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March 25, 2015

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In This Issue

03/25/2015

  1. ) Publisher's Desk For March 25th
  2. ) News From The Home Office: Snookie!
  3. ) AngelaHoy.com: BookScan vs. NovelRank vs. Others - Where Can I Find Real-time Sales Data For My Book?!
  4. ) Letters To The Editor: QUERY LETTERS THAT WORKED! Real Queries That Landed $2K+ Writing Assignments
  5. ) Feature Article: Are Bloodsuckers Trying To Steal Your Writing Talent?
  6. ) Ask The Expert: Sample Anthology Contributor Contract!
  7. ) Success Story: Hunting For Non-listed Publishers Helped Me Land A Traditional Publishing Contract!
  8. ) Whispers And Warnings For March 25th
  9. ) Paying Markets And Jobs For March 25th
  10. ) AVAILABLE AT BOOKLOCKER.COM!

Publisher's Desk

Publisher's Desk For March 25th

POD PRICE COMPARISON - 2015 Edition

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News From the Home Office

Snookie!

For Christmas, Richard bought me a green fishing light for the backyard. Now, after dark, we can see a variety of beautiful fish and other marine critters under the water. Every night, there's something different or new.

A couple of weeks ago, a snook came by...

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The Latest From AngelaHoy.com

BookScan vs. NovelRank vs. Others - Where Can I Find Real-time Sales Data For My Book?! By Angela Hoy - BookLocker.com, WritersWeekly.com, Abuzz Press and PubPreppers.com

An author recently sent in the following when asking about his book sales...

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Letters To The Editor

QUERY LETTERS THAT WORKED! Real Queries That Landed $2K+ Writing Assignments

Dear Ms. Hoy,

Thank you VERY much for your insight and advice! I found the information on how to send out a query for an article to be extremely helpful (I was doin' it wrong). I got my first yes! I think I will plaster IT to my wall instead of the rejections letters!

Very Respectfully,
Dawn


RELATED:

QUERYING QUERIES? What To Do When Editors Fall Silent

Secure Interview Before Query or Vice-Versa?

More World's Worst Book Proposals and Query Letters!

Query Rejected? You May Not Have to Take No for an Answer

Mining Your Family for Query Ideas

This Week's Article

Are Bloodsuckers Trying To Steal Your Writing Talent? By Tom Douglas

The recent Writers Weekly article, Great Writing Gig Or A Scam?, got me thinking about all the deadbeat editors I've met in my long freelancing career and how I've answered some of their "scams."

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Ask The Expert

Sample Anthology Contributor Contract!

I am publishing an anthology book for my project, and read your article, HOW TO COMPILE AND PUBLISH AN ANTHOLOGY. I found it very insightful.

I was wondering if you might be willing to share the contract that you use. I would be willing to pay for it.

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Success Stories

Hunting For Non-listed Publishers Helped Me Land A Traditional Publishing Contract! By Barb Adams

The day finally arrived. My polished non-fiction book proposal needed a royalty publisher. There was more than one direction my proposed manuscript could go, and I wanted to secure a publisher before completing the book so I could adapt to that publisher's style.

Somewhere I'd heard the idea of hunting through specialty bookstores and book catalogues for newer or unlisted publishers. The idea was to search for titles that didn't compete, but were similar enough in topic that your own title would complement their list.

But I didn't start out looking for a publisher that way. You might say I went around the barn...

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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.'"

RELATED:
Don't Invite Lawsuits by Real People Featured in Your Book! (Hint: You Can Still Be Sued Even If You Don't Name Them!)

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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Archived Whispers and Warnings are HERE.

Markets And Jobs

Paying Markets And Jobs For March 25th

PAYING MARKETS

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.

Podiatry Management
CURRENT NEEDS: "Stories tailored to the podiatric profession." Pays $350-$450 for 1,500-2,500 words.

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FREELANCE JOBS

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Freelance Editorial Assistant
Voila Mama

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Freelance Research Associate
Collaborative Efficiency

Freelance Business Bloggers - Pays $100/post
small business blog

Freelance Technical Writer - SDKs, API, Web UI. Pays $60/hour.
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Freelance Content Editor - web content and kids' books
Kids gaming and e-learing start-up

Freelance Conservative Writers - Pays $25
Absolute Rights

Freelance Distribution and Writing/Office Assistant
film production and distribution company

Freelance Health and Beauty Writers
health and beauty company

Freelance Writers
startup helping people find senior care and housing options

Freelance Slideshow Writer
women's lifestyle site

Freelance Editor/Proofreader
blind ad

Freelance Development Coordinator - Pays $20K/year for 20 hours/week.
Steel River Playhouse

Freelance Writer - Pays $12-$14/hour
digital media company

Freelance Tech Expert - Pays $40/post
outsourcing and tech solutions company

Freelance Writers
Dream Town Realty

Freelance Ghost Writer - with a science background
author

Freelance Tech Savvy Journalists / Writers
The Drones Media Company

Freelance Managig Editor
South Bay Accent

Freelance eBook Writer
publishing client

Freelance Business and Finance Writer
small business financing organization

Freelance Proofreader / Fact Checker
Advocate Publishing

Freelance Food Writer
Washington Post Express

Freelance Daily Technology News Reporter - USA Remote
ECT News Network

Freelance B2B Reporter - to cover associations and advocacy
CQ Roll Call

Freelance GMAT Blogger - Pays $15K-$20K
Magoosh

Freelance Newsletter Writer
Plaintiff-Side Employment Law Firm

Freelance Indexer
Callisto Media Inc.

Freelance Korean Translator - to translate business documents from Korean to English
translation company

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DEATH BY DOWNSIZING
Former employees of an insurance company are being systematically murdered.

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