Table of Contents

* Has a Troll Falsely Accused You of Violating Their Trademark? Here's What You Should Do...

* From The Home Office - 01/18/2017

* Handling Negative Comments

* Q & A - Should I pay Xlibris $6,000-$17,000 to promote my book?"

* Paying Markets For Writers and Photographers

* Freelance Writing Jobs - 01/18/17

* Success Story - You Can Have it All!!

* All Romance EBooks closes  offers $0.10 on the dollar in royalties.

* WritersWeekly Trivia Question for 01/18/2017


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Has a Troll Falsely Accused You of Violating Their Trademark? Here's What You Should Do - by Angela Hoy

Has a Troll Falsely Accused You of Violating Their Trademark? Here's What You Should Do

I get very angry when I see people trying to bully others when it appears they have no legal standing on the issue.

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From The Home Office

From The Home Office - 01/18/2017

This Week's Article

Handling Negative Comments by S.E. Batt

Handling Negative Comments

When starting out as a freelance, there’s a lot of advice to help you out. From writing skills to finding clients, it’s never been easier to learn how do freelance work. But what about after your work has been published? If you ever write for an online publication that comes with a comment section, there’s another element people won’t tell …

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Ask The Expert

"Should I pay Xlibris $6,000-$17,000 to promote my book?"

"Should I pay Xlibris $6,000-$17,000 to promote my book?"

Dear Angela, (A relative of mine) wrote and self-published a book with Xlibris. She is a first time author, and is currently turning this into a trilogy. The issue we have now is the contact we are getting from Xlibris to spend 6,000-17,000 dollars to market the book. Do you have any comments/suggestions for us? We are in the process …

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Letters and Comments

Letters and Comments for 01/18/2017

Letters and Comments for 01/18/2017

Letters and Comments will return next week.

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Paying Markets

Abuzz Press

A hybrid publisher charging no setup/design fees to authors. "Abuzz Press pays the design and publication fees, which include: interior formatting assistance, professional cover design (no boring templates), ISBN and barcode, printer setup, and print proof (the first printed/bound copy of your book, which will ship directly to you for approval). Also includes ebook formatting/conversion. Distribution - Print Edition - We will list the book with Ingram, the world's largest book distributor. Our print books are listed in Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, BooksAMillion.com, Chapters.ca and many other online bookstores, both domestic and foreign. Any bookstore with an Ingram account can pick up Ingram's feed so you'll find your book listed in stores you've never heard of. Most bookstores use Ingram's database to find and order books so readers can ask their neighborhood bookstore to order your book as well. Your readers can also walk into their neighborhood bookstores and ask them to order a copy. Ebook Edition - Our ebooks are listed on Amazon.com (for the Kindle), BarnesandNoble.com (for the Nook), Apple (for iPads, iPods and iPhones), and Kobo (Canada's popular ebook retailer)." Welcomes new writers. Publishes up to 30 titles/year. Pays royalties. Three-year exclusive contract required.

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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. Sample articles online. Subscription $18/year. Guidelines by email. Pays $50 for 500 words.

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The Appraisers Standard

"Written for personal property appraisers (antiques, collectibles, art, appraisers, dealers). Welcomes new writers. 25-50% freelance. Circ. 400. Quarterly/Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms in issue following acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 1-2 weeks. Subscription $25. Guidelines not available. Pays $50-$60 for 300 to 500 words.

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Freelance Writing Jobs

Writing Jobs For 01/18/2017

See the links to these jobs here.

Freelance Proofreader

Freelance Writer and Editor
Brainstorm Creative Resources

Freelance Content Writer - for game discovery platform

Freelance Senior Grant Writer
S.O.U.L. Foundation

Freelance Copy Editor
Entertainment Voice

Freelance Video Game Writers

Freelance Business Writer / Content Marketer

Freelance Bloggers - Pays $50/post
1,000 Dreams Fund

Freelance Blogger
recruiter for energy provider

Freelance Bilingual Writers - Spanish/English for dictionaries
SpanishDict/spanishdict.com and Fluencia fluencia.com

Freelance Writer/Editor
Sports Gamers Online

Freelance Business Reporters
On Point Investigations

Freelance Journalist

Freelance Writer / Analyst
The Knife of Aristotle / ethicalmedia.org

Freelance Writer - for inauguration coverage. Quote your day rate.
major news site

Freelance Content Full-time Marketing Associate - Pays $35K-$45K/year

Sport and Health News Writer - Pays $800-$1000/month
blind ad

Freelance Newspaper Reporter - Pays $40/story
The Advocate Newspapers

Freelance Copywriter / Copy Editor - Pays up to $30/hour
recruiter for software startup client

Freelance Resume Writers
Write In Color

Freelance Grant Writer
consulting company

Freelance Part-Time Copy Editor

Freelance Full-time Associate Content Writer - Pays $45K/year
Education Labs LLC

Freelance Press Release Writer
blind ad

Freelance Writer
product reviews website

Freelance Technical Illustrator

Freelance Artist
Burning Illusion Studios

Freelance Graphic Desiger - print and digital
Octo Media

Freelance Transcriptionists

See the links to these jobs here


Success Story

You Can Have It All! - Kimberley S. Jordan-Horte

You Can Have It All!

The desire to help people and the love of the written word have enriched my life in many ways. And, at times, I have questioned my worth in both areas.

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Whispers and Warnings

Whispers and Warnings for 01/18/2017

Whispers and Warnings for 01/18/2017

- All Romance EBooks closes  offers $0.10 on the dollar in royalties. 

- Supreme Court Considers "Offensive" Trademarks

- "Clock Boy" Loses Defamation Lawsuit

- Pharmacist Sues CBS for Drug Accusations

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