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April 22, 2015
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News From the Home Office
The Spring, 2015 24-Hour Short Story Contest is THIS WEEKEND!
I usually try to take Sundays off but this weekend we'll be hosting the WritersWeekly Spring, 2015 24-Hour Short Story Contest. IT STARTS SATURDAY!
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Mailing "Free" Books To Bookstores And Libraries Can Backfire By Angela Hoy - BookLocker.com, WritersWeekly.com, Abuzz Press and PubPreppers.com
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Letters To The Editor
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Keep 'em coming.
This Week's Article
Rock Your Book Talk! Do's, Don'ts And Tips By Susan Sundwall
These days writers must sell themselves, it's a given. We've got to look for and latch onto any opportunity to self promote. Book talks are an excellent way to do it. Senior citizen groups, local service clubs, libraries, schools, and writers groups all have a frequent need for speakers and we must serve - if we want to sell, that is. Of course the first step is informing everyone by phone call, letter or email of your availability to speak. Then, as the dates pile up, you'll need a plan...
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If I reference a book and/or the authors of that book, do I have to get written permission from them? Is it enough just to list them in my reference section?
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Whispers And Warnings
Whispers And Warnings For April 22nd
IF THE SONGWRITERS DON'T LIKE THE TERMS, THEY AND THEIR REPS SHOULD NOT SIGN ON WITH PANDORA. LESS CONTENT = FEWER LISTENERS.
Publishing Trade Association Responds to Roger Faxon, Saying 'Pandora Exploits Songwriters'
"First, does Pandora sincerely believe that paying approximately only 4% of its revenue to songwriters and music publishers is a fair value for the creative content that drives its business?"
HOW LIABLE SHOULD WEBSITES AND ISPs BE WHEN THEIR USERS BEHAVE BADLY?
Indecent Attacks on the Communications Decency Act
"If you surf Yelp before booking a restaurant, shop eBay to find bargains, or scan the HuffPo blogs for emerging political thought, thank Congress. And enjoy the free-range Internet times we live in. They may be fleeting..."
OH, TO BE A FLY ON THAT WALL...
News Corp's HarperCollins Makes Multi-Year Deal With Amazon, Averting "War
"Deal took nearly a year, but was kept private in contrast to Amazon's very public rancorous dispute with Hatchette."
ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER PERSON ALLEGING COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT FROM A POPULAR MOVIE
Kuwaiti author sues Disney over 'stolen' 'Frozen' story
"An author in Kuwait has sued Disney and its hit film 'Frozen' screenwriter Jennifer Lee claiming the plot of the movie was pinched from a story included in her book 'New Fairy Tales'."
BARS (NOT COVER BANDS) GET SUED FOR COPYRIGHTED SONGS SUNG BY THOSE BANDS
Cover Band Classics Prompt Costly Copyright Claims Against Minn. Bars
"'(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay,' 'Bennie and the Jets' and 'Brown Eyed Girl.' They're cover band classics - songs that have also cost some Minnesota bars tens of thousands of dollars after they were hit with copyright infringement lawsuits."
Archived Whispers and Warnings are HERE.
Markets And Jobs
Paying Markets And Jobs For April 22nd
Living Light News
CURRENT NEEDS: "Writers who have knowledge of and access to prominent people in entertainment and professional sports who are professing Christians." Pays $0.10/word for 500-1200 word count.
CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. Pays $200-$1000.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Please see the guidelines. Please - no biographies, and nothing that can be readily found on Wikipedia." Pays $0.10/word for 400-1600 words.
Royal Fireworks Publishing Co, Inc.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Young adult historical fiction." Pays royalties. Submit entire ms with SASE.
Freelance Writers - CA, NY, TX, Miami, NM, AZ
Freelance GRE Blogger - Pays "up to $15,000"
Freelance Investigative Business Reporter
Freelance Wine, Yoga, Astronomy and Astrology Writers
Callisto Media, Inc.
Freelance Self-Help and Mental Health Writers
Callisto Media, Inc.
Freelance Blogger/Article Writer - Paid intern
self defense school
Freelance Online Researcher
Freelance Blogger / Wine Expert - Pays $40/post.
"top wine collector"
Freelance Tech Blogger - Pays $40/post.
Freelance Health Insurance Blogger - Pays $50/post.
Freelance News Writer - Pays $15/hour.
Freelance Paid Journalism Internship - Pays $9/hour.
Freelance Writer - for reports. "Pays $400/week for 16 hours of work."
Freelance Writer - "for short videos on trending topics." Pays $12-$14/hour.
digital media company
Freelance Hyperbaric Technology Instructional Writer
educational publishing company
Freelance Cataloger/Writer - estate sale items. Near Minneapolis / St. Paul metro area. "Some telecommuting possible after probation period."
Social Media / Crowdfunding Freelancer
low-budget indie film
Freelance Fashion Bloggers - Pays $15.
Freelance Writers - to write a script (not the music) for a live musical. Low pay.
Freelance Editor - to assist with a book proposal
Freelance Viral Story Curator
Freelance Online Writing Tutors - Pays $15/hour.
Freelance Business Marketing Writer
Freelance Technical Solutions Blogger
Freelance Copyeditor - AP Style. Pays $20/story.
Freelance Writers - Pays $25/letter (for 10 letters) or $250/case.
immigration law firm
Freelance Korean Food Writers & Korean Cookbook Authors - Pays $3K-$4K/project.
Freelance Academic Researcher/Writer - "Author of MS died suddenly but only finding sources and footnoting is needed."
Freelance Writer - near San Diego, CA
Freelance Writing Assistant - Pays $15-$22/hour
custom software and IT company
Freelance QC Proofreader - Pays $10/hour.
research and strategy firm
Freelance Editor-in-Chief - Pays $700/week
website and content development agency
Freelance Features Editor
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