Last week, I reported that I was diagnosed with Diverticulitis after almost a month of pain…and other symptoms that you really don’t want me to post here. Some of you wrote in that it’s a good thing I wasn’t diagnosed with diverticulosis. Unfortunately, I was. I didn’t post that last week because I was in a rush.
This week, we’re going to pitch ourselves as interview sources to online radio shows.
You can read lots of comments submitted by readers concerning the Amazon / BookSurge lawsuit here:
As writers, we naturally check a market’s writer’s guidelines before submitting material. And they usually answer all our questions regarding content, story length, and (ahem) payment. But not every publication is so kind as to share its guidelines on its website, or even for the asking. Even when it does, you may need more information to fine-tune a query or decide between one market and another. It could even be a new venue, without a stack of back issues or archives to read as market research.
Writers are members of the media. Why not check the publication’s media kit?
In December 2007, I read an article in WritersWeekly in which C. Hope Clark talked about book contests that welcome self-published authors. Having just published a women’s health book about coping with infertility, I immediately began visiting the websites for the various awards. At that moment, I had no idea how valuable that one article, and my reaction to it, would turn out to be.
I am writing this quickly because Richard is trying to get the issue out. Wanted to wait until after my Colonoscopy today (it was actually a Sigmoidostopy) to post this. After three weeks of frantic worrying, I finally have a diagnosis. I have diverticulitis. It requires a bit of a lifestyle change (different diet) but I can live with anything that isn’t life-threatening. So, we’re feeling very, very blessed today. Thanks sooooo much for all the well wishes and prayers!!! 🙂
This Week’s Maxism:
“All skulls are bald.”
Hugs to all!
BOOK PROPOSALS THAT WORKED! Real Book Proposals That Landed $10K – $100K Publishing Contracts – Want to read real book proposals that landed these contracts? Simon and Schuster – $100,000; Berkeley Books – $25,000; Osborne-McGraw-Hill – $19,500; Random House $15,000; and many more! See a complete list here: http://www.writersweekly.com/books/3332.html
QUERY LETTERS THAT WORKED! Real Queries That Landed $2K+ Writing Assignments – Want to read real query letters that landed these contracts? 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; Natural Remedies – $11,300; and many more! See: http://www.writersweekly.com/books/1409.html
Lots of authors are turned on by the bells and whistles offered by some of the POD publishers. They seem to think if they just buy this, that, or the other, their book will be a success. Before they know it, they’ve spent several hundred to several thousand dollars…
You don’t have to defy death to write adventure stories. Here are a few suggestions to get you in – I mean out – the door and on your way.