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October 01, 2014

In This Issue

10/01/2014

  1. ) Publisher's Desk For October 1st
  2. ) News From The Home Office: A Deluge!!
  3. ) AngelaHoy.com: Print Books Are Not Dying. In Fact, They Seems To Be Making A Comeback!
  4. ) Letters To The Editor: Letters will return next week.
  5. ) Feature Article: How To Sell Your Zine At Festivals! By Christine Stoddard
  6. ) Ask The Expert: Are There Countries Where U.S. Citizens Can't Do Business, Even Online? Yes!
  7. ) Success Story: How A $0.42 Purchase Landed A $600.00 Dollar Client
  8. ) Whispers And Warnings For October 1st
  9. ) Paying Markets And Jobs For October 1st
  10. ) Fall- And Halloween-Themed Books

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Publisher's Desk

Publisher's Desk For October 1st

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POD PRICE COMPARISON

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AuthorHouse - 424 COPIES (setup fees: $1,993)
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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!

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News From the Home Office

A Deluge!!

We returned from our vacation in Tennessee last week and it has rained here, heavily, every single day since...

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The Latest From AngelaHoy.com

Print Books Are Not Dying. In Fact, They Seems To Be Making A Comeback! By Angela Hoy - BookLocker.com, WritersWeekly.com, Abuzz Press and PubPreppers.com

According to TechRadar, the "dedicated e-reader may have a limited lifespan." It seems folks are opting to read ebooks on tablets and even their phones rather than devices that are strictly for ebooks. More people are dumping those gadgets...

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Letters To The Editor

Letters To The Editor For October 1st

Letters will return next week.

This Week's Article

How To Sell Your Zine At Festivals! By Christine Stoddard

The summer morning started with a frenzy of packing paper goods, dashing to the ATM for change, and unloading one suitcase and two plastic bins worth of wares. Now came the quiet. Fifteen minutes after arriving, we had only to await our customers, from the tattooed anarchists to the curious grandmothers. So we huddled behind our half of a six-foot long table, sweltering but smiling in a church basement...

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Ask The Expert

Are There Countries Where U.S. Citizens Can't Do Business, Even Online? Yes!

Someone in Iran recently asked me to ghostwrite a book for her. Aside from the possible payment problems, is there anything else I should be concerned about?

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Success Stories

How A $0.42 Purchase Landed A $600.00 Dollar Client By Jennifer Brown Banks

With all the emphasis today placed on social media as a tool to network and build strong platforms, writers can't help but feel a little overwhelmed and under the gun. Immersed in an array of choices, it's easy to get lost for hours with nothing concrete to show for our time and sweat equity.

I've recently discovered that there's an easier way to manage our time, our careers, and our bottom line.

The secret? Networking when we're not working!

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Whispers And Warnings

Whispers And Warnings For October 1st

Links to the stories below can be found here:
http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9393

WOW! DAMAGES REDUCED FROM $7.5M to $750K
U.S. judge reduces copyright verdict against ex-MP3tunes chief
"A U.S. judge on Monday reduced a $48 million (29.57 million pounds) copyright infringement verdict against the former chief executive of defunct online music storage firm MP3tunes, the latest turn in long running court battles between the music industry and online content providers."

DOES THIS MAKE ALL PUBLICATION OF NUDITY IN AZ ILLEGAL...OR NOT?
ACLU sues over Arizona 'revenge p*rn' bill
"The civil rights group said the law can make any person who distributes or displays a nude image without explicit permission guilty of a felony. The group says that violates the First Amendment..."

AND, FOR TODAY'S DIRTY GOSSIP...
Publishing Tycoon Sues His Upper East Side Neighbors After Failing To Sell His $25 Million Townhouse
"Retired publishing tycoon Dick Snyder is suing his neighbors Meredith and Bryan Verona for $60 million after he was unable to sell his mansion..."

THE PUBLISHING STORY THAT NEVER ENDS...
Judge approves Apple e-books price-fixing settlement
"Apple's agreement to pay $400 million to consumers depends on the outcome of its appeal..."

(ALLEGEDLY) USING SOMEONE ELSE'S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY WITHOUT PERMISSION IS JUST PLAIN DUMB
Universal Music Group Slaps Monster With Beastie Boys Lawsuit
"Reuters is reporting that a pair of Universal Music Group units are suing Monster Beverage Corp. for sampling several songs co-owned by rap-rock icons the Beastie Boys, who won a similar lawsuit against the drink maker earlier this year..."

LIBEL LAWS VARY ACROSS THE GLOBE
Woman in the Philippines sued for 'libelous' posts on Facebook
"A woman is facing libel charges before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) after she allegedly posted derogatory statements in the social networking site Facebook against a man who owed her money in 2013."

Links to the stories above can be found here:
http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9393

RELATED:

Archived Whispers and Warnings are HERE.

Markets And Jobs

Paying Markets And Jobs For October 1st

PAYING MARKETS

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

Channel Partners
CURRENT NEEDS: "Articles by authors with domain expertise in IT, telecom channels, both technical and sales." Payment varies.

EARTH Magazine
CURRENT NEEDS: "Specific pitches for earth science stories, especially features." Pays $0.30/word for 300-3000 words.

Feed-Lot
CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. Pays $0.30/word for 350-700 words."

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FREELANCE JOBS

Freelance Bloggers
We Are Niko

Freelance Researcher/Writer - near Irvine, CA
publisher

Freelance Writers
South Carolina Living

Freelance Logistics Journalist
Mediaforta

Freelance Pop-Culture, Humor Writer
Gametime

Freelance Blogger - near Vancouver, BC, Canada. Pays $20/post.
web company

Freelance Technical Content Editor - near San Francisco, CA
Pantheon

Freelance Editor / Aggregator
daily e-newsletter

Freelance Writer - for YouTube Scripts. Pays $50-$75/plot.
children's YouTube channel

Freelance Copyeditor
bi monthly community lifestyle magazine

Freelance Editorial Assistant
One Green Planet / onegreenplanet.org

Freelance News & Content Writer
Pinnacle Creative Studio

Freelance Journalist/Reporter
The Gospel Herald

Freelance Writers - apartment living
Apartment Ratings

Freelance Creative Writers - for job descriptions. Pays $35/description.
RecruiterBox

Freelance Writer - Pays $20/hour.
documentary filmmakers

Freelance Content Writer
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Freelance Editorial Assistant
ParentMap

Freelance Social Media Specialist - Pays $200/week.
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Freelance Full-time Senior Manager - Grant and Proposal Writing
CureSearch for Children's Cancer

Freelance Proofreader - Pays $10/hour.
Woodlake Medical Management

Freelance Tech/Business Writer - Pays $20/post.
blind ad

Freelance Researcher / Writer - grad student or PhD
Small DC Based business

Freelance Animation Writer's Assistant - fluent Mandarin/English. Pays $12/hour.
LA-based writer/producer

Freelance Social Media Writer
small service and repair company

Freelance Agricultural Finance Contributor
conference series and media brand

Freelance Writer
2Blue Media Group

Freelance Blogger - Pharmacuetical Expert. Pays $40/post.
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Freelance Interpreters - near Chicago, IL. Spanish, Arabic, Persian, Bosnian, Gujarati.
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Freelance Commissions Analyst
financial software solutions company

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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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