August 27, 2014

In This Issue

08/27/2014

  1. ) Publisher's Desk For August 27th
  2. ) News From The Home Office: Another Wedding Cake By Ali!
  3. ) AngelaHoy.com: Top 10 Most EMBARRASSING Mistakes Made by Self-Published Authors, and How to Avoid Them
  4. ) Letters To The Editor: A WritersWeekly Trivia Winner Speaks Out!
  5. ) Feature Article: When "Industry Experts" Give Out ILLEGAL Advice! Stealing/Altering Others' Images and Text on Pinterest (and Elsewhere) is NOT Okay!!
  6. ) Ask The Expert: Is This a Real Advertiser or Something That Might Hurt My Blog?
  7. ) Success Story: Joining Forces
  8. ) Whispers And Warnings For August 27th
  9. ) Paying Markets And Jobs For August 27th
  10. ) Best Sellers!

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Publisher's Desk

Publisher's Desk For August 27th

THE COUNTDOWN IS ON! ONLY 3 1/2 WEEKS UNTIL THE FALL, 2014 24-HOUR SHORT STORY CONTEST!!

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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)
Xlibris - 477 COPIES (setup fees: $2,621)

Details here.

ABUZZ PRESS IS SEEKING MANUSCRIPTS - Non-fiction,
how-to, new-age, textbooks, er*tic romance and other
fiction. See guidelines at:

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News From the Home Office

Another Wedding Cake By Ali!

Last week, I shared that our son Matt got married. This week, I wanted to share that our daughter, Ali, a pastry chef, made the wedding cakes (yes, plural). And, unfortunately, she asked me to help. Now, don't get me wrong. I love cooking with Ali. We have a lot of fun and she has taught me SO much over the years. But, wedding cakes are SO stressful. I mean...one little mistake and a catastrophe may ensue!

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The Latest From AngelaHoy.com

Top 10 Most EMBARRASSING Mistakes Made by Self-Published Authors, and How to Avoid Them By Angela Hoy - BookLocker.com, WritersWeekly.com, Abuzz Press and PubPreppers.com

There are many common errors made by new authors and most of these are a clear sign a book is self-published. Check your own manuscript for these blunders before allowing it to go to print!

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Letters To The Editor

A WritersWeekly Trivia Winner Speaks Out!

I received my book selection today, 7.625 STRATEGIES IN EVERY BEST-SELLER - my prize for winning last week's trivia contest. Wow, that was quick - printed and delivered in about a week!

The book looks very good. I've already started reading it, and am looking forward to absorbing many of its interesting nuggets of advice.

Thanks,
Randy

This Week's Article

When "Industry Experts" Give Out ILLEGAL Advice! Stealing/Altering Others' Images and Text on Pinterest (and Elsewhere) is NOT Okay!! By Cheryl Pickett and Angela Hoy

Has someone recently told you it's okay to grab, alter, and republish someone else's material from Pinterest or another website? If so, you should be very wary of that individual's ethics and so-called expertise...

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Ask The Expert

Is This a Real Advertiser or Something That Might Hurt My Blog?

I have another question for you regarding ads on blogs. I've been asked by an insurance company to place a monthly ad on my blog. I researched the product and I am okay with that. They want to put their hyperlink somewhere near my title, not on a side bar. I'm okay with that, too.

My question is, what is a good monthly rate to ask for?

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Success Stories

Joining Forces By Rebecca MacKenzie

Do not underestimate the power of a writing group. I owe the success of my first sale to such a group with a membership of only two. While there may be strength in numbers, there is also strength in commitment...

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Whispers And Warnings

Whispers And Warnings For August 27th

Links to the stories below can be found here:
http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9386

ADMIT IT. THE HEADLINE MAKES YOU SMILE!
CBS Being Sued Over Bert the Farting Hippo
"Folkmanis, Inc., which manufactured the original stuffed animal used as Bert, is suing CBS and affiliated companies, alleging that the network has been selling unlicensed Bert the Farting Hippo toys manufactured by a company in China..."

YES, EVEN BOOK REVIEWERS GET SUED!
Architect sues The New York Review of Books Over Article by Critic Martin Fuller
"Mr. Filler wrote a review of a 370-page book on architecture in which Ms. Hadid's name is mentioned in fewer than 20 pages. Mr. Filler's book review, by contrast, mentions Ms. Hadid in nearly two-thirds of its paragraphs..."

APPARENTLY, GOOGLE IS EXPECTED TO COMPLY WITH EVERY COUNTRY'S LAWS
Google Autocomplete's Brushes With Libel
"Can an automated Google feature that ostensibly helps users with a search be a basis for libel? Courts in Germany, Italy and Hong Kong have had to field that question..."

IS RE-ENACTING NON-FICTION COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT?
'Deep Throat' production company loses 'Lovelace' copyright case
"While Arrow Productions complained that 'Lovelace' copied three key scenes from the 1972 film, Griesa concluded that the recreation constituted fair use under federal copyright law."

WHEN YOU THREATEN A LAW FIRM THAT SPECIALIZED IN COPYRIGHT CASES...YOU BETTER HAVE YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!
Getty Images Sued Over Settlement Demand Letter: 'Unfair, Deceptive Scheme,' Copyright Lawyers Claim
"Known for demanding payment from unsuspecting web publishers, Getty Images was slapped with a lawsuit for "deceptive business practices. IP Law Group claims it never displayed the Getty-owned image on its website. Rather, the texting-woman photo was syndicated through a plugin operated by Zemanta Inc., a software company that provides third-party content to Web publishers."

Links to the stories above can be found here:
http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9386

RELATED:

Archived Whispers and Warnings are HERE.

Markets And Jobs

Paying Markets And Jobs For August 27th

PAYING MARKETS

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

California Real Estate
CURRENT NEEDS: "Writers who know the real estate industry." Pays $800 for 1000-1200 words.

Coal People
CURRENT NEEDS: "Human interest stories, western coverage." Pays $250.

Colorado Homes & Lifestyles
CURRENT NEEDS: "We look for writers who are experienced interviewers with some knowledge of home design and architecture. We expect writers to study past issues to understand and adhere to our style." Pays $300-$450 for 150-600 words.

Diabetes Self-Management
CURRENT NEEDS: "Accurate, up-to-date knowledge of diabetes and its treatment." Pays up to $700 for 2000-2500 words.

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Freelance Analyst/Writer
Northeast Business Group on Health

Freelance Casual Music Bloggers - Pays $10-$60/post
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Freelance Foodie Blogger - Pays $40/post; 5 posts/week.
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Freelance Business Writer - Pays $200-$400/month
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Freelance Publication Specialist - Pays $13/hour.
The National Law Review

Freelance Dating Profile Writers - Pays $14/hour + bonus
okcupid

Freelance Internet Researchers - near Boston, MA
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Freelance Writer / Editor - Pays $1K-$2K
individual

Freelance Assistant Editor - Pays $20/hour.
online education startup

Freelance Italian / English Translators
market research company

Freelance Real Estate Copywriter
blind ad

Freelance Math Content Developers
education content development company

Freelance Technical Writer - near Boston, MA. Pays $23/hour.
recruiter

Freelance Automotive Content Writer - Pays $15-$18/hour.
Spork Marketing

Freelance Biotech Science Reporters
Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News (GEN)

Freelance Proofreaders - Pays base rate of $20/hour.
S&P Capital IQ, a McGraw-Hill Financial business

Freelance Writer - History or English major. Pays $10/hour.
author

Freelance Celebrity Ghostwriter
recruiter

Freelance Writers - Pays $2400 for 3 months
art and cultural forum

Freelance Healthcare Writer / Researcher - Pays $15/hour.
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Freelance Blogger - electrical issues in multi-unit buildings. Pays $50/hour.
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Freelance Web Reporter - Odd News
United Press International

Freelance Reseacher / Writer
CommunityLink

Freelancers - for national desk
Deseret News

Freelance General Reporters
Daily Mail Online

Freelance Corporate Blogger / Writer
TJK Media

Freelance Movie News Writer
Cinema Blend

Freelance English Transcribers
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