July 22, 2015
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POD PRICE COMPARISON - 2015 Edition
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This Week's Article
How A Fictional Character Convinced Me Not To Write "For Free" By William Pepe
My experiences as a sportswriter for my college newspaper encouraged me to aspire to become a journalist but my academic studies trained me to teach history. Upon graduation, I accepted a full time teaching position and I unsuccessfully experimented with freelance writing.
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Somebody Stole My Photos...And They Ended Up In A Book!
Someone gave an author my photographs, and claimed that they belonged to them. The author then used my photos in their book. Who do I contact regarding copyright infringement? The author, the publisher, or the person who stole my photos? I previously sent the publisher an invoice for unauthorized use of my work. They refused to pay me and told me to contact the person who stole my photos.
How Freelancing Writing Can Lead To Creative Work At Your Full-time Job! By Roy A. Barnes
Not all of us who make a living freelance writing do so exclusively, including myself. Yet those traditional jobs can also be a golden opportunity to utilize the skills you've learned while freelancing.
Whispers And Warnings
Whispers And Warnings For July 22nd
WHY THERE'S SO MUCH CRAP ON THE INTERNET
True confessions: I wrote for an Internet content mill
"One former backlink spam writer returns to share how the sausage is made."
PROVIDING BLURBS TO A PUBLISHER CAN CAUSE FUTURE PROBLEMS...
Publisher plans no future editions of Cosby bio, pulls celebrity blurbs from web pages
"Earlier Wednesday, Simon & Schuster told the AP that because of "recent events" it had pulled blurbs from Billy Crystal, Mary Tyler Moore and other celebrities from dedicated web pages on Amazon, Barnes & Noble.com and other retailers. Goldstein said that representatives from some of the celebrities had contacted Simon & Schuster about removing their blurbs, but declined to cite specific names."
J K Rowling Fast Facts
JUST BECAUSE THE STOLEN ITEM IS ELECTRONIC DOESN'T MAKE THE THEFT ANY LESS SEVERE!
IN THE U.K., COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT CAN LEAD TO LENGTHY PRISON SENTENCE!
U.K. Government Mulls Lengthening Maximum Sentence for Piracy to a Decade
"The increased penalties form part of a consultation to tackle commercial-scale digital piracy and, if enforced, will bring jail terms for online copyright infringement level with those for infringement of physical goods for large-scale financial gain, which already carries a maximum custodial sentence of 10 years."
YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK
Feds spend $125,000 studying sexist adjectives
"'For example, in a masculine work domain where women are stereotyped as less competent, 'good' for a woman may mean something objectively less good than 'good' for a man,' it said."
Archived Whispers and Warnings are HERE.
Markets And Jobs
Paying Markets And Jobs For July 22nd
CURRENT NEEDS: "300-word Canadian related news stories and profiles." Pays $0.20/word (CAD) for 300-2000 words.
General Aviation News
CURRENT NEEDS: "We accept only feature stories from our writers. Usually stories about airplanes and their owners, fly-ins, pilots." Pays $150 for 500-1500 words.
Healthcare Journal of New Orleans
CURRENT NEEDS: "Feature articles of interest to local healthcare professionals." Pays $0.30/word for 1000-2000 words.
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.
Freelance Contributing Editor/Youth Mentor - near Los Angeles, CA. Pays $20-$22/hour.
Boyle Heights Beat
Freelance Writer - commerce and gadgets
The Cheat Sheet
Freelance Restaurant Critic / Food Reporter
Phoenix New Times
Freelance Financial Writer
Fund Pro Latin America
Freelance Copywriter and Editor - to review a film synopsis
Freelance Health/Recipe Writer - Pays up to $20/hour.
weight loss start-up
firm serving the real estate investment community
Freelance Grant Writer
grant writing firm
Freelance Writer - Pays $10/hour
legal document preparation service
Freelance Product Copywriter - near North Seattle. Pays "around $24/hour."
Freelance Writer - near Chicago, IL. Pays $75/post.
digital marketing firm
Freelance Copyeditor / Proofreader
Freelance Editor - with reality TV and long-form documentary experience
documentary honoring a military veteran
Freelancer - to create mnemonics
Freelance Business Case Writer
Freelance Editorial Assistant
Kaufman Wills Fusting Editorial Services
Freelance Science/Nutrition Editor/Writer - Pays approx. $15/hour.
Freelance Online Researchers
Wonder / wonderlib.com
Freelance Travel Guidebook Writer - Tahiti/French Polynesia - Pays advance and royalies.
Freelance Blogger - communication and negotiation expert
Freelance Blogger - outdoor enthusiast
pro-woman outdoor blog
Freelance Blogger - painting expert
Philadelphia-based painting company
Freelance Healthcare Writer
urgent care provider
Freelance Ghostblogger - Pays $80/post.
firm specializing in leadership training for executives
Freelance Korean-English Translator - Pays $20-$40/hour.
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Defining Moments II: More Secrets That Should Never Be Told
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The Christmas Bunny and Other Almost-True Stories
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Decisions and Consequences
After learning the true paternity of her baby, Natasha begins yet another roller coaster ride of letting her ex-boyfriend Davion have a little too much space in her life...
An Abby Swann Mystery starring two daring Tibetan Spaniels.
Melody Madson - May It Please the Court?
Can a teen attorney survive in law and litigation?
ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS IN SYSTEM SAFETY: A Guide for Safety Decision Makers - Second Edition
This book provides probing questions to guide safety decision makers.
The Reporter: Part I - Rise and Fall
Nic Pappas, a reporter with the Palatine Star newspaper, is assigned to cover a cold murder case known as The Brown's Chicken Massacre.
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Death by Downsizing
Former employees of an insurance company are being systematically murdered.
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