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January 21, 2015

In This Issue

01/21/2014

  1. ) Publisher's Desk For January 21st
  2. ) News From The Home Office: The Winter, 2015 24-Hour Short Story Contest is THIS WEEKEND!
  3. ) AngelaHoy.com: POD POACHERS! When Bottom Feeders Lure Authors Away from Their Existing Contracts, and Charge Thousands More!
  4. ) Letters To The Editor: Writers, Are You TRYING To Get Ripped Off?!
  5. ) Feature Article: 5 Digital Products That You Can Create And Sell
  6. ) Ask The Expert: Should I Pay To Have My Book Reviewed?
  7. ) Success Story: We're Out of Success Stories!
  8. ) Whispers And Warnings For January 21st
  9. ) Paying Markets And Jobs For January 21st
  10. ) Books For Readers, And Writers!

POD PRICE COMPARISON

SELF-PUBLISHING SECRETS REVEALED - How Many Book Sales Needed to Recoup Your Investment?

HINT:
BookLocker - 121 COPIES (setup fees: $675)
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)

Fees are based on the least expensive package offered by each publisher on similar packages targeting U.S. authors. Fees include print publication within 6 weeks (interior setup, original cover design, up to 25 interior photos/graphics, an ISBN, barcode, print proof, a listing on the publisher's website, fulfillment, distribution by Ingram, the world's largest book distributor (which includes a listing on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, etc.) and basic ebook formatting, conversion, and fulfillment/distribution. We are including ebook services because most firms now include these in their print packages.

More info:
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Publisher's Desk

Publisher's Desk For January 21st

LAST CHANCE! - START-TIME IS **THIS SATURDAY!!** Already 60% full!!!

THE WINTER, 2015 24-HOUR SHORT STORY CONTEST! RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!

Each contest is limited to 500 participants and they usually fill up so don't delay if you want to participate!

1st Place: $300
2nd Place: $250
3rd Place: $200
+85 other prizes!

Entry fee is only $5. You can see the complete list of 85 prizes and sign up here.

READ PAST TOPICS HERE!

AUTHORS, DON'T GET RIPPED OFF!

There is NO NEED WHATSOEVER to spend thousands publishing your book!

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SELL MORE BOOKS IN 2015! IT'S EASY AND FUN!!

90+ DAYS OF PROMOTING YOUR BOOK ONLINE: Your Book's Daily Marketing Plan

Day-to-day book promotion from Day 1 through Day 90...and beyond!

Promote Your New Book ~ OR ~ Breathe Life Back Into an Older One!

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HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU PAY FOR PROFESSIONAL BOOK COVER DESIGN?

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THIS WEEK'S PRIZE:
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HOW TO ENTER:
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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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POD PRICE COMPARISON

BookLocker - 121 COPIES (setup fees: $675 - deduct $200 if submitting your own cover)
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.

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USE MEMORY TRIGGERS TO WRITE YOUR MEMOIRS THIS YEAR!
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POD SECRETS REVEALED!
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WRITERSWEEKLY.COM'S CURRENT BEST SELLERS

1. 24-HOUR SHORT STORY CONTEST ENTRY FEE - $5
THE NEXT CONTEST WILL BE IN JANUARY, 2015
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2. IT'S A DIRTY JOB...WRITING P*RN FOR FUN AND PROFIT! Includes Paying Markets!
Katy Terrega provides the only resource you need to learn how to write and sell er*tica.

3. 90+ DAYS OF PROMOTING YOUR BOOK ONLINE: Your Book's Daily Marketing Plan
Day-to-day book promotion from Day 1 through Day 90...and beyond!

4. THE WRITE MARKETS REPORT - 12 ISSUES!
ONE YEAR (12 issues) of the newest paying markets for writers!

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In these pages, you'll find real query letters that landed real assignments for national magazines, websites, and corporations, including: Woman's Day - $2,800; Redbook - $3,500; Ladies Home Journal - $3,000; DiscoveryHealth.com - $2,000;
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News From the Home Office

The Winter, 2015 24-Hour Short Story Contest is THIS WEEKEND!

I usually try to take Sundays off but this weekend we'll be hosting the WritersWeekly Winter, 2015 24-Hour Short Story Contest.

If you want to sign up, don't delay! Only 500 entrants permitted per contest...

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The Latest From AngelaHoy.com

POD POACHERS! When Bottom Feeders Lure Authors Away from Their Existing Contracts, and Charge Thousands More! By Angela Hoy - BookLocker.com, WritersWeekly.com, Abuzz Press and PubPreppers.com

Slick sales talk and false praise will always draw in a certain percentage of the gullible population.

For vanity publisher salespeople, it can be difficult to find folks who are in the process of writing a book, or who are considering writing a book. But, after someone has published their book, it's very easy to find those books and, subsequently, those authors online. I'm not going to tell you the simple method these folks use to find these authors because I don't want to give other scammers any ideas. I can tell you, however, that it's very easy, and only takes a few seconds. Unfortunately, new authors are frequently the target of spammers and scammers. Many authors report receiving spam from a variety of firms shortly after their books were released.

And, it happened again this week. One of our authors asked about terminating their contract. They said they were contacted by a "reputable publisher." I first assured them our contract at BookLocker.com is non-exclusive, and can be canceled at any time. But, I've seen this type of victimization of authors before so I, of course, searched for that firm's name on Google. I wanted to save this particular author from the heartache others have endured. What I found didn't surprise me...

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Letters To The Editor

Writers, Are You TRYING To Get Ripped Off?!

Hi Angela,

I just got back into the country after three years away, and recently came across your site again.

What fun it was reading your "bad query" section again. Also, it is a breath of fresh air to see that you still raise hell about writers who write for peanuts. I've missed you. : )

K.

RELATED:

Writers, Are You TRYING To Get Ripped Off?! Yet Another Reason To Avoid Pubs That Pay Crappy Rates!

More World's Worst Book Proposals And Query Letters!

When Writers Contribute to a Scammer's Success

Top 10 Signs You've Been Scammed Into Writing for Free

Watch Out For This Scam Targeting Writers!

This Week's Article

5 Digital Products That You Can Create And Sell By Reginald Gates

You're dragging along as a writer and you're doing pretty well. You're making a comfortable living from your skills - and working hard for every cent. But, wouldn't it be nice to start earning some passive income? Wouldn't it be great to create something with the skills that you already possess (writing) that will keep on generating income month after month?

Maybe you're not at the point in your career where you're able to just write up a full-length book. That's okay because there are some low-or-no-cost digital products that you can make right now, and sell on Amazon, your blog, your website, or wherever else...

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Ask The Expert

Should I Pay To Have My Book Reviewed?

I have one question that I hope you can answer. What is your feeling about spending personal funds on book reviews?

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Success Stories

We're Out of Success Stories!

Have a Freelance Success Story to share? We pay $40 on acceptance, non-exclusive electronic rights only. Success stories run around 300 words but we're very flexible. Our guidelines are here: http://writersweekly.com/misc/guidelines.php

See archived success stories HERE.

Whispers And Warnings

Whispers And Warnings For January 21st

AMAZON'S DE FACTO WIN OVER APPLE MAY BE REVERSED BY AN APPEALS COURT
The age of Amazon is upon us: How one court battle reveals the growing threat of monopoly
"Federal judges recently heard arguments in the latest case between Amazon and Apple. Here's what you need to know..."

RELATED:

BookLocker sued Amazon back in 2008...and won.
http://antitrust.booklocker.com/

THIS IS HILARIOUS! PUBLISHERS AREN'T GOING TO JUST ROLL OVER AND FORGIVE AMAZON FOR ITS ACTIONS!
Amazon executive hopes for era of peace with publishers
"The overseer of Amazon.com's Kindle e-book and publishing divisions is preaching peace."

IF YOU ATTEND A PARTY LIKE THIS, BETTER WEAR A MASK!
Max Mosley and Google tussle over privacy
"Formula One President Max Mosley is taking Google to the High Court in London over the publishing of pictures of him at a sex party."

INTERESTING!
Should you respond to a class action notification?
"From time to time people will get notices in the mail that they could be a member of a class action lawsuit. Is this the modern day version of the Publisher's Clearing House sweepstakes or are people potentially throwing away money by not following up with it?"

RELATED:

Archived Whispers and Warnings are HERE.

Markets And Jobs

Paying Markets And Jobs For January 21st

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

DO YOU PAY WRITERS? We'll post your ad for free (provided you pay respectable wages).
Send your ad to Angela here: http://www.writersweekly.com/contact.php

Freelance Editorial Assistant - men's underwear
The Underwear Expert

Freelance Blog Editor
The Underwear Expert

Freelance Writers
SickNEWZ

Freelance English-to-Arabic Translator
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Freelance Intern (paid) - Pays $9/hour.
OpposingViews.com

Freelance Writers and Editors
WritePath

Freelance Medical Writer/Editor
web-based information service for medical technology industry

Freelance Writers - Pays $25/hour.
TasteTablet

Freelance Researcher - Pays $12/hour.
blind ad

Freelance French-Speaking Assistant - Pays $15/hour.
L.A.-based start-up translation company

Freelance Copy Writer
ad agency

Freelance Music Bloggers - Pays $10-$50/post.
Music promotion/PR company

Freelance Web Product Copywriter
ecommerce company

Freelance Writers / Researchers
social good / tech company and lifestyle brand

Freelance Copywriter & Professional Forum User - Pays "up to $100 for each post in forum."
blind ad

Freelance Senior Copywriter - near Boulder/Longmont, Colorado. Combination of on-site and off-site. Pays $40-$45/hour.
recruiter

Freelance Writers
MyCityNETWORKS

Freelance Professional Technology Transcriptionist - Pays $12/hour.
blind ad

Freelance Hip Hip Celebrity News Writer
A New York-based company

Freelance Blogger
ZocDoc

Freelance Investing Writer/Blogger - Pays $150/post.
The Simple Dollar

French Freelancer - Pays $10 per product description.
blind ad

Freelance Writer
Decision Toolbox

Freelance Writers - Pays $40-$50/article.
The Beehive Newspaper

Freelance Horticultural Writer - Pays $20-$30/piece or at $0.60/word.
blind ad

Freelance Writers - Pays "up to $250 per article"
Universities.com

Freelance Verbal Tutors - Pays $35+/hour.
Compass Education Group

Freelance Digital Editor
Pace Communications

Freelance Reporter - near Queens, NY
South Queens weekly newspaper

Freelance Editor
New Wave Media

Freelance Infrastructure Reporters
InfraLatinAmerica

Freelance Geek Bloggers
Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Freelance Writer/Reporter
Habitat Magazine

Freelance Science, Space and Technology Blogger
Giant Freakin Robot

DO YOU PAY WRITERS? We'll post your ad for free (provided you pay respectable wages). Send your ad to Angela here: http://www.writersweekly.com/contact.php

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EVERYBODY COMES TO THE RED DOG
A sabotaged jet starts a string of murders in Montana.

THE ANTIDOTE
Story of a cure that is worse than the disease...

THE SCRIBAL WATCHMAN: How to Hear, Watch, Write, and Release the Voice of God to the Nations
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IRON ANGEL: Sordid Affairs - Book II
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