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August 8, 2019

Contents


From the Publisher's Desk - World's Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For August, 2019!


News From the Floating Home Office - First Guitar Lesson Injury!


Feature Article -Categories and Keywords Can MAKE or BREAK Book Sales! How do you know if you are using the right ones? by Richard Hoy, Boost a Book


Ask the Expert - "My publisher is delaying publishing my book, insisting I pay even more money to them for marketing services. What can I do?"


Whispers and Warnings - Dog Ear Publishing authors say they were scammed; Man made $370K shipping dirt to Amazon, AND MUCH MORE! Whispers and Warnings for 08/08/2019


Paying Markets for Writers and Photographers for 08/08/19

LIVE
Now What?
Kung Fu Tai Chi
Rack magazine
Northwest Quarterly Magazine
The Kenyon Review

Freelance Writing, Blogging, Editing & Photography Jobs for 08/08/19

Freelance Success Story - How I Earned $25K Writing Mini-Books for a Company, and Landed Other Corporate and Government Writing Jobs! – by Marlene Caroselli

Letters and Comments - What Our Readers Said About: Angela’s Shark, Advertising on Facebook (not how in the way you think), and Publishing Ponzi Schemes


This Week's Trivia Question! Win a free book of your choice at BookLocker.com!

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Angela's Desk

World's Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For August, 2019!

Oh, yes! We know you’re excited!! Today, we’re going to share another installment of our popular column, World’s Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals. Featured below are real quotes from query letters and book proposals submitted to us over the past few weeks. Yes, we can learn from others’ mistakes. And, of course, I save the best one for last! …
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World's Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For August, 2019!

News From the Floating Home Office

First Guitar Lesson Injury!

Mason taught me how to slice a finger WIDE OPEN with his newly learned guitar playing technique!
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First Guitar Lesson Injury!
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Feature Article

Categories and Keywords Can MAKE or BREAK Book Sales! How do you know if you are using the right ones? by Richard Hoy, Boost a Book

There are ways to figure out which categories and keywords will sell more books, and greatly increase your chances of having a best selling book in a particular Amazon category. Here's how!
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Categories and Keywords Can MAKE or BREAK Book Sales! How do you know if you are using the right ones? by Richard Hoy, Boost a Book
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Ask the Expert

"My publisher is delaying publishing my book, insisting I pay even more money to them for marketing services. What can I do?"

Is this publisher committing extortion???
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"My publisher is delaying publishing my book, insisting I pay even more money to them for marketing services. What can I do?"

Dog Ear Publishing authors say they were scammed; Man made $370K shipping dirt to Amazon, AND MUCH MORE! Whispers and Warnings for 08/08/2019

MORE! Amazon drivers part of $10 million theft ring; big newspaper merger; "Stairway To Heaven" Lawsuit to Continue; Suing repeatedly for copyright infringement after making your product easy to steal?; Sarah Palin's defamation lawsuit revived by a court
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Dog Ear Publishing authors say they were scammed; Man made $370K shipping dirt to Amazon, AND MUCH MORE! Whispers and Warnings for 08/08/2019
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PAYING MARKETS FOR WRITERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS

LIVE

“Christian reader for adults. Favors true first-person testimonials. Also considers fiction, how-to and as-told-to. Stories must be from a Christian point of view and must have something the reader can readily identify with. We do not accept Bible-based fiction.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 15K. Quarterly. Pays on acceptance. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints.

Pays $0.10/word for first rights; $0.07/word for reprints; $60 for first rights poems and $42 for reprinted poems.
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Now What?

“Christian reader for adults. Favors true first-person testimonials. Also considers fiction, how-to and as-told-to. Stories must be from a Christian point of view and must have something the reader can readily identify with. We do not accept Bible-based fiction.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. “We evaluate completed manuscripts. Guidelines online

Pays $0.10/word for first rights; $0.07/word for reprints; $60 for first rights poems and $42 for reprinted poems.
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Now What?

Kung Fu Tai Chi

“Chinese Martial Arts.” 70% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 10K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-4 months after acceptance. Buys first N.A. serial rights. No reprints. Responds within 1-2 weeks.

Pays $125.
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Kung Fu Tai Chi

Rack magazine

"We publish ONLY stories about the harvests of world-class animals, 90 percent of which are white-tailed deer scoring 180 or more inches as Typicals or 200+ as Non-typicals. Other stories may revolve around the harvest of most any North American big game trophy, so long as the animal qualifies for one of the major record books." Welcomes new writers. Guidelines by email.

Pays up to $360 for 1,000 words.
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Rack magazine

Northwest Quarterly Magazine

“Northwest Quarterly is a city/regional lifestyle and business publication highlighting the best of life in the Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin and Northwest Chicagoland regions. Across two sister editions, we cover a wide variety of people and places that make our 16-county coverage area a great place to live. We especially enjoy topics such as conservation, local history, arts & entertainment, things to do/see, dining, home & garden, health & fitness, recreation & destinations, mind & spirit, personal finance, and business.” Welcomes new writers.

Pays $0.15/published word and $25 per assigned person source.
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Northwest Quarterly Magazine

The Kenyon Review

“The mission of the Kenyon Review is to identify exceptionally talented emerging writers, especially from diverse communities, and publish their work (fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, reviews, etc.) alongside the many distinguished, established writers featured in its pages. Kenyon Review is also committed to the advancement of literary writing through education, seeking to improve the skills of young people and adults through intensive, high quality workshops.” Welcomes new writers.

Pays flat rate of $50 for Online book reviews; $0.08 per published word for prose ($80-$450); $0.16 per published word for poetry ($40-$200).
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The Kenyon Review
Marketplace-Editors

Freelance Writing, Blogging, Editing, and Photography Jobs for 08/08/19

NEED WRITERS, BLOGGERS, EDITORS, AUTHORS, OR OTHER CREATIVE FOLKS?? We’ll post your ad on WritersWeekly FOR FREE. Please complete THIS FORM.

30 freelance jobs!


For links to all jobs featured below, CLICK HERE.

Freelance Restaurants & Retail Business Staff Writer – includes benefits
Fit Small Business

Freelance Human Resource Writer – includes benefits
Fit Small Business

Freelance Small Business Accounting & Tax Writer – includes benefits
Fit Small Business

Freelance Copy Editor – Pays $40K-$45K/year
Diverse Issues In Higher Education

Freelance Marketing Copywriter
Randall-Reilly

Freelance Writer – Pays $1.50/word
Slalom LLC

Freelance Content Editor
Aha!

Freelance Managing Editor – Pays $60-$150/hour
GoSite

Freelance Better Bike Share Partnership Writer – Pays $30-$35/hour
PeopleForBikes

Freelance Writer
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Freelance B2B Copywriter
AMV

Freelance Content Copywriter and Blogger
FATJOE

Freelance Home and Garden Tips Writer
Waconsult

Freelance Fitness/Gym Equipments/BodyBuilding Writer
Infinity Digital

Freelance Editor – Pays $20/hour
Me Education LLC

Freelance Technical Writer – Pays $20-$40/hour
Express Writers

Freelance Writer
Audience Ops

Freelance Writer
ZergNet

Freelance Technical Writer
IP Boutique

Freelance Writer
Bennet Group

Freelance Writer
MoneyRedPill

Freelance Review Writers/Content Creators
Great.com

Freelance Writer
Verifly

Freelance Copywriter – Pays $15-$25/hour
Identiwrite Creative

Editor-in-Chief
Carlat Publishing

Freelance Grant Writer/Consultant
The Wings of Phoenix

Freelance Writer
Qimagination

Freelance Writer
Southern California Media Company

Freelance Business Analysis, Blockchain Technology Writer
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Freelance Journalists and Magazine Columnists – Pays $300-$450/article
Grow and Convert

NEED WRITERS, BLOGGERS, EDITORS, AUTHORS, OR OTHER CREATIVE FOLKS?? We’ll post your ad on WritersWeekly FOR FREE. Please complete THIS FORM.
Marketplace-Illustrators

Freelance Success Story

How I Earned $25K Writing Mini-Books for a Company, and Landed Other Corporate and Government Writing Jobs! - by Marlene Caroselli

Keeping an eye out for what trends are currently prevailing in companies, and even the government, can reveal a multitude of money-making opportunities for the motivated writer. Here are a few examples of how I landed several great projects by taking advantage of current trends.
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How I Earned $25K Writing Mini-Books for a Company, and Landed Other Corporate and Government Writing Jobs! - by Marlene Caroselli
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Letters and Comments from Our Readers

Shark

What Our Readers Said About: Angela's Shark, Advertising on Facebook (not how in the way you think), and Publishing Ponzi Schemes

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