Angela’s Desk

Don’t Miss This Great Job Board!

This week, I want to bring your attention to a stellar publisher who, despite his popularity and fame, always makes times for his readers and for other publishers and editors as well. …

When Editors Get Lazy

I think it's pathetic that some of the major freelance writing sites are too lazy to keep their boards clean and keep the information on their sites accurate... …

Creative and Fun Ways to Avoid Licensing Fees!

At Booklocker.com, we often receive books from authors who have quoted song lyrics in their text, usually without permission. Sadly, some authors have quoted song lyrics extensively throughout their books and must do major rewrites if they can't obtain permission to use the lyrics. Obtaining permission can be a frustrating and expensive pursuit. And, you must obtain permission to use them. …

Six Prestigious Places to Get Your Book Reviewed

In Angela's blog this week you'll find book review submission information for Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, Midwest Book Review, Los Angeles Times Book Review and Hollywood Inside Syndicate. See Angela's writing blog HERE. …

Want to Get Your Press Release Published?

Personalize, Localize, Editorialize and Sensationalize! What makes a press release end up in print instead of in an editor's garbage can? Many marketers resort to pleading to get their products and service in the public eye for free via the press release. You, too, should offer PLEAS to editors, which means your press release should Personalize, Localize, Editorialize or Sensationalize... MORE >>

Frigid Weekends Great for Fiction!

It's going to be terribly cold here this weekend. The weather will be perfect curling up with my big pillows and reading some great fiction! MORE >>

Today’s Copyright Infringement Hall of Shame Inductee!

Well, we have another inductee for the Copyright Infringement Hall of Shame! We were recently alerted by a reader that some of our original, copyrighted market listings (which we create after interviews with each editor) were copied and pasted to "Calls for Submissions" - a discussion list on yahoogroups, without credit. Yep, blatantly copied and pasted without credit given to anyone! MORE >>

Don’t Compromise Your Happiness Or Morals For A Buck

Don’t Compromise Your Happiness Or Morals For A Buck

Despite a backache and my failed attempt to rid the bathroom of that endless pile of dirty laundry, I was actually in a pretty good mood this morning. I've been pretty cranky lately, which is the end result of dealing with too many jerks (rude people online), deadbeats (those publishers appearing in our Whispers and Warnings forum), and freaks (One guy keeps threatening to show up on our doorstep if we don't remove his warning. We had to get our attorney involved because we think he's a psychopath.). One of my New Year's Resolutions is to not let people get me down. I figure if I meditate enough and practice my new form of exercise, yoga, at least once a week or so (I have a phobia about exercising in front of other people), I will be able to be a calmer, more peaceful person. However, a fax I received this morning blew my New Year's Resolution right out of the water... MORE >>

When People Say Stupid Things in Emails

What's the golden rule about speaking out in anger? Count to 10 before you open your mouth. This is true in personal relationships as well as in business. When someone angers me, I not only count to 10 before I open my mouth, but I also count to 10 before I start replying to their email. I then put that email on hold for a day or so to give myself the chance to reread my comments when I'm in a calmer frame of mind. In the past week, I have received emails and copies of emails that contained extremely abusive comments... MORE >>

Perceived Value – Pricing Your Product and Services Too Low HURTS Your Business!

Putting a price on your book, article, or writing service is always difficult. If you price yourself too high, you risk losing sales. If you price yourself too low, you not only risk losing sales to people who assume your product or service is “cheap”, but you also may become the victim of a Cocky Client. If you’ve ever had a business relationship with someone who made it clear they were your superior, you’re no doubt familiar with the Cocky Client Clause... MORE >>

Query Letters That Worked!

Query Letters That Worked!

Every day at WritersWeekly.com, we receive emails from writers requesting advice on how to write query letters and how to improve their existing query letters. While we…

Your Writing As a Loving (and Inexpensive!) Holiday Gift!

Well, on Saturday it will be November (already?!). And that means less than a month until the holiday season begins! While Walmart has had their Christmas trees up for awhile now (do they ever take them down?), I'm just now getting around to making my list. And each year (while balancing my checkbook), I try to think of ways to turn my creativity into homemade gifts. …

1 20 21 22