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February 07, 2020

Contents


From the Publisher's Desk -


News From the Floating Home Office - The Walmart Receipt Nazi Stopped Me, and Found a Suspicious Item!


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

Creative Inspiration from Old Christmas Cards and Ornaments Leads to a Beautiful Winter Book for Children! - by Gloria Troyer

and

I Realized That The Only Way to Get the Book I (and Others) Needed Was to Write It Myself! - by Kay Flowers


Feature Article -

Is Your "People Pleasing" Personality Harming Your Freelance Writing Business and Income? Let's Fix That! - by Abigail Jane


Ask the Expert - "I think my book would make a great movie. How can I pitch it to Netflix?"

In The News... - Missouri Threatens to JAIL Librarians?; Manuscript Finds Publisher 87 Years Later... and MORE! - In The News - 02/06/2020


Paying Markets for Writers and Photographers for 02/07/20

Sierra
AEscifi.ca
Birding
Authorship, National Writers Association
Able, the newspaper for, by and about the disabled
Apex Magazine, Apex Publications

Freelance Writing, Blogging, & Editing Jobs for 02/07/20


Marketing Secrets - 4 Ways to Get the Best BANG for Your Book Marketing Buck!!- by Ilham Alam

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

Angela's Desk

ARE YOU A VICTIM? Top 10 Ways Publishers are Fleecing Authors

Unfortunately, there are so many bad actors in the publishing industry now that many authors don't know where to turn. Today, I'm sharing a list of what I feel are the absolute worst ways many of them are fleecing authors. AVOID BUYING THESE SERVICES!
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ARE YOU A VICTIM? Top 10 Ways Publishers are Fleecing Authors
BookTrailers

News From the Floating Home Office

The Walmart Receipt Nazi Stopped Me, and Found a Suspicious Item!

She twisted up her face, and said, "This item was not paid for." Great. Now I was being accused of stealing something I did NOT, in front of other shoppers!!!
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The Walmart Receipt Nazi Stopped Me, and Found a Suspicious Item!
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This Week's Backstories

Creative Inspiration from Old Christmas Cards and Ornaments Leads to a Beautiful Winter Book for Children! - by Gloria Troyer

One of the Christmas cards caught my attention. It depicted a giant ornately decorated snowman standing in the center of a snow covered path. I live in an apartment building. Next door, there is a forest with a path that has been deliberately cut though the trees - just like that in the card!
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Creative Inspiration from Old Christmas Cards and Ornaments Leads to a Beautiful Winter Book for Children! - by Gloria Troyer

I Realized That The Only Way to Get the Book I (and Others) Needed Was to Write It Myself! - by Kay Flowers

Maybe there was a book I could recommend to my clients. But, I started reading some of the newer industry books, and was appalled at what I found...
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I Realized That The Only Way to Get the Book I (and Others) Needed Was to Write It Myself! - by Kay Flowers
PODBreakEven-2019

Feature Article

Is Your "People Pleasing" Personality Harming Your Freelance Writing Business and Income? Let's Fix That! - by Abigail Jane

If you want to be a successful freelance writer with an amazing selection of clients who appreciate your work, then you have to stop trying to please your clients at your own expense.
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Is Your "People Pleasing" Personality Harming Your Freelance Writing Business and Income? Let's Fix That! - by Abigail Jane
BoostABook

Ask the Expert

"I think my book would make a great movie. How can I pitch it to Netflix?"

"I've been reading that Netflix is the way to go with getting a movie published now. My book could even be a series. It's action-packed and would look great on the screen. Should I mail them a copy of my book with a pitch letter?"
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"I think my book would make a great movie. How can I pitch it to Netflix?"
Editing_Flat

In The News ...

Missouri Threatens to JAIL Librarians?; Manuscript Finds Publisher 87 Years Later... and MORE! - In The News - 02/06/2020

Does Amazon pay a lower tax rate than you?; More Amazon Employee Complaints; PayPal Algorithms Hold Back Magazine Employee Payments Because of ONE WORD; Publisher Promises Diversity After Complaints Over Book; and Assailants Try To MURDER a publisher
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Missouri Threatens to JAIL Librarians?; Manuscript Finds Publisher 87 Years Later... and MORE! - In The News - 02/06/2020
ComplaintsAboutPublishers

Paying Markets for Writers

Sierra

“Sierra is a source of information, entertainment, and inspiration for people who care deeply about nature. Our mission is to encourage the Sierra Club’s 500,000-plus members (and other readers) to explore, enjoy, and protect the planet.” Welcomes new writers. 75% freelance. Bimonthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 1-6 months after acceptance. Buys first NA serial rights. No reprints. Responds within 30 days.

Pays $1.00-$1.50/word for new writers.

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Sierra

AEscifi.ca

“AE is Canadian Science Fiction. We publish weekly short fiction that explores worlds that could be, paying authors fair rates and promoting under-represented voices. AE is volunteer-run by authors and fans who believe that a vibrant, professional market for Canadian science fiction is something worth doing.” Circ. 6K. Quarterly. Pays authors within 60 days. Publishes ms 30 days after acceptance. Buys first serial, electronic N.A and non-exclusive rights. No reprints. Responds within 60 days.

Pays $0.10 CND/word, fiction only.

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AEscifi.ca

Birding

“Birding is the award-winning, full-color flagship journal of the American Birding Association. The ABA welcomes as members all persons interested in birdwatching in the Americas and beyond. All ABA members receive Birding magazine.” 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 12K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 24 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds within one week. Sample copy available online. Subscription $45, $55 outside the U.S. Guidelines by email.

Pays $200.

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Birding

Authorship, National Writers Association

“3,000 members and is cover-to-cover about writing. Estab. 1950s. Association magazine targeted to beginning and professional writers. Covers how-to, humor, marketing issues. Disk and e-mail submissions preferred. Quarterly magazine covering writing articles only.” Welcomes new writers. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms three months after acceptance. No reprints. Responds within two months.

Pays $10, or discount on memberships and copies.

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Authorship, National Writers Association

Able, the newspaper for, by and about the disabled

"We are a monthly newspaper that provides information for people with disabilities." Welcomes new writers. Monthly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys one-time rights. Accepts reprints.

Pays $50 for 500 words.

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Able, the newspaper for, by and about the disabled

Apex Magazine, Apex Publications

100% freelance. "We want science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mash-ups of all three—the dark, weird stuff down at the bottom of your little literary heart. This magazine is not a publication credit, it is a place to put your secret places and dreams on display. Short fiction." Unsolicited poetry not accepted. Welcomes new writers. Monthly. Pays 30 days after publication. Publishes ms 3-9 months after acceptance. Buys first rights and non-exclusive anthology rights. Responds 30-60 days.

Pays $0.05/word for up to 5000 words.

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Apex Magazine, Apex Publications
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Freelance Writing, Blogging, Editing, and Photography Jobs for 02/07/20

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

28 freelance jobs!


For links to all jobs featured below, CLICK HERE.

Freelance Features Editor
The Center For Investigative Reporting

Freelance Technical Content Writer For Products And Advertisements
Larson Electronics LLC

Freelance Writer
MOBILESTYLES

Freelance Digital Technology Writer
Blessed Digital

Freelance Writer – Pays $0.06/word
Home & Roost

Freelance Fitness Equipment Review Writer
Likeable Marketing

Freelance Investment Writers
Codeless

Freelance Copy Editor
Assisted Reach

Freelance Software Reviewers
Cloudwards

Freelance Podcast Show Notes Writer
Digital Freedom Productions, LLC

Freelance Pool Maintenance Writers
PoolJudge

Freelance Lead Recipe Writer
Nibble Apps

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

Freelance Commerce Writer
Bustle Digital Group

Copywriter – includes benefits
LeadsRx

Freelance Copy Editor
SmartBug Media

Freelance Content Marketing Coordinator – Pays $25-$30/hour
Mayfield Renewables

Freelance Social Media Copywriter
Rational

Freelance Marketing Writer
The Darl

Freelance Social Media Content Specialist
ICUC Social

Freelance Digital Copywriter
University of Delaware

Freelance Technical Writer
Equus Software

Freelance Writer
Complexly, LLC

Freelance Copy Editor – Pays $25-$45/hour
BobVila.com

Freelance Alternative Fashion, Music, and Culture Blogger
RebelsMarket

Freelance Editor – Pays $25-$50/hour
BobVila.com

Freelance Home Writer – Pays $100-$250/article
BobVila.com

Freelance Hospitality Editor
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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.
angiecartoon

Marketing Secrets

4 Ways to Get the Best BANG for Your Book Marketing Buck!!- by Ilham Alam

The 4 key book marketing methods that I discuss below are all derived from knowledge that I gained from years of research, and trying a variety of book marketing methods. And, best of all, these are all no-cost to low-cost marketing strategies that you, an indie author, can begin using right now!

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4 Ways to Get the Best BANG for Your Book Marketing Buck!!- By Ilham Alam
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