Pays $20
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Freelance Event, Wedding & Lifestyle Writer - Pays $300-$450/month
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Freelance Copywriters and Editors
ProPRcopy

Freelance Writer/Editor - Pays $15-$30/hour
natural health site

Freelance Overnight/AM News Editor
international breaking news organization

Freelance Writer
individual

Freelance Creative Copywriter
digital publisher

Freelance Manga Translator-Letterer
YKS Services, LLC

Freelance SEO Content Writer
AO Design

Freelance Witty Writers - Pays $25-$100
outdoorsy publication

Freelance High School Geometry Online Lesson Author
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Freelance Script Writer - for product commercials, infomercials and sales advertisements.
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Fall- And Halloween-Themed Books

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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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