Question for 08/31/2016: According to last week’s issue of WritersWeekly.com, you should take your friends to lunch, and give them what? Send your answer through the contact form here. You must be a WritersWeekly.com subscriber to participate in the weekly contests. Subscribe (it’s free!). NOTE: ONLY ONE WINNER PER HOUSEHOLD PER CALENDAR QUARTER, PLEASE. THIS […]
Way back in the 1980’s, after graduating high school, I went to work for my father’s plumbing company. For over twenty years, I made my living as a plumber until my body began to break down. After two shoulder surgeries and a chronic back problem, I realized it was time to find a new line of work.
CreateSpace is a mess. The process to get the proof is no problem. Everything was going swell until I ordered 50 copies on the 9th of January and chose expedited shipping. They shipped it standard, then it took 5 days to print the book, then another 5 days to get it to USPS. Then it was sent off, only to be delayed another 2 days. Now it’s the 20th and I need it for a book signing on the 23rd and there’s no way it’s getting from Pennsylvania to Lafayette, Louisiana in 2 days. Hopefully your service will be done correctly.
“Photographer Carol Highsmith is known for her Americana-themed images, which she has captured in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Since 1988, she has been providing the images, free of charge, to the public through the Library of Congress. Unknown to her until recently, stock photo agency Getty Images had been selling her photos to paying clients while allegedly claiming exclusive copyright over them.”
For the past four years, Max (age 14) and Mason (age 10) have been attending a local homeschooling group at the museum in Bradenton and they’ve loved every minute of it. It was very educational and they made a few new friends. After moving to St. Pete, we planned to keep taking them there because […]
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Letter regarding: HELP! MY PUBLISHER IS GOING OUT OF BUSINESS!! How Can I SAVE MY BOOK Without Going Broke Hi Ang- I noted your article addressing the situation should a publisher discontinue or sell the business claiming “ownership of the author’s production files” and possibly other interests that the author believed he or she holds […]
Different illustrators charge different rates. The prices are all over the board. I definitely recommend having a work-for-hire contract so you’ll own all rights to the artwork in your book – forever. You need to be able to use that artwork not only in the book, but also in marketing and, if the book takes off, you’ll want to be able to use it when creating related products in the future as well. You don’t want to have to pay additional fees each time you want to use artwork that you paid the illustrator to create. Of course, you may need to pay a bit more up front but it will be worth if you can use it freely in the future.
Writing isn’t for wimps, or for those who are sensitive or thin skinned. It’s for writers who believe in themselves and their work, and realize that rejection is part of the business. Even with a thick skin, rejection hurts. Writers labor over their creations, and rewrite, trying to find that perfect word. Our manuscripts are like our babies. We send them out into the world, only to be rejected. Anyone who puts pen to paper knows the sting of rejection. It goes with the territory.
Question for 08/27/2016: According to last week’s issue of WritersWeekly.com, what did a squirrel do to Laura Wing? Send your answer through the contact form here. You must be a WritersWeekly.com subscriber to participate in the weekly contests. Subscribe (it’s free!). NOTE: ONLY ONE WINNER PER HOUSEHOLD PER CALENDAR QUARTER, PLEASE. THIS WEEK’S PRIZE: A […]