August 20, 2008
Publisher's Desk For August 20th | printable version
NEW, FUN CLASSES START SEPTEMBER 8TH!
+ ANGELA'S CLASS - Remember, Write and Publish Your Life Story by Angela Hoy
+ Creative Workout: Turning Everyday Objects, People and Events Into Stories!
+ Marketing Boot Camp For Freelance Writers
+ Cash in on Newsletter Writing and Publishing
+ Cash in on Teens and Tweens!
+ Writing As Healing: The Power Of Personal Stories
+ Finish Your Novel in 8 Weeks!
+ The Art of the Press Release (mini-course)
+ Local Newspaper and Magazine Markets: Tap into Yours!
+ BAM: Book a Month
+ BAM Advanced Fiction Techniques: First Pages
Read more at:
**24-HOUR SHORT STORY CONTEST**
The WritersWeekly.com Fall 2008 24-Hour Short Story Contest is now open for entrants. Each contest is limited to 500 entrants. Contests usually fill up (it's tons of fun!), so don't delay if you want to participate.
1st Place: $300
2nd Place: $250
3rd Place: $200
You can see the list of 85 prizes and sign
up here: http://www.writersweekly.com/misc/contest.html
DO YOU PAY WRITERS?
Email your ad to us and we'll run it at no charge. Send it to:
angela - at - writersweekly.com
MAKE A SOLDIER SMILE!!
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WANT YOUR WRITING-RELATED BOOK SOLD ON WRITERSWEEKLY?
If you've written a writing-related book and own your electronic rights, contact angela - at - writersweekly.com. WritersWeekly.com and Booklocker.com do NOT charge setup fees to list and sell non-fiction ebooks, and don't take any rights. And, you can cancel at anytime.
ARE YOU MISSING THE PARTY?
The Freelance Writing Forum is very active and we'd love to have you join us!
WRITER'S GUIDELINES DATABASE
WHAT ARE THE CURRENT BEST SELLING EBOOKS AT WRITERSWEEKLY?
FREE EXCERPTS OF ALL BOOKS available at the links below.
1. 24-HOUR SHORT STORY CONTEST ENTRY FEE - $5
Entry fee and contest guidelines ebook.
2. The Self-Publishing Manual: How to Write, Print & Sell Your Own Book
Why Not Publish Yourself? Wouldn't you rather make more money, get to press sooner and keep control of your work?
3. BAM: BOOK A MONTH
"It's not difficult to write a full-length commercial novel in one month if you do the hard work up front. I know--that's what I do." - Cyn Mobley
4. The Easy Way to Write & Sell eBooks
Learn how to write an eBook people will want to read, publish it in an easy-to-read format, and market it so it will sell.
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; and many more!
Self Publishing POD Companies: BookLocker vs AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Xlibris, Lulu, and BookSurge
A 124-page book critically analyzes and ranks BookLocker and the Big Five print-on-demand (POD) companies: AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Xlibris, Lulu and Amazon.com's BookSurge.
Get Your Book on the Shelves: A Self Publisher's Insider Guide to Book Marketing
Learn about the decision process that puts some self-published authors on the shelf and others in the street.