July 16, 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 16th
LAST CHANCE! THE SUMMER, 2014 24-HOUR SHORT STORY CONTEST IS **THIS SATURDAY**!!
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
AUTHORS, DON'T GET RIPPED OFF!
There is NO NEED WHATSOEVER to spend thousands publishing your book!
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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:
NO SETUP FEES. (Yes, really!)
JOURNALISTS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU FELL IN LOVE WITH A SOURCE?
THIS WEEK'S WRITERSWEEKLY TRIVIA CONTEST!
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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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The Latest From AngelaHoy.com
29 Reasons Your Books Aren't Selling By Angela Hoy - WritersWeekly.com, BookLocker.com, Abuzz Press and PubPreppers.com
You're depressed. You're confused. You're thinking about giving up writing altogether. Why? Because the only people who have bought your book are your mom and your Aunt Bertha. With more than a million books published each year now (most of those self-published), there is lots of competition. However, many authors earn enough in book sales to feed their families. How do they do it?
Some of this may be hard to hear (I mean read) but, if you clicked on this article, you're obviously seeking the truth. So, here it is...
Letters To The Editor
Can't Afford An Editor? Try These Four Fun Steps For a Much Cleaner Manuscript!
Thank you so much for your article on editing our manuscripts. It always amazes me how information shows up when I need it. I have been working with content editors, and cleaning things up. But, I wanted a copy editor to do a final edit and I am waiting for one final estimate. But, I really don't think I will have the funds.
I appreciate the information on Natural Reader, which I can afford!
Have a nice day,
This Week's Article
HOW TO SELL OUT AT BOOK SIGNINGS! What's the Most Important Tool in Your Arsenal? By W.W. Brock
Having just completed another very successful "book signing" in a large venue setting, I would like to offer some pointers for authors that have had limited or no success in selling their books at the various library or local artist sponsored book signing events.
First of all, stay away from those unless you just thrive on rejection...
Ask The Expert
Can I Legally Use Clipart In My Book?
Can I use Microsoft clipart in or on my book?
How I Launched My Food Writing Career By Emily-Jane Hills Orford
Just like you and every other author on this planet, I have my successes and failures. In the end, perseverance continues to pay off...
Whispers And Warnings
Whispers And Warnings For July 16th
Links to the stories below can be found here:
THIS ARTICLE LISTS "15 COMPANIES WHERE INTERNS MAKE BIG BUCKS"
These Interns Make More Money Than the Average U.S. Family
"Unpaid internships are controversial, sometimes illegal. Yet some interns get paid very well..."
ISN'T THIS HOW MOST CITY COUNCILS WORK, TOO?
Detroit Free Press sues U-M, alleging regents regularly violate Open Meetings Act
"The news organization said regents make many decisions in private before once-a-month public sessions that amount to little more than a rubber-stamp to what's already been decided."
IF THE SCHOOL HIRED HIM TO DO THIS, I'M NOT SURE HOW HE COULD CLAIM TO OWN THE COPYRIGHT
Judge dismisses school coupons copyright lawsuit
"Michael Ward argued that he helped design coupon books for Knox County Schools for almost two decades, but was then cut out of the program."
OUR CHILD DID THIS ONCE (not through Amazon). WE REMOVED THE APP AND, VOILA! NO MORE UNAUTHORIZED CHARGES
FTC Sues Amazon Over Millions in Unauthorized Children's In-App Purchases
"The Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit against Amazon, claiming the online retail giant billed parents millions of dollars for unauthorized charges made by children..."
REVENGE P*RN IS ONLY ILLEGAL IN 11 STATES
Anonymity Network Tor Sued For Allegedly Protecting A Revenge P*rn Business
"Tor, which offers encrypted software and an open network of protected communications, has been sued in the state of Texas over a revenge porn website that used its free service."
IT NEVER CEASES TO AMAZE ME THAT LAWYERS WILL FILE RIDICULOUS LAWSUITS LIKE THIS
ESPN blows off the lawsuit from the sleeping Yankees fan
"...but dude: if no one from ESPN actually said the stuff you said they said in your complaint you're gonna get your butt handed to you by an angry judge."
Links to the stories above can be found here:
Archived Whispers and Warnings are HERE.
Markets And Jobs
Paying Markets And Jobs For July 16th
These are NOT recycled guidelines. WritersWeekly.com only features original market listings, received from and approved by the editors at each publication.
Healthcare Journal of New Orleans and Healthcare Journal of Baton Rouge
CURRENT NEEDS: "Feature articles of interest to local healthcare professionals." Pays $0.30/word for 1000-2000 words.
The Independent Restaurateur
CURRENT NEEDS: "Experienced writers with good ideas and a passion for the industry and/or food and drink. Individuals with connections/experience in the restaurant industry who will be able to snag good interviews or have expertise they can lend to writing informative articles for our readership." Pays $50 for 600-800 words.
The Music & Sound Retailer
CURRENT NEEDS: "One-off freelance opportunities currently exist for a 'secret shopper' column. Future work possible. Other opportunities exist rarely." Pays $200 and up. Pays $400 for secret-shopper column.
Freelance Business Blogger - Pays $20/post
Freelance Teleprompter Operators - near New York City. Pays $300/day.
Freelance Reporters - Pays $50-$500
"San Francisco's longest-running neighborhood newspaper"
Freelance Investigative Reporter - Pays $150
Freelance Creative Writer
Olympia Law Firm
Freelance Multilingual Content Freelancer - Pays $12-$15/hour.
Freelance Fiction Writers
Freelance Creative Individuals
Freelance Instructional Writers
Freelance Newspaper Journalist / Features Writer
The Woodinville Weekly
Freelance Copywriter - Social Media
Freelance Ford Truck Writer
Freelance Fashion Copywriter - to create brand copy for retail signage, direct mail pieces, emails, e-commerce landing pages and merchant/product page
Freelance Online Content Editor
Freelance Programming/Code-Savvy Tech Writers
Words by a Pro
Freelance Cyclical Industries Reporter - Pays $35/hour
OTR Global (OTR)
new online writing service
Freelance SEO Writers - for landing pages on website. Pays $900 on completion.
Freelance Research Assistant - Pays $15/hour
information technology startup
Freelance Twitter Writer - "140 Character Assassin #TwitterCommando"
Freelance Managing Editors
Fashion Times Co. - Designntrend.com/DesignTimes.com and BeautyWorldNews.com
Freelance Retail Reporter - Pays $35/hour.
OTR Global (OTRŪ)
Freelance Sports Writer - NCAA Football & Basketball
Sports Direct Inc.
Freelance Proofreader - medical / legal
Freelance Video Journalists
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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