March 25, 2015
POD PRICE COMPARISON
CONSIDERING SELF-PUBLISHING IN 2015? - How Many Book Sales Needed to Recoup Your Investment?
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POD PRICE COMPARISON - 2015 Edition
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Whispers And Warnings
Whispers And Warnings For March 25th
ABUSIVE ONLINE COMMENTS OR GOOD OLD FASHIONED STALKING?
Why I Quit Goodreads (or, The Bookternet Is Not Safe for Women)
"Partly, I was paring back my social media life to those that are most useful to me (Twitter) or make me happiest (Instagram). Partly, I found the Kathleen Hale controversy profoundly upsetting..."
CHANGING NAMES IN FICTION WON'T PROTECT YOU FROM LAWSUITS!
Self-Published Novelist Defamed In-Laws in 53k Euro Payout Case
"Despite the fiction disclaimer, the author's 'husband's uncle, aunt, cousin, mother and sister lodged a criminal complaint against her for libel, claiming that the novel directly related their family history and damaged the family's reputation.'"
THE DEMANDS MADE BY THE MUSIC COMPANY ARE RIDICULOUS
Fox Sues to Keep 'Empire' as Title of Hit Series
"In response to a demand that it pay $5 million and cast several artists in the hit TV series Empire, Fox filed a trademark lawsuit on Monday seeking a declaration that it has every right to use the show's title."
CAN ANYONE PUBLISH YOUR UNPUBLISHED WORK FOR PROFIT YEARS AFTER YOUR DEATH?
Salinger Court Fight Involves Law, Literature Business
"I think we've turned the tables on the great J.D. Salinger - the most litigious author in American history," Graves said last week, just days after the lawsuit was filed. "No author has control after a certain amount of time."
IF YOU TWEET A LIE, EXPECT REPURCUSSIONS
Maker of film on rapper Drake sues its own star
"Drake authorized the filming, he was paid for it, he still has a financial stake in the movie, and his current statements to the contrary are completely false,' says Peter Haviland, lawyer for film company Specticast."
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Markets And Jobs
Paying Markets And Jobs For March 25th
The Hollins Critic
CURRENT NEEDS: Poetry. Pays $25/poem.
Pacific Coast Business Times
CURRENT NEEDS: "We make assignments to writers typically within our market." Payment varies.
Pediatrics for Parents
CURRENT NEEDS: "Will consider any interesting topic." Pays $25 for 600-1500 words.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Stories tailored to the podiatric profession." Pays $350-$450 for 1,500-2,500 words.
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women's lifestyle site
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South Bay Accent
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Washington Post Express
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ECT News Network
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Plaintiff-Side Employment Law Firm
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Freelance Korean Translator - to translate business documents from Korean to English
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