July 30, 2014
In This Issue
POD PRICE COMPARISON
SELF-PUBLISHING SECRETS REVEALED - How Many Book Sales Needed to Recoup Your Investment?
BookLocker - 121 copies
CreateSpace - 289 copies
Lulu - 367 copies
Trafford - 428 copies
iUniverse - 401-472 copies
Xlibris - 477 copies
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.
Publisher's Desk For July 30th
AUTHORS, DON'T GET RIPPED OFF!
There is NO NEED WHATSOEVER to spend thousands publishing your book!
BookLocker is FAST, Affordable, and Friendly -
THE FALL, 2014 24-HOUR SHORT STORY CONTEST IS NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!
The fall contest is always our most popular because it has a crispy fall theme.
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
Entry fee is only $5. You can see the complete list of 85 prizes and sign up here: http://www.writersweekly.com/misc/contest.php
POD PRICE COMPARISON
BookLocker: $675 (deduct $200 if submitting your own cover)
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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THIS WEEK'S WRITERSWEEKLY TRIVIA CONTEST!
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THIS WEEK'S PRIZE:
A free book of your choice from BookLocker.com!
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THE WRITE MARKETS REPORT - 12 issues for only $4.95!
USE MEMORY TRIGGERS TO WRITE YOUR MEMOIRS THIS YEAR!
POD SECRETS REVEALED!
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WRITERSWEEKLY.COM'S CURRENT BEST SELLERS
1. 24-HOUR SHORT STORY CONTEST ENTRY FEE - $5
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2. ONE-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION TO THE WRITE MARKETS REPORT
ONE YEAR (12 issues) of the newest paying markets for writers!
3. WRITING HISTORICAL FICTION: Advice for the Digital Age
Research, write, publish and promote historical fiction using digital tools.
4. THE ORGANIZED WRITER: 30 Days to More Time, More Money and Less Frustration
Everything writers need to get organized in 30 days.
5. SO, YOU WANNA BE A GHOSTWRITER - How To Make Money Writing Without a Byline
Learn how to succeed as a ghostwriter.
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News From the Home Office
Bookstore On Date Night! Yea!
When we got home, the boys excitedly went through the bookstore bag. Max grabbed MY book, and said, "Yea! You bought me Orange is the New Black!"
The Latest From AngelaHoy.com
Is Your Book Description Killing Sales? By Angela Hoy - BookLocker.com, WritersWeekly.com, Abuzz Press and PubPreppers.com
It happened again today. I asked an author for a short description of her book for Ingram, the world's largest book distributor, which sends an automated feed to the online and physical bookstores. The feed is used to create book listings on sites like Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com, and other stores. The author responded right away. This was last line of her description -
Read on as justice is served and police take down the vicious killer.
Yep. She gave away the ending. Who wants to buy a book if you already know what's going to happen? Giving away the ending will definitely hurt future book sales!
Letters To The Editor
Sent By Mail, On A Real Card! This Made Our Day!
I thought I'd write a quick note to tell you how much I appreciate WritersWeekly.com, especially the 24-hour contests. As a freelance writer, I look forward to those contest days when I can just focus on a fresh fiction idea.
All the best to you!
This Week's Article
We're Out Of Features!
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Hundreds of archived articles on how to make more money writing are HERE!
Ask The Expert
Can I Give My Pseudonym A Fake College Degree?
If I'm writing under a pseudonym, can I call myself a doctor or a lawyer in my book (i.e. John Doe, PhD) even if it's meant to be humorous?
30 Queries In 30 Days Worked For Me! By Diane Stark
Recently, I took an online writing class called "30 Queries in 30 Days" by Mridu Khullar Relph. The goal of the class was obvious: to send out 30 query letters in a month. Every day, Mridu would send a lesson via email that taught us how to research magazine markets, generate ideas, write query letters, or some other how-to of marketing our writing...
Whispers And Warnings
Whispers And Warnings For July 30th
Links to the stories below can be found here:
IF YOU CAN'T PROVE IT, DON'T PUBLISH IT! YOUR FAMILY MAY HAVE TO PAY FOR YOUR WORDS AFTER YOU'RE GONE!
Jesse Ventura wins lawsuit over 'American Sniper'; passage to be deleted
"A federal jury in St. Paul awarded Ventura over $1.8 million in damages on Tuesday, finding that a section of the book defamed Ventura."
HAVE YOU BEEN BULLIED BY AN ADULT ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
Bullying not just child's play
"Cyber harassment is the adult form of teen cyber-bullying. It is used to elicit hostile reactions toward the victim and may include defamatory posts, copying, altering and sharing of photos without copyright permission, or sending unwanted e-mails and texts."
Journalists subpoenaed in 'pink-slime' suit
"At least four journalists and a writer have been ordered to hand over documents to attorneys representing the largest manufacturer of "pink slime," the latest development in Beef Products Inc.'s $1.2-billion defamation lawsuit against ABC News and others."
THIS ISN'T SURPRISING...
Why Is Amazon's Net Income Since '97 Less Than Facebook's in 2 Years?
"Facebook's profit totals about $5 billion since its second quarter of 2012, the first quarter following its IPO, according to its earnings reports. Amazon's total profit since 1997 is $3.1 billion, though the company's accounting methods vary in some of its quarters, according to financial data firm FactSet."
SCHOOL LIBRARIES IN WISCONSIN SEVERELY CULLED BY NON-LIBRARIANS!
Librarians concerned over removal of books
"Dozens of Unified faculty, staff, students and parents called on the Board of Education Monday night to stop district workers from removing thousands of books..."
Links to the stories above can be found here:
Archived Whispers and Warnings are HERE.
Markets And Jobs
Paying Markets And Jobs For July 30th
These are NOT recycled guidelines. WritersWeekly.com only features original market listings, received from and approved by the editors at each publication.
African American Golfer's Digest
CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. Pays $0.05/word for 250-1500 words.
CURRENT NEEDS: "Big Pulp is currently closed for submissions for 2014. In general, we seek short fiction and poems in the SF, fantasy, horror, mystery, and romance genres. We also publish themed anthologies - i.e.: zombies - and will announce those when we hope for submissions." Pays $5/poem or $5-$25/short story.
Wyoming Business Report
CURRENT NEEDS: "Familiarity with Wyoming - not just a tourist's perspective, but someone who has actually lived here and knows the industries and environments." Pays $0.10/word for 750-1500 words.
Freelance Technical Writer and Logistical Coordinator
Peak Facilitation Group
Freelance Creative, Passionate, Funny Freelance Writer - Pays $10/hour.
Dentity / dentity.com
Freelance Gamer, Writer
Freelance US Cyclical Industries Reporter - Pays $35/hour
OTR Global (OTRŪ)
independent documentary filmmaker
Freelance Writer / Copy Editor - near New York City, NY
Freelance Web Content Writer
personal PR firm
Freelance Research Assistant
Humanist Chaplain at Harvard
Freelance Lead Writer - Pays $40K/year
Freelance Wedding Blogger
startup social network
Freelance Business Ideaperson-Writer - Pays $15/hour
Freelance Content Creator - pays $800/month
funny photo app
Freelance Emotional Support Ghostblogger - Pays $30
online community focusing on problems money brings
Freelance Social Media Assistant - Pays $15/hour.
Freelance Image Taggers/Indexers - near Portland, OR. Pays around $12/hour.
Freelance Travel Columnists
Freelance MSWord Specialist - to convert pdf files to MSWord docs
Freelance Writers - Pays $25-$75
Food Truck Magazine / thefoodtruckmarket.com
Freelance Writer - Pays $15
Freelance Blogger - Pays $250-$450/month
Freelance Copywriter - Pays $15/hour
Freelance Full-time Writer or Journalist
international online publishing company
Freelance Proofreader - Pays up to $30/hour
The PBH Network / PBH2
Freelance Reporters - in Litchfield County, Connecticut
The Register Citizen
Freelance Writers - Pays $13-$15/hour
Freelance Press Release Writer
Freelance Technical Writer
recruiter for Surrogacy and Egg Donation Client
June Best Sellers!
BEST SELLING EBOOKS
BookLocker's ebooks are sold on Amazon.com (for the Kindle), BarnesandNoble.com (for the Nook), Apple (for iPods, iPads, and iPhones), BookLocker.com (ePub, Mobi and PDF files), and Kobo (Canada's popular ebook retailer).
Links to the books below are here:
#1 - THE HELMSMAN: Director's Cut Edition by Bill Baldwin
#2 - GALACTIC CONVOY: Director's Cut Edition by Bill Baldwin
#3 - THE TROPHY by Bill Baldwin
#4 - THE MERCENARIES: Director's Cut Edition
#5 - The Turning Tide by Bill Baldwin
#6 - The Defenders by Bill Baldwin
#7 - The Siege by Bill Baldwin
#8 - The Defiance by Bill Baldwin
#9 - Cancer-Free: Your Guide to Gentle, Non-toxic Healing (Fourth Edition) by Bill Henderson
#10 - Far Above Rubies by Cynthia Polansky
BEST SELLING PRINT BOOKS
BookLocker's print books are sold on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, booksamillion.com, BookLocker.com, and numerous other bookstores, both domestic and foreign. Any bookstore with an Ingram account (Ingram is the world's largest book distributor) can pick up Ingram's feed, so authors find your book listed in stores they've never heard of. Most brick and mortar bookstores use Ingram's database to find and order books so bookstore customers can ask their neighborhood bookstore to order the books as well.
#1 - Cancer-Free: Your Guide to Gentle, Non-toxic Healing (Fourth Edition) by Bill Henderson
#2 - SHE IS HIT BY WAVES...BUT WILL NOT SINK: Paris' Battle with Neuroblastoma by Lauren Strickland
#3 - THE EYE OF REVELATION: The Ancient Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation by Peter Kelder
#4 - THE POTTY BOOT CAMP: Basic Training For Toddlers by Dr. Suzanne Riffel
#5 - SQUARE THE CIRCLE: Art Therapy Workbook by Rebecca Bloom, ATR-BC LMHC
#6 - HEART CENTERED LIVING: Messages Inspired by Christ Consciousness by Pamela Kribbe
#7 - NLD From the Inside Out: Talking to Parents, Teachers, and Teens about Growing Up with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities by Michael Brian Murphy
#8 - Mindful Manipulation by James Ranieri
#9 - Great Customer Connections: Simple Psychological Techniques that Guarantee Exceptional Service by Richard Gallagher
#10 (tie) - Mercury's Child - Behaviour Change System by Warwick Dyer
#10 (tie) - MODE ONE: Let The Women Know What You're REALLY Thinking by Alan Roger Currie
WRITERSWEEKLY'S BOOKS FOR WRITERS!
QUIT YOUR JOB OR DIE
A mind and heart opening journey that will change how you look at how you live your life.
HOW TO REMEMBER, WRITE AND PUBLISH YOUR LIFE STORY
Remember Your Past, Write It, and Publish It in as little as 12 weeks!
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!
BOOK PROPOSALS THAT WORKED! Real Book Proposals That Landed $10K - $100K Publishing Contracts
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!
7.625 STRATEGIES IN EVERY BEST-SELLER
At this moment, thousands of would-be authors are slaving away on their keyboards, dreaming of literary success. But their efforts won't count for much. Of all those manuscripts, trade book editors will sign up only a slim fraction...
PRESERVE YOUR FAMILY HISTORY: A Step-by-Step Guide for Writing Oral Histories
Do your grandmother and grandfather -- mother and father -- aunts and uncles -- tell stories about the "good old days?" Preserve them!
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