August 20, 2014
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.
In This Issue
Publisher's Desk For August 20th
AUTHORS, DON'T GET RIPPED OFF!
There is NO NEED WHATSOEVER to spend thousands publishing your book!
BookLocker is FAST, Affordable, and Friendly
ONLY 4 1/2 WEEKS AWAY! THE FALL, 2014 24-HOUR SHORT STORY CONTEST IS ACCEPTING ENTRANTS
The fall contest is always our most popular because it always 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:
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!)
THIS WEEK'S WRITERSWEEKLY TRIVIA CONTEST!
You must be a WritersWeekly.com subscriber to participate in the weekly contests. Subscribe (it's free!) here:
Once you have subscribed, answer the question at the link below.
NOTE: ONLY ONE WINNER PER HOUSEHOLD PER CALENDAR QUARTER, PLEASE.
THIS WEEK'S PRIZE:
A free At-Your-Service Publishing Package from BookLocker.com! A $675 value!
THE FINE PRINT: Your manuscript must be ready for review within one week of notification by BookLocker that you have won. Your manuscript must first be approved by BookLocker. (BookLocker.com will not publish books with bad writing, unedited books, nor ones that violate laws, contain libel or invasion of privacy, or that teach people how to perform illegal acts.) If BookLocker can't publish the winner's book for any of these reasons, their prize will instead be a free book of their choice from BookLocker.com.
HOW TO ENTER:
Answer the question at THIS LINK
THE WRITE MARKETS REPORT - 12 issues for only $4.95!
USE MEMORY TRIGGERS TO WRITE YOUR MEMOIRS THIS YEAR!
POD SECRETS REVEALED!
BookLocker.com is "AS CLOSE TO PERFECTION AS YOU'RE GOING TO FIND IN THE WORLD OF EBOOK AND POD PUBLISHING." - Attorney Mark Levine, author of The Fine Print of Self Publishing
PUBPREPPERS - WE PREP, YOU PUBLISH!
WRITERSWEEKLY.COM'S CURRENT BEST SELLERS
1. 24-HOUR SHORT STORY CONTEST ENTRY FEE - $5
Entry fee and contest guidelines ebook.
2. ONE-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION TO THE WRITE MARKETS REPORT
ONE YEAR (12 issues) of the newest paying markets for writers!
3. 90+ DAYS OF PROMOTING YOUR BOOK ONLINE: Your Book's Daily Marketing Plan
Easy book promotion that works from Day 1 through Day 90...and beyond!
4. WRITING HISTORICAL FICTION: Advice for the Digital Age
Research, write, publish and promote historical fiction using digital tools.
5. QUERY LETTERS THAT WORKED! Real Queries That Landed $2K+ Writing Assignments
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;
Lifetime Magazine - $3,000; Life Extension magazine - $6,480; SmartMoney - $5,000; Chemical Innovation - $2,200.
WANT TO SELL YOUR WRITING-RELATED BOOK ON WRITERSWEEKLY.COM?
Contact Angela directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
ANGELA ON FACEBOOK
WRITERSWEEKLY ON FACEBOOK
ANGELA ON TWITTER
BOOKLOCKER ON FACEBOOK - Provides links to free excerpts!
News From the Home Office
Back From Maine And We Have A New Daughter-In-Law!
Our son, Matt, got married in Maine last weekend. Here is my favorite picture of them...
The Latest From AngelaHoy.com
How To Lose A Publishing Deal AND A TV Show? Lie On Your Contract! By Angela Hoy - BookLocker.com, WritersWeekly.com, Abuzz Press and PubPreppers.com
Here's the problem. When the author signed our contract, he didn't tell us somebody else owned 10% of his rights. Thus, he lied when he completed our contract, stating he owned all rights to his work...
Letters To The Editor
Bigots Need Not Apply! 9 Offensive Ways To Lose A Publishing Contract
Regarding the article, Bigots Need Not Apply! 9 Offensive Ways To Lose A Publishing Contract, I can't believe anyone would be so basically stupid, show such shear ignorance, and act that unprofessional when contacting a publisher.
The statements featured in that article sounded utterly surreal to me. How do these people function when they have to shop at a grocery store? Do they treat every business with this mentality?
This Week's Article
DO THEY WANT MY BOOK TO FAIL?! When Traditional Publishers Treat New Authors Like (Bleep) By Anonymous
As I look back, I am stunned that the ignorant inquiries I made to my traditional publisher and literary agent did not create waves of guffaws and rollicking cackles. Upon the release of my first book by a traditional publisher, during a conference call, I queried the publisher and her henchmen about their promotional plans. Would there be some sort of tour maybe? A round of book signings in a few large cities perhaps? A few flights and hotel stays, at the publisher's expense, of course, in the pursuit of boosting book sales? Silly me. The nerve! A publisher spending money promoting a new author's book? Ha...
Ask The Expert
Ask The Expert For August 20th
Ask the Expert will return next week.
Archived Ask Expert topics are HERE.
Have a question for Angela (writing/publishing) or Richard (marketing)? Contact us here: http://www.writersweekly.com/contact.php
Another Booklocker Author Lands A Traditional Contract! By Chuck Waldron
As I sat, ready to sign my very first traditional publishing contract, I took the time to look back...
Whispers And Warnings
Whispers And Warnings For August 20th
Links to the stories below can be found here:
ARRESTING JOURNALISTS ONLY FANS THE FLAMES OF CIVIL UNREST!
Law, History Support Arrested Reporters
"Wesley Lowery and Ryan Reilly, the Washington Post and Huffington Post reporters who were arrested Aug. 13 in Ferguson, Mo., while covering the bloody protests in that St. Louis suburb, have history and the law on their side."
Duh DUH! Duh DUH!! Duh DUH!!!
The Bizarre Story of How the Original Poster For Jaws Went Missing
Paul Bacon, one of the foremost book illustrators of the 20th century, created the original black-and-white image for the Doubleday hardcover (pictures in the article). But the artist credited with creating the quintessential 'Jaws' image is Roger Kastel, who became famous in the 1970s for his movie posters...
A JURY DISAGREED
Lake Oswego mayor: Chris Kyle 'did not lie'
"In wake of Ventura defamation verdict, Kent Studebaker tells his story..."
THEY'RE NOT SEEING THE POTENTIAL LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES OF AMAZON'S ACTIONS. REMEMBER WHAT WALMART DID TO NEIGHBORHOOD STORES? WHAT IS AMAZON ENDS UP PUTTING MOST TRADITIONAL PUBLISHERS OUT OF BUSINESS? HOW GOOD IS THAT FOR THE READING PUBLIC?!
Amazon.com's treatment of customers means more to US antitrust authorities than how the largest Web retailer pressures publishers and movie studios.
"Amazon.com's treatment of customers means more to US antitrust authorities than how the largest Web retailer pressures publishers and movie studios."
Links to the stories above can be found here:
Archived Whispers and Warnings are HERE.
Markets And Jobs
Paying Markets And Jobs For August 20th
These are NOT recycled guidelines. WritersWeekly.com only features original market listings, received from and approved by the editors at each publication.
CURRENT NEEDS: "300-word Canadian related news stories and profiles." Pays $0.20/word (CAD) for 300-2000 words.
FAMILY Magazine, BOOM Magazine, Sassy Magazine
CURRENT NEEDS: "Articles about women in business, local spotlights and things to do in our area, subjects interesting to baby boomers and businesswomen, helpful, tip-driven articles for all three demographics." Pays $30 for 700-1000 words.
General Aviation News
CURRENT NEEDS: "We accept only feature stories from our writers. Usually stories about airplanes and their owners, fly-ins, pilots." Pays $150 for 500-1500 words.
Freelancer - to "cover the blended learning beat"
The Hechinger Report
Freelance Journalism/PR /Media Professional - for Executive Recruiter/Researcher Role
The Good Search | Intellerati
Freelance Business Analyst/Writer - Pays $35K-$40K
Fit Small Business
Freelance Staff Writer - Pays $15-$20/hour
Freelance Proofreader - Pays up to $30/hour
Freelance Print Media Consultant
Regional Water Providers Consortium (RWPC)
Freelance Blogger - Transmission expert. Pays $30/post; 5 posts/week.
Freelance Editors and Writers
Su Casa Magazine
Freelance Health/Nutrition Writers - Pays $25
Freelance Researcher/Consultant - Pays $20/hour.
Freelance Music Bloggers/Reviewers - Pays $10-$60/post.
music promotion/PR company
Freelance ESL Student Book Writer
Freelance Blogger, Writer, Editor - Pays $12.50/hour
Social Media Freelance
Freelance Internet Marketing Writers - Pays $10-$50/hour.
Freelance Executive Assistant - PR, Writing, Social Media, Organization. Pays $20-$25/hour.
Freelance Combat Sports Journalist
Freelance Romance Fiction Writers
Forever Romance Publishing Group
Freelance Sports Writer - with editing experience. Pays $20/hour.
publisher of high-end scrapbooks for pro athletes from all major sports
Freelance Financial Copywriter
recruiter for a Littleton-based national marketing organization and wholesaler of insurance products
Freelance Social Media Manager / Community Engagement - Pays $25-$30/hour.
Freelance Features Writer
quarterly design and construction magazine
Freelance Blogger - Pays $30/post
blog about psychological issues affecting affluent people
Freelance Graphic Designer
Freelance Sports Writer
Freelance Hunting/Fishing Writer
BookLocker.com's 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!
AND MANY MORE! See WritersWeekly's bookstore here:
WANT TO SELL YOUR BOOK ON BOOKLOCKER.COM?