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A food chat site with over 12,000 members.” Pays within 30 days of acceptance. Currently publishes one article every two weeks. Looking for material for publication starting in November. Requires that writers register with the site. Publishes a diverse array of articles, but must go above and beyond the conversations on the site. Welcomes new writers. Pays on acceptance. Buys one-time online publication rights and continued archival availability for website.

QUIET TIME

The wrapping paper has been put in the recycling bin and the new toys from Santa are entertaining the children on their winter break. Richard and I are enjoying the peace and quiet…even though we have to work.

P.O.D. SECRETS REVEALED: FEEDING ON YOUR VANITY – OR IGNORANCE – HOT AIR ON PUBLISHERS’ WEBSITES IS INSULTING! – Angela Hoy

P.O.D. SECRETS REVEALED: FEEDING ON YOUR VANITY – OR IGNORANCE – HOT AIR ON PUBLISHERS’ WEBSITES IS INSULTING! – Angela Hoy

I have always been offended by over-the-top marketing verbiage. Saying something is a “good deal” is one thing but trying to tell me a product or service is going to “make my dreams come true” is insulting to an individual’s intelligence. I always wonder how people can fall for so much of the garbage being shoved our way by marketing executives these days…

HOW TO MAKE MONEY GUEST BLOGGING – Gloria Surban

HOW TO MAKE MONEY GUEST BLOGGING – Gloria Surban

Building a strong portfolio, networking with other writers, and reaching potential clients are the usual tasks that freelance writers continually focus on. Accomplishing these used to mean hours of unpaid work, especially for budding writers.
Fortunately, it’s now possible to earn money early on in your writing career, or when you’re in-between clients, through guest blogging…

WHISPERS AND WARNINGS FOR DECEMBER 27TH

Links to the stories below can be found here:
http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9342
Shia LaBeouf Apologizes For Plagiarizing New Short Film From Obscure Comic After The Internet Called Him Out
“Shia LaBeouf is in hot water today after the Internet called out the actor for plagiarizing his new short film ‘HowardCantour.com’ from Daniel Clowes’ obscure 2007 comic ‘Justin M. Damiano.'”
Partner says ‘Carson’ biography author stiffed him
“Henry ‘Bombastic’ Bushkin shafted his business partner, denying him a share of the profits from his scathing biography of Johnny Carson a new lawsuit claims.”
Concerned About Thai Navy Defamation Case against Reporters
“The United Nations human rights office today urged the Government of Thailand to drop criminal defamation charges against two journalists who wrote about the alleged involvement of the Thai Navy with human trafficking.”
Want To Know Amazon’s Confidential Settlement Terms For A Keyword Advertising Lawsuit? Merry Christmas!
“…trademark owners will find Amazon’s concessions interesting…”
More Than One Prodigal Son
“The first few years I taught undergraduates, I kept a box of tissues in my office in case of office-hour tears. A box would last a semester, particularly when the tears flowed because I had flunked a bunch of students for plagiarism. When tear-stained plagiarists showed up in my office, waving their F papers, tearing their hair and rending their garments, I told them to buy their own damned tissues.”
Links to the stories above can be found here:
http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9342

HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS!

The halls are decked, the wrapping is done, and all that’s left is the baking, which I’m tackling this weekend. Each year, I make the same four things…

P.O.D. SECRETS REVEALED: PUBLISHERS PROFITING FROM AUTHOR ERRORS! – Angela Hoy

At BookLocker.com, whenever I notice a mistake in a book, I alert the author. If I notice a few, I will send them a list. These errors can range from the occasional misuse of a word (their vs. there, for example), or a formatting inconsistency (Chapter 1, Chapter Two, etc.), to something like the author’s misuse of the term Prologue at the end of the book (should be Epilogue).

Since we send the formatted file back to the author for any final changes, they have the opportunity to make any corrections at no extra charge at that point in the process. Alerting the author when we notice an error helps them avoid future reader complaints and, of course, bad book reviews.

Here’s a dirty secret you won’t hear anyone talking about among P.O.D. publishers. Some of them see mistakes, and purposely allow them to remain in the book…

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