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October17, 2019

Contents


From the Publisher's Desk - COMPLAINTS about Amazon KDP's Shipping Delays - Why does it take 3 weeks to get a book from Amazon?!


News From the Floating Home Office - What Does it Mean When You're Quiet Neighbor Gives You THIS as a Gift?!?!


(NEW) Marketing Secrets - 4 Rules for Selling THOUSANDS of Books! - by Stephen Moore

This Week's Backstories! How did these authors get the ideas for their books?

From 4-Year-Old Story Teller (with a Mesmerized 4-Legged Fan) to Published Author! by Thomas Mathias


The Book of Revelation Tells Us WHAT Will Happen. But, Is the Story Presented Out of Order? - by Charles Huettner

Feature Article - We Owe Our Readers a HUGE Apology for Introducing Them to THIS ABUSIVE SCAMMER! - by Brian P. Whiddon, Managing Editor (a.k.a. "Secret Squirrel")


Ask the Expert - Why Hiring a Book Cover Designer on One of Those Cheap Freelance Sites Can Be VERY Expensive!


In The News... - More Amazon KDP Complaints; Why is Dog Ear Publishing Still "in business?!"; Angry AuthorHouse Author Writes an Entire Book About Her Experiences; and MUCH MORE! - ...In the News - 10/17/19


Paying Markets for Writers and Photographers for 10/17/19

1859 Oregon’s Magazine, Statehood Media
Alaska Business Monthly
The Antioch Review
The Ashtray Blog
Black Warrior Review
Brew Your Own
Verge Magazine

Freelance Writing, Blogging, & Editing Jobs for 10/17/19


Success Story - How Paying for "Guest Posts" Has Made My Blog More Profitable! - by Jennifer Brown Banks


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

Angela's Desk

COMPLAINTS about Amazon KDP's Shipping Delays - Why does it take 3 weeks to get a book from Amazon?!

I belong to a private discussion list comprised of publishers. We all share advice, as well as our frustrations about Amazon, of course. One exchange last week shared the fact that KDP (Amazon's print on demand publishing division) is having shipping delays of as long as three weeks. WHAT?!?!
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COMPLAINTS about Amazon KDP's Shipping Delays - Why does it take 3 weeks to get a book from Amazon?!
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News From the Floating Home Office

What Does it Mean When You're Quiet Neighbor Gives You THIS as a Gift?!?!

I admit I've been avoiding Andrea since receiving this gift. I'm not sure whether I should make it into a necklace, or turn it into the cops...
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What Does it Mean When You're Quiet Neighbor Gives You THIS as a Gift?!?!

(NEW COLUMN) Marketing Secrets

4 Rules for Selling THOUSANDS of Books! - by Stephen Moore

After five successful books, and thousands of copies sold, I’ve embraced a few rules on how best to publicize and sell my work. Here they are...
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My Four Rules for Selling THOUSANDS of Books - by Stephen Moore

This Week's Backstories

From 4-Year-Old Story Teller (with a Mesmerized 4-Legged Fan), to Published Author! by Thomas Mathias

I think I was an author beginning about age four but I never put anything down on paper until after retirement. I grew up in the country, which limited my number of friends and social activities. In fact, I only had one friend, Mickey. We were about the same age and our main difference was I had two legs while …
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From 4-Year-Old Story Teller (with a Mesmerized 4-Legged Fan) to Published Author! by Thomas Mathias

The Book of Revelation Tells Us WHAT Will Happen. But, Is the Story Presented Out of Order? - by Charles Huettner

A seminary graduate receives his own "Revelation" during a dream and he shares what he discovered in this new book, Jesus Reveals Revelation.
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The Book of Revelation Tells Us WHAT Will Happen. But, Is the Story Presented Out of Order? - by Charles Huettner
Marketplace-Profiles

Feature Article

We Owe Our Readers a HUGE Apology for Introducing Them to THIS ABUSIVE SCAMMER! - by Brian P. Whiddon, Managing Editor (a.k.a. "Secret Squirrel")

We genuinely care about our readers, and everyone who has helped BookLocker.com and WritersWeekly.com become successful all these years. We never want to be indirectly responsible for anyone suffering abuse at the hands of an editor...
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We Owe Our Readers a HUGE Apology for Introducing Them to THIS ABUSIVE SCAMMER! - by Brian P. Whiddon, Managing Editor (a.k.a. "Secret Squirrel")
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Ask the Expert

Why Hiring a Book Cover Designer on One of Those Cheap Freelance Sites Can Be VERY Expensive!

"My publisher charges $700 to design a professional cover. That's in addition to the $1500 they charged to publish my book. I wanted to avoid that expense to I found a cover designer on that cheap website, (name removed). The designer did a fantastic job. It looks GREAT! I uploaded it to my publisher and they rejected it for several reasons I don't understand..."
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Why Hiring a Book Cover Designer on One of Those Cheap Freelance Sites Can Be VERY Expensive!
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In The News ...

Amazon KDP Complaints; Why is Dog Ear Publishing Still "in business?!"; Angry AuthorHouse Author Writes an Entire Book About Her Experiences; AND MUCH MORE! - ...In the News - 10/17/19

MORE! Firm is researching old books to determine when "the good old days" really were; New CA law may result in freelancers becoming employees...or may result in them losing valuable work; Author loses copyright infringement lawsuit; Woman sues city after losing job over Facebook posts; President of medical associated under investigation for plagiarism
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Amazon KDP Complaints; Why is Dog Ear Publishing Still "in business?!"; Angry AuthorHouse Author Writes an Entire Book About Her Experiences; AND MUCH  MORE! - ...In the News - 10/17/19
Marketplace-Editors

Paying Markets for Writers

J&M Global Solutions is seeking a freelancer for technical writing, editing, and formatting

J&M Global Solutions. CURRENT NEEDS: “J&M Global Solutions LLC (J&M) is looking for a part-time consultant to support our team with technical writing, editing, and formatting...

Pays $25/hour.
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Anthology on cheating is seeking writers - Pays $15

Cheat, Cheated, Cheaters. “I am a couple's therapist working on an anthology about infidelity.” Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within 72 hours. CURRENT NEEDS: “Short personal essays.”

Pays $5 on acceptance + $10 when published (total of $15).
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Alaska Business Monthly

"Alaska Business Monthly's goal is to provide thorough and objective analysis of the issues and trends affecting Alaska's businesses, and to feature stories on the individuals, organizations, and companies that shape the Alaska Economy. Alaska Business Monthly explores the Alaska economy with a statewide and regional approach to business coverage." 80% freelance. Welcomes published authors from Alaska. Circ. 12-15K. Monthly. Pays month of publication. Buys all rights. Responds promptly to queries. Read archived issues and the "Current Issue" postings on website.

Pays $100-$500 for 500-2,500 words.
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Alaska Business Monthly

1859 Oregon's Magazine, Statehood Media

“A reader’s travel magazine about Oregon.” 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys N.A. rights for one year. Response time varies.

Pays $0.35-$0.50/word.
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1859 Oregon's Magazine, Statehood Media

The Antioch Review

“The Antioch Review, founded in 1941, is one of the oldest, continuously publishing literary magazines in America. We publish fiction, essays, and poetry from both emerging as well as established authors. Authors published in our pages are consistently included in Best American anthologies and Pushcart prizes. Finalist for National Magazine Award for essays in 2009 and 2011 and for fiction in 2010. We continue to serve our readers and our authors and to encourage others to publish the “best words in the best order.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 3K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within six months. Buys all rights. Responds in 4-6 months.

Pays $20 per published page. “We don’t publish pieces longer than 8000 words.”
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The Antioch Review

The Ashtray Blog

“The Ashtray Blog provides vaping and THR news, ecigarette guides, humour and special offers.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 50K. Weekly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms in 1-4 weeks after acceptance. Buys online and hard copy rights.

Pays $50 + $5/photo.
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Black Warrior Review

100% freelance. “Established in 1974 by graduate students in the University of Alabama MFA Program in Creative Writing, Black Warrior Review publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and art twice a year. Contributors include Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners alongside emerging writers. Work appearing in BWR has been reprinted in the Pushcart Prize series, Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize, New Stories from the South, and other anthologies. The journal received a Whiting Literary Magazine Prize in 2019.” Welcomes new writers.

$50-$500/article, depending on length
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Black Warrior Review

Brew Your Own

“Brew Your Own is the how-to homebrew beer magazine.” Welcomes new writers. 85% freelance. Circ. 96,800. Publishes 8 issues/year. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys all rights.

Pays $25-$200 for 1000-2500 words
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Brew Your Own
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Freelance Writing, Blogging, Editing, and Photography Jobs for 10/17/19

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 Arkansas/Alabama Public Records Reporter – Pays $250/month
MuckRock

Freelance Content Strategist – Pays $65K/year
Inside.com

Freelance Associate Editor – Pays $33K-$35K/year
Baltimore Fishbowl

Freelance Roving/Relief Editor – includes benefits
Patch Media

Freelance Copywriter
The Sacred Science

Freelance Managing Editor
Contently

Freelance International Hemp Reporter
Marijuana Business Daily

Freelance Newsletter Writer
Price Benowitz

Freelance Real Estate Lesson Writer
Study.com

Freelance Finance Lesson Writer
Study.com

Freelance Digital Creative Copywriter – Pays $20/hour
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Freelance Editorial Associate
KWF Editorial

Freelance Automotive Product Writer
Auto Media Planet

Freelance Writer For Crafts Site
Found First Marketing Inc.

Freelance Sports News Writer – Pays $400/week
Generation Iron Fitness Network

Freelance Content Writer
Design Everest

Freelance Content Writer/Editor
Happen To Your Career

Freelance Marketing Copywriter
Coalmarch

Freelance Project Editor – Pays $20/hour
Global Treks and Adventures

Freelance Social Media Instagram Content Creator – Pays $20-$30/hour
AMR Digital Marketing

Freelance B2B Writer/Content Creator
DESIGNalytics

Freelance MedTech/Healthcare Sales Writer
RevenueZen

Freelance Aerospace/Aviation News Writer
Aero-News Network

Freelance Educational Writer for Middle School Science
AsylumText

Freelance Math Video Manuscript Writer
QBS Learning

Freelance Blog and Social Media Writer – Pays $10-$15/hour
Stay Balanced Travel

Freelance Editorial Associate
Longneck & Thunderfoot

Freelance Coffee Bloggers – Pays $20K-$60K/year
Ushta Te Consulting

Freelance Writer & Researcher – Pays $250-$350/project
WISECRACK/Omnia Media, Inc.

Freelance Transcriptionist – Pays $60/recorded hour
Home Row, Inc.


For links to all jobs featured below, CLICK HERE.

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

Freelance Success Story

How Paying for "Guest Posts" Has Made My Blog More Profitable! - by Jennifer Brown Banks

Get QUALITY content for your blog, free up some time for yourself, and expand your reach by paying writers for their contributions!
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How Paying for "Guest Posts" Has Made My Blog More Profitable - by Jennifer Brown Banks
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