August 13, 2014

POD PRICE COMPARISON

SELF-PUBLISHING SECRETS REVEALED - How Many Book Sales Needed to Recoup Your Investment?

HINT:
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.

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In This Issue

08/13/2014

  1. ) Publisher's Desk For August 13th
  2. ) News From The Home Office: We're Outta Here!
  3. ) AngelaHoy.com: TIRED OF PEDDLING THAT OLD MANUSCRIPT? You Might Be Able To Sell It Outright!
  4. ) Letters To The Editor: Bigots Need Not Apply! 9 Offensive Ways To Lose A Publishing Contract
  5. ) Feature Article: WHO Are YOU? Choosing a Pseudonym for Maximum Impact...and Sales!
  6. ) Ask The Expert: Ask The Expert For August 13th
  7. ) Success Story: Pitching Product Promotions! Writing About Products You Love
  8. ) Whispers And Warnings For August 13th
  9. ) Paying Markets And Jobs For August 13th
  10. ) Best Sellers!

Publisher's Desk

Publisher's Desk For August 13th

AUTHORS, DON'T GET RIPPED OFF!

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THE FALL, 2014 24-HOUR SHORT STORY CONTEST IS NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!

The fall contest is always our most popular because it has a crispy fall theme.

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

Entry fee is only $5. You can see the complete list of 85 prizes and sign up here: http://www.writersweekly.com/misc/contest.php


ONLY 5 1/2 WEEKS AWAY! THE FALL, 2014 24-HOUR SHORT STORY CONTEST IS NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!

The fall contest is always our most popular because it always has a crispy fall theme.

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

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

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

Details here.

ABUZZ PRESS IS SEEKING MANUSCRIPTS - Non-fiction,
how-to, new-age, textbooks, er*tic romance and other
fiction. See guidelines at:

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A free At-Your-Service Publishing Package from BookLocker.com! A $675 value!

THE FINE PRINT: Your manuscript must be ready for review within one week of notification by BookLocker that you have won. Your manuscript must first be approved by BookLocker. (BookLocker.com will not publish books with bad writing, unedited books, nor ones that violate laws, contain libel or invasion of privacy, or that teach people how to perform illegal acts.) If BookLocker can't publish the winner's book for any of these reasons, their prize will instead be a free book of their choice from BookLocker.com.

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4. WRITING HISTORICAL FICTION: Advice for the Digital Age
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News From the Home Office

We're Outta Here!

We are looking forward to escaping Florida's heat for few days...

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The Latest From AngelaHoy.com

TIRED OF PEDDLING THAT OLD MANUSCRIPT? You Might Be Able To Sell It Outright! By Angela Hoy, BookLocker.com, WritersWeekly.com, Abuzz Press and PubPreppers.com

There's an outfit online that's sending out emails, trying to get authors to "give away" the rights to their book manuscripts. They claim they're a charity. Pshaw!!! Don't give it away your hard work for free! That would be ludicrous...

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Letters To The Editor

Bigots Need Not Apply! 9 Offensive Ways To Lose A Publishing Contract

Angela,

I hope this doesn't put me in the "thank goodness I'm not like these" category, but I found myself laughing out loud at the bizarre requests you've received (quoted in WritersWeekly).

My favorite was wanting your personal cell-phone number in order to call you 24/7. Now why didn't *I* think of that? Sure you won't reconsider? Just for me? ;-D

Blessings as always -- and THANKS for all your hard work!

Margaret

This Week's Article

WHO Are YOU? Choosing a Pseudonym for Maximum Impact...and Sales! By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

Your byline is important, not just in its frequency of appearance, but also in how it affects your income. Some writers operating writing businesses use a name other than their own if they pen web copy or advertising, for example. But for some types of writing, such as periodicals and books, your name is your brand identity...

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Ask The Expert

Can I Use A Picture I Found Online?

I found some old photos on some websites. I want to use them in my book. From their aged appearance, it looks like they're in the public domain. Can I use them without permission?

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Success Stories

Pitching Product Promotions! Writing About Products You Love By Samantha Callender

I struggled to find my footing in the freelance world of journalism. It seems that every pitch I was offering to major publications was being denied and the opportunity to earn money was slipping away.

A lot of the rejections to my queries came with reasons like, "Your topic wouldn't be of interest to our readers."

I couldn't particularly understand how my topics wouldn't be interesting to their readers. I tried to craft topics that pertained to the focus of the publication I was pitching.

Then I realized...maybe they could see I wasn't particularly passionate about the topic I was trying to write about. Maybe my lack of knowledge and interest in the paycheck was more evident than my interest in the topic I was trying to discuss.

That's when it dawned on me. Maybe I should try to write about the things I loved most, and submit it to those companies and to those people...

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Whispers And Warnings

Whispers And Warnings For August 13th

Links to the stories below can be found here:
http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9384

THE WRATH AGAINST AMAZON SPREADS
Plot Thickens as 900 Writers Battle Amazon
"Amazon's dream of dominating the publishing world has run into some trouble..."

AND...
Bestselling authors take out full-page New York Times ad against Amazon
"Stephen King and Donna Tartt among those petitioning Amazon to 'stop harming the livelihood of the authors.'"

ALLEGED PLAGIARISM (AND MORE) MEANS FALL FROM GRACE
LifeWay Pulls Mark Driscoll's Books from Shelves
"In a move that had been rumored for some time, LifeWay Christian Resources has suspended sales of Mark Driscoll's books, pulling them from its website and from the shelves of its 180 Christian bookstores."

EXCELLENT ARTICLE FROM FINDLAW.COM ON PLAGIARISM!
Plagiarism: 5 Potential Legal Consequences
"As college students prepare for to start their fall terms, the unfolding saga of Senator John Walsh's plagiarized college paper should act as a warning of the potential perils of academic plagiarism."

HARDWORKING, COURAGEOUS STUDENT JOURNALISTS!
Newspaper sues for access to surveillance video
"A student newspaper covering the January murder of a Purdue University student has filed suit against the university for access to surveillance video recordings showing a confrontation between police and a journalist."

SOMETIMES A #2 PENCIL JUST MAKES MORE SENSE...
Law students sue when software fails
"Perhaps law students were the wrong crowd to anger. Thousands of law students attempting to take the bar exam in 42 states got a nasty surprise: They couldn't upload their answers."

GOOGLE ALLEGEDLY HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO REMOVE THEM, BUT DID NOT
Now Google Autocomplete Could Be Found Guilty Of Libel In Hong Kong
"A court has ruled that a Hong Kong tycoon can sue Google over its autocomplete results suggesting he has links to organized crime."

Links to the stories above can be found here:
http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9384

RELATED:

Archived Whispers and Warnings are HERE.

Markets And Jobs

Paying Markets And Jobs For August 13th

PAYING MARKETS

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

Good Old Days
CURRENT NEEDS: "Any seasonal or non-seasonal true first-person stories from the 1935-1960 time period." Pays $25 for full-length stories, $10-$15 for shorter features.

The Horn Book Magazine
CURRENT NEEDS: "Nonfiction interviews with children's book authors and illustrators, topics of interest to the children's book world." Pays $100-$200 for up to 2000 words.

Music Connection
CURRENT NEEDS: "I can always use a writer who specializes in multi-source features (3,500 words) on aspects of the music industry." Pays $175 for 3000-3500 words.

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FREELANCE JOBS

Freelance Food/Health Writers
Rodale

Freelance Content Writer & Reviewer - near Menlo Park, CA. Pays $25/hour
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Freelance Grant Writer/Fundraiser
non-profit

Freelance Reporter
WashingtonExec / washingtonexec.com

Freelance Writers
Royal Media Partners

Freelance Writer/Editor Consultant
Safe Horizon

Freelance Diet, Health & Cookbook Authors - Pays $3K-$4K
Callisto Media

Freelance Translators/Interpreters
Babbletype

Freelance Blogger - Pays $250-$450/month
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Freelance Small Business Bloggers - Pays $100/post
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Freelance Blogger
attorney website

Freelance Technical Content Developer/ Coordinator
technology marketing and consulting firm

Freelancer - with exceptional writing and communication skills. Pays $15-$20/hour.
SolarPowerRocks.com

Freelance English to Japanese Translators
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Freelance Content Screener
Legacy.com

Freelance Proofreader - Pays up to $30/hour.
24 SEVEN

Freelance Technical Writer/Blogger
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Freelance Journalists (5) - Pays salary, return airfares to Japan, accommodation, food, and transport. Dateline Tokyo -- 2014 Journalism Program.
Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan (FCCJ) and Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG)

Freelance Copywriter
independent fashion e-commerce business

Freelance Cannabis Social Media Freelancer
Canna Adventures

Freelance Business Summary Writer - Pays $25/page.
individual

Freelance Copywriter - near Venice, CA
zooomproductions.us

Freelance Senior Technical Writers - API documentation. Pays $53-$63/hour.
blind ad

Freelance Ghostwriter
CEO

Freelance Proofreader - Pays $8/page.
Cypress Magazines

Freelance Reporter - near Woodland Park, NJ
The Record

Freelance Copy Editor
Enstars.com

Freelance Financial Markets Reporter
MT Newswires

Freelance Theater Critic - near Colorado Springs, CO
The Gazette

Freelance Legal Journalist
Connecticut Financial News

Freelance German Language Transcriptions - Pays $44/hour of audio
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BEST SELLING EBOOKS

BookLocker's ebooks are sold on Amazon.com (for the Kindle), BarnesandNoble.com (for the Nook), Apple (for iPods, iPads, and iPhones), BookLocker.com (ePub, Mobi and PDF files), and Kobo (Canada's popular ebook retailer).

Links to the books below are here:
http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=9378

#1 - THE HELMSMAN: Director's Cut Edition by Bill Baldwin

#2 - GALACTIC CONVOY: Director's Cut Edition by Bill Baldwin

#3 - THE TROPHY by Bill Baldwin

#4 - THE MERCENARIES: Director's Cut Edition

#5 - The Turning Tide by Bill Baldwin

#6 - The Defenders by Bill Baldwin

#7 - The Siege by Bill Baldwin

#8 - The Defiance by Bill Baldwin

#9 - Cancer-Free: Your Guide to Gentle, Non-toxic Healing (Fourth Edition) by Bill Henderson

#10 - Far Above Rubies by Cynthia Polansky

BEST SELLING PRINT BOOKS

BookLocker's print books are sold on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, booksamillion.com, BookLocker.com, and numerous other bookstores, both domestic and foreign. Any bookstore with an Ingram account (Ingram is the world's largest book distributor) can pick up Ingram's feed, so authors find your book listed in stores they've never heard of. Most brick and mortar bookstores use Ingram's database to find and order books so bookstore customers can ask their neighborhood bookstore to order the books as well.

#1 - Cancer-Free: Your Guide to Gentle, Non-toxic Healing (Fourth Edition) by Bill Henderson

#2 - SHE IS HIT BY WAVES...BUT WILL NOT SINK: Paris' Battle with Neuroblastoma by Lauren Strickland

#3 - THE EYE OF REVELATION: The Ancient Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation by Peter Kelder

#4 - THE POTTY BOOT CAMP: Basic Training For Toddlers by Dr. Suzanne Riffel

#5 - SQUARE THE CIRCLE: Art Therapy Workbook by Rebecca Bloom, ATR-BC LMHC

#6 - HEART CENTERED LIVING: Messages Inspired by Christ Consciousness by Pamela Kribbe

#7 - NLD From the Inside Out: Talking to Parents, Teachers, and Teens about Growing Up with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities by Michael Brian Murphy

#8 - Mindful Manipulation by James Ranieri

#9 - Great Customer Connections: Simple Psychological Techniques that Guarantee Exceptional Service by Richard Gallagher

#10 (tie) - Mercury's Child - Behaviour Change System by Warwick Dyer

#10 (tie) - MODE ONE: Let The Women Know What You're REALLY Thinking by Alan Roger Currie

WRITERSWEEKLY'S BOOKS FOR WRITERS!

QUIT YOUR JOB OR DIE
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HOW TO REMEMBER, WRITE AND PUBLISH YOUR LIFE STORY
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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
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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
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