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Writing, Outdoors

January 30, 2020

Contents


From the Publisher's Desk - MORE AMAZON KDP COMPLAINTS! Print quality, sales reporting, customer service issues, and more!


News From the Floating Home Office - BRAG ALERT! Our Son, Frank, Got His White Coat!


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

Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People? This Age-old Question Spurs Author to Write a FANTASTIC Book! - by Cheryl Shoquist

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A Mayan Energy Leader and Yellow Stickie Notes Lead to Author's First Book AND Her Own Business! - by Rhonda Moffatt


Feature Article - Writers, Are You STUCK? Here are 4 Way to Push Past Unexpected Obstacles - by Jane Fazackarley


Ask the Expert - Is someone trashing you online? Here's how to turn that libel into profits!

In The News... - Amazon Sued for Hair Dryer Fire; Bitcoin Book Dumped; Warren wants to Criminalize Fake News - and MORE - ...In The News 01/30/2020

Paying Markets for Writers and Photographers for 01/30/20

My Gift Stop

National Communications Magazine
Outpost Magazine
PRISM international, Creative Writing Program
RUSSIAN LIFE
Salt Lake

Freelance Writing, Blogging, & Editing Jobs for 01/30/20


Marketing Secrets - 5 Ways I Increased My Freelance Writing Pitch Success Rate to 50%! (No, That's NOT a Typo!) - by Christine Seifert

This Week's Trivia Question! Win a FREE BOOK of your choice from BookLocker.com!

Angela's Desk

MORE AMAZON KDP COMPLAINTS! Poor print quality, incorrect sales reporting, dismissive customer service reps, and more!

Thinking about publishing your book through Amazon KDP? You might want to think again after reading the NUMEROUS quality, customer service, royalty reporting, and other complaints we found!
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MORE AMAZON KDP COMPLAINTS! Print quality, sales reporting, customer service, and more!
BookTrailers

News From the Floating Home Office

Our Son, Frank, Got His White Coat!

Coming soon: Free fillings, root canals, and happy gas for us! Whoop!!!
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Our Son, Frank, Got His White Coat!
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This Week's Backstories

Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People? This Age-old Question Spurs Author to Write a FANTASTIC Book! - by Cheryl Shoquist

No great emotion is realized fully until one can see the other side of it. Death makes us appreciate life. Illness makes us appreciate good health. Poverty helps us appreciate the little things, and the list goes on. The Journey follows one couple's quest from creation through many different lives, and surpasses many years and eras while in search of each other. Their father sent them on this educational journey to learn many facets of living...
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Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People? This Age-old Question Spurs Author to Write a FANTASTIC Book! - by Cheryl Shoquist

"What If" Questions about My Great Aunt Led Me to Recreate Her Life in Novel Form! - by Jill Charles

Using real people's personalities, this author created fictional characters that are believable AND fascinating!
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"What If" Questions about My Great Aunt Led Me to Recreate Her Life in Novel Form! - by Jill Charles
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Feature Article

Writers, Are You STUCK? Here are 4 Way to Push Past Unexpected Obstacles - by Jane Fazackarley

Every writer has their individual challenges. It could be illness, disability, trying to juggle family commitments, or holding down a day job...
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Writers, Are You STUCK? Here are 4 Way to Push Past Unexpected Obstacles - by Jane Fazackarley
BoostABook

Ask the Expert

Is someone trashing you online? Here's how to turn that libel into profits!

"While healthy competition isn't a bad thing, what happened next was awful. The owner of the website started posting negative reviews about my service online. She has never used my service. As far as I know, she and I are the only ones offering this service. She posts under different names but the claims made and the writing style show it's the same person..."
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Is someone trashing you online? Here's how to turn that libel into profits!
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In The News ...

Amazon Sued for Hair Dryer Fire; Bitcoin Book Dumped; Warren wants to Criminalize Fake News - and MORE - ...In The News 01/30/2020

'American Dirt' Book Tour Cancelled; Buffett Sells Off Newspapers; Bitcoin Book Dumped ... And More!!
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Amazon Sued for Hair Dryer Fire; Bitcoin Book Dumped; Warren wants to Criminalize Fake News - and MORE - ...In The News 01/30/2020
ComplaintsAboutPublishers

Paying Markets for Writers

PRISM international, Creative Writing Program

“PRISM international is a quarterly magazine out of Vancouver, British Columbia, whose mandate is to publish the best in contemporary writing and translation from Canada and around the world. Writing from PRISM has been featured in Best American Stories, Best American Essays and The Journey Prize Stories, amongst other noted publications.” Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays right before or right after publication. Publishes ms 1-6 months after acceptance. Buys First North American rights. No reprints. Responds within 1-6 months.

Pays $40 per page of poetry, $30 per page of prose.

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PRISM international, Creative Writing Program

National Communications Magazine

"We’re a tight niche publication serving radio hobbyists interested in scanners (typically referred to as “police scanners”), citizens band (CB) radio and the hobby radio services – General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS), Family Radio Service (FRS) and Multi-Use Radio Service (MURS)." Warmly welcomes new writers.

Pays $75-$100.

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National Communications Magazine

Outpost Magazine

"Canada's only international adventure-travel magazine." Warmly welcomes new writers. Bi-monthly print; weekly online. Pays on publication. Publishes manuscript within a month of acceptance if publishing online; longer for print."

Pays up to $50 (CAD) for online publication for 800-1500 words; competitive rates for longer articles in print.

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Outpost Magazine

RUSSIAN LIFE

"A bimonthly magazine on Russian culture, history, travel and life." 70%-80% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Bimonthly. Pays 30 days after publication. Publishes ms 1-6 months after acceptance. Buys either first serial, second serial or all rights. Accepts reprints. Responds within one month.

Pays $300 per article for 2000-4000 words.

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RUSSIAN LIFE

My Gift Stop

"My Gift Stop is an online shop offering luxury goods that’s dedicated to giving back to society, donating 5% of every sale to the global medical relief nonprofit, Direct Relief. In a time where our schedules seem to become denser by the day, it is most common for things to slip our mind here and there - forgetting a gift is no different! This is where we come in! We made it our mission to offer you “present peace of mind!” last minute shopping on some of the world’s most popular brands at heavily discounted prices. That’s right, our online shop is the perfect shopping solution. Hence, we are looking for reputable contributors, like yourself, that can write great reviews, blog articles, gift guides, share contests, social media posts and more on your own websites, blogs and social media pages." Pays 7-10 days after publication. Usually publishes ms within 24 hours of acceptance.

Pays $75.

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My Gift Stop

Salt Lake

This publication ONLY works with local writers. Do not contact them if you are not located in their city.
“Lifestyle, fashion and culture magazine, glossy for Park City, Salt Lake City and Utah.” Welcomes new writers. 33% freelance. Bimonthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 2-4 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within one month.

Pays $0.45/word.

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Salt Lake
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Freelance Writing, Blogging, Editing, and Photography Jobs for 01/30/20

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

32 freelance jobs!


For links to all jobs featured below, CLICK HERE.

Freelance Copy Editor/Newswriter – Pays $35K-$40K/year
Endpoints News

Freelance Reporter/Newswriter – Pays $40K-$45K/year
Endpoints News

Freelance Editor
WeAreTeachers

Freelance Writer
blind ad

Freelance Writer
The New Retro Wave

Freelance Celebrity Bio Writer – Pays $30/article
blind ad

Freelance Chemistry Writers
Sciencing

Freelance Home Improvement, Cleaning, and Parenting Writers
DropDown Publishing

Freelance Fishing and Hunting Writer
BM Media

Freelance Writer – Pays $0.06/word
Home & Roost

Freelance Writer – Pays $0.02-$0.05/word
Aspire

Freelance NFL/Sport Writers
Fractal Digital Pte. Ltd.

Freelance Veterinary Editor
Brief Media

Freelance Tech & Social Media Writer
Bustle

Freelance Content Writer
WorkMonger

Freelance Podcast Researcher/Editor
SAKARA

Freelance Writers
King Ciné

Freelance Commerce Writer
The Manual

Freelance Content Writer
The Streamable

Freelance Health & Wellness Writer
Bustle

Freelance Technical Writer
Software Motor Company

Freelance Social Media Copywriter
Rational

Freelance Travel Writer & Editor – Pays $20-$35/hour
Fairytrail

Freelance Copy Editor – Pays $20/hour
COAR Global Ltd

Freelance Copywriter – Pays $20-$25/hour
Champions + Legends

Freelance Direct Response Copywriter – includes benefits
AlgaeCal

Freelance Copywriter
Canopy Management LLC

Freelance Ghostwriter – Pays $15-$34/hour
Pennypaperwriter.com

Freelance Clinical Content Writer
Lyra Health

Freelance Writer
Advantage B2B consulting + marketing

Freelance Blogger – Pays $30/hour
Ross Investigators

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.
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Marketing Secrets

5 Ways I Increased My Freelance Writing Pitch Success Rate to 50%! (No, That's NOT a Typo!) - by Christine Seifert

I was able to increase my own success rate from an embarrassing 7% to 50%. Here's how I did it.
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5 Ways I Increased My Freelance Writing Pitch Success Rate to 50%! (No, That's NOT a Typo!) - by Christine Seifert
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