February 26, 2015
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This Week's Article
Tax Tips For Freelance Writers By William Pepe
In my 40-plus year career as an income tax preparer, all too often I would find that clients who were trying to earn money as self-employed, or as freelancers, but were not successful did not realize that they could deduct their expenses (losses) against their other income...
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Website Publishing Article Without My Permission
I came across a website that has published one of my articles on their website without my permission or my knowledge. What should I do?
Success Story For February 26th
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Whispers And Warnings
Whispers And Warnings For February 26th
I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY THOUGHT THEY COULD GET AWAY WITH THIS...
Fifty Shades of Grey Publishing Partner Wins Lawsuit
"Today's verdict confirmed that Jennifer Pedroza was a partner in The Writer's Coffee Shop. The jury determined that fraud had been committed by Ms. Amanda Hayward and TWCS Operations Proprietary when they induced Ms. Pedroza into a Service Agreement, and also deprived her of her share of one of the most successful book deals in history."
I'LL BE KEEPING MY EYE ON THIS ONE
James Risen And Houghton Mifflin Sued Over Libel Of NSA/CIA Whistleblower
"Risen and the publisher were put on notice and given several months to retract and pay damages for the alleged false and misleading statements but arrogantly refused."
WHY IT'S DANGEROUS TO GIVE AMAZON SO MUCH POWER OVER YOUR SUCCESS
Did Amazon Sink the Queen of Online Erotica?
"Engler's experience is instructive of the tenuousness of digital-book publishing and how beholden it is to Amazon."
IF HE WASN'T PREVIOUSLY DIAGNOSED, THEY MIGHT LOSE THIS SUIT
Parents sue U., newspaper for 'damaging' son's reputation with 'autism' label
"Plaintiffs say Deseret News article identifying son as autistic caused emotional distress."
JUST BECAUSE A PICTURE IS ALL OVER THE INTERNET DOESN'T MEAN YOU CAN USE IT FOR PROFIT WITHOUT PERMISSION
Boom! Success Kid's mom sues fireworks company for using his image
"Laney Marie Griner, whose 2007 pic of her son, S.G., has since become a popular meme, is suing Jake's Fireworks. The company is using S.G.'s image on a product called Back Off that claims to shoot flaming balls, and features the image of a pacifier on its packaging. Griner is claiming copyright infringement, and is asking for unspecified damages."
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Markets And Jobs
Paying Markets And Jobs For February 26th
CURRENT NEEDS: "How-to articles on running a church library and special promotional events, profiles of church libraries with photographs (high resolution electronic, some vertical)." Pays $0.05/word for 500-1500 words.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Stories that are relevant to readers in the rural Dakotas. Topics include agriculture, rural revitalization, rural policy, health, and education. Most stories are assigned, but freelancers are welcome to submit ideas." Pays $50-$150 for 700-1000 words.
CURRENT NEEDS: "We are looking for stories of construction, demolition, and paving projects, as well as new product releases (see the Editorial Calendar to find out the equipment focus). Stories that feature projects in Canada and interviews with Canadian end-users, dealers, and manufacturers have a higher rate of acceptance. We are also accepting video." Pays $0.30-$0.40/word for 200-1000 words.
Fine Books & Collections
CURRENT NEEDS: "Queries for our 'front-of-book' section: short newsy pieces on books, art, and collecting. We work 4-6 months in advance." Pays $0.20/word for 500-2000 words.
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General Horemheb is confident of becoming Pharaoh when Ay dies childless. Over-confident? He understands men. But not, alas, women, who are as unpredictable and disobedient as cats...
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