April 09, 2014
In This Issue
POD PRICE COMPARISON
See How The POD Publishers Compare!
BOOKLOCKER - $675 (deduct $200 if submitting your own cover)
Trafford - $1,424
CreateSpace - $1,486
Lulu - $1,536
iUniverse - $1,599
AuthorHouse - $1,993
Xlibris - $2,621
Includes print and ebook publication. Prices above are based on the least expensive publishing services package offered by each publisher on similar offers targeting U.S. authors.
Publisher's Desk For April 9th
ONLY 2 1/2 WEEKS AWAY! ALREADY 58% FULL!
The WritersWeekly Spring, 2014 24-Hour Short Story Contest is just around the corner!
Each contest is limited to 500 participants and THEY USUALLY FILL UP so don't delay if you want to participate!
1st Place: $300
2nd Place: $250
3rd Place: $200
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One (1) At Your Service Publishing Package from BookLocker.com! A $675 value!!!
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SELF-PUBLISHING SECRETS REVEALED - How Many Book Sales Needed to Recoup Your Investment?
BookLocker - 121 copies
CreateSpace - 289 copies
Lulu - 367 copies
Trafford - 428 copies
iUniverse - 401-472 copies
Xlibris - 477 copies
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.
USE MEMORY TRIGGERS TO WRITE YOUR MEMOIRS THIS YEAR!
P.O.D. SECRETS REVEALED!
BookLocker.com is "AS CLOSE TO PERFECTION AS YOU'RE GOING TO FIND IN THE WORLD OF EBOOK AND POD PUBLISHING." - Attorney Mark Levine, author of The Fine Print of Self Publishing
PUBPREPPERS - WE PREP, YOU PUBLISH!
WRITERSWEEKLY.COM'S CURRENT BEST SELLERS
1. 24-HOUR SHORT STORY CONTEST ENTRY FEE - $5
Entry fee and contest guidelines ebook.
2. HOW TO REMEMBER, WRITE AND PUBLISH YOUR LIFE STORY
Remember Your Past, Write It, and Publish It in as little as 12 weeks!
3. QUERY LETTERS THAT WORKED! Real Queries That Landed $2K+ Writing Assignments
Copies of real query letters that resulted in writing assignments worth $2K and much more!!
4. The FINE PRINT of Self-Publishing - Fifth Edition
A primer on contracts, printing costs, royalties, distribution, e-books, and marketing
5. SO, YOU WANNA BE A GHOSTWRITER - How To Make Money Writing Without a Byline
Learn how to succeed as a ghostwriter.
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News From the Home Office
We LOVE manatees! The first wild one we saw in Florida was in our very own backyard, the day we closed on this house. We've had a special affection for them ever since. There are three at the local museum and Max and Mason love visiting them.
Last Sunday, we had cabin fever so we threw on shorts and t-shirts (it was 90 here!), and headed north on I-75. Just half an hour away is the Manatee Viewing Area in Apollo Beach...
The Latest From AngelaHoy.com
PROLIFIC AUTHORS! Which Publisher Gives the BEST DEAL to Authors of Two or More Titles? By Angela Hoy - WritersWeekly.com and BookLocker.com
You're an author with two or more manuscripts ready to go (or books you want to re-publish), and several more in the works. After you go through a publisher's process the first time, the second time is naturally easier, for both you and for the publisher. You know what to expect, and what they expect, and the publishing process goes much more smoothly.
Shouldn't you be rewarded for this by receiving a deep discount on setup fees for your second and subsequent books? Yes, you should!
Which P.O.D. publisher offers deep discounts to "returning authors?"
Letters To The Editor
More Warm Fuzzies!
I sure appreciate all your excellent help with publishing my book! You are so kind, considerate, quick and thorough!
This Week's Article
FLEEING UNFAIRFIELD: An Allegory Exposing Unfair Pay for Writing Services Fleeing Unfairfield By Christine Laws
How can we fix the glaring inconsistency of expecting writers to work for free while everybody else receives payment? Well, editors can either pay the writers or writers can move on to publications that do pay. Sometimes, editors do not seem to understand the unfairness of this policy or, at other times, writers sell themselves short. I wrote the following allegory to expose the issue, and to encourage fairness for the work that writers do...
Ask The Expert
Should I Pay a Fee to Submit to a Literary Journal? No!!
What is your view of publications that charge a fee just to submit work through their online submission portals? I notice many of the literary journals are now charging around $3 to submit, justifying that it's what it would cost for postage, administrative fees, and to help pay writers, like this quip from a lit journal:
"We charge a $3 submission fee, which is the postage that would be needed for a submission. This helps keep us in business..."
This Author Stayed Home And Became More Grounded, Satisfied & Prosperous By Christina Katz
Most author advice suggests getting out in the world and getting up in front of your book's real-live audience. I am not going to contradict this advice because I know the benefits of public speaking, making appearances, and teaching workshops at conferences first-hand. If you are a first-time author you need to get out there, get seen, and mingle with your audience, period...
Whispers And Warnings
Whispers And Warnings For April 9th
Links to the stories below can be found here:
BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING!
Toledo Blade lawsuit alleges military guards detained journalists, deleted photos
"The Toledo Blade filed a federal lawsuit Friday against various government officials after military police reportedly detained two of the paper's journalists outside a military manufacturing facility, seized their equipment, and deleted digital photographs."
MORE INTERNS SHOULD SUE TO STOP THIS HORRIBLE PRACTICE
Conde Nast Settles Intern Lawsuit
"The lawsuit was brought in June 2013 by former interns Lauren Ballinger and Matthew Lieb, who alleged that the compensation received for the work they did at W Magazine and the New Yorker, respectively, violated New York labor law."
IF YOU CAN'T SUE IN A TIMELY FASHION, DON'T SUE AT ALL!
NBC Universal Prevails in Epic 'Ghost Hunters' Legal Battle
"The dispute, litigated for more than seven years, alleged that the show about a team of paranormal investigators was stolen. This week, a California appeals court ordered a lower court to grant the studio summary judgment because the plaintiffs hadn't brought their claims in a timely fashion."
BANNED BOOKS IN PRISON? 17 DIFFERENT REASONS - GOOD ONES, IN MY OPINION!
'Violent, deviant s*xual acts:' Prison records show why inmates are denied books
"Mike Hoffman grabbed a copy of one of his favorite books, 'American Gods' by Neil Gaiman, and placed it among a pile of donations to be mailed to prisoners..."
ALLOWING UPLOADS OF ILLEGAL MATERIAL ENCOURAGES COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
Disney, Movie Studios Sue Megaupload, Kim Dotcom Over Copyright Claims
"While billing itself as a private data storage provider, Megaupload.com functioned as a hub for uploading and downloading copyrighted movies and TV shows, according to the complaint filed today in federal court..."
Links to the stories above can be found here:
Markets And Jobs
Paying Markets And Jobs For April 9th
These are NOT recycled guidelines. WritersWeekly.com only features original market listings, received from and approved by the editors at each publication.
Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts - THIS PUBLICATION HAS BEEN BLACKLISTED BY WRITERSWEEKLY.COM FOR CHARGING WRITERS A "READING FEE."
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.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Writers should familiarize themselves with past issues to learn the kind of material we publish and approximate word count." Pays $80-$750 for 750-7000 words.
DO YOU PAY WRITERS? We'll post your ad for free (provided you pay respectable wages).
Send your ad to Angela here: http://www.writersweekly.com/contact.php
Consumers Digest Communications LLC
Freelance Bloggers - Pays $30-$50/post
Love Ann Joy - a Christian website
Freelance Web Copywriters
American Creative, Inc.
Freelance Blogger / Social Media Content Specialist - near Hermosa Beach, CA
South Bay DIGS
Freelance Digital Copywriter - near Chicago
Freelance Writers - Pays $50 for 500-750 words
Freelance Writers - music/nightlife
Freelance E-commerce Content Manager - Pays $150/day.
Freelance South China Correspondent
Freelance Content Editor
mobile internet start up for children
Freelance Writers - Pays $0.06/word or flat fees for projects
Freelance Music Bloggers - Pays $10-$50/post.
music promotion/PR company
Freelance Stringer - for council meetings in Irvine, CA
L.A. Times Community News
Freelance Copywriter / Content Writer
marketer specializing in health supplements and beauty products
Freelance Writer/Editor - to write monthly mortgage newsletter. Pays $26/hour.
Freelance Blogger - Pays $60/post.
Freelance Financial Bloggers - Pays $50/post.
Freelance Online Editor
stock trading publisher
Freelance Financial Markets Reporter
Freelance Content Development Writers
education content development company
Freelance Energy Journalist
San Francisco communications firm
Freelance Creative Blogger - VFX and 3D remote. Pays $30/post.
Freelance Health Writer
Town & Style St. Louis
Freelance Junior Designer
Freelance Japanese Proofreader - Pays $1800 for project
New At BookLocker
At BookLocker.com For April 9th
BOOKLOCKER'S AMAZON.COM PRINT BESTSELLERS FOR MARCH, 2014
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BOOKS FOR WRITERS!
QUIT YOUR JOB OR DIE
A mind and heart opening journey that will change how you look at how you live your life.
HOW TO REMEMBER, WRITE AND PUBLISH YOUR LIFE STORY
Remember Your Past, Write It, and Publish It in as little as 12 weeks!
90 DAYS OF PROMOTING YOUR BOOK ONLINE: Your Book's Daily Marketing Plan
Day-to-day book promotion from Day 1 through Day 90...and beyond!
BOOK PROPOSALS THAT WORKED! Real Book Proposals That Landed $10K - $100K Publishing Contracts
In these pages, you'll find real book proposals that landed contracts with these publishing houses: Simon & Schuster, MIRA Books, Music Sales Corporation, Berkeley Books, Osborne/McGraw-Hill and many more!
7.625 STRATEGIES IN EVERY BEST-SELLER
At this moment, thousands of would-be authors are slaving away on their keyboards, dreaming of literary success. But their efforts won't count for much. Of all those manuscripts, trade book editors will sign up only a slim fraction...
PRESERVE YOUR FAMILY HISTORY: A Step-by-Step Guide for Writing Oral Histories
Do your grandmother and grandfather -- mother and father -- aunts and uncles -- tell stories about the "good old days?" Preserve them!
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