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A Funny And FREE Book About The Public Domain!

A Funny And FREE Book About The Public Domain!

I'm absolutely buried after taking four days off to go on a cruise...that ended up having horrid wifi capabilities. Luckily, my friend, attorney Harvey Randall, sent me this goody to share...[...]

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Positive And, Unfortunately, Negative Thoughts On My Very First Cruise…

Positive And, Unfortunately, Negative Thoughts On My Very First Cruise…

Last weekend, the girls and I drove down to Miami, hopped on Majesty of the Seas, and headed for the Bahamas. This was my first cruise. I don't like touristy things when traveling and I don't like being stuck in one place with limited options on what I can do. A friend told me I wouldn't mind being "stuck" on a boat that size because it's a floating city...…

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10 Creative Book Signing Tips to SELL MORE BOOKS! By William S. Creed

Half or more of published books are now self-published. I published my books myself and was set to 'reveal' by wonderfulness to the world. However, after selling it to friends and relatives, I still had boxes in my garage. My writing career was talking a dip! It was obvious, if I were going to sell those books, I would have to be my own promoter...…

Paying Markets

NAILPRO, Beauty Launchpad, Beauty Store Business, DAYSPA, MedEsthetics, Nail It!

25% freelance. Trade publications for salon owners and nail professionals. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 60K. Monthly. Pays 30 days after receipt of article. Publishes ms approx. 3 months after acceptance. Buys "exclusive first North American serial rights for use in print, online and digital editions of NAILPRO; non-exclusive rights for use in print, online and digital editions of other Creative Age Publications; non-exclusive rights to use and re-use the work in advertising and promotion of our publications and non-exclusive rights to license the use and re-use of the work by our licensees and franchises." No reprints. Response time varies. Sample issue can be purchased online, or call Subscription Services at (800)442.5667. Subscription $19.95; $35 Mexico/Canada; $60 other. Guidelines not available. Read more →

Quick Brown Fox

Publishes 20 books per year. "A new company creating original mystery and crime content for publication in books and other media." Welcomes new writers. Pays advance. Responds within four weeks. Guidelines available by email. Pays advance and royalties. Read more →

The Music & Sound Retailer

"We are the most widely read trade publication serving brick-and-mortar musical instrument stores and their owners, managers and buyers." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 11.5K. Monthly. Pays 60 days after publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds 24-48 hours. Sample copy available online. Subscription $18. Guidelines available by email. Pays $200 and up. Pays $400 for secret-shopper column. Read more →

RUSSIAN LIFE

"A bimonthly magazine on Russian culture, history, travel and life." 70%-80% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 20K. Bimonthly. Pays 30 days after publication. Publishes ms 1-6 months after acceptance. Buys either first serial, second serial or all rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 1 month. For sample send 9 x 12 SASE w/ $2 postage affixed to the editorial office. Subscription $36 US; $48 Overseas. Read more →

Salt Lake

"Lifestyle, fashion and culture magazine, glossy for Park City, Salt Lake City and Utah." Welcomes new writers. 33% freelance. Circ. 127K. Bimonthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 2-4 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within one month. Subscription $17.95. Guidelines available by email. Pays $0.45/word. Read more →

Sierra

"Sierra is a source of information, entertainment, and inspiration for people who care deeply about nature. Our mission is to encourage the Sierra Club's 500,000-plus members (and other readers) to explore, enjoy, and protect the planet." Welcomes new writers. 75% freelance. Circ. 600K. Bimonthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 1-6 months after acceptance. Buys first NA serial rights. No reprints. Responds within 30 days. Sample copy available by email. Subscription $15. Pays $1.00-$1.50/word for new writers. Read more →

Abuzz Press

A hybrid publisher charging no setup/design fees to authors. "Abuzz Press pays the design and publication fees, which include: interior formatting assistance, professional cover design (no boring templates), ISBN and barcode, printer setup, and print proof (the first printed/bound copy of your book, which will ship directly to you for approval). Also includes ebook formatting/conversion. Distribution - Print Edition - We will list the book with Ingram, the world's largest book distributor. Our print books are listed in Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, BooksAMillion.com, Chapters.ca and many other online bookstores, both domestic and foreign. Any bookstore with an Ingram account can pick up Ingram's feed so you'll find your book listed in stores you've never heard of. Most bookstores use Ingram's database to find and order books so readers can ask their neighborhood bookstore to order your book as well. Your readers can also walk into their neighborhood bookstores and ask them to order a copy. Ebook Edition - Our ebooks are listed on Amazon.com (for the Kindle), BarnesandNoble.com (for the Nook), Apple (for iPads, iPods and iPhones), and Kobo (Canada's popular ebook retailer)." Welcomes new writers. Publishes up to 30 titles/year. Pays royalties. Three-year exclusive contract required. Read more →

ABILITY Magazine

"ABILITY Magazine is consistently ranked in the Top 50 Magazines in the World - and is the leading magazine covering Health, Disability and Human Potential. An award-winning publication, distributed by Time-Warner. For over 20 years, its mission has been to provide new insights into our individual levels of ability. From Diabetes to Spinal Cord Injury and celebrity interviews to CEO profiles, ABILITY covers the latest on Health, Environmental Protection, Assistive Technology, Employment, Sports, Travel, Universal Design, Mental Health and much more. Writers include MDs, PhDs, JDs, best-selling authors, U.S. Senators and advocates. Cover interviews consist of Movie and TV Celebrities, Business Leaders, Sports Figures, Presidents, First Ladies and more." Welcomes new writers. Bimonthly. Pays on invoice. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys all rights. Accepts some reprints. Sample copy available on Facebook. Guidelines available by email. Read more →

Adventure Cyclist

“Adventure Cyclist is the only American magazine dedicated to traveling by bicycle. We also cover other recreational cycling topics but do not cover competitive cycling.” 70% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 46.5K. Publishes 9 issues/year. Pays on publication. Publishes ms one year after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Sample copy available online. Subscription $40. Pays $0.35-$0.65/word for up to 3500 words. Read more →

Brick

"Brick is a journal of literary non-fiction where the world's best-loved writers have wide, lively, personal discussions about art, culture, and the written word." 10% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 2500. Biannually. Pays on publication. Publishes ms up to one year after acceptance. Buys first serial rights. Accepts some reprints. Responds 3-6 months. Sample copy online at http://www.brickmag.com/issues. Subscription $44, $41 CDN, $49 foreign. Pays: 100-1000 words=$150; 1000-2000 words=$250.00; 2000-3000 words=$300.00; 3000-4000 words=$350.00; 4000+ words=$400.00. Read more →

General Aviation News

"General Aviation News is a twice-monthly magazine for general aviation enthusiasts, pilots and owners of small airplanes." 30% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 35K. Biweekly. Pays the 15th of the month after publication. Publishes ms 1-7 months after acceptance. Buys first NA rights. Accepts some reprints. Responds within two weeks. Sample copy available by email to Kathleen@generalaviationnews.com. Subscription $35. Pays $150 for 500-1500 words. Read more →

Healthcare Journal of New Orleans and Healthcare Journal of Baton Rouge

"News, information, and analysis for local healthcare professionals." Welcomes new writers. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within four months of acceptance. Buys all rights. Accepts some reprints. Responds within two weeks. Sample copy available online. Subscription $51. Guidelines available by email. Pays $0.30/word for 1000-2000 words. Read more →

The Horn Book Magazine

"Established 1924, The Horn Book Magazine is a bimonthly publication covering children's literature for librarians, booksellers, professors, teachers and students of children's literature." 75% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 8K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms four months after acceptance. Buys print and digital rights. No reprints. Responds within three months. Sample copy available by email. Subscription $72, $89 CDN, $93 other. Pays $100-$200 for up to 2000 words. Read more →

Faith Today

"Faith Today is Canada's premier interdenominational Christian magazine. It exists to 'connect, equip and inform evangelical Christians in Canada.' It has been published since 1983 by The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, an association of more than 40 church denominations." 33% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 20K. Bimonthly. Pays 45 days after acceptance. Publishes ms 2-4 months after acceptance. Buys First North American periodical rights and non-exclusive electronic (Internet) rights. Rarely accepts reprints. Responds 2 weeks. Sample online at http://www.faithtoday.ca/digital. Print subscription 35.99CDN for one year; 41.99CDN for two years. Digital subscription free at http://www.faithtoday.ca/subscribe. Pays $0.20/word (CAD) for 300-2000 words. Read more →

Music Connection

"Monthly print publication catering to musicians and the music industry." 30% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 80K. Monthly. Pays six weeks after publication. Publishes ms one month after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds one week. Back issues available for purchase on website. Subscription $35. Pays $175 for 3000-3500 words. Read more →

Nevada Magazine

"Nevada's official tourism magazine." 25% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys first NA rights. Accepts some reprints. Responds within one month. Sample copy available by email. Subscription $19.95. Pays $250 for 1000-1500 words. Read more →

Paint Horse Journal

"Produced by the American Paint Horse Association, the Paint Horse Journal celebrates the versatility and uniqueness of the American Paint Horse and the people who love them." 30% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 10K. Monthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms two months after acceptance. Buys first NA serial rights. No reprints. Responds within one week. Sample copy available online. Subscription $30; $45 CDN; $75 other. Pays $100-$500 for 1500 words. Read more →

Quill

"Magazine covering the journalism media industry with focus on providing educational, professional development content for journalists working in all media." 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 8K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within three weeks. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 1-2 weeks. Sample copy available online. Subscription $75, $100 foreign. Pays $300-$800 for 1000-3000 words. Read more →

Rebel Ink

"Tattoo lifestyle." Welcomes new writers. 75% freelance. Circ. 120K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms up to six months after acceptance. Buys US rights for one year. Accepts reprints. Subscription $24. Guidelines available by email. Pays $150-$350 for 300-1200 words. Read more →

Whispers and Warnings For 04/15/2016

  • PublishAmerica / America Star Books Lawsuit Against Writer Beware Settled
  • As Led Zeppelin face trial for copyright infringement, here are nine other artists sued for 'stealing' hits
  • Miami Herald settles lawsuit with former US Senate candidate
  • Publishers Weekly Features Vanity Publisher Morgan James...Again
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Whispers and Warnings For 04/08/2016

  • Nine-year-old reporter breaks crime news, complete with video, then fires back at critics
  • Calif. freelance photographer freed from Syria after 2012 abduction
  • Hulk Hogan's Lead Lawyer Explains How His Team Beat "Arrogant," "Defiant" Gawker
  • How Apple's Court Defeat Will Reshape the E-book Market
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Whispers and Warnings For 03/25/2016

  • Court rules in favor of Amazon in 'A Gronking To Remember' lawsuit
  • Publisher of photo gets $9K from Republican Party and $6K from a blogger for copyright infringement
  • Barber shop owner sues Katina Powell, book publisher over 'false allegations'
  • Gawker, Publisher to Pay $25M in Punitive Damages in Hulk Hogan Lawsuit
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