May 20, 2015
In This Issue
POD PRICE COMPARISON
CONSIDERING SELF-PUBLISHING IN 2015? - How Many Book Sales Needed to Recoup Your Investment?
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Publisher's Desk For May 20th
POD PRICE COMPARISON - 2015 Edition
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News From the Home Office
On Friday, Richard's dad is driving in from Texas for the Rush concert this weekend in Tampa. The tickets were a birthday present we got him. On Saturday, our librarian friend, Scott, and his wife, Kelly, are arriving as well. Scott will be attending the concert with the guys (along with our neighbor, Tim). Kelly and I will NOT...because I'm not a big fan of tinnitus...
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More World's Worst Book Proposals And Query Letters! By Angela Hoy - BookLocker.com, WritersWeekly.com, Abuzz Press and PubPreppers.com
It's only been about six weeks since the last one but we've been getting lots of queries and book proposals lately. So, today I'm going to share another installment of our popular column, World's Worst Book Proposals and Query Letters. Featured are real quotes from query letters and book proposals submitted to us over the past few weeks.
Letters To The Editor
Disturbing Allegations in the New Author Solutions Lawsuit!
I just saw your great article on the Author Solutions lawsuit. Because of your newsletter, I've long known Author Solutions is far from the best company in the world for self-publishers. But, I did not know Balboa Press was one of their associated companies...
This Week's Article
From Corporate Cubicle-Monkey, To Whistleblower, To Successful Freelance Writer! By Brian Penny
In 2006, I was spending my weekend sitting in a cubicle with four elderly women arguing about the proper step-by-step process every representative should be trained to follow given a wide variety of circumstances. My assignment was to lead this rag-tag team toward a resolution in order to re-write and re-format an entire department's Process and Procedure manuals, training materials, and job aides for a subsidiary of a national mortgage company...
Ask The Expert
How Can I Make Money Giving Away A Free E-Book On Amazon?
Is it sensible for me to promote my latest book by giving away some free ebooks on the Kindle? How can I avoid pitfalls about poorly-formatted MOBI formatted ebooks (I've heard horror stories), and what costs should I expect for publishing my ebook, and for promoting it?
Sell Your Books At Art Fairs! By Kimberly Carlson
I was a bit skeptical of the idea of selling books at art fairs even though the idea was mine. But, I have been willing to step out of the box in order to sell my novel, Out of the Shadows. As it turned out having a little booth at art fairs has been profitable, and I sell more books than I have at book signings at Barnes and Nobles or independent bookstores.
Whispers And Warnings
Whispers And Warnings For May 20th
YOU MAY NO LONGER BE FORCED TO LISTEN TO CHEESY ALTERNATIVES IN RESTAURANTS!
'Happy Birthday' Lawsuit: Judge Wants to Know If Copyright Was Abandoned
"U.S. District Judge George King wants to hear more about whether the 19th century schoolteacher who has been credited with writing "Happy Birthday to You" -- the English language's most popular song -- had abandoned the copyright to the lyrics."
SHOULD A FIRM BE ALLOWED TO HIDE CONTACT DETAILS TO AVOID LAWSUITS?
Facebook Israel CEO asks court to gag lawyer
"Adi Soffer-Teeni's move follows threats to publish her contact details due to difficulties in removing Facebook posts."
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS? IS THEIR TARGET MARKET TOO YOUNG?
Children's book no stranger to controversy
"The children's book 'King & King' has prompted bans, a lawsuit and even a bill in Congress from those offended by the story's portrayal of a gay prince."
TABLOID-STYLE READING. A GUILTY PLEASURE...
The top 5 ugliest media departures ranked, including ESPN's Bill Simmons
"When news broke on Friday that Bill Simmons and ESPN were parting ways, it seemed...sudden. That's because even Simmons learned of his own fate on Twitter."
"A WEAK COPYRIGHT CLAIM CANNOT JUSTIFY CENSORSHIP"
Google Wins Copyright And Speech Case Over 'Innocence Of Muslims' Video
"In a complicated legal battle that touches on questions of free speech, copyright law and personal safety, a federal appeals court has overturned an order that had forced the Google-owned YouTube to remove an anti-Muslim video from its website last year."
DON'T LET THEM GET AWAY WITH IT!
Someone Stole Your Design? 3 Ways to Fight Back.
"News outlets have been abuzz this week with the story of Oregon-based small-business owner Melissa Lay who recently discovered Target selling a top nearly identical to one of the many designs she'd been selling through her site, SandiLake."
Archived Whispers and Warnings are HERE.
Markets And Jobs
Paying Markets And Jobs For May 20th
CURRENT NEEDS: "We are short on good stories. We need stories where children/families are doing something in nature. We are primarily about wild nature rather than domestic (farm life), but can be anything related to birds, animals, plants, marine life, astronomy, rocks, etc." Pays $0.05/word for 400-2000 words.
North American Builders
CURRENT NEEDS: "Stories written on projects/companies we are covering in the industry. We would supply the contacts at the featured company along with all of the details on what the story should be about." Pays $150 for 800-1000 words.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Do not submit anything until you review our Writer's Guidelines." Pays flat fee of $100-$300 for 600-1,000 words.
Your Pet Space Blog
CURRENT NEEDS: "Posts containing product reviews, breed or organization profiles, topics on pet causes, personal pet stories." Pays $20 per qualifying post.
Freelance French-speaking writer
Freelance Writers/Photographers - near Detroit, MI eastside/suburbs. Pays $100.
Freelance Investigative Reporter
Freelance Financial Writers
Freelance Social Media Copywriter
Freelance Website QA / Content Coordinator
Pierre Fabre USA
Freelance Writer - near Kirkland, WA. Pays $75/article.
Kirkland Living magazine
Freelance Multilingual Content Freelancer - Pays $12-$15/hour.
Freelance Web Content Developer - Pays $15-$20/hour.
Access Chicago Realty
Freelance Travel Writer - near Manhattan
Culture Magazine - #1 Cannabis Lifestyle Magazine
Freelance Travel Writer - near Brooklyn, NY
Culture Magazine - #1 Cannabis Lifestyle Magazine
Freelance Travel Writer - near Los Angeles, CA
Culture Magazine - #1 Cannabis Lifestyle Magazine
Freelance Content & Marketing Professional
Freelance Business Writers / Tech Writers
Freelance Researcher - with knowledge of Asia Pacific
international HR consulting firm
Freelance Business Analyst - Pays $10/hour.
Freelance Writers and Part-time Editor - Pays $75-$100.
Freelance Writer - near San Diego County, CA
Freelance Staff Grant & Proposal Writer - Pays $2,000/month + other benefits
nonprofit Christian organization
Freelance Tech Expert Blogger - Pays $50/post.
IT outsourcing and tech solutions company
Freelance Science Blogger - Pays $50/post.
compound pharmaceutical manufacturer
Freelance UX Expert Blogger - Pays $40/post.
Freelance IT Security Expert Blogger - Public and Private Clouds. Pays $50/post.
data security firm
Freelance Copyeditor / Proofreader
Freelance Medical Record Reviewer - worker's comp
Freelance PC Hardware & Software Reporter
Freelance English Transcribers
Freelance Technical Writer - to "rewrite technical specs into "plain English" so a filmmaker can understand what is needed."
Independent Television Service (ITVS)
Freelance Content Editor - Pays $600/week
Freelance Transcript Editor / Proofreader
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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.
THE VAMPIRE GAYTOOTH: A Most Unusual Vampire
A world-weary vampire is unwittingly involved with mortals' affairs.
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In this third book of the Destiny trilogy, we see Katya leaving Europe to escape the gypsies who are after her...
A DAY AT THE TEMPLE
Gays try to find a place in the Mormon Church.
LONNIE THE LOON FINDS HIS HOME
Lonnie the Loon discovers his home after exploring the lake.
LONNIE THE LOON LEARNS TO FLY
Lonnie the Loon discovers more than learning how to fly.
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