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October 30, 2014

In This Issue

10/30/2014

  1. ) Publisher's Desk For October 30th
  2. ) News From The Home Office: What A Party!!!
  3. ) AngelaHoy.com: Topic, Common Themes, And Winners Of The Writersweekly.Com Fall, 2014 24-Hour Short Story Contest!
  4. ) Letters To The Editor: BookLocker Did An Excellent Job!
  5. ) Feature Article: How To Sell More Books On Twitter!
  6. ) Ask The Expert: How Do I Obtain Review Quotes Before My Book Is Published?
  7. ) Success Story: Success Story will return next week!
  8. ) Whispers And Warnings For October 30th
  9. ) Paying Markets And Jobs For October 30th
  10. ) Fall- And Halloween-Themed Books

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News From the Home Office

What A Party!!!

Ali and Justin's annual Halloween Party was Monday night and, boy oh boy, what a bash it was! WARNING! FEATURES OFFENSIVE CONTENT AND GROSS PHOTOS!

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The Latest From AngelaHoy.com

Topic, Common Themes, And Winners Of The Writersweekly.Com Fall, 2014 24-Hour Short Story Contest! By Angela Hoy

After reading the entries for each contest, we can see how difficult it is to come up with a unique plot when working with an assigned topic. But, inevitably, a few writers do manage to successfully break away from the pack...

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Letters To The Editor

BookLocker Did An Excellent Job!

Once again, Angela (and Richard), I want to thank you for the excellent job you did of helping me create my book, Manna Gathering...

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This Week's Article

How To Sell More Books On Twitter! By C.M. Saunders

Unless you've been living under a rock since 2006, then you probably already have a Twitter account. But, are you using it to its full potential? It's a sad fact that most writers don't...

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Ask The Expert

How Do I Obtain Review Quotes Before My Book Is Published?

I'm still not 100% clear on just how do I get reviewers to review my book - before its even been published or seen?

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Success Stories

Success Story For October 30th

Success Story will return next week!

See archived success stories HERE.

Whispers And Warnings

Whispers And Warnings For October 30th

IT'S A SHAME THIS FIRM HAD TO PAY LAWYERS TO RESPOND TO SUCH RIDICULOUSNESS
Manuel Noriega's Call of Duty lawsuit dismissed by LA court
"Manuel Noriega's attempt to sue Activision has been dismissed by a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge who ruled that the former Panamanian dictator's unauthorized cameo in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is protected by America's free speech laws."

WHEN YOU ANGER ONE OF YOUR BEST JOURNALISTS, IT'S GOING TO AFFECT YOUR BOTTOM LINE
Top journalist quits the Sun-Times: Paper 'no longer has the backs of reporters like me' - See more at:
"Dave McKinney, Springfield bureau chief for the Chicago Sun-Times, rocked the political and media world here yesterdayónot by penning a hard-hitting story, as he has often done throughout his 19-year career at the paper, but by publicly resigning in open letter that questioned the paper's editorial independence and accused top management of interfering with journalists' work."

IN MY OPINION, MANY INTERNSHIPS ARE "LEGAL" SLAVERY. THE PRACTICE IS GROSSLY ABUSED.
NBCUniversal OKs $6.4M Settlement With Unpaid Interns
"NBCUniversal has agreed to settle claims brought by former interns who claimed they were required to work without pay on shows such as 'Saturday Night Live' in violation of labor laws."

MOST COMPANIES HAVE MORE MONEY THAN INDIVIDUALS, AND CAN AFFORD TO FILE LAWSUIT AS HARASSMENT
How libel chill is quashing negative online reviews
"The aggressive action taken by some businesses against those who post negative reviews online about their product or service is having a chilling effect on some reviewers who fear being sued, observers say."

IF YOU GET SUED FOR LIBEL, (ALLEGEDLY) THREATENING TO KILL THE PLAINTIFF PROBABLY ISN'T A GREAT IDEA
Defendant in Hawkins Humane Society lawsuit accused of making death threats against plaintiff
"A Rogersville man who was named as a defendant in a $800,000 slander and libel lawsuit filed by the Hawkins County Humane Society and three members is now being investigated for allegedly threatening to kill one of the plaintiffs."

WHEN YOU LIBEL REPEATEDLY, YOU MAY HAVE TO PAY REPEATEDLY AS WELL
The Times pays married vicars damages for third successive libel
"Two vicars have been paid libel damages and received an apology from The Times over an article that claimed their relationship had scandalised parishioners. The high court was told that the reverends Royston Such and Tana Riviere, who married in August 1995, were outraged because it was the third time that the newspaper had published the false allegation."

IGNORANCE OF THE LAW IS NO EXCUSE
Was Imgur (a photo sharing site) rightfully sued by a photographer?
"If you copy without permission, you infringe the copyright (pretty much). It's no good to say you didn't know copyright existed. There is no 'innocent' defence; we are in 'strict liability' territory, to use the legal terminology."

RELATED:

Archived Whispers and Warnings are HERE.

Markets And Jobs

Paying Markets And Jobs For October 30th

PAYING MARKETS

These are NOT recycled guidelines. WritersWeekly.com only features original market listings, received from and approved by the editors at each publication.

OCEAN Magazine
CURRENT NEEDS: "in-depth quality writing." Pays $35-$150 for up to 2000 words.

Onion World
CURRENT NEEDS: Pays $200-$250. "Most articles run 2-3 pages, 12-point type, single spaced in Times New Roman."

PI Magazine
CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. "Knowledge of how their subject would be useful
to an investigator." $50 for assigned book reviews; $75 for "PI Perspective."

The Prairie Journal
CURRENT NEEDS: "Poems." Pays $20-$200 for 500-2000 words.

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FREELANCE JOBS

Freelance Medical Journalist
FierceBiotechResearch

Freelance Web Producer
USA Today Sports Media Group

Freelance Life Writer
The Cheat Sheet

Freelance Personal Finance Writer
The Cheat Sheet

Freelance Reporter
Bob's Watches

Freelance Pet Writer
I-5 Publishing

Freelance Writers - adult content
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Freelance Writers - Pays $20/hour.
mobile gaming company

Freelance Marketing Writer - for B2B proposals and sales letters. Pays $20/hour.
marketing agency

Freelance Writer / Editor
national health publication

Freelance Contributors
social media marketing company

Freelance Website Content Manager - Pays $10/hour.
Driverless Transportation

Freelance Comics Content Producers
Ranker.com

Freelance Facebook Content Marketer
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Freelance Web Culture Contributors
Ranker.com

Freelance Researcher/Writer
Executive Speaking, Inc.

Freelance Editor
IMV / AuntMinnie.com / DrBicuspid.com

Freelance Legal Writer
law office

Freelance Environmental Science Writer - Pays honorarium
The Ancient Forest Foundation

Freelance Women's Health Website Writer
EmpowHER.com

Freelance Content Editor
Ctrip.com International

Freelance Professional Business Writer - Pays hourly rate
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Freelance Music Writer
New York based lifestyle magazine

Freelance Internet Research Assistant - near Miami, FL. Pays $20/hour.
P Gallery

Freelance Latino Celebrity News Writers
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Freelance Closed Caption Editors
JR Media Services, Inc. / jrmediaservices.com

Freelance Portuguese/German Translators
online romance-novel publisher

Freelance Online Video Content Writer
Ranker.com

Freelance Tech / App Content Editor and Producer
Ranker.com

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REAL STORIES OF SPIRIT COMMUNICATION: When Loved Ones Return After Crossing Over
Real and extraordinary stories of spirit communication from ordinary people like you and me. "Mom, Mom, I saw him! I saw Daddy, Mom!" (Chapter 23) "You must get in touch with your father." (Chapter 12) "There stood Bruce, in the corner of the shower, staring at me." (Chapter 16)
"There, blocking the front door, stood Dad, dressed in his gray slacks, cream-colored, button down, short-sleeved shirt looking like he did in the pictures from the 1950s, not the 90s, when he died." (Chapter 26)

MORE REAL STORIES OF SPIRIT COMMUNICATION: When Loved Ones Return After Crossing Over - Volume 2
"There's no need to cry. You think I'm dead, but I'm not. I'm still around." (Chapter 17) "I'm great! I love this place. It's everything my grandfather tried to tell me it was." (Chapter 21) "Kati is out there by the lake. I just saw her. She was waving to me." (Chapter 16) "This is as it should be. I'm all right. I'm happy. And I want you to be happy, too." (Chapter 10)

HALLOWEEN WEDDING PLANNER by Steff Green
You're madly in love and ready to plan the wedding! You and your beloved want a day that everyone will remember, a wedding a little more unusual, more eclectic, more YOU than anything the pre-packaged, doves and roses and pink and white bridal industry could cook up. You want a Halloween Wedding, right?

MY PATHWAY TO SPIRIT COMMUNICATION: A Real-life Beginning to "Proving the Continuity of Life" by Lynn Kent
Real life stories/interviews from the files of a Certified Medium.

THE PINK ROOM by Mark LaFlamme
The world's leading physicist attempts to use the science of string theory to bring his daughter back from the dead. Government agents and a best-selling novelist race to find out if he succeeded. A novel by award winning Maine journalist Mark LaFlamme.

THE SKEPTIC PSYCHIC: An Autobiography into the Acceptance of the Unseen
Ghosts, fairies, aliens...acknowledgment of fears precipitates expanded realities.

JOURNEY TO IMAGILAND by Tom Tullgren
Two young girls arrive in Imagiland on Halloween eve while trying to find their way home. They hoped to find a telephone to call Kristenís father to come and get them. However, they soon discover that the people of Imagiland live a very simple life. They have no electricity - hence no telephones, computers, TVs, nor electric lights!

A PROBLEM WITH GHOSTS? by Christopher Hardwick
Revelations about Ghosts, Spirits, Telepathy and Out-Of-Body Viewing.

GHOSTS OF NOTTINGHAM AND GHOSTS OF LINCOLN - Twin-volume ebook edition by Jenny Cross and Dr. David Cross
Ghost stories and photographs of Nottingham and Lincoln, UK

STALKERS IN SLEAUFORT by Ethel Kouba
Facing a new set of adventures, including Halloween in Sleaufort, nude-suit mud wrestling, poisoned eclairs, a mysterious pirate, a deadly troll, and a diet free of calories, Bixie Lee Biddle returns in Stalkers in Sleaufort, a humorous mystery.

NIAGARA'S MOST HAUNTED: Legends and Myths by Peter Sacco
Thrills and spooks in honeymoon capital of the world - Niagara Falls!

THE ADVENTURES OF JIMMY HOLIDAY by Thomas Reed
Jimmy and Kat,13, experience nine unusual adventures on different holidays.

THE OTHER END OF THE DRIVEWAY by Dana Wilde
Essays on the natural world of the Maine woods.

WEST ALONG THE RIVER 2 by David Brule
An eclectic collection of essays and stories about the passage of the seasons along an historic river, rural anthropology, and travels in Ireland, Brittany, and France.

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