April 16, 2014

In This Issue

04/16/2014

  1. ) Publisher's Desk For April 16th
  2. ) News From The Home Office: Sprained My Knee on a Romantic Getaway!
  3. ) AngelaHoy.com: FAST and FREE Book Publication PLUS Distribution? Yes!!
  4. ) Letters To The Editor: WritersWeekly Has Blacklisted Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts
  5. ) Feature Article: 7 Ways to Quickly Write Books (That Don't Suck)
  6. ) Ask The Expert: We're Out Of Ask The Expert Questions!
  7. ) Success Story: Fishing for Fun and Profit
  8. ) Whispers And Warnings For April 16th
  9. ) Paying Markets And Jobs For April 16th
  10. ) BOOKS FOR WRITERS!

POD PRICE COMPARISON

See How The POD Publishers Compare!

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 16th

ONLY 10 DAYS AWAY! ALREADY 63% 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!)

Abuzz Press
http://www.AbuzzPress.com

THIS WEEK'S WRITERSWEEKLY TRIVIA CONTEST!

You must be a WritersWeekly.com subscriber to participate in the weekly contests. Subscribe (it's free!) here:

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

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

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

5. QUERY LETTERS THAT WORKED! Real Queries That Landed $2K+ Writing Assignments
Copies of real query letters that resulted in writing assignments worth $2K and much more!!

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News From the Home Office

Sprained My Knee on a Romantic Getaway!

Richard and I escaped last weekend to Ybor City, Florida, which is known as "Tampa's Latin Quarter." We ate dinner at a Turkish restaurant. The food wasn't that impressive but the belly dancer was entertaining. The waiter told us the town would get more interesting as the evening went on. In his words, "The drunker they all get, the better it gets!"

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The Latest From AngelaHoy.com

FAST and FREE Book Publication PLUS Distribution? Yes!!

We take the initial financial risk and you agree to take the reins on book promotion.

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Letters To The Editor

WritersWeekly Has Blacklisted Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts

I'm sure others might've mentioned it but it's ironic ">that you advise not to pay a 'reading fee' - and lo and behold, the first market in your recent newsletter (Gulf Coast) - no mention in the (long) guidelines but click to the webpage - and they charge a $2 reading fee.

Christine

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

Thank you, Christine! Below is a copy of the email we just sent to Gulf Coast:

This email is to inform you that you have been blacklisted by WritersWeekly.com for charging writers a reading fee.

If you can't support your publication with dollars other than those coming from writers' pockets, you should not be in business. Don't expect writers to contribute to your hobby.

This Week's Article

7 Ways to Quickly Write Books (That Don't Suck) By James Palmer

In these days of indie publishing, the more books you have out there, the more money you can make. But, how can you write faster? Can you really write books quickly that don't suck? By following the strategies below, you can churn out multiple novels a year and get them out to your readers. Here's how...

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Ask The Expert

Ask The Expert For April 16th

We're out of Ask the Expert questions!

Do you have questions about

freelancing
publishing
marketing

???

Have a question for Angela (writing and publishing) or Richard (marketing)? Contact them here:
http://publishing.booklocker.com/ask.php

Success Stories

Fishing for Fun and Profit By Stephen King

As the weather warms, a good portion of the American population takes to the rivers, lakes, and streams in search of 'the big one'. One great idea is that, if you're a reasonably good fisher person, and a reasonably good writer person, you can combine the two into one very good moneymaking scheme...

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Whispers And Warnings

Whispers And Warnings For April 16th

Links to the stories below can be found here:
http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9363

WHEN YOU HIRE SOMEONE WHO'S UNDER CONTRACT WITH ANOTHER, YOU MIGHT HAVE TROUBLE...
Texas Monthly To Sue New York Times For Breach Of Contract
Less than two weeks after the New York Times announced the appointment of Texas Monthly editor Jake Silverstein as the new editor-in-chief of the Times Sunday magazine, the publisher of Texas Monthly is expected to file a breach of contract lawsuit.

WHEN RELIGIONS PROTEST THEIR CRITICS
Outcry as Penguin India pulps 'alternative' history of Hindus
Novelist Arundhati Roy leads chorus of protest after publisher settles lawsuit brought by militant group

NOT ALL JUDGES ARE SMART!
Revenge Porn Is Bad, But It's Not GoDaddy's Fault
Today, a Texas appellate court fixed the lower court's obvious legal error and emphatically ruled that GoDaddy qualifies for Section 230's protection.

DOESN'T APPEAR THIS IS BEHAVIOR FITTING A MAYOR
Lemoore educator, newsman suing mayor for defamation
A suit filed on March 25 by Ed Martin, Lemoore High School assistant principal and publisher of the Lemoore Leader, alleges Lemoore Mayor Billy Siegel tried to have him fired from his job at the high school and sent a defamatory email message last year.

Links to the stories below can be found here:
http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9363

Markets And Jobs

Paying Markets And Jobs For April 16th

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 Consumer Eagle
CURRENT NEEDS: "The Consumer Eagle publishes four types of stories relating to consumer rights, consumer law, and consumer protection: news, analysis, features, and opinion." Pays $80-$125 for 600-1000 words.

Contrary
CURRENT NEEDS: See guidelines. Pays $20 for up to 1500 words.

DIALOGUE
CURRENT NEEDS: "DIALOGUE is seeking submissions that address specific topics related to living successfully with sight loss." Pays $15-$50 for 200-1000 words.

FIDO Friendly Magazine
CURRENT NEEDS: "Traveling with your dog and the experience it brings. All queries will be considered with dog travel theme." Pays $0.10/word for 450-1200 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 Real Estate Blogger & Social Media Expert
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Freelance News Curator/Editor - Pays $10-$12/hour.
news aggregator in Europe

Freelance News and Feature Writers - stories about Arabic Entertainment in the Arab world
Almazmix

Freelance Content Writer
Angus Reid Global

Freelance "Polymath and Bibliophile" - Pays $40-$75/hour.
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Freelance Assistant Editor
Main Street ROI

Freelance Healthcare Technology Finance Journalists
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Freelance Stringers - in Arizona, Louisiana, and New Mexico
RH Reality Check

Freelance Reporters
PrivacyGo.com

Freelance Reporters / Writers - Pays $20K-$25K
popStarz

Freelance Virtual Assistant/Writer - Pays $12-$15/hour.
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Freelance Indian, Filipino, and Mandarin Writers - to write content for video clips. Pays $13-$17/hour.
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Freelance Ghost Writer - to edit technical best practice briefings and compile them into a book
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Freelance Social Media Coordinator
online baby furniture company

Freelance Writer - for ecommerce articles and ebooks
LemonStand

Freelance Reporters
The Argonaut

Freelance Script Writers - for several comic series/graphic novels. Pays $75-$200/page for 24 pages.
Double Take Publishing

Freelance Associate Technical Editor
Delphix

Freelance Writer
New York Lifestyle Magazine

Freelance Tech News Journalists
NewsFactor Network

Freelance Contributor - to write content exploring the best architectural projects and news to complement the platform's role as a tool for architects and design professionals
Architizer

Freelance Resume & Cover Letter Writer
Five Star Resume LLC

Freelance Documents Management/Workflow Automation Copywriters
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Freelance Music Editing
individual

Freelance Thai Translator
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New At BookLocker

At BookLocker.com For April 16th

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!

WANT TO SELL YOUR BOOK ON BOOKLOCKER.COM?
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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 he went to prison. Now he's back and his existence is 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...

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