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August 1, 2019

Contents


From the Publisher's Desk -What is a Publishing Ponzi Scheme? And, How Can YOU Avoid Becoming a Victim?


News From the Floating Home Office - Anchor Crash!!!


Feature Article - How I Got Amazon to Remove a Negative Review About My Book! – by Geri Spieler


Ask the Expert - Publisher owe you money? Here’s how to REALLY get their attention!!


Whispers and Warnings - Author drops poisoning lawsuit against husband; Journalist ordered to pay $213K; “Big Math” sues after parent criticizes program … and Much MORE!!


Paying Markets for Writers and Photographers for 08/01/19

Freelance Writing, Blogging, Editing & Photography Jobs for 08/01/19


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

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Angela's Desk

What is a Publishing Ponzi Scheme? And, How Can YOU Avoid Becoming a Victim?

Every month, Publisher Pete is receiving a big, fat payment from his distributor for sales of his authors' books. Now, remember, like Bernie Madoff, Publisher Pete is DESPERATE! He swears he'll pay it all back later. But, for now, rather than sending his authors their royalties, he "borrows" the money and...
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What is a Publishing Ponzi Scheme? And, How Can YOU Avoid Becoming a Victim?

News From the Floating Home Office

Anchor Crash!!!

For about half an hour, Tanny was beaten up pretty good. It felt like it had when we had the mast out. Then, Max yelled, "We're hitting something!"
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Anchor Crash!!!
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Feature Article

How I Got Amazon to Remove a Negative Review About My Book! - by Geri Spieler

Writing any book is a huge commitment. I say it takes fire in the belly to tackle the task, get it to fruition, and then to actually get it online for the world to read….and criticize. That is the tough part. You put your heart and soul into creating this manuscript. It can take years to reach book buyers and …
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How I Got Amazon to Remove a Negative Review About My Book! - by Geri Spieler
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Ask the Expert

Publisher owe you money? Here's how to REALLY get their attention!!

Includes a complaint template letter that will make them sweat!
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Publisher owe you money? Here's how to REALLY get their attention!!
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Using Facebook to Sell Books…

but NOT in the way you think!

Whispers and Warnings!

Author drops poisoning lawsuit against husband; Journalist ordered to pay $213K; "Big Math" sues after parent criticizes program ... and Much MORE!! Whispers and Warnings for 08/01/19

MORE! Street artist sues Walmart, Ellen Degeneres; 1st Amendment protects Wikileaks and Facebook; Flaunt Magazine co-founder leaves; Charging for online newspaper prescriptions is not a good idea; Gawker lays off entire staff.
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Author drops poisoning lawsuit against husband; Journalist ordered to pay $213K; "Big Math" sues after parent criticizes program ... and Much MORE!! Whispers and Warnings for 08/01/19
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PAYING MARKETS FOR WRITERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS

Dialogue

“DIALOGUE is an international news magazine written by and for people who are experiencing vision loss or who are blind. It is published by the nonprofit organization Blindskills, Inc., based in Oregon. The magazine's purpose is to encourage and facilitate independent living. It provides a wealth of useful information and hints to make life easier. Many topics are covered including finding transportation, starting a career, managing illness, traveling, participating in sports, accessing computers, and adapting the home environment. DIALOGUE reviews low vision aids and devices, provides tips on coping with vision loss, and interviews professionals in the field.” 25% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within six months. Buys first NA serial rights. Accepts some reprints. Responds one week.

Pays $15-$35.
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Dialogue

Flash Fiction Online

“Flash Fiction Online publishes short fiction of 500-1000 words, both originals and reprints, and in a variety of genres including literary, science fiction, fantasy, and horror. We consider flash fiction a complete story in a tiny package. We want developed empathetic characters and discernible resolved plots.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 500K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 4-8 months after acceptance. Buys first worldwide English rights for originals with one year exclusivity, and non exclusive worldwide rights for reprints. Accepts reprints. Responds usually within 48 hours, sometimes up to 8 weeks.

Pays $20-$60.
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Flash Fiction Online

The Gay & Lesbian Review

"The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide is a bimonthly magazine of history, culture, and politics targeting an educated readership of GLBT men and women. The G&LR publishes essays in a wide range of disciplines as well as reviews of books, movies, and plays. 'It’s our intellectual journal,' remarked Larry Kramer in The New York Times." Circ. 9K. Bimonthly. Pays within 60 days of publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys one-time rights. "Author maintains copyright, but can give permission for us to distribute his/her work." Occasionally accepts reprints "excerpted from previously published works, and published on our blog." Responds immediately if interested; otherwise, up to 6 months.

Pays $50-$100.
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The Gay & Lesbian Review

GUNS AUSTRALIA

“Technical firearms publication covering new product reviews of firearms and firearm accessories, firearms performance, and military small arms history. No hunting articles required.”100% freelance with a regular team of contributors. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 10K. Quarterly. Pays 2 weeks after publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys one-time rights. Accepts reprints. Responds quickly. Subscription $8 (AUD). Re: Writer's Guidelines - “I send potential contributors guidelines if I think their material is worth taking further. The quality of photography is particularly important.”

Usually pays $80/published page.
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GUNS AUSTRALIA

Inner Hierarchy Publishing

HIRING EDITORS AND TRANSLATORS. “Inner Hierarchy commits to publishing diverse titles that thrill and inspire. Literary fiction and non-fiction manuscript submissions welcome.” Pays half up front and half on delivery of accepted manuscript with two revisions. Publishes ms within a year of acceptance. Rights are negotiable. Accepts reprints. Response time varies depending on relevance.

Pays $30-$75/hour.
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Inner Hierarchy Publishing
Marketplace-Editors

Freelance Writing, Blogging, Editing, and Photography Jobs for 08/01/19

28 freelance jobs!


For links to all jobs featured below, CLICK HERE.

Freelance Copywriter
Mediaforta

Freelance Copy Editor
POPSUGAR Inc.

Freelance Restaurants & Retail Business Staff Writer – includes benefits
Marc Waring Ventures LLC

Freelance Content Update Editor – Pays $15-$25/hour
Byrdie

Freelance Content Update Editors & Producers – Pays $15-$25/hour
MyDomaine

Freelance Content Update Editor – Pays $30/hour
Verywell

Freelance Senior Editor – Pays $95K-$115K/year
The Appeal

Freelance Writers – Pays $25/hour
Reality Blurb

Freelance Writer – Pays $25-$30/hour
Topix

Freelance Copy Editor/Proofreader – Pays $45/hour
Creative Circle

Freelance Technology News Editor – Pays $20/hour
Techmeme

Freelance Copywriter
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Freelance Jewelry Blog Writer – Pays $25-$40/post
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Freelance Publication Editor
Malibu Times

Freelance Dropshipping/eCom Blog Content Writer
Franklin

Freelance Human Resource Writer – includes benefits
Fit Small Business

Freelance Outdoor Coffee Content Specialist – Pays $1K/month
Coletti

Freelance Digital Marketing Writer
Infinity Digital

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

Freelance Writer
Qimagination

Freelance Copywriter
CACI

Freelance Content Writer – Pays $150/day
PBC Guru

Freelance Copy Editors
GAO Tek Inc.

Freelance Real Estate Investing Writer
First Page Sage

Freelance US History and Ancient History Article Writer
Rozzy Learning Company

Freelance Blog Writer
Timothy Katzen, MD

Freelance Chiropractic Health & Wellness Blogger – Pays $12-$16/hour
Chiropractic & Manual Therapy

Freelance Content Copywriter – Pays $30/hour
Digi Vest

Freelance Content Editor & Writer
3Encores

For links to all jobs featured above, CLICK HERE.

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