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December 10, 2014

In This Issue

12/10/2014

  1. ) Publisher's Desk For December 10th
  2. ) News From The Home Office: Short Winter Trip!
  3. ) AngelaHoy.com: Why You Should Publish Your Print and Ebook Editions AT THE SAME TIME!
  4. ) Letters To The Editor: Letters To The Editor For December 10th
  5. ) Feature Article: From Baseball To Barnyards: Land A Contract Writing Children's Non-Fiction Books!
  6. ) Ask The Expert: Do Ebooks Make Good Children's Gifts? Not Really...
  7. ) Success Story: Using Words To Create Imagery Is Integral To Writing Success!
  8. ) Whispers And Warnings For December 10th
  9. ) Paying Markets And Jobs For December 10th
  10. ) Holiday-Themed Books

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Publisher's Desk

Publisher's Desk For December 10th

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News From the Home Office

Short Winter Trip!

I am almost completely ready for Christmas. I just have a bit more wrapping to do. So, it'll be nice to take a small breather before all the Christmas company starts arriving in a couple of weeks...

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The Latest From AngelaHoy.com

Why You Should Publish Your Print and Ebook Editions AT THE SAME TIME! By Angela Hoy - BookLocker.com, WritersWeekly.com, Abuzz Press and PubPreppers.com

Should you publish your print book or ebook first? Or, should you publish them simultaneously?

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Letters To The Editor

Letters To The Editor For December 10th

This Week:

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This Week's Article

From Baseball To Barnyards: Land A Contract Writing Children's Non-Fiction Books! By Tyler Omoth

You've seen them lining the shelves in the kids' section of your local library. Perhaps your own children read them. Simple books that teach, explain, examine, and enthusiastically describe the world to children one simple subject at a time are everywhere. Luckily for us, someone needs to write them...

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Ask The Expert

Do Ebooks Make Good Children's Gifts? Not Really...

Will my children's chapter book make a good EPUB and/or MOBI (ebook) candidate? It has lots of pictures. I'd like to try to get some Christmas sales.

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Success Stories

Using Words To Create Imagery Is Integral To Writing Success! By Rebecca MacKenzie

Whether writing advertising copy, novels, articles, essays, or poems, it is essential to paint word pictures by wringing the last drop of creative juice from the sponge of your brain. Adjectives, verbs and adverbs make butterflies of less-than-colorful nouns and verbs. Yet, apply a too-heavy coat of description and the reader's mind will never take flight. As in mixing colors, precision coaxes the loveliest of hues to appear; in writing, excessive verbiage results in a muddy mess...

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Whispers And Warnings

Whispers And Warnings For December 10th

WRITER POSTS COMPLAINT
QBS Learning Formerly Bill Smith Group/Q2A

DID A RANDOM PERSON HIRE A LAWYER BASED ON A COMMON FIRST NAME ALONE?
Lena Dunham's Publisher Fires Back at Breitbart With Clarification of 'Barry One' Rape Allegations
Shortly after TheWrap published the story of conservative blog Breitbart News demanding Lena Dunhamės camp break their silence about a possibly misidentified man the 'Girls' star claimed sexually assaulted her, we got the following statement from Random House, the book's publisher...

...EXCEPT FORBES HAS ALSO CLAIMED VICTORY IN THE LAWSUIT
Prince Alwaleed claims victory in Forbes libel case
"The Prince has consistently maintained that Forbes defamed him by falsely accusing him of defaulting on important contractual obligations, dishonestly manipulating the share price of Kingdom Holding Company, and firing KHC's auditor..."

IF YOUR CREATIVE WORK IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET, THIS MAY AFFECT YOU
No harsh penalties for illicit downloaders under copyright reform
"Australians will be blocked from accessing popular overseas websites hosting pirated movies and TV shows but would escape punishment for downloading illicit content under copyright law proposals being presented to federal cabinet on Tuesday."

AND, HERE'S A HUMOROUS BREAK FROM LEGAL PUBLISHING NEWS...
Headline proof that animals are still magic for newspapers
"Contents bills feature racist swans, knicker-eating dogs and a range of aggressive goats, gulls and cattle..."

RELATED:

Archived Whispers and Warnings are HERE.

Markets And Jobs

Paying Markets And Jobs For December 10th

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 Georgia Review
CURRENT NEEDS: "We are always on the lookout for exceptional work in all genres - poetry, short fiction, and essay. Prose is paid at $50 per printed page; poetry is paid at $4/line.

Lake Superior Magazine
CURRENT NEEDS: "For first-time writers, I encourage suggesting a story for a department. You can see the table of contents of back issues online to give you an idea of the variety." Pays $100-$400 for 600-2500 words.

New Letters, University House, University of Missouri-Kansas City
CURRENT NEEDS: "Our only ongoing need is high-quality, literary writing in any genre." Pays "$15 to $35 per poem; $35 book reviews; $65 to $200 short stories.

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FREELANCE JOBS

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Freelance Editor / Copy Editor - life sciences
genetic testing firm

Freelance Japanese and English Technical Writers and Translators
New Context

Freelance Managing Editor
The Pohly Company

Freelance Technical Writer
Myriad Supply

Freelance Senior Editor and Writer - psychiatry
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Freelance Writer
Hughes Media

Freelance Social Media Content Contributor - Pays up to $800/month.
HeyLets

Freelance Medical Writers
IB Publishing and Officite

Freelance Blogger - interior design. Pays $30/post.
designer of furniture and other home goods

Freelance Financial Blogger - Pays $50/post.
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Freelance Editor/Proofreader - Pays $25+/hour
MathEnglish.com

Freelance Legal Writers
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Freelance English Writer, Website Designer, Translator
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Freelance Opinionated Writer - with engaging speaking voice. Pays $100/list.
small firm that makes video product guides for YouTube

Freelance Writers - adult content
online publisher

Freelance Media Reporter - Pays $25K-$30K
OTR Global

Freelance Higher Education Writers
U.S. News and World Report

Freelance Social Media Writers
Social5

Freelance Writers
Football.com

Freelance Reporter / Stringer
WhoWhatWhy

Freelance Editorial Contributors and Bloggers - near Nashville. Foodie and home guru content.
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Freelance Editorial Contributors and Bloggers - near San Francisco. Foodie and home guru content.
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Freelance Editorial Contributors and Bloggers - near Atlanta. Foodie and home guru content.
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Freelance Freelance Editorial Contributors and Bloggers - near New York City. Foodie and home guru content.
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Freelance Freelance Editorial Contributors and Bloggers - near Los Angeles. Foodie and home guru content.
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Freelance Writers, Reporters, and Copy Editor
JWC Media

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SANTA, CEO
Kicked from his global empire, Santa fights to return.

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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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