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November 19, 2014

In This Issue

11/19/2014

  1. ) Publisher's Desk For November 19th
  2. ) News From The Home Office: Do You Think I'm...Obsessed???
  3. ) AngelaHoy.com: EMBARRASSING! When Friends and Family Lie About Buying Your Book
  4. ) Letters To The Editor: "I Have Had So Many Compliments On (By BookLocker.Com Cover Design)!"
  5. ) Feature Article: Spin Coverage Of One Event Into Numerous Articles!
  6. ) Ask The Expert: IS THIS MAGAZINE HOLDING MY ARTICLES HOSTAGE? Probably!
  7. ) Success Story: Get Out Of The Trenches, And Get Your Name Out There!
  8. ) Whispers And Warnings For November 19th
  9. ) Paying Markets And Jobs For November 19th
  10. ) Holiday-Themed Books

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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 November 19th

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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)
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News From the Home Office

Do You Think I'm...Obsessed???

While my bedroom closet may be in disarray (that's an understatement!), and the laundry may be backed up for three days, I am very organized with regards to business, paperwork/bills and...Christmas. Yes, really. It's a bit of an obsession for me...

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The Latest From AngelaHoy.com

EMBARRASSING! When Friends and Family Lie About Buying Your Book By Angela Hoy - BookLocker.com, WritersWeekly.com, Abuzz Press and PubPreppers.com

Well, it happened again. An author accused us of not paying royalties on friends and family book sales...that never occurred. He was unable to provide copies of receipts from the loved ones he claimed had purchased his book. In addition, he refused to provide any information about the purchases, nor the buyers, nor the stores where the purchases had (not) occurred. Even though he had zero receipts, and even though he didn't forward any correspondence to me from those individuals, and even though he could not or would not give information about even one "missing" sale, he insisted I get the money...

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Letters To The Editor

"I Have Had So Many Compliments On (my BookLocker.com book cover design)!!

Angela,

Thanks for putting Twenty-One Steps of Courage at the front of the cover design examples. I have had so many compliments on that cover, and always refer any authors who ask about it to you (and Todd). Because we used a real Soldier on the front, readers often think the story is non-fiction. I love that! Their remarks validate my choice to make sure the novel was as factual as possible.

Sarah Bates
http://www.sarahbatesauthor.com

Twenty-One Steps of Courage

To have a son adopt his father's dream as his own is rare. But that is exactly what Rod Strong does when in 2006 he enlists in the Army to join The Old Guard. Serving as a Sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery is all his father ever wants, until he dies in the Gulf War. Now Rod decides to honor his father by taking his place. He forges ahead, naively believing sheer will and hard work are all he needs...

This Week's Article

Spin Coverage Of One Event Into Numerous Articles! By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

Is it worth the effort spending two hours covering an event, two hours on the road driving, and time to write the piece? Yes, if you can write more than one article from the experience. Most periodicals want something fresh, so if you take the same theme but approach it from a different angle, you're golden...

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Ask The Expert

IS THIS MAGAZINE HOLDING MY ARTICLES HOSTAGE? Probably!

I submitted my articles to (a well-known magazine) and, after repeatedly requesting payment, this is what they said:

"I had a number of issues with your articles. They need a lot of editing and rewrites before they will be ready. And until I have time to do the editing work needed, I have to put a hold on these articles.

I'm writing six articles at any given time for several magazines who are happy to pay me at 40 to 70 cents per word so I'm guessing this is just a sleaze move to not pay.

What do you think?

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Success Stories

Get Out Of The Trenches, And Get Your Name Out There! By Susan Sundwall

I write comic cozy mysteries. I am not famous. I'm down in the trenches, trying to get my name and titles out there. My publisher is small and my marketing budget is, too. Can you relate? On more than one occasion I've wondered if I should simply get a job at the bank, and forget this whole writing dealy-bob. It's a tough slog. But, take it from me, good things can happen if you hang in there...

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Whispers And Warnings

Whispers And Warnings For November 19th

OUCH! BUT NOT AT ALL SURPRISING TO ME.
Amazon Advertising Executive Fired for Refusing To Lie
"A former advertising executive for Kindle is suing Amazon for wrongful dismissal. The saga begins in 2012 with the launch of the Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet. Amazon was seeking launch partners in order to build traction with their Special Offers edition. Credit card company Discover signed on, as they normally participated with pilot projects at Amazon. Then things got interesting..."

ALWAYS BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY AT PARTIES! PEOPLE JUST MIGHT BELIEVE YOU!
Uber Responds to BuzzFeed Report on Journalism Smear Campaign
"A senior Uber executive, during a private dinner gathering, reportedly raised the idea of hiring opposition researchers to dig up dirt on journalists who have been critical of Uber, according to BuzzFeed News."

AN EXAMPLE OF HOW LAWS IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES CAN HAVE A VARIETY OF EFFECTS ON LARGE INTERNET COMPANIES
Another Court Affirms Google's First Amendment Control Of Search Results
"Free speech law a powerful weapon on Google's side in US."

YEA, INTERNS!!!!! :)
Conde Nast Settles Intern Lawsuit for $5.8M
"Conde Nast, the publisher of magazines such as Vogue, Wired, and The New Yorker, has agreed to a $5.8 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit filed by former interns."

WOUNDING SOMEONE'S PRIDE ISN'T ILLEGAL
Author Michael Lewis prevails in 'Big Short' libel appeal
"The author Michael Lewis did not libel a money manager in his 2010 best-seller 'The Big Short,' a divided federal appeals court ruled on Friday."

IN MY OPINION, HACHETTE WON!
In Amazon/Hachette deal, ebook agency pricing is a winner
"In the deal that Amazon and Hachette Book Group finally reached Thursday after months of bitter negotiations, we don't really know which side 'won,' if one side did. But one survivor perhaps surprisingly was agency pricing for ebooks, the practice through which the publisher sets an ebook's price and the retailer takes a commission."

RELATED:

Archived Whispers and Warnings are HERE.

Markets And Jobs

Paying Markets And Jobs For November 19th

PAYING MARKETS

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

American Indian Art Magazine
CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. Pays $400 for 6000-7000 words.

Channel Partners
CURRENT NEEDS: "Articles by authors with domain expertise in IT, telecom channels, both technical and sales." Payment varies.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
CURRENT NEEDS: "We run timely op-eds at around 1,000 words, book reviews at 1,100 words, and longer articles, reviews, and essays at up to 5,000 words, depending on the piece." Payment varies.

The Cincinnati Review
CURRENT NEEDS: "We're always on the lookout for exciting new pieces of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. We also publish reviews of new books of poetry." Pays $30/page for poetry, $25/page for prose.

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FREELANCE JOBS

FREELANCE JOBS

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Freelance Managing Editor - for wedding/bridal magazine
What's Up? Weddings magazine

Freelance Asian Financial Journalist - English Writer
Investing.com

Freelance Blogger
digital media startup

Freelance "FEmail Fashion Finder Writer"
Daily Mail Online

Freelance Technical Writer
SR Education Group

Freelance Weekend Copyeditor
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Freelance Associate Technical Content Editor - Pays salary + benefits.
Pantheon

Freelance Writer - Pays $45/hour
creative agency

Freelance Teen Pop News Writers
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Freelance Writers
The Babe Report

Freelance Copywriter - "Web site design helpful too."
wellness/health business

Freelance High-End Lifestyle/Fashion Blog Content Editor - Pays $1,000+/month
"Sophisticated and Stylish Aspirational Women's Fashion & Lifestyle digital destination"

Freelance Copy Editor / Assistant Editor - Pays monthly retainer
"Start-up, nationally distributed print magazine "

Freelance Writers
parenting website
Freelance

Freelance Political Writers
Libertarian Leanings

Freelance Audio Translator
Verbal Ink

Freelance Social Media Writer - Culinary & Hospitality
Ulrich Maharry

Freelance Writer, Blogger and Social Media Specialist - paid internship
Changethemachine.com

Freelance Copy Editor - QA / Proofing. Pays $25-$30/hour.
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Freelance Ghostwriter - expert on corporate branding. Pays $90.
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Freelance Writers
"a digital-first entertainment and content hub"

Freelance Writer - for marketing materials
natural health manufacturer

Freelance Writer / Editor - Pays $80-$110
technology company

Freelance Proofreader - medical/legal. Pays $10/hour.
Woodlake Medical Management

Freelance Writers - for test preparation content. Pays $15/hour.
provider of online educational services

Young Freelance Writers (children) - Warning - only pays $1-$6 but they're specifically requesting articles from children.
For All the Animals, LLC / foralltheanimals.com

Freelance Copywriter
blind ad

Freelancers - to evaluate Internet ads. Pays $15/hour.
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Freelance Technical/Legal Writer/Editor/Proofreader - to research legal content, write workbooks, and edit materials
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Holiday-Themed Books

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AUNT SUZIE RAISES A TURKEY
Auntie Suzie and her daddy bring the little baby turkey home after purchasing him for only one dollar from the local feed store. She raises the little bird (Tom Turkey) in a box in her bedroom...

A HEROES' KEEPSAKE: Memoirs of Christmas at War
Stories of Christmas at war by American Heroes' throughout history.

NICHOLAS: The Fantastic Origin of Santa Claus
The action adventure origin of Santa Claus and Christmas traditions.

CELEBRATION: Stories of the Songs of Christmas
The history of the Christmas songs we sing!

CHRISTMAS IN DAIRYLAND
When LeAnn R. Ralph was growing up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin forty years ago, she didn't now she was making history...

THE CHRISTMAS WISH LIST
A Christmas miracle that transforms an entire community.

SANTA, CEO
Kicked from his global empire, Santa fights to return.

COWBOY CHRISTMAS TALES
A collection of short stories celebrating Christmas the Cowboy Way!

TO THE STABLE: Encounters on the Way to Bethlehem
Reflective portrayal of Gospel accounts of the birth of Christ.

ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS
Spiritual and Heartwarming explanation of how Nicholas became Saint Nick.

THE MONEY TREE: A Christmas Miracle
Who says money doesn't grow on trees?

CHRISTMAS GUEST
Scott finds the meaning of home in this magical adventure.

NICK & SADIE
A Christmas fantasy of "what ifs."

THE TRUE CHRISTMAS STORY: And Why It Is Better For Your Family
What really happened at the birth of Jesus Christ.

THE CHRISTMAS TREE MURDER
High up on the eastern slope of New Mexico's Sandia Mountains, Maddy and Jane have everything prepared for a family Christmas gathering...

DIPLOMATIC IMPUNITY: A Viennese Christmas Mystery
Peggy Gilman investigates a shocking death in Vienna over Christmas.

STAR OF THE KING: The Christian's Guide to Learning the Identity of the Star of Bethlehem
Uncover the Bible's secret behind the Star of Bethlehem.

KNOCKING ON HEAVEN'S DOOR: A Simple Guide to Prayer
An indispensable guide detailing what prayer is, how it works and the magnificence of its different aspects.

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