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Table of Contents

* Angela's Desk - Uh Oh! What are the Employees of Author Solutions Saying Since the Firm was Sold?! (a.k.a. AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Xlibris, Trafford, etc.)

* Home Office - Brian Takes His "Home Office" on the High Seas Day 11

* Feature - Use Inbound Marketing to Rake in More Customers 

* Q & A - "Should I pay for a print cover AND an ebook cover for my book?" NO!

* Paying Markets For Writers and Photographers

* Freelance Writing Jobs - 04/05/2017

* Success Story - Using Girl Scout Lessons to Win a Paying Gig

* Whispers & Warnings for 04/05/2017

* WritersWeekly Trivia Question for 04/05/2017

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Angela's Desk

Uh Oh! What are the Employees of Author Solutions Saying Since the Firm was Sold?! (a.k.a. AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Xlibris, Trafford, etc.)

Uh Oh! What are the Employees of Author Solutions Saying Since the Firm was Sold?! (a.k.a. AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Xlibris, Trafford, etc.)

After finding atrocious reviews about Tate Publishing on glassdoor.com, which gave clear indications from even over a year ago that the company was in trouble, we decided to check out some other publishing service companies, like Author Solutions, which owns AuthorHouse, Xlibris, iUniverse, Trafford, WordClay, Balboa Press, and Palibrio. Their imprints also include Archway Publishing, LifeRich Publishing, WestBow Press, Patridge, Booktango. Turns out authors aren't the only ones complaining about Author Solutions...

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From The Home Office

Brian Takes His "Home Office" on the High Seas! Day 11

Brian Takes His "Home Office" on the High Seas! Day 11

Times like this give one ample opportunity for reflection. You know - all the "ifs," and "hows" and "whys." I try to avoid "wouldas," "couldas," and "shouldas." Those rarely do any good. But, I do like to take a personal inventory, and ask myself if I'm happy and, if not, what I am going to do about it. And, honestly, I realized that, indeed, I'm the happiest I've been in a long, long time. I had a big dream of living on a boat and ...

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Article

Use Inbound Marketing to Rake in More Customers! by Allison M Reilly

Use Inbound Marketing to Rake in More Customers

By applying inbound marketing tactics to their website, freelancers can turn those hardly-touched websites into a presence that attracts visitors and generates leads. Here are three ways you can use inbound marketing and get more out of the website you already have...

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Ask The Expert

"Should I pay for a print cover AND an ebook cover for my book?" NO!

"Should I pay for a print cover AND an ebook cover for my book?" NO!

If your publisher is trying to sell you an ebook cover design, in addition to a print cover design, you're probably getting ripped off. Here's why...

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Letters and Comments

Letters and Comments for 04/05/2017

Letters and Comments for 04/05/2017

Letters and Comments about "Brian Takes His “Home Office” on the High Seas! (Well…almost) – Days 5-10 and "25 Sure-fire Signs Your Publisher May Be Going Out of Business!"

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Paying Markets

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Airbrush Action Magazine

“Airbrush Action is edited for all airbrus h applications, including automotive art, illustration, T-shirt airbrushing, body art, model/hobby applications, pin-up art, pinstriping, and more.” 90% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 40K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms in issue after acceptance. Responds in two days. Sample articles available online. Subscription $24.95. Guidelines available by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. Pay “commensurate with experience. Approximately $0.20-$0.25/word.”

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Acres U.S.A.

"An eco-agriculture magazine devoted to sustainable, organic farming and gardening, holistic human and animal health." 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 18K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 1-3 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds within one week. Sample copy available by email at info@acresusa.com. Subscription $29, $49 Canada, $60 foreign. Guidelines available by email. Pays $0.10/word for 1000-3500 words

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Freelance Writing Jobs

Writing Jobs For 04/5/2017

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See the links to these jobs here.

Freelance Content Writer – Pays $175
Planet Dolan

Freelance Program Director – near New York City metro area
HealthyWomen

Freelance Director Of Corporate Partnerships
Click & Company

Freelance Amazon Specialist
recruiter

Freelance Conservative Writers
CI Project

Freelance Blogger/Co-Editor
web design and development blog

Freelance Copywriter – for product descriptions
blind ad

Freelance Director of Efficacy & Research
Khan Academy

Freelance Editor
The Daily Dot

Freelance Contract Editor
Salesfolk

Freelance Business Writer / Blogger
Salesfolk

Freelance Cold Email Copywriter/Researcher
Salesfolk

Freelance Technical Writer
Salesfolk

Freelance WordPress Blogger
WordCandy.co

Freelance SEO Specialist
Toptal

Freelance Copywriter
Extensis

Freelance Coding Research Analyst
WellCare

Freelance Artist – for Greek mythology themed card game
Primordius Games

Freelance Bilingual Content Writer
CODET Vision Institute / codetvision.com

Freelance Digital Researchers
Mylestone / mylestone.com

Freelance Senior Analyst – requires writing and editing. Pays $28.20/hour.
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) (to support NOAA) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)

Freelance Resume and Profile Writers
specialized recruitment company in the oil & gas industry

Freelance Heavily Analytical Writers – to interview technical SME’s
marketing company

Freelance Exhibit Content Developer, Photo Researcher – near Brooklyn, NY
small nature center

Freelance Copywriter – for health videos. Pays around $20/hour.
blind ad

Freelance Junior Writer & Editor
financial news start up

See the links to these jobs here

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Success Story

Using Girl Scout Lessons to Win a Paying Gig - by Pamela V. Cain

Using Girl Scout Lessons to Win a Paying Gig

As a Girl Scout Leader for 12 years, one of the things we teach young Brownies during cookie season is to know your products and then to ask for the sale. No one will buy those delicious Tagalongs if you don’t ask. We also teach them to have responses for rejections. It’s all part of the Girl Scout motto of “Be Prepared...”

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Whispers and Warnings

Whispers and Warnings for 04/05/2017

Whispers and Warnings for 04/05/2017

• Controversial author dead.

• You have to pay to read the law?

• CA's war on free speech

• Cyber seizure attack?!?

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