April 23, 2014

In This Issue

04/23/14

  1. ) Publisher's Desk For April 23rd
  2. ) News From The Home Office: How I Sprained My Knee
  3. ) AngelaHoy.com: 14 Tips To Give Yourself A Leg Up In Writing Contests!
  4. ) Letters To The Editor: BookLocker Has Been the Best!!
  5. ) Feature Article: Where to Find the Best Article Ideas!
  6. ) Ask The Expert: Is This Self-Publishing Rumor True?
  7. ) Success Story: I Returned to Writing After 10 Years!
  8. ) Whispers And Warnings For April 23rd
  9. ) Paying Markets And Jobs For April 23rd
  10. ) BOOKS FOR WRITERS!

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.

See:
http://www.writersweekly.com/pod-price-comparison.php

Publisher's Desk

Publisher's Desk For April 23rd

LAST CHANCE! THIS WEEKEND!! ALREADY 77% 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

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

FAST and FREE BOOK PUBLICATION (Yes, really!)

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THIS WEEK'S WRITERSWEEKLY TRIVIA CONTEST!

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Once you have subscribed, answer the question at the link below.

NOTE: ONLY ONE WINNER PER HOUSEHOLD PER CALENDAR QUARTER, PLEASE.

THIS WEEK'S PRIZE:
A free book of your choice from BookLocker.com!

HOW TO ENTER:
Answer the question at THIS LINK

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.

More info:
http://writersweekly.com/the_latest_from_angelahoycom/008395_02122014.html

USE MEMORY TRIGGERS TO WRITE YOUR MEMOIRS THIS YEAR!
http://writersweekly.com/books/4764.html

POD SECRETS REVEALED!
http://www.writersweekly.com/selfpub.php

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
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PUBPREPPERS - WE PREP, YOU PUBLISH!

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WRITERSWEEKLY.COM'S CURRENT BEST SELLERS

1. 24-HOUR SHORT STORY CONTEST ENTRY FEE - $5
Entry fee and contest guidelines ebook.

2. 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!

3. HOW TO REMEMBER, WRITE AND PUBLISH YOUR LIFE STORY
Remember Your Past, Write It, and Publish It in as little as 12 weeks!

4. FREELANCE WRITING: Begin the Adventure
Sixteen lessons for developing writers including assignments and writing markets.

5. The FINE PRINT of Self-Publishing - Fifth Edition
A primer on contracts, printing costs, royalties, distribution, e-books, and marketing.

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News From the Home Office

How I Sprained My Knee

Last week, I told you how I sprained my knee but I couldn't tell you how. Now I can. You see, we were trying something out and, if we liked it, we were going to buy our adult children gift certificates for their Easter baskets...

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The Latest From AngelaHoy.com

14 Tips To Give Yourself A Leg Up In Writing Contests! By Angela Hoy

This weekend is the WritersWeekly Spring, 2014 24-Hour Short Story Contest. Despite the fact that our guidelines have a list of hints for writers, many either don't read it, or ignore it. After more than a decade of hosting and judging quarterly writing contests, we're sharing some hints on how to get a leg up on the other contestants...

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Letters To The Editor

BookLocker Has Been the Best!!

They are professional, attentive and simply superb to deal with. I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful the staff are at BookLocker. A special shout out to Angela whose patience and guidance have been exemplary!!

Publishing a book is no easy feat but the professionals at BookLocker made the journey so easy and stress free that we endorse them without hesitation.

Thank you BookLocker and please know that your attention to detail is very much appreciated by me and the four Doctors of the Caribbean!

Chuck Furey, Editor
In the Jungle of Medicine: Journeys Through Caribbean Medical School
http://booklocker.com/books/7383.html

This Week's Article

Where to Find the Best Article Ideas! By Burton H. Wolfe

One of the frequent topics popping up in magazines devoted to writers and writing is how and where to get ideas for stories, be they fiction or non-fiction. That should not be a problem for anyone who intends to be or is writing for publication. It is for many writers because they are looking into the skies for the big literary bomb to be exploded in hype they can peddle to the highest paying markets. That is a mistake...

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Ask The Expert

Is This Self-Publishing Rumor True?

This is straight from the horse's mouth! If you self publish you need to be able to market your book and you must sell one million books or your name is mud as far as writing for anyone ever again. I got this from someone who knows. Or thinks he knows! What have you heard about this?? Someone I know works for this writer and he told her this, that if you don't sell that big number of books you will never sell your work again! I don't know what to think about this, it sounds a little left field to me. Have you ever heard anything like this?

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Success Stories

I Returned to Writing After 10 Years! By Deborah Ross

For 10 years, I truly abstained from writing. You know, the kind of writing that forces you to try out 50 different ways to construct a sentence until you choose Number 51. The synapse-firing, hangnail-chewing kind of writing.

Instead, my days were filled with writing lesson plans, finding succinct ways to list homework on a whiteboard, and inserting red-ink comments on student essays without becoming flippant. My years as a high school English and journalism teacher were rewarding but, when I decided to take early retirement, my decision came partly from that ache to write again. Really write...

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Whispers And Warnings

Whispers And Warnings For April 23rd

Links to the stories below can be found here:
http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9364

DESPITE THE ORIGINAL COURT RULING, WHICH IS BEING APPEALED, WE STILL THINK GOOGLE'S ACTIONS ARE ILLEGAL!
The Anti-Google Mass Book Digitization Campaign Goes Global
"Prize-winning authors, international rights organizations, and legal experts Monday joined the Authors Guild in fighting what they call Google's dangerous and unprecedented violation of copyright law..."

THIS WILL BE AN INTERESTING CASE TO FOLLOW
Veterinarian files lawsuit against anonymous complaint websites
She claims her competitors posted the complaints.

THEY ONLY PROVIDED A LINK. THEY DIDN'T PUBLISH THE SCRIPT.
Quentin Tarantino's lawsuit against Gawker Dismissed
"Gawker argued that it linked to the script only in the course of reporting on the news that Tarantino had become upset over the script being leaked, making its acts a 'fair use'."

DOES THE CONSTITUTION MAKE PROTECT YOUR RIGHT TO LIE?
Campaign Mud-Slinging Could Cost Publishers a Hefty Law Suit
"Mud-slinging is free speech - some 'mud' will stick, and some 'mud' can be expensive to remove."

PICKING UP LUNCHES FOR YOUR BOSS IS NOT TRAINING FOR A FUTURE CAREER!
Lawsuit challenges a Hollywood pillar: Unpaid internships
"A class action by former interns on the 2010 film 'Black Swan' could radically change the industry's reliance on unpaid neophytes."

Links to the stories above can be found here:
http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9364

Markets And Jobs

Paying Markets And Jobs For April 23rd

PAYING MARKETS

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

Cadet Quest
CURRENT NEEDS: See guidelines. Pays $0.05-0.08/word for 900-1300 words (fiction) and 700-1200 words (articles).

Canadian Woodworking and Home Improvement
CURRENT NEEDS: "How-to articles in the area of home improvement." Pays $350 for 1000-2000 words.

Royal Fireworks Publishing Co, Inc.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Young adult historical fiction." Pays royalties.

Sound & Communications
CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. "Payments are negotiated based on the writer's expertise and the type of submission.

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FREELANCE JOBS

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

Freelance Bilingual (English/Spanish) Proofreader
blind ad

Freelance Tech-savvy Proofer/Designer
National Christian Foundation / nationalchristian.com

Freelance Copywriter
apparel group

Freelance Writer - who is also a cycling racer
ibike

Freelance Print-Creative Producer/Content Manager - Pays $50K + benefits
SanovaWorks

Freelance Proofreader - Pays up to $20/hour
recruiter for a healthcare agency

Freelance Proofreader/Copy Editor - Pays $25-$30/hour
recruiter for a B2B software development company

Freelance Writer
Yellow Scene Magazine

Freelance Writer - Pays $15/hour for 15-25 hours/week
SS Industries

Freelance Editor
Internet marketing company

Freelance Casual Music Bloggers - Pays $10-$50/post
Music promotion/PR company

Freelance Writers
online newspaper

Freelance Transcriptionists
Allegis Communications

Freelance B2B Copywriter - with Technology Experience
recruiter for a B2B marketing firm

Freelance Photographers
popAD

Freelance Copy Editor
recruiter

Freelance Writers
LemondStand

Freelance Editorial Assistant
distributor and publisher of K-12 educational materials

Freelance Press Release Writer
Internet services company

Freelance Copy Writer/PR
blind ad

Freelance Social Media Maven
Consumer's Medical Resource, Inc. (CMR)

Freelance Part-Time Editor
HamletHub

Freelance Writer - of elementary school non-fiction readers
Educational publisher

Freelance Copywriter
digital PR agency

Freelance Geneva/WTO Correspondent
Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.

Freelance Sacramento Correspondent
Bloomberg BNA

Freelance Japanese Translator
PlayNext

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New At BookLocker

At BookLocker.com For April 23rd

NEW AT BOOKLOCKER!

NON-FICTION

SECRETS FROM HEAVEN: A Hidden Treasure
To make one's self change into the being they were meant to be, they must first go to the one that created them.

THE OUTRIDER
Jake used to be someone once, before the incident that sent him to prison. Now he's back, his existence split...

TOMORROW'S ROAD HOME
Stories about a working farm family in the 40's and 50's

FICTION

SOUTHERLY WIND: Gold Brooch
The year is 1905. Elise works in a spinning mill in Christiania, Norway...

TRACKS: Part 1 - The Beginning (in Search of Bigfoot)
The never-ending search for the elusive creature called "Bigfoot."

SEARCHING FOR PARADISE AND OTHER STORIES
A collection of humorous and provocative short stories that explore the need for satisfaction or completion often referred to as paradise.

ORION
Death comes to Killdeer on the wings of the storm...

WANT TO SELL YOUR BOOK ON BOOKLOCKER.COM?
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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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