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December 19, 2014

In This Issue

12/19/2014

  1. ) Publisher's Desk For December 19th
  2. ) News From The Home Office: A NEW FAMILY MEMBER!!!
  3. ) AngelaHoy.com: Think Twice Before Gifting An E-Book, Memoir Lawsuits, Throwing Away Review Copies, A Book Becoming A Lifetime Move, And Much More!
  4. ) Letters To The Editor: 90+ DAYS OF PROMOTING YOUR BOOK ONLINE: Your Book's Daily Marketing Plan
  5. ) Feature Article: Authors! Create An Audience In Five Easy Steps...
  6. ) Ask The Expert: Ask the Expert will return after the holidays.
  7. ) Success Story: Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone
  8. ) Whispers And Warnings For December 19th
  9. ) Paying Markets And Jobs For December 19th
  10. ) Holiday-Themed Books

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iUniverse - 401-472 COPIES (setup fees: $1,599)
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Publisher's Desk

Publisher's Desk For December 19th

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90+ DAYS OF PROMOTING YOUR BOOK ONLINE: Your Book's Daily Marketing Plan

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3rd Place: $200
+85 other prizes!

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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)
Trafford - 428 COPIES (setup fees: $1,424)
iUniverse - 401-472 COPIES (setup fees: $1,599)
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4. 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!

5. 33 WORST MISTAKES WRITERS MAKE ABOUT BLIND CHARACTERS
Write realistic blind characters in fiction, poetry and prose.

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News From the Home Office

A NEW FAMILY MEMBER!!!

Last week, we took a short trip to Orlando to unwind, and prepare for the holidays. While we were there, we found Santa and Mason sat on his lap for the very first time. He'd never wanted to do it before. Mason walked right up to him, sat on one knee, and swung his feet over Santa's other knee...

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The Latest From AngelaHoy.com

Think Twice Before Gifting An E-Book, Memoir Lawsuits, Throwing Away Review Copies, A Book Becoming A Lifetime Move, And Much More! By Angela Hoy - BookLocker.com, WritersWeekly.com, Abuzz Press and PubPreppers.com

I'm swamped! Our son, Matt, is arriving tomorrow, followed shortly thereafter by my cool step-mother-in-law, Rita, and then more fun family!

So, this week I'm sharing a few of our popular articles...

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Letters To The Editor

90+ DAYS OF PROMOTING YOUR BOOK ONLINE: Your Book's Daily Marketing Plan

Angela,

Hi. Just wanted to let you know I featured your book 90+ Days of
Promoting Your Book Online
on my author's blog. It was a saving grace resource tool for me
and I wanted to share its importance to new authors with my readers.

I also mention Abuzz Press and WritersWeekly.

It's here:
http://jenniferdeese.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/markwting-and-promotion-newbie/

Jennifer Deese
The Orchid Keeper (Abuzz Press)
http://jenniferdeese.wordpress.com

This Week's Article

Authors! Create An Audience In Five Easy Steps...By Hunter Liguore

Every author needs an audience, and there's no reason why you can't start building one right now in your own backyard. What follows are five easy steps to get you started...

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Ask The Expert

Ask The Expert For December 19th

Ask the Expert will return after the holidays.

Archived Q&A's are featured HERE.

Have a question for Angela (writing/publishing) or Richard (marketing)? Contact us here: http://www.writersweekly.com/contact.php

Success Stories

Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone By Polly Tafrate

Several years ago, in the "Paying Market Section" of WritersWeekly.com, I noticed a German magazine seeking articles. I'd published one for our local paper about independently operated Saturday language schools, so called because they meet on Saturday mornings throughout the school year. I pitched them my idea, but narrowed my focus to German schools. In turn, they sent me a contract. Last year, another German magazine requested a similar version of this article. I freshened it up and it, too, was published...

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Whispers And Warnings

Whispers And Warnings For December 19th

SHOULDN'T AMAZON BE FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SOFTWARE GLITCHES? I BET THEIR CONTRACT PROTECTS THEM FROM INCIDENTS SUCH AS THIS.
Amazon glitch causes some UK business owners to lose thousands
"Right in the middle of the holiday shopping season, an Amazon.com software glitch caused local U.K. businesses to lose thousands of dollars early on Saturday..."

I GUESS THE FIRST $1.8 MILLION HE WAS AWARDED WASN'T ENOUGH?
Ventura sues publisher of 'American Sniper' book
"The Star Tribune reports that Ventura's new lawsuit against HarperCollins says publicity about Kyle's claims generated millions of dollars in profits for the New York publisher."

IF YOU CREATE "SUBSIDIARIES" TO AVOID PAYING AUTHOR THEIR FAIR SHARE, YOU'LL EVENTUALLY GET CAUGHT
Appeals Court: Book Publisher Must Face Self-Dealing Lawsuit
"Suing romance novelists believe that Harlequin used foreign subsidiaries to create artificially low net receipts on eBooks."

OR COURSE IT SPURRED COMPETITION!
Judge Says Apple's E-Book Talks With Publishers Spurred Competition
"Amazon.com Inc., though not a party in the case, cast a long shadow over the arguments at the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The company held 80% to 90% of the market before the iPhone maker decided to get into the book business, and at least one of the three judges on the appellate panel suggested that Apple's negotiations with publishers spurred competition by 'breaking the hold of a monopolist.'"

Interesting Foreign Publishing News - SHOULD A PAPER BE LIABLE IF THEY PUBLISH THE NAME OF A MINOR...WHO MAY HAVE LIED ABOUT HER AGE?
Did media fumble on 'Beautiful Girl' story?
"CEBU Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale was asked if some newspapers could be charged with violation of the law when they identified by her real name a 'pretty' girl who was involved in cases of estafa and shoplifting. Magpale said, maybe not because the girl wasn't being truthful about her age."

RELATED:

Archived Whispers and Warnings are HERE.

Markets And Jobs

Paying Markets And Jobs For December 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.

The Blot
CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. Pays $50-$100/post, depending on social reach.

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.

Earth Island Journal
CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. Pays $0.25/word for print, $100 flat fee for online.

Ft Myers Magazine
CURRENT NEEDS: "Arts: music, theater, film, video, dance, fine art, graphic arts, media. Living: health & wellness, sports & recreation, travel & leisure, food & drink, home & garden." Pays $0.10/word for 750-2000 words.

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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 Graphic Designer - near Atlanta, GA preferred
small business owner

Freelance Attorney - barred in Pennsylvania, to writer articles and web content
criminal defense firm

Freelance Investigative Reporter - who has experience filing CORA or FOIA requests
blind ad

Freelance Consumer Review Writers
blind ad

Freelance Copywriter
Webfor

Freelancer - fluent in German
30-year-old company with 8 locations

Freelance B2B Content Marketing Writer - Pays $0.20/word.
"a growing company in the edtech market"

Freelance Researcher / Analyst - Pays $15/hour.
a start-up developing software and hardware

Freelance Computing Reporters
Digital Trends

Freelance Writers
Hamptons Lifestyle

Freelance Copy Writer
NYC-based business

Freelance Writers
firm offering services to attornies and estate executors

Freelancer Writers - for test prep content. Pays $15/hour.
online educational services

Freelance Fashion Blogger - Pays $10/hour.
blind ad

Freelance Curriculum Writer/Developer
The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC)

Freelance Paid Interns
social media and marketing firm

Freelance Lifestyle Writer
"high traffic e-commerce website"

Freelance Blogger - surety bond expert
blind ad

Freelance Marketing/Writer/Designer - Pays $25/hour.
consulting firm

Freelance Project Manager - Transcription. Pays $15/hour.
blind ad

Freelance Writer/Publisher
TeenLife Media

Freelance "Snarky Editorial Writer" - Pays $10-$20/post.
BitCandy.com

Freelance Dining Editor
DC Metro Magazine and DCmetroplus.com

Freelance Editor / Writer / Project Manager - Washington DC/Virginia and Maryland
Diversity Inclusion magazine

Freelance Entry Level Weekend News Writer
Cinema Blend

Freelance Reporters / Stringers - to cover presidential campaigns
WhoWhatWhy

Freelance News Reporter and Editor
FierceMarkets

Freelance Writers
InsuraMatch.com

Freelance Real Estate Writer
ApartmentList.com

Freelance Investigative Journalist
Glammonitor

Freelance Writers
rwmdigital.com

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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
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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
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